5 Most Gorgeous Lakes In Las Vegas, Nevada

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Picture a city with over 130 brightly lit casinos and crowd-filled bars, that’s Las Vegas. Besides being a renowned entertainment hub, the bustling city is also a center for trade. A bird’s eye view of Vegas consists of stately buildings, reflective of a progressive, festive, inviting, and to an extent, expensive city. However, the city’s urban charm, including its famed nightlife, is only one of the many sides of Vegas. There are many enjoyable things to do in Las Vegas that do not involve alcohol or hurt your pockets. People go far to unwind when Las Vegas itself has some of the country’s loveliest lakes. Being outdoors is one of the nice things you can gift yourself after days and years of hustling. Here, you can learn how to water ski, catch a fish, and row through calm lake waters. Read on to see our list of the most gorgeous lakes in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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1. Lake Jacqueline

Bench near a lake
Source: Pixy

Las Vegas takes pride in its shark tank pool where you and sea predators can swim together but with a mirror glass in between. At Lake Jacqueline, which is located in the northwest section of Las Vegas, is a quiet and pleasant destination. Here, you can swim all day with real fish, turtles, and ducks in natural waters. It’s a favorite past-time activity among local and international visitors. The surrounding neighborhood is a friendly community, and the charming houses add character to the place. You can bring your dog for a nice walk in the lake park. You can practice your fishing skills, or you can just sit still on the bench, watch charming swans while letting the waters take away your mental stress. Note that fishing in Lake Jacqueline is on a catch-and-release arrangement.

Lake Jacqueline

Address: 8301 to 8303 Coral Shores Drive, Summerlin, Las Vegas, Nevada

Opening hours: 12am - 12pm (daily)

Price: Free

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2. Tule Springs Lake

Floyd Lamb Park
Source: Photo by Flickr user Ken Lund used under CC BY-SA 2.0

Tule Springs consists of small lakes that create an oasis in Mojave Desert. The largest is Tule Springs Lake which features the spacious Floyd Lamb Park with 2040 acres (826 hectares) of land area. The area is now well-developed consisting of a ranch, fishing pond, and an archaeological site. Besides being a recreational destination, Tule Springs Lake is also integral to the desert ecosystem. Bodies of water like lakes did not start as tourist destinations. Tule Springs Lakes help reduce the impact of floods, filter sediments, replenish groundwater, and even preserve the biodiversity in the surrounding areas. If you want something more than swimming and boating, then drive up to Tule Springs today.

Tule Springs Lake (Floyd Lamb Park)

Address: 9200 Tule Springs Rd, Las Vegas, NV 8913

Website: Tule Springs Lake

Opening hours: Apr - Sep: 8am - 8pm (daily); Oct - Mar: 9am - 5pm (daily)

Price: From 6 USD

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3. Mulberry Lake

Mulberry Lake
Source: Photo by Flickr user Hans J E used under CC BY-SA 2.0

Mulberry Lake is the second biggest among the member lakes of Tule Springs. It helps preserve the rich biodiversity in the desert ecosystem, and as it feeds the marine life, it also fills in the human mind with positive energy. Many visitors from surrounding cities come to Mulberry Lake to unwind and spend quality time with family. The picturesque Mulberry Lake is about 20 miles (32 kilometers) from North Vegas. It takes half an hour at a moderate speed of driving. If you’re planning a fishing adventure in this area, the best time to visit Mulberry Lake is between 4am to 7am. Wake up with the sun to catch a great harvest.

Mulberry Lake

Address: Las Vegas, NV 89131, USA

Opening hours: Apr - Sep: 8am - 8pm (daily); Oct - Mar: 9am - 5pm (daily)

Price: From 6 USD

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4. Lake Las Vegas

Lake Las Vegas
Source: Photo by Flickr user Ed Schipul used under CC BY-SA 2.0

The world-class 320-acre (129 hectares) Lake Las Vegas is an artificial lake developed into a luxury resort complex including Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort and Aston MonteLago Village Resort. If you’re with kids, Hilton Lake Las Vegas is a kid-friendly resort where you spend memorable time with the family. Imagine all the luxuries of a five-star hotel with a million-dollar view of the lake while treating yourself to a spa retreat over the weekend in an idyllic location. Lake Las Vegas Event Center holds special exhibits and events that add to the festivity of the atmosphere. Golf courses and casinos are available, too. Depending on the activity you choose, the resort’s operational hours vary. Nonetheless, if you are taking a red-eye flight, the hotel’s front desk remains open to greet you.

Lake Las Vegas

Address: Nevada 89011, USA

Website: Lake Las Vegas

Opening hours: 12am - 12pm (daily)

Price: From 100 USD

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5. Lake Mead (from USD 1.0)

Living in a concrete jungle can lead to mental stress. A quick nature trip will help you forget about the day’s or the month’s worries. Visit Lake Mead, the country’s largest artificial reservoir in terms of water capacity approximately 112 miles (180 kilometers) long. This stunning lake supplies potable water to over 20 million people and irrigates massive farmlands. It spans 247 square miles (640 square kilometers) in surface area, large enough for water sports like water skiing or wake surfing. Don’t know how to ride waves? Book private lessons for any of the water sports available here. The tour package includes the use of equipment and lunch. You only need to ready yourself for two hours of exciting water adventure.

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Wet Package: 2-Hour Water Sports Package on Lake Mead

Duration: 2 hours

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Destress in Las Vegas' most beautiful lakes

Known to many as a casino capital, Las Vegas also provides exciting nature adventures away from the hustle-bustle of city life. So instead of hanging out at the usual theme parks and hip-hop bars, consider the nature experience that Las Vegas has to offer. Its lakes, man-made and natural, are stunning destinations for recreational activities such as boating, fishing, swimming, and extreme water sports. You are welcome to try anything that will suit you. Check out the gorgeous lakes in Las Vegas, Nevada, and see if they are open on your preferred dates.

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Jahz is a Philippine-based writer who enjoys solo travels as much as group adventures. She believes that life is too short to be spent living in one place, so she makes it a point to experience a...Read more

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