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Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge

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Address: 610 E Spring Meadows Rd, Amargosa Valley, NV 89020-1524
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A favorite spot for landscape and wildlife photographers, this refuge...

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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Road trip!

Lovely oasis in the middle of the desert, well worth a visit! Bring a picnic and chill out in the shade next to the streams and pools. The road into it is very bumpy and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Ruth H
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely oasis in the middle of the desert, well worth a visit! Bring a picnic and chill out in the shade next to the streams and pools. The road into it is very bumpy and gravelly - take it slow in a hire car!!

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Thank Ruth H
Memphis, Tennessee
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113 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an amazing place! More than an oasis in the Mojave Desert. This Wildlife Refuge is all about the water and the pupfish. The first piece of advise is to go to the Visitor Center FIRST. Serena is the most helpful and enthusiastic guide ever! She can direct you to the best places to see on the Refuge. And,be... More 

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Reviewed 9 April 2017

We were to Ash Meadows as a class field trip and were wowed by the educational opportunities and the lovely blue pools. Inside the blue pools were several endangered fish. Seeing the endangered fish in devils hole was very cool as well. Adrianne our guide was very helpful and educational.

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1 Thank Alissa L
Middleton, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Whether you plan to make a quick pit stop or spend that better part of a morning, this secluded site is an essential supplement to a DVNP trip or an escape from the clamor of Las Vegas. The staff is knowledgeable and friendly, the views are spectacular, and this oasis is a magnet for a multitude of birds, lizards and... More 

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1 Thank Michael D
Tumwater, Washington
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Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Ash Meadows is incredible. A place of quiet serenity and beauty in the desert. The park service has provided an excellent system of boardwalks with informative placards placed strategically throughout the route. There are at least 26 types of flora and fauna that are endemic to ash meadows- most notably, to me, the Devil's Hole pupfish. (So rare, you can... More 

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1 Thank Laura L
Caspar, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017

We drove and walked through this refuge. It was a bit difficult to find, and the roads are dirt and have some minor wash-boarding, but it is a new refuge and the interpretive portion is very well done.

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1 Thank Gorsefighter
West Linn, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

This is a wonderful wildlife refuge that is totally off the beaten path. The facility is modern and very well done. We saw pup fish, did some bird watching, enjoyed the visitor center and visited Devils Hole. The staff were excellent and pointed out that Devils Hole is a natural seismograph.

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1 Thank jcimral
Arlington, Virginia
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Reviewed 26 March 2017

We visited this on one of our Death Valley driving loops and it was a jewel. Such an interesting and well-designed site -- nice visitor center with helpful staff, good film, easy visitor access mainly on boardwalks. We were charmed by the pupfish. Kudos to the Fish and Wildlife Service -- and may your budget only expand. Good work!

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Vancouver, Canada
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113 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017

I came across listings for the Ash Meadows Wildlife Reserve quite by accident while planning our trip to Death Valley. After reviewing there web site we figured this would be a good place to visit and we were not disappointed. We visited in March and the weather was hot, even in the early morning. As there is really nothing around... More 

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Rogers, Minnesota
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Reviewed 16 March 2017

We visited in February and it was a little cool with the wind. It even lightly sprinkled - but that is what a weather report in this region would call "rain"! We had a wonderful time meandering along the many newer, level boardwalks. Even in winter the plants hibernating along the under- and over-ground stream were interesting shapes and colors... More 

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