Las Vegas Waterways & The Clark Country Wetlands Park
The Las Vegas Wetlands (actually names the Clark County Wetlands Park) is one of the many free things to do in Las Vegas. Located on the east side of the city, the Wetlands Park is open from 6am to 11pm each day and can be accessed through the main entrence off of East Tropicana, or one of the many trail enterences which you can find maps to and information about on the website linked to above.
This Wetland’s park is something many locals are unfamiliar with, but it is a great way to spend time with family and pets (check out the trails to see which are dog-friendly), as well as get away from the bustling city and learn about Las Vegas nature.
This is also a great place do to some early morning summer walks (as this area gets very hot during the daytime) or daytime winter walks after the sun has come up. It is also a great place to get early morning photographs and do bird watching. Early in the morning the animals are most active and you will likely see many birds and bunnies wandering around.
This photo is of the Las Vegas Wash, a 12 mile long channel that feeds water into Lake Mead while also cleansing the water from oils and other contaminates of the city. This wash is directly due to the urbanizing of the Las Vegas desert, but it is still a beautiful oasis nonetheless.
Featured Friday Photo is a weekly photo segment in which I feature a photo on my website La Gringa Photos and put that photo on sale for the week. You can download the photo for just $3 and buy prints starting at $10. Click on the photo above to go see it bigger, and to check out other photos of natural Las Vegas.
About Dani Blanchette
I am a freelance travel and music photographer and creator of GoingNomadic.com.
I love music, food, and exploring cities without guidebooks. I’ve flown a helicopter, hitchhiked down the east coast USA, and once snuck into the back of a zoo (in Serbia) and pet a lion.
I am always up for an adventure, and sometimes I videotape them.