Coronavirus (COVID-19) Notice
During the current public health emergency, whenever possible, outdoor recreation sites at national wildlife refuges will remain open to the public.

For local conditions review the information on this website and call ahead.

If visiting one of our locations, please ensure public health and safety by following guidance from the CDC and state and local public health authorities. You can do this by maintaining social distancing, avoiding overcrowding and exercising good hygiene.

Features

  • Campgrounds Closed, Refuge Lands Open

    As a public health precaution, all campgrounds and restrooms are temporarily closed.

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    Current Conditions-April 2020

    Hart Mountain-Frenchglen Road is open. All other roads are closed.

    More current conditions

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    Fire Danger

    Fire danger is currently low and there are no public use restrictions in effect.

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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

Happenings

Proposed Expansion of Hunting Opportunities

April 30, 2020 California Quail Promo

The Service is proposing opening Hart Mountain National Antelope Refuge to to California quail and waterfowl hunting. The comment period on the Draft Hunt Plan begins April 1 and ends April 30, 2020.

Draft Hunting Plan & EA

Volunteers Needed

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Each summer we seek energetic and motivated volunteers to help us greet visitors, maintain campgrounds, and control weeds.

Get Involved

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

Let's Go Outside

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The refuge is open year-round (weather permitting). There are no entrance fees and overnight camping is allowed (no reservations). Our small visitor center at the Refuge Headquarters isn’t staffed, but is open 24 hours- stop by for more information during your visit.

More about visiting the refuge
Current Events

Hunting on Hart Mountain

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Hunting seasons for a limited number of pronghorn, bighorn sheep, and mule deer hunters occur each year from August into November.

Visitor Activities

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

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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