Shutdown Notice
Due to the lapse in federal appropriations, this website will not be updated until further notice. Where public access to refuge lands does not require the presence of a federal employee or contractor, activities on refuge lands will be allowed to continue on the same terms as before the appropriations lapse. Any entry onto Refuge System property during this period of federal government shutdown is at the visitor's sole risk. Please read this important updated message about the closure of National Wildlife Refuge System facilities during the shutdown, and refer to alerts posted on individual refuge websites for the status of visitor facilities and previously scheduled events that may still occur during the shutdown.

For more information, please visit the Department of Interior webpage at


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    Discover Stillwater NWR

    It's free, fast and fun for everyone! Download the Google or iTunes app, then head to the refuge for a great new smart-phone experience!

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    Milkweed for Monarchs!

    Showy milkweed is native to NV, and is vital to Monarch butterfly survival. Please don't spray or pull these plants - pollinators need them!

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    Try Not to Laugh!

    We dare you not to laugh at these great pics of wildlife! Visit a NWR today for your own wild giggles.

    Try Not to Laugh

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    Fire on the Refuge Restores, Renews

    Habitats that survive and thrive are managed with the help of prescribed fires.

    More about Fire

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    Ruddy Duck drake mating display

    A duck that migrates from North America to the Andes Mountains of South America;one of the stiff-tailed ducks.

Stillwater NWR: An Oasis in the Desert

What to do with baby wildlife?

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If you find a young wild animal or bird, what is the best action to take?

Help! I found a baby bird!

Nature's Puzzlers

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How well do you know Nature? Take a guess what these objects are - all are from Nature but greatly enlarged. Animal, Plant, Other?

Natures Puzzler activity page

Driving Directions to Stillwater

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Now that you made the decision to visit, how do you get here? Follow this link to find us.

Driving Directions to Stillwater NWR

Stillwater Tweets!

Stillwater NWRC has now gone to the birds via Twitter! Follow us @nwrc_nv, send a tweet.

Stillwater NWRC Twitter link
Stillwater NWR Hunt Program

Stillwater NWR Hunt Information


Hunting seasons regulated by NV state and Federal rules. Boating is only allowed during waterfowl season in the hunt area.

Refuge Hunting Information

About the Complex

Stillwater National Wildlife Refuge Complex

Stillwater National Wildlife Refuge is managed as part of the Stillwater 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