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
September through May.
Programs for schools or other groups can be scheduled by contacting the environmental education specialist at Pahranagat NWR.
775-725-3417 ext. 101
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.
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Prior to acquisition, part of what is now the refuge was developed and operated as a resort, with swimming pools, bath houses, snack bars, and recreational vehicle hook-ups. The springs are thermal in nature and have an average annual water temperature of 90 degrees Fahrenheit at their points of discharge.