Welcome to the Friends of Hagerman
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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.

Spring Break Family Fun at HNWR
3/9/2015 – 3/13/2015, 10:00am – 4:00pm
Pack a picnic, load up the kids and head to the Refuge! Free fun for kids and families, hikes, crafts, videos and more!

Our theme for the week will be Power to the Pollinators! We will be learning about hummingbirds, bees, butterflies. Each day we will have a different come-and-go craft session, nature videos, and weather permitting, guided walks and tram tours.

10 am - Noon, Monday - Friday - Drop in for the nature craft of the day at the Creation Station!

10 am - Noon, Monday through - Friday - Nature Videos

Weather permitting, tram tours along Wildlife Drive departing the Visitor Center at 10:30 am and 2 pm; no reservations, first come first served for tour.

Also weather permitting, a guided walk along Harris Creek Trail, leaving the Visitor Center at 1:30 pm, 2 pm, 2:30 pm, and 3 pm, Monday - Friday.

In case of bad weather a variety of indoor activities will be offered on come-and-go basis from 1:30 - 3 pm, Monday - Friday.
School Zone!

In 2014 nearly 600 youngsters  enjoyed a field trip to Hagerman NWR.  We will be happy to help plan a  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 wildlife in the marshes. Tours run at  2 pm on Saturdays and Sundays.  Wednesday trips will return 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?

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
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Events » February 2015
10:00am – 11:30am
Then & Now! Who, what, where & when about fossils.! Stories, games, and crafts. Parents or responsible adult must accompany youngsters in this age group. Registration opens January 3, 2015. Please... View Details
10:00am – 11:30am
What's a fossil? How are they made? How old are they? Go on a "mini-dig" in our classroom, find and identify a small fossil you may keep! Please register each child separately and let us know should... View Details
8:00am – 10:00am
You can help with the GBBC! Take a guided walk, weather permitting, with Dr. Wayne Meyer who will report sightings for the Great Backyard Bird Count. Meet at Visitor Center. Bring binoculars or use... View Details
10:00am – 11:30am
Fish Local!! Tim Patton, Professor, Dept. Biological Sciences, Southeastern Oklahoma State University will present this program on The Fish and Ecosystems of Lake Texoma. View Details
Friends of Hagerman
6465 Refuge Road
Sherman, TX 75092
(903) 786-2826