Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, Amargosa Valley

#10 of 63 in Nature in Nevada
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.
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.
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  • At the very top of the Boardwalk area you will find one of the most amazing Panoramas of the mountain ranges surrounding the nature preserve. My favorite Meditation Spot  more »
  • Had no clue these lakes were here surrounded by all this desert. We stopped in briefly after my boyfriend remembered going there as a child. We were on our way back from one of our day trips and...  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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