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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.

  • Restrooms are located:

Visitor Center

Goode Day Use Area (Haller's Haven Trail)

Big Mineral Day Use Area (Meadow Pond Trail)

Sandy Day Use Area

  • The refuge is open from sunrise to sunset every day of the year, even when the Visitor Center is closed (as it is now, for Covid).
  • Drive on any road unless gated
  • Park anywhere: please take care not to block gates.
  • Admission to the refuge, parking and most events/activities are free of charge. 
  • Leashed Dogs are Welcome!
  • Questions? Contact Us

Photo Contest Intermediate/Advanced

Landscape Category

First Place

Harris Creek Mud Cracks

By Murali Hanabe

Notice: Due to the Coronavirus, the Visitor Center remains closed.  Refuge lands remain open to the public from sunrise to sunset daily.  

Heads Up: It's a great day at the refuge, come on out!  Look here for current conditions and closures 

Upcoming Hunt Information, Closures and Hunting Applications

Youth Archery Deer and Feral Hog Hunt

January 14 - 16, 2022

Areas Closed: Haller's Haven Trail, Goode Day Use Area

Feral Hog Hunt

March 46, 2022, Mar 18–20, 2022

Areas Closed: Big Mineral including Meadow Pond Trail, Sandy, Godwin, Goode, Meyers, and SE Harris Creek.

Spring Turkey

April 22–24, 2022 Areas Closed: Big Mineral including Meadow Pond Trail, Sandy, Godwin, Meyers, and SE Harris Creek 

Photo Contest Intermediate/Advanced

  Flora and Macro Category

First Place and Best in Show

Lotus Boat By Alan Daniel

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.

Photo Contest Intermediate/Advanced

  Artistic Category First Place 

Dew Drop Webby By Alan Daniel

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.

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 free of charge.

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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