During September and October the Visitor Center will be open Thursday – Sunday from 8:00 am – 4:30 pm.
Desert NWR Movie
Watch the stunning movie about the many wonders of Desert NWR produced for the new visitor center at Corn Creek.
Watch the movie
Candid Wildlife Shots
Take a sneak peek at wildlife from our motion sensor cameras
Desert NWR is the largest refuge outside of Alaska. At 1.6 million acres, there are plenty of places to explore.Learn more about places to see
About the Complex
The Complex consists of four refuges located in southern Nevada: Ash Meadows, Desert, Moapa Valley, and Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuges.
Desert is managed as part of the Desert National Wildlife Refuge Complex.
Learn more about the complex
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
News & Information
The new Discover Nature App is available for free from the App Store for iPhone and from Google Play for Android devices. It’s a good idea to download the app before heading to the Desert NWR, because cell phone signals can diminish in the Corn Creek area. Once downloaded, no Wi-Fi or cellular connection is needed, as the app works via GPS satellite.The Discover Nature App
The Visitor Center as selected to receive a 2015 Federal Energy and Water Management award!Click here for more information
Desert is quick and easy to get to from Las Vegas.Driving Directions
Our roads can be a rough and conditions can change quickly.
Know before you go!Check Current Road Conditions
Page Photo Credits All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Oct 23, 2016