Amargosa Valley (formerly called Lathrop Wells) is an unincorporated community in Nye County, in the state of Nevada. The community is named after the Amargosa River which flows through the valley from its origination in Nevada to its terminus in Death Valley, California.
This site is near the controversial Yucca Mountain Repository, a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) facility on federal land, designed for the storage of high-level nuclear waste. However, this proposal is no longer being considered by the present government.
The Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge comprising wetlands is popular amongst nature lovers. Another popular spot is the Big Dune, which is a formation of sand dunes.