The Clark County Wetlands Park is a 2,900-acre nature and wildlife habitat viewing area bordering both sides of the Las Vegas Wash as it flows past Frenchman Mountain and the red sandstone of Rainbow Gardens on its way to Lake Mead. With miles of paved trails, visitors can explore the streams, ponds the area home at least part of the year.
The Great Blue Heron, Red-Shouldered Hawk, Spotted Towhee, Red-winged Blackbird, Song Sparrow, Wood Duck, and the Northern Saw-Whet Owl are among those that can be spotted. The Wetlands Park is also home to the coyote, whose diet consists of rabbits, mice, ground squirrels, lizards, insects, grasses and fruits. There have been few instances of coyotes attacking humans.
The visitor and education center offers visitors a chance to examine the ecology of the area more closely and to learn about the importance of preserving wildlife and protecting Lake Mead and the Colorado River System.
Admission is free
Visitor Center open daily from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Nature Center open dawn to dusk
Clark County Wetlands Park
7050 Wetlands Park Lane
Las Vegas, NV 89122