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Ash Meadows
National Wildlife Refuge

610 Spring Meadows Rd
Amargosa Valley, NV   89020 - 0115
Phone Number: 775-372-5435
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  Recreation and Education Opportunities

Environmental Education
Environmental education programs are available with advance notice.

Hunting with shotguns only is permitted on the entire refuge except the northern quarter of Crystal Reservoir, all of Horseshoe Marsh, and the vicinity of the refuge headquarters. Hunting of ducks, geese, coot, moorhens, snipe, dove, and quail is allowed in accordance with State and Federal regulations. Jackrabbits and cottontail rabbits may only be hunted during the State quail hunting season. All other wildlife, including coyotes and ravens, is protected.

A covered kiosk at refuge headquarters has four interpretive panels about sites to visit, flora and fauna, habitat restoration, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The Crystal Spring Boardwalk Trail meanders for about a third of a mile from the kiosk to the spring, where a viewing platform protects fragile plants while allowing clearer views of the spring and pupfish. Plans include more interpretive panels along the boardwalk and additional facilities at other sites.

Wildlife Observation
Road and foot trail access is provided to 6 springs: Fairbanks, Rogers, Longstreet, Crystal, Point of Rocks, and Jackrabbit. Bird watching for songbirds, waterfowl and raptors is good, especially in the spring and fall near woodlands and wetlands.

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The refuge is open from sunrise to sunset, except the wildlife wintering area, which is closed October 1 - January 31.

Refuge Office Please call for more information (775)372-5435

Entrance Fees
No entrance fee.

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