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.
Located at an elevation of 6,000 feet along the rugged Ruby Mountains, this recreation area offers many outdoor activities such as wildlife viewing, camping, fishing, bird watching and migratory bird hunting.
We tent camped at the South Ruby Lake Campground. This is a nice campground with tall pinion pines throughout and potable water. Towards the end of the season the water system is shut down so inquire about water availability if you are going early or...More
If bird watching is your thing then the Ruby Lake NWR is the place for you! It was amazing to just sit and watch and listen to the variety of birds around. The valley itself is also beautiful. Pack a lunch, binoculars, and maybe a...More
The name Ruby Lake is very deceiving. It is more like Ruby Marsh. There is no swimming. They have wading areas but, YUCK! If you are looking for fishing from a boat or watching exotic birds then this is the place! There is no shade...More
Remember this refuge and all other National Wildlife Refuges are bought and paid for from the sales of Federal Duck Stamp monies. This was money well spent on this refuge. This refuge has scenery that doesn't quit and different wildlife around every curve. The snowy...More
The winding dirt road through Harrison Pass on the way to Ruby Lake NWR is worth travelling in its own right with mountain and sage vistas opening into the Ruby Valley below. Nature meets human history in the valley with the restored Bressman pioneer cabin...More
We were passing by the area and drove by the Ruby Lake Wildlife Refuge. It was mid-afternoon, but there were plenty of waterfowl around. The roads are well maintained so a sedan can easily drive over to the refuge. It's a lovely quiet place to...More
This refuge is located in the middle of the desert. It is a beautiful area with many scenic views. Great place to fish or canoe. Enjoyed seeing quite a few Great Blue Heron. Migratory birds use the area from May to July. There is a...More
A national park in the middle of nowhere. It is so quiet here I always feel like I should whisper when I talk. You get some cell service if you have AT&T. There is a Nevada State fish hatchery that you can get a tour...More
The Ruby Marshes are a great place to visit. You can learn about the migratory birds or the other wildlife in the area. Wildlife biologists are available to give you directions and there is an amazing fish hatchery that allows tours.