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Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge

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Address: 610 E Spring Meadows Rd, Amargosa Valley, NV 89020-1524
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09:00 - 16:30
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 16:30
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A favorite spot for landscape and wildlife photographers, this refuge...

A favorite spot for landscape and wildlife photographers, this refuge provides recreational facilities such as boating, hiking, camping and viewing historical sites.

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Boardwalk accessible wildlife viewing

We visited in February and it was a little cool with the wind. It even lightly sprinkled - but that is what a weather report in this region would call "rain"! We had a wonderful... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Rogers, Minnesota
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Rogers, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited in February and it was a little cool with the wind. It even lightly sprinkled - but that is what a weather report in this region would call "rain"! We had a wonderful time meandering along the many newer, level boardwalks. Even in winter the plants hibernating along the under- and over-ground stream were interesting shapes and colors... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not much to see at this time of year. Nice boardwalk, though. Visitors' center was closed by the time we got there. A bit out of the way.

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Sequim, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Little disappointed that there wasn't more to see, but truly enjoyed the tiny blue fish and reading about fossil water that exists here. Certainly glad that I took the time to visit Ash Meadows. A lot of dust-to be expected in the Death Valley area.

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

I highly recommend this attraction for nature lovers who don't like crowds. Ash Meadows Wildlife Refuge protects 23,000 acres of spring-fed wetlands - an oasis in the Mojave Desert just 30 minutes east of Death Valley and 90 minutes west of Las Vegas. The preserve is named for the abundance of ash trees that once flourished in the area. It... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

Entered thru the South entrance, very rough road. Could not travel over about 10mph. Stopped at Point of Rocks walked the trail. and saw some the pupfish in the spring. Drove to visitors center which is very nice and had a nice chat with the two volunteers working there. Visited Crystal Lake to look for birds, but did not see... More 

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Traverse City, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

I've known about this area for 45 years but never was inclined to check it out. On this trip to Death Valley I decided to put it on my bucket list. If you want to see an oasis in the Mojave next to Death Valley. if nature is your thing then go for it. It is a bit of a... More 

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Manado, Indonesia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

We went on Thanksgiving Day, office not open but still we walked through and only saw about 10 persons it was great, Got a bird shot or two!

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Sonoma, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

Beautiful desert meadows, bright turquoise crystal clear ponds with endangered pup fish and a superb visitor center make this a highlight of the Mojave desert. Wish to return during the spring to see more birds and wild flowers. Did see a "phainopepla" (bird) and now know how to pronounce it. ;) Any where near, treat yourself and go!

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

We got there a bit early the Tuesday before Thanksgiving and they opened early just for us when they saw us out there. The museum was very informative with video of the pupfish and all the people there were very friendly and helpful. We did some of the boardwalk hikes and the water is crystal clear to the bottom and... More 

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st. catharines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

Wish I could rate this place double than excellent. The education we received here blew us away. The last natural oasis left in the Mojave desert. The environmental importance of this place is beyond compare. We went early in the morning and the different list of bird and wildlife species we encountered was numerous. The Pupfish stole the show. Look... More 

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