Anaho Island National Wildlife Refuge
Anaho Island lies within Pyramid Lake about 30mi north-east of Reno NV. Many colony-nesting birds use its protected shores each year.
The island also provides
nesting areas for Double-crested
California gulls, Great blue herons and
Ancestors of the Pyramid Paiute people lived in harmony with the natural resources of the area. Click the link for the Stone Mother story.
Stone Mother story
"A Wonderful Bird is the Pelican. . ."
To protect nesting bird colonies, Anaho Island is closed to the public and boating is prohibited within 1000
feet of the shore.
A recent study on Island plants is available as a PDF by clicking on the link below.
Flora of Anaho Island NWR - Kulpa/Phillips; May 2014
About the Complex
Administrative offices for Stillwater NWR Complex are at 1020 New River Parkway, #305 in Fallon NV 89406.
Anaho Island is managed as part of the Stillwater Refuge Complex.
Learn more about the complex
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
Anaho Island NWR - More than Meets the Eye
Know Before You Go: Anaho Island NWR lies within the Pyramid Lake Paiute Indian Reservation; click on the link for visitor information.
Page Photo Credits All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Jul 15, 2015