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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    Hours of Operation

    September to May the visitor center is open Thurs - Mon from 9:00am to 4:30pm. June to August the center is open Fri-Sun 9:00am to 4:30pm.

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    Birds of Pahranagat NWR

    Are you a birder? Do you use eBird? Adding your sightings to eBird's online database helps us know what species are where and when.

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Current Conditions

May 30, 2020

In accordance with the Opening Up America Again plan and Nevada’s entry into Phase Two on May 29, 2020, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service has now reopened some facilities at the Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge. The following facilities at Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge are open: • All roads, including spur roads • Most trails • Campground • Campground Restrooms. The following facilities remain closed: • Visitor Center and Visitor Center trails. • Visitor Center access road.

Public Comments on Proposed Fees

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service seeking comments on proposal to collect recreation fees at two southern Nevada wildlife refuges

Public Comments on Proposed Fees

Duck Stamps Sold Here

Duck Stamp

If you want to do your part to protect nature, a $25 duck stamp is one of the best investments you can make. Since 1934, 98% of duck stamp proceeds have gone towards wetland acquisition. Over 70% of Pahranagat's land was purchased with duck stamp funds.

Learn more about how purchasing duck stamps benefits conservation
Camping at Pahranagat

Experience an oasis under the stars

Campsite 150 by 118

Pahranagat NWR has 15 FREE first-come, first-serve campsites along Upper Pahranagat Lake.

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About the Complex

Desert National Wildlife Refuge Complex

Pahranagat 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


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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