Coronavirus (COVID-19) Notice
Although most refuge lands and outdoor spaces have remained open for the public to enjoy, we ask that you do the following:

  • Check local conditions on this website and call ahead for current information. Operations vary based on local public health conditions.
  • Face masks are required in all federal buildings and on all federal lands.
  • Maintain a safe distance between yourself and other groups.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
  • Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze
  • Most importantly, stay home if you feel sick


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    Report Sick Sheep

    Help us monitor the health of the herds.

    Report Sick Sheep

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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


Let's Go Outside

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The refuge is open year-round. There are no entrance fees and overnight camping is allowed (no reservations). The Refuge Headquarters in Virgin Valley is not regularly staffed, so please call us in advance for more information before you visit.

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 Sheldon Refuge safe and enjoyable.

More about getting around

Volunteer Campground Hosts Needed

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Volunteers needed for 2019 and 2020! Each year we seek energetic and self-sufficient volunteer to stay at the Virgin Valley Campground, greet visitors, and help us with upkeep of Virgin Valley and other campgrounds throughout the Refuge.

Get Involved

About the Complex

Sheldon-Hart Mountain National Wildlife Refuge Complex

Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge is managed as part of the Sheldon-Hart Mountain National Wildlife 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