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

Recreational opportunities abound on Stillwater and Fallon Refuges. From waterfowl hunting to bird watching and wildlife observation, diverse habitats offer a variety of opportunites.

On Stillwater Refuge, there is a new tour loop, interpretive and orientation signs as well as a number of comfort stations. If you are venturing farther than the tour loop, please be advised that any amount of precipitation can render passage quite impossible. The primitive nature of these areas is precisely what makes them such satisfying wildlife observation and birding locations. Truly a recreation destination.

Important road information for Stillwater NWR: West County and North Roads are very rough and impassable in bad weather. Please be advised.

NOTICE: All refuge roads are open and passable at this time, however conditions can change with the weather. Please call the refuge office at 775-423-5128 for current road conditions. Vehicles must remain on designated public access roads.


Summer Boating Rules:

Boating on West Marsh (Millen and Willow Lakes) on the refuge is closed for nesting Kayakseason May 20 to July 10. After that, only non-motorized boats are allowed in West Marsh. Boating is not allowed in other ponds and lakes north of Division Road, outside of waterfowl hunt season. Boating is NEVER allowed in any units south of Division Road, as this is designated Wildlife Sanctuary habitat.

Public Access Map

Photos: A shelter and tables are available to visitors on the auto tour loop at Foxtail Lake. Visitors can also explore the marsh at Foxtail Lake from a boardwalk and observation platforms on the auto tour loop.

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Last updated: July 3, 2013