Coronavirus (COVID-19) Notice
Although most refuge lands and outdoor spaces have remained open for the public to enjoy, we ask that you recreate responsibly.

  • Check alerts and local conditions on this website and call ahead for current information. Operations vary based on local public health conditions.
  • Consistent with CDC recommendations, all visitors (age 2 and older), who are fully vaccinated are required to wear a mask inside of federal buildings in areas of substantial or high community transmission.. All visitors who are not fully vaccinated must continue to wear masks indoors and in crowded outdoor spaces.
  • Most importantly, stay home if you feel sick and continue to watch for symptoms of COVID-19 and follow CDC guidance on how to protect yourself and others.


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    Report Sick Sheep

    Help us monitor the health of the herds.

    Report Sick Sheep

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    Mega Migration

    Pronghorn are once again on the move. Learn how biologists track and follow the fastest land mammal in North America.

    More about mega migrations


Let's Go Outside

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The refuge is open year-round. There are no entrance fees and overnight camping is allowed (no reservations). The Refuge Headquarters in Virgin Valley is not regularly staffed, so please call us in advance for more information before you visit.

More about visiting the Refuge

Directions and Driving Info

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We have driving directions and travel tips to help make your trip to Sheldon Refuge safe and enjoyable.

More about getting around

Volunteers Needed

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Interested in volunteering? Each year we seek energetic and self-sufficient volunteers to assist the refuge with campground maintenance, assisting visitors, and other work as needed. Please contact the refuge or visit to learn more.

Get Involved

About the Complex

Sheldon-Hart Mountain National Wildlife Refuge Complex

Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge is managed as part of the Sheldon-Hart Mountain National Wildlife Refuge Complex.

Read more about the complex
About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System


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