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Ash Meadows Visitor Center
Birding Around Las Vegas, Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge
Ash Meadows Visitor Center
Ash Meadows Visitor Center

Description

The Ash Meadows Visitor Center is new and packed with information about the area. When it is open, find helpful staff and interesting displays inside. When closed, find restroom facilities and an exterior information kiosk near the front door.

Inside, learn about the area with interactive exhibits, watch the Ash Meadows movie, and support the refuge in the bookstore.

While in the Visitor Center area, consider waking the boardwalk to Crystal Spring. The trail starts behind to the visitor Center and runs south to make a loop.

Hours

Open Daily: 9:00 am to 4:30 pm.

Ash Meadows Visitor Center

Location

The Ash Meadows Visitor Center is located on the Ash Meadows National Wildlife, about 2 hours northwest of Las Vegas. The easiest way to get there from Las Vegas is to drive north on Highway 95 for about 90 miles to Highway 373 at Amargosa Valley. Turn left onto Highway 373 and drive south towards Death Valley Junction for 14.5 miles to Spring Meadows Road. Turn left onto Spring Meadows Road and drive east into the refuge. At 5.5 miles from the highway, turn right onto the Visitor Center Access Road, which leads quickly to the Visitor Center (Table 1, Site 1588).

For details and other options, see the Ash Meadows Overview webpage.

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Ash Meadows Visitor Center
Indoor display
Ash Meadows Visitor Center
Crystal Spring Boardwalk starts from the back porch (view S)

Historic Visitor Center

Visitor Center
Historic Visitor Center entrance
Visitor Center
Historic Visitor Center
Visitor Center
Historic sign at turnoff along Spring Meadows Road
Visitor Center
Historic visitor Center Access Road
Visitor Center
Historic visitor Center
Visitor Center
Historic visitor Center
Visitor Center
Historic sign
Visitor Center
Historic kiosk

Table 1. GPS Coordinates for Highway Locations (NAD27; UTM Zone 11S). Download Highway GPS Waypoints (*.gpx) file.

Site Location UTM Easting UTM Northing Latitude (N) Longitude (W) Elevation (ft) Verified
1588 Ash Meadows Visitor Center 560329 4030901 36.42323 116.32703 2,188 Yes

Happy birding! All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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