Coronavirus (COVID-19) Notice
Although most refuge lands and outdoor spaces have remained open for the public to enjoy, we ask that you recreate responsibly.

  • Check alerts and local conditions on this website and call ahead for current information. Operations vary based on local public health conditions.
  • Consistent with CDC recommendations, all visitors (age 2 and older), who are fully vaccinated are required to wear a mask inside of federal buildings in areas of substantial or high community transmission.. All visitors who are not fully vaccinated must continue to wear masks indoors and in crowded outdoor spaces.
  • Most importantly, stay home if you feel sick and continue to watch for symptoms of COVID-19 and follow CDC guidance on how to protect yourself and others.


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    Junior Refuge Ranger Day

    Join us for Junior Refuge Ranger Day at Ash Meadows NWR on Saturday, March 6! It's fun, free and for all ages!

    See the flier here

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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 flier for details

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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.

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For the Visitor

Current Conditions

May 30, 2020

In accordance with the Opening Up America Again plan and Nevada’s entry into Phase Two on May 29, 2020, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service has now reopened some facilities at the Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge. The following facilities at Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge are open: • All roads, including spur roads • All trails, including those behind the visitor center • All restrooms The following facilities remain closed: • 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
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