Desert National Wildlife Range

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Desert National Wildlife Range

Address:HCR 38 Box 700
Las Vegas, NV 89124

Phone:702-879-6110
Fax:702-879-6115
Web: www.fws.gov/desertcomplex/desertrange
Established: 1936.
Location:23 miles north of Las Vegas in southern Nevada.
Facilities:Primitive campsites, picnic areas, viewing sites, trails, auto tour route, historic features.
Activities:Camping, hiking, horseback riding, hunting, educational programs.
Special Features:The largest national wildlife refuge in the 48 contiguous states, large enough to cover the state of Rhode Island twice, with room to spare. The site also contains six mountain ranges with elevations ranging from 2,500 feet to nearly 10,000 feet.
Habitats: 1.5 million acres of desert shrub, desert woodlands, and coniferous forest in the Mohave Desert.
Access: Unlimited; a four-wheel drive vehicle with high clearance is recommended.
Wild life: Desert bighorn sheep. Also provides habitat for the endangered pahrump poolfish, mule deer, coyotes, and birds.

See other parks in Nevada.
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They would be constructed in federally protected lands, including land adjacent to, or in, Joshua Tree National Park in California, Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge in New Mexico and Desert National Wildlife Refuge in Nevada.
For camping, fishing, and hunting information, call 725-3417, or write Desert National Wildlife Refuge Complex, 1500 N.
Desert National Wildlife Refuge Complex, NV: A pending proposal pushed by the Southern Nevada Water Authority to drill water wells in the refuge threatens to dry up spring-fed desert oases essential for endangered species.