Where is Duck Valley?

The Duck Valley Indian Reservation is situated in a beautiful, green valley on the Nevada and Idaho border. Established by Executive order on April 16, 1877, the site for this reservation was selected by Captain Sam, a Shoshone leader who felt that the plentiful wild game, anadromous fish, wild berries, abundant water and the fertile valley soil held a promising future for our people.  In 1886 and again in 1910 additional land was annexed...

to the Reservation to provide for the Shoshone-Paiute peoples,who later came here from the nearby areas to live. Today approximately 2,300 Shoshone-Paiute hold membership at Duck Valley. Click HERE for more information regarding the Shoshone-Paiute Tribes HISTORY and videos.


The town of Owyhee is 98 miles north of Elko NV via Highway 225 and is 97 miles south of Mountain Home ID via Highway 51. All 3 reservoirs are located within reservation boundaries; signs are posted for direction to the reservoirs. The East Fork of the Owyhee River is accessible for 10 miles along Highway 225 within the reservation. When traveling through our reservation, please use caution as we have open range for livestock.