Las Vegas Wetlands

June 16, 2009
Did you know Vegas had Wetlands? Seems like an odd fit for the desert, huh? I know I was surprised when I learned about them years ago. To this day I've still never made it to the Wetlands Park, but this weekend we found ourselves at the Wetlands.

We were cooped up all weekend and we had to get away from the house for a bit. Take in some fresh air, feel the warmth of the sun, and get a change of scenery. We went for a drive, we were headed toward Lake Mead, but the Wash caught our attention and we took a detour. We took a few off-road trails until we came to the Wetlands. We had little interaction, just a brief look, Frank stayed in the truck while I took a few photos. It felt like we were worlds away, but the strip in the distance served as a reminder that we were home.

A natural wash runs across the valley, the twelve mile channel leads to a water treatment facility at the end of Flamingo Rd. after water is processed it is released to the Wetlands and filters through Lake Las Vegas and eventually deposits into Lake Mead. To see the wetlands first hand was a treat. The smell is some areas, not so much, but once the weather cools down (assuming normal temps will return) we'll definitely have to pay the park a visit.

From LV Wash


From LV Wash


From LV Wash


From LV Wash


From LV Wash


From LV Wash

From LV Wash

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