Description - Arizona's Wildlife Refuges protect critical wildlife habitat in the state and also provide for some outdoor recreation opportunities.
- Arizona's National Wildlife Refuges include: Bill Williams, Buenos Aires, Cabeza Prieta, Cibola, Havasu, Imperial, Kofa, the Lower Colorado River Refuge Complex, and San Bernardino/Leslie Canyon.
Recreation - The refuges offer opportunities for bird watching, viewing numerous other types of wildlife, fishing, hiking and environmental interpretation, and simply enjoying nature.
Climate - The climate of Arizona is as diverse as it's landscape. Much of the southern half of the state and lower elevations have a desert climate. Winters in this area bring beautiful weather, with mild warm days (60- 70F) and cool nights (40's). Summers can be extremely hot with daytime temperatures of 100-115 degrees, and evening lows in the 70's to 80's. The higher elevations receive more precipitation, some in the form of snow during the winter months. The mountainous areas experience cooler temperatures with cold winter months. Dress in layers for your travels in this state of varying layers and be prepared for cool temperatures in high elevations.
Arizona's National Wildlife Refuges are found primarily in southern and western Arizona.