Features

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    Visitor Center

    Regular hours begin Labor Day weekend. Thursday - Monday, 8:00am - 4:00pm.

    Visitor Center

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    Junior Refuge Ranger Day

    Come one, come all to this fun, free, family-friendly event! Saturday, October 13, 10-2 at the Visitor Center. See you there!

    Learn more here!

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    Desert NWR Movie

    Watch the stunning movie about the many wonders of Desert NWR produced for the new visitor center at Corn Creek.

    Watch the movie

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    Candid Wildlife Shots

    Take a sneak peek at wildlife from our motion sensor cameras

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News & Information

NTTR Military Land Withdrawal LEIS Released

December 7, 2017

The Air Force will release the final LEIS for the NTTR Military Land Withdrawal on December 8, 2017. The Air Force is accepting public comments via email, mail or through their website. The comment period is open December 8, 2017 - March 8, 2018. Five public meetings will be hosted throughout towns in Southern Nevada in January. More information, as well as meeting schedule and comment information, can be found at their website.

http://www.nttrleis.com/index.aspx

The Discover Nature App

Discover Nature App

The Discover Desert app is a fun, new way to visit the refuge. Want to test your skills? Try the scavenger hunt trivia game! See cool wildlife? Add it to the sightings section. Have a question? Check out the information pages for answers. The Discover Nature App, including Discover Desert, is available for free from the App Store for iPhone and from Google Play for Android devices. It’s a good idea to download the app before heading to the Desert NWR. The app’s GPS capability will allow you to explore and have fun, even when the cell signals fade.

The Discover Nature App

How to get here

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Desert is quick and easy to get to from Las Vegas.

Driving Directions

Current Road Conditions

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Our roads can be a rough and conditions can change quickly. Know before you go!

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Come Visit!

Explore Desert!

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Desert NWR is the largest refuge outside of Alaska. At 1.6 million acres, there are plenty of places to explore.

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About the Complex

Desert National Wildlife Refuge Complex

Desert 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.

Learn more about the NWRS