Featured Refuge: Ash Meadows
Ash Meadows refuge was named after the galleries of ash trees described in expedition notes from 1893. Discover more...
Visit a Refuge...
There is something for everyone on most National Wildlife Refuges. Check out the activities offered at the refuge shown below.
A Photographer's Dream...
Klamath Basin refuges boast some of the world's finest wildlife photography, especially for waterfowl and raptors. Discover more...
Fishing the West...
Fishing is popular activity and a great way to connect people to the outdoors. Many National Wildlife Refuges offer seasonal fishing opportunites. Discover more...
Pacific Southwest Region manages 46 National Wildlife Refuges and Wildlife Management Areas covering 2.3 million acres in California , Nevada and Oregon's Klamath Basin. These refuges range in size from the 1.6 million acre Desert National Wildlife Refuge near Las Vegas, Nevada, to the 13-acre Castle Rock National Wildlife Refuge, an island off the coast of northern California. The refuges encompass many types of habitats, including wetlands, estuaries, rocky shores, grasslands, forests, deserts and all variations in between. Most refuges provide food, nesting grounds and resting areas for birds migrating to and from northern and southern climes.
About the NWRS
The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America's fish, wildlife, and plants.Learn more about the NWRS
Refuges in the Pacific Southwest Region
Anaho Island NWRMap/Directions
Antioch Dunes NWRMap/Directions
Bear Valley NWRMap/Directions
Bitter Creek NWRMap/Directions
Blue Ridge NWRMap/Directions
Butte Sink WMAMap/Directions
Castle Rock NWRMap/Directions
Clear Lake NWRMap/Directions
Coachella Valley NWRMap/Directions
Don Edwards-SF Bay NWRMap/Directions
Ellicott Slough NWRMap/Directions
Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes NWRMap/Directions
Hopper Mountain NWRMap/Directions
Humboldt Bay NWRMap/Directions
Klamath Marsh NWRMap/Directions
Lower Klamath NWRMap/Directions
Upper Klamath NWRMap/Directions
Moapa Valley NWRMap/Directions
North Central Valley NWAMap/Directions
Ruby Lake NWRMap/Directions
Salinas River NWRMap/Directions
San Diego Bay NWRMap/Directions
San Diego NWRMap/Directions
San Francisco Bay NWRMap/Directions
San Joaquin River NWRMap/Directions
San Luis NWRMap/Directions
San Pablo Bay NWRMap/Directions
Seal Beach NWRMap/Directions
Sonny Bono Salton Sea NWRMap/Directions
Stone Lakes NWRMap/Directions
Tijuana Slough NWRMap/Directions
Tule Lake NWRMap/Directions
Willow Creek-Lurline NWAMap/Directions