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    Traffic Revision at Ash Meadows NWR

    Please note: There is a detour around private property at the West Entrance to Ash Meadows NWR, along Spring Meadows Road via Hwy 373.

    Check current road conditions before your visit!

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    Saturday Tours at Ash Meadows!

    Join us for free guided tours of Crystal Spring and Point of Rocks every Saturday!

    See the flyer for details

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    Tour the Night Sky!

    Join us on Saturday, October 26 as we scan the night sky with telescopes at the Ash Meadows Visitor Center!

    See the flyer for more information

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    Volunteer of the Year!

    Our very own Hal Fairfield is recognized as the 2019 Volunteer of the Year by the National Wildlife Refuge Association!

    Read the press release here

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    Why visit Ash Meadows?

    There is something for everyone at Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge.

    More information

For the Visitor

Visitor Center

Visitor Center Exhibit

Come to the visitor center for information, interactive exhibits, maps, free brochures, interesting displays, friendly people, gifts, books, and more. Open daily 8:30 am to 4:00 pm except CLOSED on Thanksgiving and Christmas Days.

Visitor Center

Guided Tours Every Saturday!

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From October to May, join us for free guided tours of Crystal Spring and Point of Rocks every Saturday! Tours are family-friendly and first-come, first-serve; no reservation required.

See the flyer for more information

eBird Trail Tracker

eBird Tracker

Discover what birds have been seen recently at the refuge using Cornell Lab of Ornithology's eBird Trail Tracker.

Click here to access the eBird Tracker
Featured Video

Ash Meadows Movie

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Discover the story of Ash Meadows NWR in this visually stunning film by Bristlecone Media.

View movie

About the Complex

Desert National Wildlife Refuge Complex

Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge is managed as part of the Desert National Wildlife Refuge Complex.

Read more about the complex
About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System


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