As the largest refuge outside of Alaska, Desert NWR is an excellent place to visit, whether for a day trip or a longer stay.
Desert NWR is more than twice the size of Rhode Island – here are some highlights of different destinations to get you started to explore the refuge.
Camping, hiking, wildlife observation – Desert NWR has a variety of activities to enjoy.
Located just miles outside of Las Vegas, Desert NWR is easy to get to.
We want you and everyone to have a great time on your visit. Please familiarize yourself with the rules and regulations before you come.
Most of the refuge is proposed wilderness - here are some tips to ensure a safe trip.
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Depending on the year, there are 600 to 800 bighorns on the refuge - yet they can be hard to find!