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  • Management of Wetlands

    Comprehensive Conservation Plan

    The core document that describes Red Rock Lakes NWR, its mission, goals and methods.

    Comprehensive Conservation Plan

  • Arctic Grayling Recovery

    Arctic Grayling

    The population of endangered grayling at Red Rock Lakes--the only place outside of Alaska where this fish can be found--has been growing.

    Arctic Grayling

  • Virtual Tour

    Refuge Virtual Tour

    Take an interactive tour with 360 degree panoramas to view the splendor of the Refuge and Centennial Valley.

    Red Rock Lakes Virtual Tour

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    Refuge Photo Gallery

    View images displaying the refuge's beauty and its diversity of life and geology.

    Refuge Gallery

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    Geology of the Refuge

    Learn about the geology that made this fascinating place! Geologically speaking it is quite young.

    Geology of the Centennial Valley

Refuge Driving Tours

Refuge Drives

South road 150

Plan your own driving tour through the beautiful refuge.

Click here for tour information.

About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System


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.

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What's New?

  • Special Access Hunt Drawing

    The 2015 Special Access Area Hunt drawing has been completed. Only successful applicants will be notified. There are other general hunting opportunities on the refuge. For more information, please refer to our hunting page.

    Hunting Page
  • Road Conditions

    November 16, 2015

    Winter has arrived! South Valley Road, Elk Lake Road and North Valley road are now "travel at your own risk." South Valley Road from Monida to Lakeview is open and dry, from Lakeview east it is not maintained with stretches of deep snow and daily drifting occurring. North Valley Road is impassable at the Teepee Creek area for approximately one mile. High clearance 4x4 vehicles with snow chains, shovel, and other safety and emergency equipment is highly recommended. Use of snowmachines is allowed on these roads; however, off-road travel is not allowed.

  • Arctic Grayling not listed.

    It has been decided NOT to list the Arctic Grayling under the Endangered Species Act. Read press release here.

    Arctic Grayling not listed
Page Photo Credits — All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Sep 04, 2015
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