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WETLANDS

 

 

OVERVIEW

Clark County Wetlands includes a free nature preserve.  You can explore and walk trails, view wildlife, and visit an indoor nature center with educational exhibits and displays (air conditioned!).

 

COST

free

 

LOCATION

7050 Wetlands Park Lane
Las Vegas, NV 89122

 

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

The Clark County Wetlands Park is a really large area with several trailheads, bike riding loops, etc.  This review focuses on the Nature Preserve portion of Wetlands park.

 

The Nature Center is open 9AM to 4PM

The park is open dawn to dusk

 

Dogs are not allowed in the nature preserve area.

 

If you go in the summer, go as early as possible (hot) and be sure to enjoy the air conditioned nature center.

 

Here is a great map of the entire park for planning your visit:

http://www.clarkcountynv.gov/parks/Documents/Wetlands/wetlands-overview-map.pdf

 

Here is a map of suggested short routes for small children (near the nature center)

http://www.clarkcountynv.gov/parks/PublishingImages/wetlands/visitwithchildrenmap1.jpg

 

 

WHAT TO TAKE

Water for everyone in your group.  Good walking shoes.  The trails in this area are about half paved and half dirt.  The trails near the Nature Center that we usually take are dirt, but packed well.  A jogger-type stroller or a stroller with all terrain wheels will do just fine.  A lightweight umbrella stroller might struggle.

 

You can bring a picnic to eat in the café area of the Nature Center.  If you want to picnic outside, the closet place is Neighborhood Park.  You would drive there from the Nature Center.

 

It’s fun to bring binoculars or magnifying glasses to explore nature.

 

 

OUR EXPERIENCE

We have been a few times.  We typically take a small loop on the trails near the Nature Center.  We throw rocks in the streams and look for bunnies and run run run.  When it gets too hot we go inside to the Nature Center and learn about water and animal sounds and sit on the giant duck.

 

I wish we had taken a map with us in the past.  I worried about being too far from the car when we got tired and not finding our way back quickly.  We never had any real problems with this, but in the future I will print us a map.

 

For my boys (3 and 1) this is about a 90 min activity.

 

WHAT WE LIKED

This is one of our favorite activities because we definitely do better at things where the boys can run wild and free.  We like looking for birds and rabbits and searching for bridges.  The indoor displays are fun. 

 

WHAT WE DIDN’T LIKE

The website (part of the Clark County website) has some room for improvement – it’s a little hard to find things. 

 

WILL WE GO AGAIN

Yes, but probably not during the high summer months!

 

LINK

http://www.clarkcountynv.gov/parks/Pages/cc-wetlands-park-planyourvisit.aspx

 

 

 

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