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Desert National Wildlife Range: Directions, from Las Vegas go North on US Highway 95 23 miles from the Strip, to "Corn Creek Field Station. (Site under construction, check back!)
Floyd Lamb State Park: Pleasant surroundings, picnic areas, barbecues, scenic paths and volleyball and horseshoe facilities, fishing in four stocked ponds, horseback riding, on 2,040 acres northwest of Las Vegas.
Hot Springs Close to Las Vegas: Several natural Hot Springs are located with a few hours or less from Las Vegas. Please ALWAYS read the WARNINGS posted they are to protect you.
Lake Mead National Recreation Area: Lake Mead offers a wealth of things to do and places to go year-round. With 1.5 million acres, it is twice the size of Rhode Island. It's huge lakes cater to boaters, swimmers, sunbathers, and fishermen while its desert rewards hikers, wildlife photographers, campers and roadside sightseers. Three of America's four desert ecosystems--the Mojave, the Great Basin, and the Sonoran Deserts--meet in Lake Mead NRA. As a result, this seemingly barren area contains a surprising variety of plants and animals, some of which may be found nowhere else in the world. Established October 8, 1964.
Red Rock Recreation Area: Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, is located 20 miles west of Las Vegas, Nevada. This area provides a 13-mile scenic drive, more than 30 miles of hiking trails, picnic areas, and a Visitor Center with exhibit rooms and a bookstore. Spectacular photo opportunities and rock climbers love it.
Spring Mountains National Recreation Area: The Spring Mountains are only a 30 minute drive from downtown Las Vegas. Take Highway 95 North from Las Vegas and turn left at the Mt Charleston exit. Wild life viewing and hunting, picnicing, camping, and hiking are all found here! In the winter months skiing is only minutes from the mild winters of Las Vegas.
Valley of Fire State Park: Breath taking scenery and interested formations surround the visitor at this State Park. Hiking, picnicing and camping are available. Don't miss this stop on your tour of Southern Nevada.