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

  • Movie

    Movie time

    Discover the magic of Moapa Valley NWR's wildlife in a short 15-minute HD film.

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  • Spring Fish Rotator

    Small but Special!!!

    Discover five tiny creatures found only in the warm springs of Moapa Valley.

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Protecting the Moapa dace
Moapa dace population counts

Snorkel Survey Results

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Snorkel surveys are conducted twice a year to determine current population numbers of Moapa dace with staff from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, the Nevada Department of Wildlife, and the Southern Nevada Water Authority teaming up to perform a physical count of the fish throughout the Muddy River System.

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About the Complex

Desert National Wildlife Refuge Complex

Moapa Valley National Wildlife Refuge is managed as part of the Desert National Wildlife Refuge Complex.

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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.

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