The Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge is a protected wildlife refuge, located at the southern end of the Pahranagat Valley and administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. It is situated 90 miles (140 km) north of Las Vegas, Nevada in Lincoln County, Nevada. The 5,380-acre (21.8 km2) refuge was created on August 16, 1963 and is part of the larger Desert National Wildlife Refuge Complex, which also includes the Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, the Desert National Wildlife Refuge, the Moapa Valley National Wildlife Refuge, and the Amargosa Pupfish Station.
Located within the Pacific Flyway, the refuge provides high quality migration and wintering habitat for migrating birds, with emphasis on waterfowl.