Coronavirus (COVID-19) Notice
Although most refuge lands and outdoor spaces have remained open for the public to enjoy, we ask that you recreate responsibly.

  • Check alerts and local conditions on this website and call ahead for current information. Operations vary based on local public health conditions.
  • Consistent with CDC recommendations, all visitors (age 2 and older), who are fully vaccinated are required to wear a mask inside of federal buildings in areas of substantial or high community transmission.. All visitors who are not fully vaccinated must continue to wear masks indoors and in crowded outdoor spaces.
  • Most importantly, stay home if you feel sick and continue to watch for symptoms of COVID-19 and follow CDC guidance on how to protect yourself and others.


Features

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    Bird Watching

    298 species of birds have been recorded here. Pick up your bird checklist at the Refuge.

  • Desert scenery

    Desert Scenery

    The barren hills of the west desert have very interesting geomorphology.

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    History

    The Pony Express and other historic routes passed through Fish Springs National Wildlife Refuge.

  • Wildflowers

    Wildflowers

    A wet spring will produce many varieties of wildflowers.

Visitor Opportunities

Water Conditions

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Satellite Imagery of the water conditions at Fish Springs National Wildlife Refuge.

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Popular Activities on the Refuge

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Spring and Fall offer peak birding times. The Refuge is noted as a place of unusual bird sightings.

Popular Visitor Activities
Priority Species

Priority Species

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Fish Springs NWR is in the process of developing priority species as part of its Habitat Management Plan.

Priority Species

About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System

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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