Ruby Lake National Wildlife Refuge lies at the southern end of Ruby Valley in northeast Nevada. Flanked on the west by the rugged and scenic Ruby Mountains, it is one of the most remote refuges in the lower 48 states. The refuge encompasses 39,928 acres of marsh, meadows, grasslands, and brush covered upland habitats. The Ruby Valley is at an elevation of about 6,000 feet.
Boating on the Marsh
  • June 15 - July 31: South Marsh (South of Brown Dike) only, motorless boats and boats with battery-powered electric motors are permitted. Gas motors must be removed form all boats.
  • Read more about Boating at Ruby Lake. 

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      About Us


      Ruby Valley is rich in history. Evidence of prehistoric people who roamed throughout northeastern Nevada can be found all along the west side of the refuge, in the Ruby Mountains. The numerous springs in and around the refuge provide abundant food sources including game animals, seeds, nuts, and roots.  



      What We Do

      • Resource Management
      • Conservation
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