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Featuring 11,000 acres of outdoor recreation opportunities, Hagerman NWR is an excellent destination for BirdingWildlife Viewing,

HikingFishing, Boating, and regulated Hunting.  In addition, the Friends of Hagerman offer many activities, Events, Seminars, Volunteer Opportunities for individuals, and learning opportunities for school and church groups as well.

  • Drive on any road unless gated
  • Park anywhere: please take care not to block gates.
  • Admission to the refuge, parking, tram tours and other events/activities are free, funded by donations.
  • Leashed dogs and non-motorized bikes are welcome.

Refuge lands are open from sunrise to sunset every day of the year.  

Visitor Center Hours:

  • Monday Through Saturday: 9am to 4pm
  • Sunday: 1pm to 5pm
The Visitor Center is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Day

Visit our FAQ page or see More on Refuge Rules

Questions?   Contact Us

    Sunrise by Pam Rendall-Bass

    Otters by Donnie Simmons

    Doe Posing by Kelly Wilson

    Refuge Update:

    Need an outing?  Enjoy the Audio Auto Tour from the comfort of your vehicle, and check out all of the new educational items in the Nature Nook.  The visitor center is open Monday through Saturday 9-4, Sunday 1-5.  It's a great time to visit the refuge!

    Recent Sightings:  

    The Geese are here!!  By the thousands!  They are quite a site!

    Thousands of geese are currently visiting the refuge!  Photo by Pam Rendall-Bass

    Photo by Laurie Sheppard

    Long-tailed Duck

    by Kitta Weinkauf Dory

    Female Northern Harrier Hawk 

    by Pam Rendall-Bass

    There is A Lot Going On!


    Check Out Our 

    Calendar of Events

    The Friends of Hagerman Adopt-A-Nestbox Program

    Every year beginning on December 1st, the Friends of Hagerman gives the public an opportunity to support the Eastern Bluebird population and learn all about them via the Adopt-A-Nestbox Program.

    Participants of the Adopt-A-Nestbox program will be invited to name their adopted nestbox, and visit it along a Hagerman NWR hiking trail as often as they like. Participants will receive an email every week during nesting season with a picture of the inside of the nestbox and an explanation of its stages of development. An adopted nestbox makes a great Christmas gift!

    The price of $35 per nestbox helps to support the expense of maintaining the impressive Bluebird trail of nearly 50 nestboxes throughout the refuge.  There is a limit of three nestboxes per person.

    A great way to support the Eastern Bluebird population while learning all about them!

    Adopt-A-Nestbox   Hurry! They are going fast!  

    US Fish and Wildlife Service Mission

    We work with others to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people.

    Friends Organizations are crucial to the collective mission of the Refuge System to conserve and protect the wildlife of this great nation and help millions of Americans understand that their actions today determine the legacy we leave for tomorrow.

    Lunar Eclipse at the Refuge, May 15, 2022

    By Jeff Gladden

    Friends of Hagerman Mission

    Friends of Hagerman NWR Foundation is a 501(c)(3) corporation whose mission is to instill reverence, respect, and conservation of our wild creatures and habitats through supporting environmental education, recreational activities, and programs of Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

    Little Blue Heron by Pam Rendall-Bass

    Southern Dogface on Rock Rose by Laurie Sheppard

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    Friends of Hagerman NWR

    The refuge is open from sunrise to sunset every day of the year, drive on any road unless gated.

    Admission to the refuge, parking and most events/activities are funded by donations and powered by volunteers. 

    6465 Refuge Road

    Sherman, TX 75092

    Contact Us

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    Please add friendsofhagerman@gmail.com to your contacts to ensure delivery of registration confirmations, account information and the Featherless Flyer

    Special thanks to Nancy Miller for the amazing photo of the Visitor Center 

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