Plants and animals found no where else in the world.
Endemics of Ash Meadows NWR
The Wild West
Mysterious gunslinger and his cabin made of stones.
Swans in the Desert?
Nearly 300 species of birds have been recorded.
Largest remaining oasis in the Mojave Desert
Rare phenomenon caught on videoMarch 20, 2012
National Park Service employee is stunned when an earthquake occurs during a scheduled visit to Devils Hole and its captured on video!Watch it now
About the Complex
The Complex consists of four refuges located in southern Nevada: Ash Meadows, Desert, Moapa and Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuges.
Ash Meadows is managed as part of the Desert National Wildlife Refuge Complex.
Learn more about the complex
About the NWRS
The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America’s fish, wildlife, and plants.
Learn more about the NWRS
FOR THE VISITOR
Ash Meadows is such a hidden gem that most GPS units can't find us. Here are directions for you just in case. Directions to Ash Meadows
Read about new discoveries, mysterious occurrences, bird counts and more. Read all it about it
Our brochure was created by the refuge staff to assist you in making the most of your visit.Refuge Brochure
Come to the visitor center for information,maps, free brochures, interesting displays, friendly people, gifts, books and more.
Monday thru Friday 8:00-4:30 (holidays and weekends when staff and volunteers are available).
This natural spring outputs 2800 gallons a minute of water. Photo courtesy of Judy Palmer - Amargosa Conservancy
Page Photo Credits All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Mar 12, 2014