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Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge

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Visited west side—lots of antelopes!

Driving from Chester, CA to Lakeview, OR, we decided to detour to the west entrance of Sheldon... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Dawn B
Portland, Oregon
Great to visit, lots of freedom

I have been to many wildlife refuges and few, if any, allow so much freedom....go where you want to... read more

Reviewed September 4, 2018
Randy B
Redmond, Oregon, United States
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14 mi west of Denio, Nevada on Highway 140, Denio, NV
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Driving from Chester, CA to Lakeview, OR, we decided to detour to the west entrance of Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge. Stunning, desolate, open sky scenery, and lots of antelopes! Several antelope crossed the road in front of our truck on the way to Summer Lake....More

Thank Dawn B
Reviewed September 4, 2018 via mobile

I have been to many wildlife refuges and few, if any, allow so much freedom....go where you want to go, collect rocks, stay at free campgrounds, etc. We enjoyed visiting the Bonanza Opal mine, they were very nice and helpful.

Thank Randy B
Reviewed June 29, 2018

Beautiful natural springs... perfect for soaking in! We were Ming in the area.. stopped in for a long hike and a quick dip! The campground looked great...

1  Thank Pamelat2
Reviewed July 11, 2017

visited both the Hart Mountain Refuge and this one and they're both awesome places to visit! here in this refuge one can see ( if you're lucky) mule deer's, big horn sheep, antelopes and maybe some wild horses...There are no services here so if you...More

2  Thank Joe A
Reviewed September 26, 2016

Beautiful country with lots of wild life. We didn't get to stop at the office, but as we drove through we saw lots of interesting birds, deer and rabbits.

Thank CoryW163
Reviewed September 19, 2016

Great place to camp, the warm springs are very nice. Well appointed camping sites, picnic table and several vault toilets. Free to camp, no host, There is a shower next to the warm springs. Opal mines are on the same road from 3-8 miles out.

5  Thank Kat K
Reviewed September 9, 2016

Exploring the Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge was inspiring. We only saw one other car the whole time! Be prepared for a long gravel road, if you take 8A, but it is worth it! You don't see as much from 140. There are so many animals...More

Thank Kimberley42
Reviewed August 25, 2016

Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge is a huge vast area of land. My wife and I are outdoor types who prefer to get away from the crowds from places like Yosemite or Yellowstone. We’re used to dry camping out in the middle of nowhere by ourselves....More

6  Thank henryonatrip
Reviewed August 3, 2016

Virgin Valley is AWESOME, but there are many other cool things to explore while you're there. I've never been to the opal mine, but there are many other things to do, and explore in the area.

1  Thank Alan P
Reviewed July 17, 2016

In the Refuge, there is a free campground for tents and RVs. Stayed here on a Wednesday in July. There are not many campgrounds in area so we were surprised we found a spacious site after 8 PM. Campground was about 2/3 full with several...More

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