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


Features

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    Bird Watching

    298 species of birds have been recorded here. Pick up your bird checklist at the Refuge.

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    Desert Scenery

    The barren hills of the west desert have very interesting geomorphology.

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    History

    The Pony Express and other historic routes passed through Fish Springs National Wildlife Refuge.

  • Wildflowers

    Wildflowers

    A wet spring will produce many varieties of wildflowers.

Visitor Opportunities

Popular Activities on the Refuge

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Spring and Fall offer peak birding times. The Refuge is noted as a place of unusual bird sightings.

Popular Visitor Activities
Priority Species

Priority Species

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Fish Springs NWR is in the process of developing priority species as part of its Habitat Management Plan.

Priority Species

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