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

  • Check local conditions on this website and call ahead for current information
  • Follow current CDC safe practices by maintaining 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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    Insects

    Fish Springs National Wildlife Refuge has many interesting insects to enjoy.

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    History

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

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    Bird Watching

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

  • Wildflowers

    Wildflowers

    A wet spring will produce many varieties of wildflowers.

  • Desert scenery

    Desert Scenery

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

Visitor Opportunities

Prescribed Burn

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Fish Spring National Wildlife Refuge: Weather permitting on Wednesday, October 21, Rocky Basin Fire Management Zone crew along with BLM West Desert District will conduct a prescribed burn on the Curlew unit.

Fish Springs Hunting Information

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Fish Springs National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) was established in 1959 with revenue from the sale of Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamps (Federal Duck Stamps). Hunting is a wildlife management tool and can instill a unique understanding and appreciation of wildlife. Please see the link below for Fish Spring NWRs hunting map and regulations.

Hunting Map and Regulations

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