Located in the Great Basin of the West, Ruby Lake National Wildlife Refuge is a wetland oasis in Nevada's high desert. This remarkable refuge lies along the eastern flank of the scenic, snow-capped Ruby Mountains.
The Ruby Mountains are flush with wildlife, mountain scenery, lakes, streams and valleys. The Ruby Crest National Recreation Trail on the spine of the Ruby Mountains is well-maintained for backpackers and horseback riders. The Ruby National Wildlife Refuge offers fine fishing and bird watching.
Just 16 miles south of Elko is the South Fork State Recreation Area, a sprawling region that attracts campers, hunters and especially fishermen.
Wild Horse State Recreation Area occupies 120 acres on the shore of Wild Horse Reservoir.