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The Havasu Wilderness is located right on the border of Arizona and California, with most of the Wilderness in Arizona and a smaller portion in California. Just north of Havasu City and south of Needles, it now preserves over 17,000 acres of exceptionally-important land on 30 miles of the Colorado River. In a fairly unusual management setup, it is managed by the Fish and Wildlife Service's Havasu National Wildlife Refuge. It includes one of the last remaining natural runs of the lower Colorado River as it flows through the 20-mile-long Topock Gorge, and also preserves a dune area.
Considered an "Important Bird Area" this location is on the Pacific Flyway, where you may find the endangered Yuma Rail and endangered Southwestern Willow Flycatcher. Other water and non-water birds and wildlife that you can see include many types of ducks, cranes, egrets, grebes, herons, the threatened Bighorn Sheep, the endangered Desert Tortoise, Gila Monsters, Porcupines and many more. Endangered Razorback Sucker fish has been stocked here to aid in its survival.
Plants you might find here include Blue Paloverde, Saguaro, Creosote Bush and Ocotillo.