Ash Meadows

Originally inhabited by the Shoshone Indians, this area is now principally known for the Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge – a great place to journey out and see many unique species.

The wetlands in this area are fed by natural springs whose water bubbles up via many underground faults. The result is an environment like no other. In fact, Ash Meadows has the highest number of indigenous species for its area than any other region in the nation. Here you’ll find 24 plants and animals found nowhere else in the world. Look closely and you might even see fish, insects and plants that are currently on the endangered species list.

What to see

Numerous recreational opportunities are available at Ash Meadows. Wildlife observation, picnicking, and hunting are all popular activities enjoyed by refuge visitors. Swimming is only allowed in Crystal Reservoir, however, but please contact the Refuge Manager for additional information regarding these activities. Bird watching is also a popular activity, with a bird list available at the headquarters or online. An active volunteer program provides additional opportunities to enjoy the refuge.

Alamo

There’s a whole wide state to explore out here, which means you’re about to embark on the adventure of a lifetime.

Amargosa Valley

There’s some big terrain out here in Amargosa Valley, all ready to be explored by ATV’s and all kinds of recreational vehicles.

Ash Meadows

Originally inhabited by the Shoshone Indians, this area is now principally known for the Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge – a great place to journey out and see many unique species.

Ash Springs

After hiking, riding your ATV or birding throughout the region, you might find you need a place for an invigorating splash.

Beatty

Beatty puts you just four miles from the ghost town of Rhyolite, and it’s at the heart of the state’s best wildlife watching.

Belmont / Hadley

Belmont is what’s called a “semi-ghost town.” A few residents remain, but the town is populated mostly by historical buildings.