Photos by Pam Rendall-Bass
Featuring 11,000 acres of outdoor recreation opportunities, Hagerman NWR is the largest natural space in North Texas freely available to the public. It is an excellent destination for Birding, Hiking, Wildlife Viewing, Fishing, Boating and regulated Hunting.
Like many national wildlife refuges, Hagerman NWR has a very active Friends organization who offer a variety of nature-themed, family-friendly Events, Tram Tours of the refuge, Seminars and Field Trips for schools, scouts and other groups. In addition, the Photo Club hosts informative meetings, seminars and field trips.
Visitor Center Hours:
Refuge Office Hours:
The speed limit is 20 mph throughout the refuge. Exceeding the speed limit may result in a Federal ticket.
Park Passes America The Beautiful
Park Passes are sold by refuge staff. Ring the door-bell at the window inside the Visitor Center for staff assistance. More information
Note: Nature Nook volunteers may not sell park passes
Questions? Contact Us
Lucy by Donnie Simmons
Left to Right: Mike Petrick, Nancy Riggs, Jack Chiles and Terry Goode
Every Tuesday Jack Chiles and his team of experienced birders perform a refuge-wide bird census. View his full report, including field notes.
Birding with Jack Bird Census
Haller's Haven and Raasch Hiking Trails, Godwin, Goode and Meyers Units will be closed for 2023 archery deer hunts on:
Nov 04 – Nov 06, Nov 17 – Nov 19, Dec 01 – Dec 03
ALL HIKING TRAILS, Big Mineral, Sandy, Godwin, Goode, Meyers, and SE Harris Creek Units will be closed for a feral hog hunt Jan 19, 2024 – Jan 21, 2024
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Gulf Fritillary by Brenda Kay Edwards
Little Blue Heron by Mary Binford
American Pelicans by Mary Binford
White-faced Ibis by Chris Balsamo
Texas Bucket List Video
The Photo Club
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.
Photo by Pam Rendall-Bass
Bobcat by Brenda Kay Edwards
Timber Rattlesnake by Donnie Simmons
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Kroger: Stop by the customer service desk at Kroger and link your Kroger Card to the Friends of Hagerman: the Friends will get rewards for every dollar you spend, at no cost to you.
Please add firstname.lastname@example.org 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
See you at the refuge!