Imperial National Wildlife Refuge
P.O. Box 72217
Martinez Lake, AZ 85365
Directions: From Yuma, drive N on Highway 95 25 miles. Turn W on Martinez Lake Road, and follow signs 13 miles to Visitor Center.
Primary Wildlife: Waterfowl, marsh and waterbirds, shorebirds, songbirds mule deer, and desert bighorn sheep
Habitat: 25,125 acres of desert uplands and riparian wetlands extending 30 miles along the Lower Colorado River
Recreation and Education: Wildlife observation and study, photography, self-guided interpretive trail, hunting, hiking, and fishing
Special Note: The last non-channelized section of the Lower Colorado River flows through the Refuge. Take plenty of water, a hat, and sun protection. A high-clearance vehicle is recommended.
Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication