Fallon National Wildlife Refuge
Pacific Southwest Region, California, Nevada & Klamath Basin

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 NWR Orientation Map 
Fallon National Wildlife Refuge Orientation Map


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Last updated: September 23, 2010