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Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge

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Open Now: 09:00 - 16:30
Open today: 09:00 - 16:30
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A place that I have always wanted to visit.

What a beautiful place. Very nice visitor center. Lots of short trails to springs and wildlife... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Burien, Washington
Beautiful scenery

We were staying in Pahrump, NV so south entrance to this area off Bella Vista Rd was easy to get... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
United States
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“death valley”(42 reviews)
“visitor center”(31 reviews)
“pup fish”(20 reviews)
A favorite spot for landscape and wildlife photographers, this refuge provides recreational facilities such as boating, hiking, camping and viewing historical sites.
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610 E Spring Meadows Rd, Amargosa Valley, NV 89020-1524
+1 775-372-5435
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a beautiful place. Very nice visitor center. Lots of short trails to springs and wildlife. Beautiful fall colors. A beautiful oasis in the desert. A must see.

Thank Angeles
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying in Pahrump, NV so south entrance to this area off Bella Vista Rd was easy to get to. There is no entrance fee. The road is gravel but no problem for cars and small RVs. There are several short walks, some on...More

Thank pasherry
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I drove by this place on my way from Las Vegas to Death Valley Junction but decided to explore it the next day. It can be reached via a dirt road, which wasn't too bad and the Visitor's Center offers a wealth of information. There...More

Thank Grammy H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This beautiful area has some good paths that are accessible to people with mobility challenges, interesting and educational exhibits, super-protected wildlife and the desert in all it's glory. It was an unexpected surprise.

1  Thank Caroline S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of my favorite, but little-known, natural areas to visit when in Las Vegas is the Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge. Facilities and trails to the various natural springs have been greatly improved in 2015. Comfortable interpretative board walks lead to several clear and beautiful...More

1  Thank kumtux
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

There are under ground water rivers that open to be able to view. The first stop into the Reserve gives you a view of the Pup fish that is found no where else. They are bright blue. It is fun to see these tiny sparkling...More

1  Thank debraloberger
Reviewed 2 September 2018

Went to see the pupfish and tracked down two species - easy as reserve so we’ll set up. Started visit by meeting a baby sidewinder as it was being escorted out of the Visitor Centre. Watched film and was given excellent directions for waterbirds and...More

1  Thank Glyn Y
Reviewed 22 August 2018

We went to the springs for a couple of hours. It is an amazing place in the desert. The person in the centre was very helpful.if you are in the area you really should visit a unique place

1  Thank Tony G
Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

We saw a lot of pup fish! Take the walk to the springs and you'll see them. The water is crystal clear. Drive to the lake and you can picknic under a tree then swim in the lake.

1  Thank CARetired
Reviewed 28 May 2018

This is a very interesting series of small springs in the middle of the desert. The whole area was nearly destroyed by developers a number of years back, but was purchased by the Nature Conservancy and given/sold to the US Fish and Wildlife service. They...More

1  Thank ScubaDave16
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1 November 2018|
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Response from Glyn Y | Reviewed this property |
The Longstreet Casino should be good. We loved it. The Ash Meadows Visitor Centre has bottled drinks and I think some snacks. The Armagosa Opera House has a cafe - it was closed when I was there in August but I believe it... More
28 November 2017|
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Response from RueterRD | Reviewed this property |
Yes, pets are allowed.
25 February 2016|
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Response from Caga3124 | Reviewed this property |
on leash