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Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge

#1 of 2 things to do in Amargosa Valley Features Animals
610 E Spring Meadows Rd, Amargosa Valley, NV 89020-1524
+1 775-372-5435
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Puppy fish!

This place is a wonderful jewel in the desert. A natural oasis with rushing streams that you can... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Monique N
Saint Petersburg, Florida, United States
Awesome Refuge in the Desert

An Amazing place and like an oasis in the desert. A good location to see the variety of life in a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Everett, Washington
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A favorite spot for landscape and wildlife photographers, this refuge provides recreational facilities such as boating, hiking, camping and viewing historical sites.
  • Excellent75%
  • Very good19%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“pup fish” (13 reviews)
“devil's hole” (17 reviews)
“death valley” (33 reviews)
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610 E Spring Meadows Rd, Amargosa Valley, NV 89020-1524
+1 775-372-5435
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is a wonderful jewel in the desert. A natural oasis with rushing streams that you can hear before seeing. Jack Rabbits, boardwalks, clear blue pools... and of course the star of the show, the Pupfish! They are amazing little guys worth a trip...More

Thank Monique N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An Amazing place and like an oasis in the desert. A good location to see the variety of life in a arid land. The range we talked to (AJ) was great, had lots of information and was enthusiastic about what was available and gave great...More

Thank RueterRD
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely oasis in the middle of the desert, well worth a visit! Bring a picnic and chill out in the shade next to the streams and pools. The road into it is very bumpy and gravelly - take it slow in a hire car!!

1  Thank Ruth H
Reviewed 6 May 2017

This is an amazing place! More than an oasis in the Mojave Desert. This Wildlife Refuge is all about the water and the pupfish. The first piece of advise is to go to the Visitor Center FIRST. Serena is the most helpful and enthusiastic guide...More

1  Thank GypsyBreeze
Reviewed 9 April 2017

We were to Ash Meadows as a class field trip and were wowed by the educational opportunities and the lovely blue pools. Inside the blue pools were several endangered fish. Seeing the endangered fish in devils hole was very cool as well. Adrianne our guide...More

2  Thank Alissa L
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Whether you plan to make a quick pit stop or spend that better part of a morning, this secluded site is an essential supplement to a DVNP trip or an escape from the clamor of Las Vegas. The staff is knowledgeable and friendly, the views...More

2  Thank Michael D
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Ash Meadows is incredible. A place of quiet serenity and beauty in the desert. The park service has provided an excellent system of boardwalks with informative placards placed strategically throughout the route. There are at least 26 types of flora and fauna that are endemic...More

1  Thank Laura L
Reviewed 4 April 2017

We drove and walked through this refuge. It was a bit difficult to find, and the roads are dirt and have some minor wash-boarding, but it is a new refuge and the interpretive portion is very well done.

1  Thank Gorsefighter
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

This is a wonderful wildlife refuge that is totally off the beaten path. The facility is modern and very well done. We saw pup fish, did some bird watching, enjoyed the visitor center and visited Devils Hole. The staff were excellent and pointed out that...More

1  Thank jcimral
Reviewed 26 March 2017

We visited this on one of our Death Valley driving loops and it was a jewel. Such an interesting and well-designed site -- nice visitor center with helpful staff, good film, easy visitor access mainly on boardwalks. We were charmed by the pupfish. Kudos to...More

1  Thank Claudia V
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Petsmart allowed?
26 February 2016|
Response from vicsdahlias | Reviewed this property |
Not sure....you can look up website & check.Most NWR don't allow pets,but sometimes they can stay in the car. But I would check...