Category: Federal

Gold Butte National Monument

The Gold Butte National Monument was established in 2016 by setting aside 300,000 acres to preserve it from development while also protecting the rich history of Native Americans, ranching and the pioneer spirit. The area is designated for recreational activities but also serves to protect the unique mixture of fossil dinosaur tracks, geology and wild […]

Death Valley National Park (California)

Hottest, Driest, and Lowest National Park In this below-sea-level basin, steady drought and record summer heat make Death Valley a land of extremes. Yet, each extreme has a striking contrast. Towering peaks are frosted with winter snow. Rare rainstorms bring vast fields of wildflowers. Lush oases harbor tiny fish and refuge for wildlife and humans. […]

Lake Mead National Recreation Area

America’s Most Diverse National Recreation Area Boat, hike, cycle, camp and fish at America’s most diverse national recreation area. With striking landscapes and brilliant blue waters, this year-round playground spreads across 1.5 million acres of mountains, canyons, valleys and two vast lakes. See the Hoover Dam from the waters of Lake Mead or Lake Mohave, […]

Stillwater National Wildlife Refuge

Stillwater NWR provides recreation opportunities to visitors who enjoy getting away from it all. Activities include viewing the unique geology and desert wildlife, waterfowl hunting, bird watching, and nature photography. Passenger vehicles are fine as long as roads are not wet or wash-boarded. Make sure to pack water, food, a cell phone or other signalling […]

Desert National Wildlife Refuge

As the largest refuge outside of Alaska, Desert NWR is an excellent place to visit, whether for a day trip or a longer stay. Desert NWR is more than twice the size of Rhode Island – here are some highlights of different destinations to get you started to explore the refuge. Some activities include: Camping […]

Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge

Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge is a biodiversity hotspot and a haven for rare plants and animals; an incredible story of survival for an ancient species of fish. Experience the last remaining oasis in the Mojave Desert, ponder the mysteries of the famous Devils Hole, stroll along beautiful boardwalks and walk in the footsteps of […]

Moapa Valley National Wildlife Refuge

Moapa Valley National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) is open to the public from sunrise until sunset every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from September through May. Due to the refuge’s small size, fragile habitat, and ongoing restoration work, the refuge is closed during June, July, and August. Moapa Valley National Wildlife Refuge is only 116 acres in […]