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Lower Colorado River:
Havasu National Wildlife Refuge
Topock GorgeClick the photo to tour Topock Gorge
The breathtaking Topock Gorge attracts many wildlife viewers in boats to this favorite lower Colorado River destination.The eastern bank of the river forms the boundary for the Needles Wilderness, and the western bank forms the boundary for the Havasu Wilderness. Boats may enter at either end of Topock Gorge and operators must be alert throughout the canyon to close, two-way traffic. Water skiing, camping, and open fires are not permitted in the narrow gorge. Several local guidebooks offer an in-depth look at the natural features of the canyon. Detailed maps are available at some of the boat rental facilities.
Note that the growing popularity of the refuge for water recreation causes congestion and other problems that accompany high use. Please follow regulations and respect other refuge visitors.
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