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 Nature at the Wetlands

Open Daily
Park Hours Dawn to Dusk
Exhibit Hours 9:00am to 4:00pm


When to Come
During summer months the best time to plan your visit is in the early morning while temperatures are cooler. It will give you time to walk the trails and cool off in the Nature Center Exhibit Hall and Auditorium.

During winter months the best time to visit is in the late morning or early afternoon while temperatures are mild. The best chance to see most birds and other wildlife is early in the morning or near dusk.  

Each visitor should carry their own water — Children, too!
Note: There is a water fountain at the Nature Center where water bottles can be refilled.

Picnicking is allowed at most Wetlands Park Trailheads. When hiking or walking always carry a small snack for energy. Please don’t litter or leave tidbits for wildlife!

Wear appropriate attire for walking the trails in the park. This includes:

  • Sturdy closed-toe shoes
  • Hat with brim
  • Sunglasses
  • Long-sleeved shirt
  • Insect repellent
  • Sunscreen
  • Camera
  • Binoculars
  • Your favorite guides to birds, plants, and animals  



Nature Center Exhibit Hall

Enjoy interactive exhibits, a model of the Las Vegas Wash, dioramas with life-sized native wildlife and plants, and a solar-powered display featuring giant motorized insects. The Exhibit Gallery overlooks the 210-acre Nature Preserve and a 112-acre mitigation pond area which served as rich habitat for wildlife and migratory birds.  Volunteers and staff can answer questions, provide information, and dispense maps and brochures.  




Trails & Maps

Wetlands Park Nature Preserve

Nature Center & Exhibit Hall

Neighborhood Park

Duck Creek Trailhead

Sunrise Trailhead

Pabco Trailhead

Bostick Interpretive Area

Wells Trailhead  


Wetlands Café

The Wetlands Café is open daily, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. for picnics. No food sold; bring your own munchies to enjoy in our air conditioned café, complete with free wireless and a splendid view of the Nature Preserve.

Wetlands Park

7050 E. Wetlands Park Lane
Las Vegas, NV 89122

Phone: 702.455.7522
Fax: 702.455.8747





Driving Directions
The Wetlands Park Nature Preserve and Nature Center are located on the east side of Las Vegas: East Tropicana (1 mile east of Boulder Hwy) and Wetlands Park Lane.




Help Keep Nature Natural!

  • Fires, grills, swimming, fishing, hunting, and boating are never allowed within the Wetlands Park.
  • Please do not feed the animals or leave food behind.
  • Dogs are allowed in the Duck Creek Trail, Sunrise Trail and Wells Trail System.
  • Equestrian use welcome on trails outside the Nature Preserve.
  • For more information, please review our FAQ’s

“Please take only photographs! Do not remove “souvenirs” from the Park including flowers, rocks, insects, or other found items. Everything natural in the Park belongs in the Park!”  


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