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

HNWR Recovers from Latest Flooding

As of January 28, 2016, all roads and trails at HNWR are open once again!

Hagerman - It's Wild


Hagerman NWR IS wild - we hope you will visit and find out for yourself!  And we also hope you will want to join the great team of volunteers at the Refuge!  Find out more at HelpHagerman.org.

We want to thank KXII, KTEN, Herald Democrat, North Texas E-news, Pottsboro Sun, Whitesboro News Record, Van Alstyne Leader and The Weekly News of Cooke County  for  in-kind support for the Autumn Media Blitz.

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!  Tours are set for 2 pm each Saturday and Sunday. Driver/guide points out and identifies wildlife during the 90 minute trip. 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.


Events » February 2016
10:00am – 11:30am
Youth FIRST is back for 2016!! Let's learn about trees and the critters they provide a home for. Please register in advance, by 4 pm Feb. 4, so we have plenty of supplies for each child, and do let... View Details
10:00am – 11:30am
We're Back!! Sign up now for the next session of Youth FIRST - let's learn about trees and the critters who make their home in trees. Please register in advance (one registration for each child), by... View Details
8:00am – 9:30am
Cornell's Great Backyard Bird Count is set for February 12 - 15, 2016. To participate in the event at HNWR, meet Dr. Wayne Meyer BY 8 am at the Visitor Center at the Refuge. Dress for the weather... View Details
10:00am – 11:30pm
Dr. Jessica Healy, Assistant Professor of Biology at Austin College, will fill us in on this mammal with the hardworking reputation. According to Cornell, "Beavers are keystone species in healthy... View Details
2:00pm – 4:00pm
Come out and help celebrate! Hagerman NWR will be 70 years old in February, 2016. We will have cake and coffee or punch, a continuous slide show depicting the Refuge and a book for you to add your... View Details
3:00pm – 4:30pm
The Bluestem Master Naturalists will present Leave No Trace, a program from the Bureau of Land Management aimed at protecting the natural environment by eliminating the transfer of invasive species... View Details
2:30pm – 4:00pm
Love to color? Or maybe you have been wanting to try it? Coloring is not just for kids! It is a way to be creative and reduce your stress level! Join us for a relaxing afternoon of coloring at... View Details
Friends of Hagerman
6465 Refuge Road
Sherman, TX 75092
(903) 786-2826