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    Why visit Ash Meadows?

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

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  • Crystal Reservoir

    Hunting Season

    2017-2018 Hunt Season is open. Please see the rules and regulations for more details.

    2017 Hunting Rules and Regulations

  • Naucorid


    Plants and animals found no where else in the world.

    Endemics of Ash Meadows NWR

  • Jack Longstreet

    The Wild West

    Mysterious gunslinger and his cabin made of stones.


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    Junior Duck Stamp Art Contest

    The 2018-19 Junior Duck Stamp art contest is now open. All kindergarten through high school students are welcome to participate.

    Junior Duck Stamp Contest

For the Visitor

Visitor Center

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Come to the new 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 on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and open 10:00 am to 3:00 pm on New Year's Day.

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? Check out our Interpretive Program Calendar for event information!

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.

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