Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, Amargosa Valley

#10 of 68 in Nature in Nevada
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  • It is an oasis in the middle of the desert, with its turquoise lagoons. It is a wildlife refuge that protects exclusive species of this area, such as the famous Amargosa Puppy Fish. It is a pleasure to know the excellent Visitor Center and the care of all the facilities, There are wooden walkways that reach the lagoons. It is a place that in 2 hours is visited and is definitely worth it.
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  • Near our hotel, we made the visit early in the morning. Good time of day to go around by a wooden footbridge and admire the flora and fauna. We then pass through the Visitor Center which was closed when we arrived on site. Welcome, many tips on the region ... friendly people thank you! Place I recommend, go for it you won't be disappointed!
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  • I'm glad that I visited Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge. It's literally an oasis in the Mojave Desert with natural springs and ground water reaching the surface to form clear blue water pools in an otherwise dry area.  I found this area to be drivable in a regular sedan. Like other reviewer's, I found this area to be uniquely beautiful, very peaceful, and drivable in a regular sedan.
  • It was a pretty cool place. Something to do to beat the heat in Death Valley. The refuge is open sunrise to sunset daily but the visitor center is open 800-1630. Take a walk on the boardwalks and take in the view. Will definitely return in a different season.
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