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Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge

Trail Uses
Accessible Experience Walking Hiking Mountain biking Paddling
Location
Lincoln County
Length
19.00 miles (Network)
Difficulty
Easiest, Easy, Moderate
Town
Alamo
Surface
Dirt, Paved, Lake/Pond
Pets
Permitted on Leash
Fees
No
Wilderness Areas
Delamar Mountains Wilderness Area, Desert NWR Wilderness Area
Wilderness Study Areas
Pahranagat NWR Wilderness Study Area
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This 5,382 acre Mojave desert oasis is the dream destination for year round wildlife viewing. 
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Description

Each year, thousands of migratory birds call the Pahrangat National Wildlife Refuge home. Whether they are heading south for the winter, or north for the summer, this refuge provides them solace on their journey. Although located in the Mojave desert, the refuge has several large lakes and washes and is surrounded by riparian woodlands consisting of willows, cottonwood trees, and small wildflowers. 

There are several trails that border the lakes and marshes and a few trails in the back country of the refuge. The immediate trails are rated as easy and are all packed gravel. One trail on the south side of the upper lake is paved, allowing for ADA accessibility. Several campsite locations surround the Pahranagat lakes and marshes and are all first come first serve. 

Located near the visitors center, the Pahranagat Loop trail is ADA friendly. Most other trails in the refuge are relatively flat but may require motorized mobility equipment and all-terrain tires for easier use. 

Other Information

All campsites are free and first come first serve.

Hours vary by summer and winter seasons. 

For more information on the National Wildlife Refuge visit their website!

Trail Manager

For additional information visit the U.S Fish and Wildlife website, or contact: 

U.S Fish and Wildlife - Pahranagat NWR

U.S Fish and Wildlife - Pahranagat NWR
Highway 93 North, Milepost 32
Alamo, Nevada 89001
Phone: 775-725-3417
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Located off of highway 93, just a few minutes south of Alamo Nevada. 

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