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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.

Learn more about the NWRS  

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What's New?

  • Winter Season

    Winter is upon the area! Winter is challenging and stressful to wildlife, so please be extra cautious and keep as long of a distance as possible from wildlife. This will minimize disturbance and stress to wildlife during this difficult season.

  • Road Conditions

    December 09, 2014

    Winter driving conditions will be present until Spring. Red Rock Pass is closed for the winter season and no maintenance will occur on Elk Lake and North Valley Roads or on South Valley Road east of Lakeview. Roads may not be passable at all times and may become impassable at any time, even if it is sunny and calm when you begin your travels. Drifting can occur at any time due to wind blown ground snow. 4x4 trucks with snow chains and emergency survival gear is highly recommended if attempting to visit at this time. Remember, snowmobiles are only allowed on South Valley, Elk Lake, and North Valley Roads and cannot travel cross-country while on the Refuge.

  • 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: Jan 26, 2015
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