Duckwater is located in the central portion of the state of Nevada. It is in Nye County, on the eastern edge of the Duckwater Indian Reservation. It is also close to the Red Mountain Wilderness. Its population at the 2000 census was 368. The major occupations here include ranching, oil-drilling and refining, or working at Tribal Administration jobs at the Duckwater Shoshone Tribal Offices.