Activities for Visitors

Plan your visit

Moapa Valley National Wildlife Refuge is only 116 acres in size, and its ample activities can be enjoyed within a leisurely day.

Things to do include:

  • Enjoy an enchanting streamside stroll through the oasis while looking for dragonflies and hummingbirds
  • Visit the stream viewing window (pictured above) to glimpse into the underwater world of the endangered Moapa dace, Moapa White River springfish, and other aquatic wildlife in their native environment
  • Learn more about the refuge, local wildlife, and the Moapa valley from the informative displays throughout the refuge
  • Pack a lunch to enjoy in the pavilion, which offers shade and picnic tables.
  • Go for a walk on the Overlook Trail. After you climb the trail, you can read the informational placard and enjoy the breathtaking view of the green valley oasis, including the refuge, the neighboring Warm Springs Natural Area, and the surrounding mountains. This trail is a half-mile loop and is moderately challenging.


Entry to the Moapa Valley Natural Wildlife Refuge is always free of charge.

Reminder: The refuge is open Friday-Sunday, September-May.