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Cibola National Wildlife Refuge

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66600 Cibola Lake Rd, Yuma, AZ 85328-9001
+1 928-857-3253
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Beautiful and quiet along the Arizona & California borders

A sunny & cool day in January was perfect to visit the refuge. First we went to the visitor center... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Madison, Wisconsin
Wildlife in a wild locale

Wildlife in a wild locale. A bit out of the way but the location is a treat. Birders paradise and... read more

Reviewed 23 November 2017
Camarillo, California
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66600 Cibola Lake Rd, Yuma, AZ 85328-9001
+1 928-857-3253
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A sunny & cool day in January was perfect to visit the refuge. First we went to the visitor center to learn more about Cibola, hikes and drives. We were greeted by a volunteer who had much knowledge of this area. First we took the...More

1  Thank limey52
Reviewed 23 November 2017

Wildlife in a wild locale. A bit out of the way but the location is a treat. Birders paradise and if you enjoy quiet it is a fascinating place. The winter is a good time to visit as it will be cooler than the overpowering...More

1  Thank Cavydad
Reviewed 18 August 2017

My wife and I traveled here in March and were impressed by what we found. This NWR is located in western Arizona along the Colorado River near the town of Cibola, AZ. It was established as mitigation for the straightening, channelization, and armoring of the...More

3  Thank BluegooseTraveler
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Our Arizona Field Ornithologists field trip on October 21 was great. The day was divided between driving the Goose Loop Auto Tour, viewing the Visitor Center exhibits, walking the Cornfield Nature Trail, driving to Hart Mine Marsh and the Island Unit, and birding above Cibola...More

3  Thank Diane D
Reviewed 16 February 2016

It's a remote location. It takes some back road driving. Once you get there, it's quiet. There are lots of species of wildlife to see, but you have to plan it right. Most of the migratory birds leave by mid-March. You aren't allowed out of...More

1  Thank Beth W
Reviewed 14 January 2016 via mobile

If you are a bird lover, you will enjoy a trip to Cibola National Wildlife Refuge. At least in January - not sure about other months. This refuge is off the beaten path, some would say in the middle of nowhere, but is worth the...More

6  Thank Lokoloko123
Reviewed 13 January 2016

We drove about 175 miles to get to the refuge and was not disappointed. The visitor's center was well equipped with information and the staff very friendly and helpful. The migrating ducks, geese and sandhill cranes were abundant. The stroll through the woodland trails provided...More

2  Thank Maryl0u43
Reviewed 2 January 2015

I went, saw lots of dirt. there also happened to be a lot of scrub brush. it was a dusty environment. I poured some water out and counted 47 seconds before the first fly landed on it. yep. its a desert.

7  Thank D B
Reviewed 5 November 2014

Best area in AZ to hunt ducks. Geese hunting also available via a lottery system. Also great viewing for cranes and geese. Well run visitor center. Narrow wooden bridge across the Colorado May not be suitable for a large RV or trailer. Area is about...More

5  Thank Zack M
Reviewed 11 March 2014

If you want to see thousands of Sand Hill Cranes, geese and other birds this is the place. They still farm the land here to feed the birds when they winter here and there is a self guided driving tour thru the fields where you...More

11  Thank dqdick
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4 January 2018|
Response from BluegooseTraveler | Reviewed this property |
I tried with no success to have the address corrected with Trip Advisor. I don't remember their reasoning but I also gave them Cibola, AZ as the address that the National Wildlife Refuge System lists as the physical... More
6 January 2016|
Response from BonsaiMe |
Go south to I-10 head west into CA the a little beyond Blythe, look for large signs which direct you South back to Cibola AZ and the refuge. Lots of reasonable hotels and restaurants in Blythe. Great place to visit in the... More