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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. 
  • Questions? Contact Us

Lucy Headed Out by Randall Patterson

Pam Rendall-Bass

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 Applications

Archery Deer Hunt

November 5-7, Nov 19-21 and December 3-5

Areas Closed: Big Mineral, Sandy, and Godwin.

Feral Hog Hunt

March 46, 2022, Mar 18–20, 2022

Areas Closed: Big Mineral, Sandy, Godwin, Goode, Meyers, and SE Harris Creek.

Spring Turkey

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

More Information



The New Education Pavilion is Nearly Completed!

It took 49 dump truck loads to bring in the 490 yards of dirt needed to level the area and the slab required 46.5 cubic yards of concrete! It looks great, the contractor did a great job (especially his grandson).  The pavilion is plumbed and wired but won’t have water and electricity right away.  Hopefully students will be able to have classes in our amazing pavilion as soon as the Visitor Center opens!


Thank you to everyone who supported this magnificent project!


A Sample of the

2020 Photo Club Contest Winners



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.



Pelicans at Sunrise's Golden Hour by Pam Rendall-Bass

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.

Pam Rendall-Bass



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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