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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
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!
Thank Teresa V
Amy S, Manager at Desert National Wildlife Refuge, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago
Teresa, we're glad you enjoyed your visit! If we can answer any questions, please let us know. We look forward to your return!
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
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!
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
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
Thank Mike O
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!
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
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
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
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
Well done Visitor Center with interactive exhibits, a small gift shop, and a room to watch an introductory film on the area. There are 5 short trails that intertwine and loop past a stream and wetlands areas. A small building along the way houses an...More