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Plan your visit coverOnly an hour's drive from Las Vegas, the Moapa Valley National Wildlife Refuge is perfect for a short day trip to connect with nature. It truly is an oasis in the desert. (Image from Google Maps)

The Moapa Valley National Wildlife Refuge is now closed to the public for the summer. The refuge is scheduled to reopen Labor Day weekend 2013.

Due to its small size, fragile habitats, and on-going restoration work, the Moapa Valley NWR is open to the public from sunrise until sunset every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from Labor Day through Memorial Day. Occasionally, the Service conducts special programs and volunteer activities at the wildlife refuge. Those events are added to the calendar as they are scheduled and are usually announced with a news release.  

Weekday group visits are also available. School groups, clubs, businesses, and other organizations can schedule a tour of the refuge in advance by contacting the refuge manager at (702) 515-5225.   


The Moapa Valley National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) is located in the Warm Springs area of the upper Moapa Valley in northeastern Clark County in southern Nevada. It lies just south of State Highway 168 and the Muddy River, between Interstate 15 on the east and U.S. Highway 93 on the west. The refuge is bounded on the North by Warm Springs Road, on the south by Battleship Wash, and on the east and west by private property. It is approximately 60 miles northeast of the city of Las Vegas and 9 miles west of the town of Glendale.   





Last Updated: Jun 11, 2013
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