Nevada Wild Horses & Burros

Indian Lakes Road Short-Term Holding Facility

Indian Lakes Road Facility Horses

The Indian Lakes Road Short-Term Holding Facility is located at 5676 Indian Lakes Road, Fallon, and is privately owned and operated. About a 90-minute drive east from Reno, the facility provides care for up to 2,850 wild horses. The facility encompasses 320 acres containing 36 large holding pens, each pen measuring 70,000 square feet and with a capacity to safely hold approximately 100 horses. The horses receive an abundance of feed tailored to their needs each day, along with a constant supply of fresh water through automatic watering troughs. Free choice mineral block supplements are also provided to the animals in each pen. A veterinarian routinely inspects the horses and provides necessary medical care as needed.

The BLM strives to place horses removed from the range into good, private homes. Horses at the Indian Lakes Road facility are made available to the public for adoption or sale throughout the year at off-site adoption events and through the BLM’s Adopt or Sales Program.


Two consecutive public tours of the facility are available Friday, October 17; the first is from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and the second is 1:30-3:30 p.m Daylight Time. The tours can each accommodate up to 20 people and will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. The public can sign up to attend and get driving directions to the facility by calling the BLM at (775) 475-2222. The BLM plans to hold periodic public tours in the future as well. Check back on this page for more details.

What to Know Before You Go
  • The tour will start promptly, so be at the facility a few minutes early or the wagon may leave and we cannot come back to pick you up.
  • Bring comfortable shoes and clothes. Hats and sunscreen recommended.
  • Bring your own water.
  • Cameras and video cameras welcome.
  • There will be sani huts available for use.
  • Visitors will NOT be able to walk around the facility by themselves on foot. They must travel with the group in the wagon.

What if I want to attend both tours in one day?
If a visitor wants to attend both 2-hour tours on a given day, they can sign up to attend the first one at 10:30 a.m. (space permitting) and then their name will be placed on a waiting list for the second tour of the day at 1:30 p.m. If the 20 slots do not all fill up for the second tour, then those on the waiting list will be allowed to be on the second tour again, on a first-come, first-served basis.

Can I sign up for the October tours right now? 
Yes, sign-ups are available right now by calling (775) 475-2222.

Photos of the facility | Press release on public tours