Water levels of Lower Lake vary dramatically throughout the year. In late March the lake reaches its full capacity with October being its driest month. For more information on factors affecting water levels please read the Water Level Notice.
Visitors should be advised that on the southern half of the refuge, which includes Lower Lake, hunting may be in progress during the months of September, October, November, December, January, and February. Hunt days are generally Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday October through February. For more information please visit Nevada Department of Wildlife regulations page and download the Pahranagat Hunting, Boating, & Fishing Regulations brochure.
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As one of the few wetland habitats in southern Nevada, Pahranagat NWR is a critical part of the Pacific migration flyway.