Great Basin map
Fallon NWR lies in the Great Basin of Nevada, which covers five states.
Great Basin range map
Fallon NWR Dunes
The ever-present desert winds keep these dunes on the move, changing the landscape often.
Fallon NWR dune-scape
Fallon NWR Takes a Bath
Infrequent rains change the landscape, attracting a variety of wildlife.
desert downpour and ducks
Desert Kangaroo rat
Kangaroo rats are well-adapted for extreme living at Fallon NWR.
Kangaroo rat closeup
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
Fallon NWR is the most remote of the Stillwater Complex sites. Entry is from two primitive roads through the Southern boundary. Good planning is required before visiting.
Page Photo Credits All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Dec 27, 2013