Welcome to the Friends of Hagerman
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of wildlife, nature, and the Refuge.

Flood Recovery at Refuge
  •  Wildlife Drive is now PARTLY open from Refuge Road, however a large hole near the west end cannot be repaired until the lake level is low enough for needed culvert repairs to be made, so it is not a through road.
  • Plover and Tern roads are still closed due to heavy flood damage and will not reopen until repairs can be made.
  • Egret Road is open to just past the observation platform. 
  • Sandy Point Road and Oilfield Road are open; please watch for debris on the roads.
  • All five trails are now open; there may still be debris in places.
  • All areas still closed have barricades in place, for safety; please do not remove the barricades.

Please contact the Refuge, 903 786 2826 with any questions re closures.

Refuge Activities

Check out  coming events.

Whether you prefer a guided walk along a Refuge  trail or an educational talk, whether you are adult or youth, the Friends have a program or activity for you.  

Enjoy photography?  Visit the Gallery for Refuge photos and news of photo activities.

Interested in hunting, fishing, or boating?  See announcements, opportunities and regulations under Refuge.

School Zone!

Hundreds of  youngsters have  enjoyed school field trips to Hagerman NWR.  We will be happy to help plan a  field trip for your school!

Tram Tours at Refuge

Tram Tours are back!  During September, 2015, tours are set for 2 pm each Saturday and Sunday.  Call 903 786 2826 for information about and/or reservations aboard the Carlos & Eulalia Cardinal Express Tour of Wildlife Drive.  Tours are free of charge; donations are accepted for the maintenance fund.

Friends Projects

Want to get involved?

Friends maintain and monitor the three Bluebird trails at the Refuge.

Friends operate the Nature Nook book and gift shop in the Visitor Center.

Friends maintain the Butterfly Garden.

Friends organize field trips, talks, activities and programs for all ages.

Volunteers are always welcome!  Just let us know your interests.


Thank you!

A big thank you to Friends members and others for their support that enable activities and projects at Hagerman NWR.  You can help!  Gifts, donations and memorials can be made securely, online, at any time,  and are tax deductible.  Gifts and donations may also be made when you join or renew your Friends membership. Matching gifts, when available, allow your company or organization to multiply your impact.


Friends On Facebook
 Be sure to visit the Friends on Facebook  for more pix and news!

More Ways to Support Friends of Hagerman

Are you an employee or retiree with a company offering a matching program for monetary gifts or volunteer hours?

Are you a Kroger shopper?  Do you have a Kroger Plus Card? You can sign up  for Kroger Community Rewards to go to the Friends!  Just choose Friends of Hagerman or NPO #91244 as the recipient.

Shop at amazon.com?  Shop at Amazon Smile and Friends  of Hagerman receive .5% of your eligible purchases!  Be sure to select Friends of Hagerman as the recipient of your choice.

If you are an occasional shopper at Office Depot and do not accrue enough points for quarterly rewards you can donate your reward points to the Friends of Hagerman at the time you shop or turn in used toner and ink cartridges - our Reward number is 9037863327!



Events » September 2015
9:00am – 12:30pm
Youth fishing event at HNWR. Parents are invited to bring youngsters through age 16. No registration needed. We provide fishing gear and bait. Come on out and try your luck! Come to the Display Pond... View Details
All Day
The Refuge Office and Visitor Center will be closed for Labor Day. Refuge lands are open daily from sunrise to sunset. View Details
8:00am – 9:30am
Join Texas Master Naturalist Jack Chiles for a guided bird walk at HNWR on one of the five trails, weather permitting. Meet at 8 am at the Visitor Center. Bring binoculars or borrow ours. Free, no... View Details
10:00am – 11:30am
Don't miss Texas Master Naturalist Jim Varnum's presentation on wildflowers. Varnum is a self-taught student of nature where his interests range from birds to plants to prairies to land preservation... View Details
10:00am – 11:00am
Meet with a docent at 10 am in the butterfly garden at the Refuge; walk through as the guide interprets the garden and identifies any visiting butterflies. Free. Weather permitting! View Details
10:00am – 12:00pm
Please note the change in date - the Nature Photography Club will meet on the THIRD Saturday, in September and November, 2015. The technical program for September will Bird Photography presented by... View Details
9:00am – 11:00am
Observe National Public Lands Day with a guided hike, led by Certified Interpretive Hike Leader Courtney Anderson, on one of the five Refuge trails. Meet at the visitor Center. Free,no reservations... View Details
Friends of Hagerman
6465 Refuge Road
Sherman, TX 75092
(903) 786-2826