Fallon National Wildlife Refuge is located
in the Lahontan Valley, near the community of Fallon, approximately seventy
miles east of Reno. Fallon Refuge is dominated by gently rolling to flat
desert shrublands consisting of greasewood and saltbush. A system of both
active and stable dunes also accentuates the topography in this area.
The lowest elevation found in the Stillwater Refuge Complex is found on
this refuge, at a low of about 3,800 feet in the Carson Sink. At the terminus
of a branch of the Carson River, access to Fallon NWR is very limited. Conditions are extremely primitive with no cell service or public use facilties; roads are primitive tracks at best and not maintained. Travel to Fallon NWR is permitted, but not recommended for anything other than high-clearance, 4-wheel drive vehicles only. ATV and other non-registered off-road vehicle use is not permitted anywhere within the Stillwater NWR Complex. There is currently limited hunting available
on Fallon NWR, including waterfowl and upland game.
Fallon National Wildlife Refuge Orientation Map
September 23, 2010