Home | Getting Started | Gift Center | Gear Store | Topo Maps | My Wildernet | Newsletter Signup
STATE:
ACTIVITY:
SEARCH:
Nevada > Nevada National Wildlife Refuges and Preservess > Fallon National Wildlife Refuge
Activity Locator:

Fallon National Wildlife Refuge




Fallon National Wildlife Refuge
   Customized Topo Maps and Aerial Photos
Outdoor Gear and Clothing

Search by Name within Nevada:



Trip Planner

Hotels Airline Tickets Car Rentals
B&Bs Yellow Pages City Guide


General Information

Description - This refuge was established as a refuge and breeding ground for birds and wild animals. Located in the Lahontan Valley of western Nevada, approximately 20 miles northeast of Fallon, the refuge comprises 17,901 acres of alternating sections of playa habitat in the Carson Sink and includes Pelican Island and the terminus of the Carson River. In years of high water-flow down the Carson River, refuge is important for migratory shorebirds and waterfowl. However, due to diversions, in most years there is insufficient water-flow down the Carson River to enter the refuge.

Attractions - Fallon NWR was established in 1931 as a refuge and breeding ground for birds and wild animals. It is located in the Lahontan Valley of western Nevada at the terminus of the Carson River.

The refuge comprises over 15,000 acres of playa and wetland habitat in the Carson Sink. In years of high water-flows down the Carson River, the refuge is important for migratory shorebirds and waterfowl. However, due to diversions, in most years there is insufficient water-flow down the Carson River to enter the refuge.

Recreation - Facilities in this USDI Fish and Wildlife National Refuge includes; wildlife viewing, bird watching, nature study, viewing historical sites, scenic viewing, camping, picnicking, walking and geology.

Climate - Summers are hot with daytime highs of 94°F and nighttime lows of 58°F in July. Winters are cold with occasional snow.

Location - From Reno take highway 50 east.


Current Conditions & Trip Reports

Trip Reports:
Add your own trip Report! Newly re-released feature. One of the most popular features on Wildernet, trip reports allow you to share your experiences with others. This is an invaluable resource for determining what to expect on your outdoor adventure, so please participate! To prevent spamming, you must be a registered user of Wildernet in order to submit a trip report

No trip reports filed to date. Please be the first one to do so!


Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Biology
Yes
ICON Viewing Wildlife
Yes


More Information

Contact Information:
Fallon NWR, P.O. Box 1236 , Fallon, NV, 89407-1236, Phone: 702-423-5128
, dan_walsworth@fws.gov

Additional Information:
Central Nevada - This area spans the center of Nevada, straddling U.S. Hwy. 50. It is often referred to as Pony Express Territory because U.S. Hwy. 50 parallels the historic Pony Express route.
Nevada National Wildlife Refuges and Preserves - National Wildlife Refuges and Preserves are scattered throughout Nevada and includes such reserves as the 1.5 million acre Desert National Wildlife Range which is the largest refuge in the 48 contiguous states.

Advertisement





About Wildernet |  Email to a Friend  |  Disclaimer |  Privacy |  Contact Us  | Comments & Suggestions
Advertisers & Sponsors |  Owners & Operators |  Tourism Promotors
©1995-2017 Interactive Outdoors Inc. All rights reserved.