Ruddy Duck drake mating display
A duck that migrates from North America to the Andes Mountains of South America;one of the stiff-tailed ducks.
Stillwater Refuge is for the birds
Stillwater NWR is a great place to see and hear thousands of birds in Spring.
Reptiles on the Refuge
Reptiles are common at the refuge - look close, but watch where you put your hands!
Fire on the Refuge restores, renews
Habitats that survive and thrive are managed with the help of prescribed fires.
More about Fire
Winters are for waterfowl
Stillwater Refuge offers habitat for wintering swans and other waterfowl.
Stillwater NWR Hunt Program
Waterfowl hunting opens October 11, 2014 and ends January 25, 2015. Click the link for a refuge water map and status. Go to the blue VISIT link above, click Visitor Activities in the dropdown list for updated refuge Hunt program information. Click the green Wildlife & Habitat link for drought information. Refuge Water Map
About the Complex
Anaho Island NWR, Fallon NWR and Stillwater NWR make up the Stillwater National Wildlife Refuge Complex.
Stillwater is managed as part of the Stillwater National Wildlife 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
Stillwater NWR: An Oasis in the Desert
Stillwater National Wildlife Refuge has scheduled free guided public tours from November through February, one Saturday per month. Tours begin at the refuge information kiosk at the end of Stillwater Road, 12 miles east of Fallon on State Route 116, and last two and a half hours. Transportation for each tour is provided by the USFWS.
2014 tour dates are November 1 and December 6. 2015 dates are January 31 and February 14. Start times will vary; seats are limited to 16 people on each tour. Reserve yours by calling 775/423-5128 ext 228. Learn more at the link below...Refuge Guided Tours 2014-15
Now that you made the decision to visit, how do you get here? Follow this link to find us.
Driving Directions to Stillwater NWR
View east from Stillwater refuge to a winter sunrise. Click for a PDF of the refuge brochure.Stillwater brochure
Most recent updates posted from field observations on the refuge Auto Tour Route and Hunt Area.October Bird Survey
Be prepared before you visit Stillwater NWR Complex. Ask, listen and learn. Click the link below for the local weather forecast to help you plan a visit.
Page Photo Credits All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Nov 19, 2014
FREE Refuge Tours Dec, Jan, Feb.December 06, 2014 - February 14, 2015
Join a FREE guided refuge tour, learn the Stillwater story from expert guides. Transportation provided.Email to reserve your space now!
Wetlands & Wings Youth Workshop, HuntMarch 07, 2015 - March 14, 2015
Free outdoor program for youth ages 10 - 17. Held in Fall & Spring, call 775/423-5128 ext. 228 for details. Click link for application.Wetlands & Wings Application Due February 13, 2015