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Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge

610 Spring Meadows Rd.
Amargosa Valley, Nevada 89020
775-372-5435
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Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge is located approximately 90 miles northwest of Las Vegas in the Amargosa Valley. Birdwatching is a popular activity here, with a bird list available at the headquarters or online.

The Refuge office is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. but is not always staffed. Brochures are available here. Guests visiting in warm weather should bring plenty of water and sunscreen. In wet weather,be advised that roads quickly become flooded and impassable during/after rains.

The refuge provides habitat for at least 24 plants and animals found nowhere else in the world. Four fish and one plant are currently listed as endangered. This concentration of indigenous life distinguishes Ash Meadows NWR as having a greater concentration of endemic life than any other local area in the United States and the second greatest in all of North America. Ash Meadows provides a valuable and unprecedented example of desert oases that are now extremely uncommon in the southwestern United States.

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