Hike-in Required
Open Year-round
ADA accessible
Guided tours
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Stillwater Point Reservoir is amongst the larger lakes inside Stillwater National Wildlife Refuge. With its short interpretive trail leading a shaded viewing platform overlooking the reservoir, it is also one of the best places inside the refuge for the visitor who wants to observe some of the bird and waterfowl population.

The site is basic, with several interpretive signs and a 250 yard Interpretive Trail which passes a series of signs that describe the area and its history, before ending at the base of an observation structure. From the upper level, visitors can look out over the southern part of the reservoir - the lone opportunity for an elevated view inside the nearly entirely flat wildlife refuge.

Signage displays some of the species of birds that can frequently be seen, such as the American white pelican and the White-faced ibis. 

Visitors are also able to walk a portion of the reservoir's perimeter, where animal tracks make up a faint but distinct trail. 

The Stillwater Point Reservoir parking area is also the beginning of the refuge's Auto Tour Route, a loop drive which leads past the refuge's most accessible areas which include docks and observation blinds over seasonal lakes, and the 1.5 mile Tule Trail which leads to another wetlands area.

There is a vault toilet at Stillwater Point Reservoir, however there is no water available here or anywhere else inside the refuge. Dogs are permitted on leash.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)




Parking Pass



Several different displays. Viewing platform overlooking reservoir.


No water.

Pets allowed

Allowed with Restrictions


ADA accessible
Vault toilet
Family friendly
Near lake or river
Bird watching


Nearby Adventures

Stillwater National Wildlife Refuge, Nevada
Stillwater National Wildlife Refuge, Nevada

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Stillwater National Wildlife Refuge, Nevada
Stillwater National Wildlife Refuge, Nevada


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