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.


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Mega Migration

Pronghorn are once again on the move. Learn how biologists track and follow the fastest land mammal in North America.

More about mega migrations


Final Bighorn Sheep Recovery Plan Released

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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service published the final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to address a significant decline in the California bighorn sheep population on Hart Mountain National Antelope Refuge. The Service is partnering with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) to implement the bighorn sheep management plan for the refuge.

Final Bighorn Sheep Management Plan & Environmental Impact Statement

Let's Go Outside

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The refuge is open year-round (weather permitting). There are no entrance fees.

More about visiting the refuge

Directions and Driving Info

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We have driving directions and travel tips to help make your trip to Hart Mountain Refuge safe and enjoyable.

Plan Your Visit

About the Complex

Sheldon-Hart Mountain Refuge Complex

Hart Mountain National Antelope Refuge is managed as part of the Sheldon-Hart Mountain Refuge Complex.

Read more about the complex
About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System


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