We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Lahontan Valley Wetlands

Features Animals
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: 100 Campus Way, Fallon, NV 89406-2661
Phone Number:
+1 800-874-0903
Website
Description:

One of the most significant wetlands in the Western U.S., the Lahontan...

One of the most significant wetlands in the Western U.S., the Lahontan Valley Wetlands is a bird-watcher’s paradise, with 280 species of birds. Located sixty miles east of Reno near Fallon, these wetlands are accessible, affordable and intriguing. Designated internationally important by Western Hemispheric Shorebird Reserve Network; Globally Important Bird Area by American Bird Conservancy; and Important Bird Area by National Audubon Society, these rich diverse wetlands attract a million waterfowl and 20,000 water birds.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 5 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 0
    Excellent
  • 2
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Great when there is water

not so much when we are dry. So many birds so birdwatchers flock here especially in the Spring. Quiet place to spend some time, lovely.

Reviewed 21 March 2015
Diane W
,
Fallon, Nevada
Add Photo Write a Review

5 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 5: English reviews
Doorn, Netherlands
Level Contributor
120 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Apparently the wrong season! Was migration already over, or was it still to begin? Only few birds to be seen. Possibly residents. Mosquitoes are a scourge.

Helpful?
Thank Fred W
Louisville, Colorado
Level Contributor
492 reviews
85 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2015 via mobile

Lots of dirt roads to take in the area and some different wildlife. Most of the wet areas are dry, so dry you find a lot of very dry cracked mud and dried up lake beds. Still a peaceful and pretty area to visit. I'm sure there are more birds and wildlife when it is wetter.

Helpful?
1 Thank gustav2011
Fallon
Level Contributor
8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2015

Awesome!!! Great views, lots of wildlife to see! Great way to introduce the family to one of the wildlife refuges in Nevada.

Helpful?
Thank Shannan F
Fallon, Nevada
Level Contributor
13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 March 2015

not so much when we are dry. So many birds so birdwatchers flock here especially in the Spring. Quiet place to spend some time, lovely.

Helpful?
Thank Diane W
Corona, California
Level Contributor
291 reviews
114 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2014

I remember it being a beautiful place - the dam and surrounding area - but there's basically nothing there but a small puddle.

Helpful?
Thank ArleneB435

Travellers who viewed Lahontan Valley Wetlands also viewed

 

Been to Lahontan Valley Wetlands? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Lahontan Valley Wetlands staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?