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

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.

Thank You!
Many thanks to all who attended the 5th annual High on the Hawg!  We had a great time! Thanks also go to the Friends of Hagerman board of directors and their spouses and friends who volunteered for the event, as well as to The Country Roads Band for the excellent toe-tapping entertainment!  Finally, thanks to Hagerman NWR staff for all the help preparing for the event and for providing the HAWG!
School Zone!

In 2014 nearly 600 youngsters  enjoyed a field trip to Hagerman NWR.  We will be happy to help plan a fall field trip for your school!

Tram Tours at Refuge

All aboard!! Take a 60 - 90 minute trip along Wildlife Drive on the Carlos and Eulalia Cardinal Express, our open air, all-electric tram.  Perfect for viewing geese and waterfowl in the marshes. Tours run at  2 pm on Saturdays and Sundays.  Wednesday trips will be added this spring.   Binoculars are provided, courtesy of the Ft. Worth Audubon Society.

The tram seats nine adults confortably and we can  add children in center seats.  Please make a reservation by calling the Refuge, 903 786 2826; NOTE -  please do not leave messages after hours as volunteers cannot access the Refuge message system.  AND - please let us know if you need to cancel so others make take your place!

Tours are free, those who wish to may make a donation to the tram maintenance fund.

Come prepared - during cool/cold weather, bring jackets and caps, etc. as you will experience wind chill when the tram is in motion.


Friends Projects

Want to get involved?

NOTE!! We will be holding an orientation for those interested in learning more and/or volunteering in the Visitor Center on Sunday, January 25, at 2 pm, in the Visitor Center at the Refuge.

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 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.

Events » January 2015
10:00am – 11:30am
Learn about these amazingly smart birds at Second Saturday! Program by Refuge Assistant Manager, Rick Cantu. Free, open to the public,no reservations needed. View Details
12:30pm – 2:00pm
Enjoy photographing nature? Come on out to the Refuge for the Nature Photo Club meeting -visitors can attend free of charge and the dues for membership are nominal. Want to share your pix? The theme... View Details
9:00am – 2:00pm
Join Master Naturalist Jim Varnum for a guided auto bird tour across the Refuge. Dress for weather, bring binoculars, field guide if available, cameras welcome. Meet at Visitor Center at Refuge... View Details
2:00pm – 4:00pm
Find out what it takes to be a part of the Visitor Center Volunteer Team at the Refuge! If you enjoy meeting people, love the Refuge and can carry out routine computer tasks, you could qualify!! Let... View Details
Friends of Hagerman
6465 Refuge Road
Sherman, TX 75092
(903) 786-2826