When it comes to exploring, Nevada is filled with amazing outdoor attractions that will get you some fresh air. Perfect for all ages, this little piece of paradise is the perfect adventure to take this weekend. Giving you a little taste of everything, this hidden park in Nevada will take you a million miles away from it all.
You'll be surprised to find out that there's nearly 3,000 acres in the Clark County Wetlands Park, located in Las Vegas.
While you're still technically in Las Vegas, the park takes you away from your everyday chaotic city life, yet you still get to enjoy the views of it.
The Clark County Wetlands Park features a variety of trails, gorgeous green scenery that you might not think to find in Nevada, water and wildlife. A bonus? There's no fee to enter this park!
Featuring a variety of trails, this park has the option for exploration from several different areas.
If you showed me the three pictures of trails above on any regular Tuesday, I'd most likely assume at first glance that they were all taken in different states. One of the many benefits of exploring this park is that you'll find yourself surrounded by a mixture of environments.
To view an interactive map of the Clark County Wetlands Park Trails,
Can you guess who the Wells Trailhead is named after?
Actress Dawn Wells who is best known for her role on Gilligan's Island as Maryann!
The nature preserve's hours are from dawn to dusk, allowing you to experience breathtaking views like the one pictured below.
Who's ready to catch a sunset at this park?
Created to help improve the overall environment of this area and to help educate those who are visiting, the park was established in 1991.
We have a habit of picturing neutral colored mountains and sand beneath our feet when we think of our state. There's nothing like a beautiful reminder like this park to show us what Nevada is really made of!
During the summer, you'll want to arrive as early as possible.
There are plenty of reasons why arriving early to the park is a major benefit. One of the basic reasons to arrive early is so you're not exploring the park in the sweltering heat. The other? Because one of the best times to see wildlife at the park is during the early hours of your day!
Note: Do not feed the wildlife while visiting Clark County Wetlands Park.
The preserve is home to hundreds of species of animals, giving you the chance to see a ton of wildlife!
Most commonly, visitors will see turtles in the water, dragonflies surrounding them everywhere, jackrabbits dashing before their eyes and maybe a stunning bird or two along the way.
The largest park you'll find in Clark County, the wetlands will immediately steal your breath away.
No matter how early you make it to this park, you'll want to be sure you're wearing a hat, closed shoes, sunglasses and sunscreen, along with all your other favorite necessities for exploring on a hot summer day.
How to get here:
7050 Wetlands Park Lane Las Vegas, NV 89122
To get an even further look at why this park is the perfect place to get away from it all, watch the beautiful footage capture below: