Visitor Information
Try the New Audio Tour

Visitors are invited to check out a listening device that can be plugged in to your car speaker system, or a CD, or download the tour on your phone!  Enjoy a narrated tour with 8 stops, and learn about Hagerman NWR. Free. Click for tour map and info.

Please Note!

NOTE!! Getting out of your vehicle and going into the fields to chase the geese or other wildlife is a ticket-able offense - harassment of wildlife. Stay in your car or on the trail and enjoy!

Please note posted speed limits on the Refuge.  These are strictly enforced for the safety of all who enjoy the Refuge.  

At times areas of the Refuge are closed to protect wildlife or for specific activities only. Please respect signage re closed areas. Thank you.



Refuge Hours

Visitors are welcome at Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge from sunrise until sunset, every day of the year, unless otherwise noted. There is no charge for admission.

The Refuge Office is open  from 7:30 am - 4 pm, Monday through Friday;  Visitor Center hours are:  7:30 am - 4 pm  Monday - Saturday and 1 - 5 pm on Sundays.  The Nature Nook is open 9 - 4, Monday - Saturday and 1 - 5 on Sunday.  Office and Visitor Center will be closed Thanksgiving and Chirstmas days.

Refuge lands are open daily from sunrise - sunset.  Areas may be temporarily closed for specific uses.  Please respect signs.


(Photo courtesy of Dodge Rock) 

Getting There

Hagerman NWR is located at 6465 Refuge Road, Sherman, Texas, 75092, four  miles west of State Highway 289.

The Refuge may also be entered from various other approaches; please see the map on the Main page for "Refuge".

 The coordinates for the Visitor Center, found on Google Earth, are:  N 33 4421.08       W  96 4507.25

Snow-on-the-Prairie at HNWR, by Lee Hatfield

Learn About Bird Migration

Hagerman NWR is a "migration station"!  Many birds pass through the Refuge on their semi- annual journey along the Central Flyway of the U. S.; for others Hagerman NWR is their migration destination, whether to spend the winter or for nesting during warm weather months.  This video from Cornell Lab of Ornitoholgy tells the migration story.


Please follow the Refuge Rules to protect yourself, the wildlife and the habitat.   Click Changes to view  highlights of the most recent update on rules for boating, fishing and hunting at the Refuge.

New Refuge Brochure

 Click Guide to view the latest official Refuge brochure with map, general and trail information.  Printed brochures are available in the Visitor Center.

Stop Invasive Species in YOUR Tracks

 Help Prevent The Spread of Invasive Plants And Animals

• REMOVE plants, animals & mud from boots, gear, boat & trailer.
• CLEAN your gear before entering & leaving the recreation site.
• DRAIN bilge, ballast, wells & buckets before you leave the area.
• DRY equipment before launching into another body of water.
• DISPOSE of unwanted bait in a sealed container.
• USE CERTIFIED or local firewood & hay.
• STAY on designated roads & trails.
May 5, 2018 at 12:00pm
Bring a brown bag lunch and learn "Butterfly FAQ's" at this month's meeting. Visitors are welcome; docents meet monthly to train, plan and prepare for Butterfly Garden walks...

May 6, 2018 at 3:00pm
A cell phone camera can go where other cameras cannot. You can capture, edit, and share with unparalleled ease and speed. The versatility of the cell phone surpasses all...

May 12, 2018 at 8:00am
Master Naturalist Jack Chiles will lead the Early Bird walk for May, weather permitting. Meet at the Visitor Center. Bring binoculars or borrow ours. Return in time for the...

May 12, 2018 at 10:00am
Our speaker, Dr. George Diggs's areas of work are with plants and trees of Texas, the relationship between human and plant evolution, and evolution in extreme environments...

May 19, 2018 at 10:00am
Let's Go Fishing! For Youth Ages 4-16. Free - and we provide poles and bait or you may bring your own Come and fish our pond - first pond on the right on Refuge Road...look...

May 19, 2018 at 1:00pm
Ron & Sharlott Hasty will present "Adding Motion + Emotion to Photos" for the May program.

May 26, 2018 at 10:00am
Brenda Loveless will lead a wildflower tour at Hagerman NWR on Saturday, May 26. Meet at the Visitor Center by 9:45 am. Register online to ride in the refuge van (limited to...

June 9, 2018 at 8:00am
Dr. Wayne Meyer will lead the Early Bird walk for June, weather permitting. Meet at the Visitor Center. Bring binoculars or borrow ours. Return in time for the Second...

June 9, 2018 at 10:00am
Dr. Wayne Meyer, Associate Professor of Biology at Austin College, will be the speaker for June. His topic: Least Terns. - the smallest of American Terns, the Least Tern is...

June 16, 2018 at 10:00am
Flutterby Butterfly! Free nature activity program with stories, crafts and more. Learn the facts of life for butterflies plus some Fun Facts, for example did you know that...

June 16, 2018 at 10:00am
Butterflies will be the topic for this nature activity program. Study the butterfly metamorphosis,other butterfly facts. For example, did you know that caterpillars are such...

Friends of Hagerman
6465 Refuge Road
Sherman, TX 75092
(903) 786-2826