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 Mary Elford Hulshouser
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
Archery Deer Hunt (Map of hunt on Page 4)
Dec 01 – Dec 03, 2023
CLOSED Due To Hunt: Haller's Haven and Raasch Hiking trails; Godwin, Goode and Meyers units.
OPEN To Public: Meadow Pond, Harris Creek and Crow Hill trails; Harris Creek, Big Mineral, and Sandy units.
NOTE: Hikes on Haller's Haven and Raasch Trails should be completed by 2:30 PM the day before a hunt.
Feral Hog Hunt (Map of hunt on Page 5)
Jan 19, 2024 – Jan 21, 2024:
CLOSED Due To Hunt: Haller's Haven, Raasch, and Meadow Pond trails; Big Mineral, Sandy, Godwin, Goode, Meyers, and SE Harris Creek units.
OPEN To Public: Harris Creek and Crow Hill trails; NW Harris Creek Unit.
NOTE: Hikes on Haller's Haven, Raasch and Meadow Pond Trails should be completed by 2:30 PM the day before a hunt.
For more information, visit Texas Parks and Wildlife
The 2023 Refuge Roundup: A Fun, Educational Day for All!
Photos taken by Nelda Zamir, Curtis Hall, Lea Watson, and Lisa Wilkins
The Friends of Hagerman would like to thank all of the attendees, photographers and volunteers for making this event a grand success!
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Immature Bald Eagle by Brenda Edwards
Adult Bald Eagle by Brian Clark
Juvenile Bald Eagle by Jim Oliver
Snow Goose by Jim Oliver
The perfect Christmas gift for the bird lover in your family:
The Adopt-A-Nestbox Sale Has Begun
Every year beginning 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 as often as they like. All nestboxes included in the program are easily accesible via a stroll along Raasch or Harris Creek Hiking Trails.
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 45 nestboxes throughout the refuge. There is a limit of three nestboxes per person.
Purchase an Adopted Nest On sale now while supplies last--they go fast!
Texas Bucket List Video
For KidsField Trips
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 email@example.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
See you at the refuge!