Programs and Events

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Connect with nature at one of our public programs.

  • Junior Refuge Ranger

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    Every day is Junior Refuge Ranger Day! Pick up your free Junior Refuge Ranger activity book at the Visitor Center and take it with you as you explore the refuge. Kids who complete the activities will receive an official Junior Refuge Ranger badge and a Refuge pin for Pahranagat! Kids who earn pins at all four refuges in Southern Nevada (Ash Meadows, Desert, Moapa Valley, and Pahranagat) will earn an embroidered patch.

  • Carp Rodeo

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    The biggest event of the year, the annual Carp Rodeo, has already scheduled its 2019 date! It will be held at the Upper Pahranagat Lake on the morning on Saturday, April 27, 2019. If you want to win the prize for catching the first carp of the day, come early for the official cast-off at 9:00 am sharp. NDOW will be providing free bait and tackle rental to all attendees. Prizes will be given to the children and adults who catch the largest fish of the day. A picnic lunch will be provided to the first 100 participants. We hope to see you there!