Exploring the Havasu National Wildlife Refuge

By Staff Reports

(Victor Valley)– This beautiful 30-mile stretch of the Colorado River, which traverses through scenic Topock Gorge, is a protected waterway established in 1941.

Open for boating and swimming, the river is home to a variety of wildlife, from wintering Canada geese and bald eagles to roaming desert bighorn sheep. If you explore by foot, you may discover some of the Indian petroglyphs at Picture Rock. Managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the 37,515-acre Havasu National Wildlife Refuge runs from the First District city of Needles to Lake Havasu, Arizona. Canoeing is a great way to view the sights of Topock Gorge. Local outfitters include Jerkwater Canoe Company and Western Arizona Canoe & Kayaks, who offer one-day paddle trips from Topock Marina to Castle Rock.

Prices include return transport. View the park map.

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