4 Best Swimming and Fishing Lakes Near Las Vegas

4 Best Swimming and Fishing Lakes Near Las Vegas

Swimming, fishing and exploring lakes are exciting activities, whether you are with family or friends. Catch some fish, take a boat ride or have a waterside picnic at one of the four beautiful lakes close to Las Vegas.

1. Lake Mead

Lake Mead is about a 40-minute drive from Vegas, but it is well worth the trip. It is one of the most famous reservoirs in the nation and sits on the Colorado River. The Hoover Dam is one of the greatest places to visit at the lake, which you can see by driving to an outlook or taking a ride on the Historical Railway Trail.

Lake Mead provides a perfect location for swimming in Las Vegas, as well as boating, fishing, biking and many other activities.

2. Lake Las Vegas

Lake Las Vegas is a shorter drive and a great stop if you are looking for water activities. You can rent paddleboards, kayaks and boats — or give a watersport, like e-foiling, a try!

If you are not looking to get that close to the water, stick to the scenic walking trails. Enjoy several local restaurants while you are out for the day, too. No matter what you would like to do, you can head to Lake Las Vegas to spend a calm, relaxing day at a less-crowded lake.

3. Twin Lakes

Twin Lakes are fishing lakes in Las Vegas' Lorenzi Park. Many anglers head to this lake to fish for bluegill or channel catfish. Even if you don't fish, Twin Lakes is an excellent destination for people who like being near the water without going in it!

You can visit children's recreational areas, play basketball or baseball or have a family picnic. Lorenzi Park and Twin Lakes allow you and your family to revel in the outdoors in a laid-back area.

4. Sunset Park Pond

Another short drive from Vegas is Sunset Park Pond, located within Sunset Park. It is a 14-acre lake ideal for family trips, offering picnic areas, disc golf courses and sports fields. There are also walking and biking trails, a dog park, playgrounds and a splash pad. You and your kids could also try fishing at the lake.

Enjoy the Best Lakes Near Las Vegas 

Whenever you plan to head to Vegas and visit the wonderful lakes, choose Las Vegas KOA Journey at Sam's Town as your home base. Whether you plan to winter here or have a week of family adventures, you can enjoy our campground's many amenities — including the pool, KampK9® and communal barbecues. You will even be within walking distance of the Sam's Town casino.

Reserve your stay at Las Vegas KOA Journey at Sam's Town today!

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