The Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge is a protected wildlife refuge located in the Amargosa Valley of southern Nye County, in southwestern Nevada. It is directly east of Death Valley National Park, and is 90 mi (140 km) west-northwest of Las Vegas.Arrange your visit to Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge and discover more family-friendly attractions in Amargosa Valley using our Amargosa Valley online day trip planner.
The refuge was created on June 18, 1984, to protect an extremely rare desert oasis in the Southwestern United States. It is administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge reviews
Arrived at 6:15am on a day in mid April 2021. We never saw another person in the first 2 hours we were there. Left to go have breakfast. Came back around 11am and still only saw a few people. SO... more »
This is a nice refuge that has a various types of landscapes to explore. It's a great place to get out and stretch your legs if you are driving to Death Valley. more »
I'm glad that I visited Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge. It's literally an oasis in the Mojave Desert with natural springs and ground water reaching the surface to form clear blue water pools in an otherwise dry area. I found this area to be drivable in a regular sedan. Like other reviewer's, I found this area to be uniquely beautiful, very peaceful, and drivable in a regular sedan.
It was a pretty cool place. Something to do to beat the heat in Death Valley. The refuge is open sunrise to sunset daily but the visitor center is open 800-1630. Take a walk on the boardwalks and take in the view. Will definitely return in a different season.
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