Pacific Southwest Region
California, Nevada and Klamath Basin

Campground Reopens at Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge

Feb 04, 2010

Contact: Daniel Balduini 702-515-5450

Campground Reopens at Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today announced the reopening of the campground at Upper Pahranagat Lake on the Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge (Nevada). The campground will reopen at 10 a.m. on Saturday, February 6, 2010.

The campground was closed to the public in June 2009 in conjunction with repair of the water outlet structure for Upper Pahranagat Lake. Engineers discovered that the entire structure was in poor condition and needed to be replaced, which resulted in an extended project schedule to accommodate the construction of a new water outlet structure.

The Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge, approximately 90 miles north of Las Vegas in Lincoln County, Nevada, is located in the Pacific Flyway, and encompasses 5,380 acres. The wildlife refuge was established August 16, 1963 to provide habitat for migratory birds, especially waterfowl. Pahranagat's lakes and marshes are a rare sight in this part of Nevada.

The mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working with others to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife, plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. We are both a leader and trusted partner in fish and wildlife conservation, known for our scientific excellence, stewardship of lands and natural resources, dedicated professionals and commitment to public service. For more information on our work and the people who make it happen, visit www.fws.gov.