Facility Activities

Moapa Valley National Wildlife Refuge is only 136 acres in size, and offers activities that can be enjoyed within a leisurely day.

  • Take a streamside stroll through the oasis while looking for dragonflies and hummingbirds
  • Visit the stream viewing window to glimpse into the underwater world of the endangered Moapa dace, Moapa White River springfish, and other aquatic wildlife in their native environment
  • Learn more about the refuge, local wildlife, and the Moapa Valley from the informative displays throughout the refuge
  • Pack a lunch to enjoy in the pavilion, which offers shade and picnic tables.
  • Go for a walk on the Overlook Trail. After you climb the trail, you can read the informational placard and enjoy the breathtaking view of the green valley oasis, including the refuge, the neighboring Warm Springs Natural Area, and the surrounding mountains. This trail is a half-mile loop and is moderately challenging.

A refuge staff member will lead teachers and students through the wildlife refuge, while sharing information about the flora and fauna found there and in the Moapa Valley. The Service can work with teachers to develop curriculum tailored to the desired focus and students' grade level. We...