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SHELDON NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE

575,000 acres. Located in the northwest corner of Nevada, along the Oregon border, this National Wildlife Refuge is in a semi-desert area, with rolling hills and tablelands intersected by rocky canyons. Elevations range from 4,500 feet to 7,600 feet.

Included here are some lakes, creeks, marshes, grasslands, and brushlands, with stands of aspen and juniper. Among the wildlife are pronghorn antelope, mule deer, mountain lion, bobcat, and coyote.

Activities: The National Wildlife Refuge is open to hiking, backpacking, and horseback riding, but most of the area is trail-less. Travel is generally cross-country. Fishing is restricted to a couple of locations. Limited hunting is permitted.

Camping Regulations: A special use permit is required in order to camp outside of campgrounds. Campfires are allowed, but may be prohibited when the fire hazard is high.

For Further Information: Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge, P.O. Box 111, Lakeview, OR J7630; (503)947-3315.

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