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Desert National Wildlife Refuge

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Ollie Hiking Club

the UNLV extension service has a hiking club and we went to the wildlife refuge. A straight shot up... read more

Reviewed 15 October 2018
Las Vegas, Nevada
OUt of this World

The stark desert environment and rock formations are mesmerizing. I wanted to sit on a outcropping... read more

Reviewed 20 June 2018
Teresa V
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Desert National Wildlife Refuge is the largest refuge in the lower 48 states. It was established in 1936 for conservation of wildlife habitat and particularly for desert bighorn sheep. Access to the Visitor Center is via Corn Creek Road (paved road...more
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16001 Corn Creek Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89124-9301
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Reviewed 15 October 2018

the UNLV extension service has a hiking club and we went to the wildlife refuge. A straight shot up US95 about half an hour north of Santé Fe Casino just past the Mt Charleston exit and the Paiute Indian reservation. You have to look for...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank gallaghera416
Reviewed 20 June 2018

The stark desert environment and rock formations are mesmerizing. I wanted to sit on a outcropping and just take it all in. However, I'm a low lander and the altitude chased me back down to 3000 feet. I'll be back to acclimate!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Teresa V
Amy S, Manager at Desert National Wildlife Refuge, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2018

Teresa, we're glad you enjoyed your visit! If we can answer any questions, please let us know. We look forward to your return!

Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

Well done sanctuary of the wildlife and natural wonders in the Vegas area. The visitor center has interactive educational displays for young and old alike. There are trails and campgrounds. This is a very large wildlife refuge, gas up if you plan on exploring the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Sandra S
Amy S, Manager at Desert National Wildlife Refuge, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2018

Thank you for visiting the refuge Sandra! We hope to see you in the future!

Reviewed 16 April 2018

The refuge is a massive wilderness area - 1.6 million acres! Most of it is remote and rugged desert terrain, necessitating high-clearance off-road vehicles or backcountry hiking for access. Fortunately for those of us without 4WD, there is a new visitor center that's accessible for...More

Date of experience: December 2017
2  Thank CrankingChick
Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

You want to know what the local desert is really like. This is where you should go. It's not the the big empty lot in the middle of the city. About 45 minutes out of the city you will find this wonderful facility that is...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Amy S, Manager at Desert National Wildlife Refuge, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2018

Thank you Mike! We appreciate hearing from you and providing feedback! Have an awesome day!

Reviewed 1 March 2018 via mobile

It's early to enjoy the vegetation but the stroll along the trails is very pleasant. Don't forget to visit the store.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Lili89110
Reviewed 29 January 2018

Two long jeep trails start (or end) at the visitor center. Mormon Well trail and Alamo trail. Travel north out of Las Vegas on US 95 (a divided highway) until the curve in the road. Look for the Corn Creek sign, there is only one...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank norman v
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Corn Creek and the Visitors Center is an amazing desert oasis. The visitors center gives information on the history of Corn Creek. It was an area that was home to American Indians and settlers. Its a real find to see a place in the desert...More

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank 2262Jan
Reviewed 4 October 2017

Unless you knew it was there and the mile marker on US 95, you'd miss this beautiful little piece of paradise! Corn Creek Field Station is part of the Desert National Wildlife Refuge managed by the U S Fish and Wildlife Service. Nestled between Las...More

Date of experience: September 2017
2  Thank kumtux
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Located north of Las Vegas, we visited on a Monday and were glad to find the Visitor Center open. The building itself is LEED certified and the architectural design of the spaces indoors and out are beautiful! The whole center celebrates the desert -- from...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Lauren M
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Response from DanDGiusto | Reviewed this property |
Lauren: no way. You have to drive a 4WD. Sorry