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    Why visit Ash Meadows?

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

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  • Naucorid


    Plants and animals found no where else in the world.

    Endemics of Ash Meadows NWR

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    The Wild West

    Mysterious gunslinger and his cabin made of stones.


For the Visitor

Upcoming Spring Meadows Road Closure for Culvert Repair

The west entrance to the refuge (Spring Meadows Road off NV-373) will be closed for a 48 hour period in the coming days for culvert repair. Please check our facebook page or call 775-372-5435 to get the most current information. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause during your visit to the refuge.

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Visitor Center

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Come to the visitor center for information, interactive exhibits, maps, free brochures, interesting displays, friendly people, gifts, books, and more. Open daily 9:00 am to 4:30 pm.

Visitor Center

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

Interpretive Programs

Horseshoe Marsh area

Want to learn more about Ash Meadows? Call 775-372-5435 ext 105 to find out when our next interpretive walks are going on.

Click here for more information
Featured Video

Ash Meadows Movie

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

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About the Complex

Desert National Wildlife Refuge Complex

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

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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