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.


  • Where is there water?

    Click below for a map of where there is water at Stillwater National Wildlife Refuge as of August 2021.

    Water Map (800 kb PDF)

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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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    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

Boating Regulations

This chart explains the boating regulations at the various units within Stillwater NWR.

Stillwater Boating Regulations 2019

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!

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 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