Boat, hike, cycle, camp and fish at America’s most diverse national recreation area. With striking landscapes and brilliant blue waters, this year-round playground spreads across 1.5 million acres of mountains, canyons, valleys and two vast lakes. See the Hoover Dam from the waters of Lake Mead or Lake Mohave, or find solitude in one of the park's nine wilderness areas.
21 miles (33 km) from Las Vegas
Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument is where ancient life meets neon lights. The desert badlands hold an impressive assemblage of ice age fossils, including mammoths, lions and camels. Although most fossils lie deep beneath the surface, visitors can hike throughout the park to explore the fossil sediments that were formed as far back as 250,000 years ago.
18 miles (29 km) from Las Vegas
In marked contrast to a town geared to entertainment and gaming, Red Rock National Conservation Area offers enticements of a different nature. This Bureau of Land Management site has a 13-mile scenic drive, miles of hiking trails, rock climbing, horseback riding, mountain biking, road biking, picnicking, nature observing and a visitor center with indoor and outdoor exhibits.
17 miles (27 km) from Las Vegas
Escape the Vegas heat at Spring Mountains National Recreation Area. This U.S. Forest Service site, contains the impressive 11,918-foot-high Charleston Peak It offers camping, picnicking and hiking in warmer months, and skiing, snowboarding and tubing in winter. The recreation area encompasses more than 316,000 acres of remarkable beauty and surprising diversity.
34 miles (54 km) from Las Vegas
Sloan Canyon National Conservation Area’s 48,438 acres vary from lowland dry lake beds to volcanic rock peaks, reaching more than 5,000 feet. The centerpiece of the area is the Sloan Canyon Petroglyph Site, one of the most significant cultural resources in Southern Nevada. Visitors to this Bureau of Land Management site enjoy hiking and cycling and horseback riding.
23 miles (37 km) from Las Vegas
Encompassing six major mountain ranges and seven distinct life zones, Desert National Wildlife Refuge is the largest wildlife refuge outside of Alaska. At 1.6 million acres, the park boasts more than 500 plant species and 320 bird species as it transitions from the Mojave to the Great Basin Desert. The refuge, managed by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service was established for the desert bighorn sheep. The Corn Creek Visitor Center is a good starting point for your visit.
30 miles (48 km) from Las Vegas
Red sandstone formed from ancient sand dunes electrifies the desert at Valley of Fire. Popular for hiking, camping, picnicking and scenic driving, Nevada’s oldest and largest state park is one of the most photogenic destinations in the Southwest.
52 miles (83 km) from Las Vegas
Experience the heart of Las Vegas Valley's vibrant cultural and natural history through interactive science and nature exhibits, botanical gardens, hiking trails and live animals at the Springs Preserve. With 180 acres of scenery and attractions, visit for an hour or spend the entire day.
3.5 miles (5.6 km) from Las Vegas
Springs provided water for Paiute Indians and later brought mountain men and early settlers to the area. This oasis was developed into a working ranch and retreat. View living history, enjoy a guided hike or picnic in the 520-acre park.
24 miles (38 km) from Las Vegas
The first permanent non-native settlers in the Las Vegas Valley were a group of Mormon missionaries who built an adobe fort along Las Vegas Creek in 1855. Today, the park includes a remnant of the original adobe fort, which contains interpretive displays.
1 mile (2 km) from Las Vegas
Discover the fun at the City of Las Vegas' dozens of parks, including skate parks, recreation centers, swimming pools, sports complexes, golf courses and active senior centers. Or escape, explore and enjoy the city's more than 100 miles of trails for hiking, cycling and horseback riding.
Clark County Parks and Recreation services the indoor and outdoor recreation needs of Southern Nevada with more than 1,600 of acres of parks and open play space, pools and water parks, recreation and senior centers, special events and sports and fitness and fine arts programming.
North Las Vegas enhances quality of life by providing a diversity of open spaces, parks and leisure opportunities. The City's programs and facilities support citizens' diverse interests in parks, trails, recreation and culture.
The City of Henderson offers 64 meticulously maintained parks for your enjoyment. In addition to open grass areas and playgrounds, features include walking courses, dog parks, skate parks, splash pads and lighted sport areas.