ASH MEAD­OWS WILDLIFE REFUGE—

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Con­tains 22,000 acres of spring-fed wet­lands and al­ka­line desert up­lands man­aged by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Ser­vice. The refuge pro­vides habi­tat for at least 24 plants and an­i­mals found nowhere else in the world. Walk the Crys­tal Springs In­ter­pre­tive Board­walk Trail, en­joy a pic­nic and en­gage in some wildlife watch­ing here. Visi­tor’s of­fice open M-F, 8 am- 4 pm. Free. www.fws.gov/refuge/ash_mead­ows. Take High­way 95 North to Ne­vada High­way 160, go south past the town of Crys­tal, Nev., and fol­low signs to the refuge. 775.372.5435.

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