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Visiting the Wash

Fishing Prohibited at the Wash

Many continue to visit the Las Vegas Wash for the soothing sounds of flowing water, the awesome view of the Frenchman mountains or for the bustling activity of area wildlife. And an even bigger draw are several areas of the Clark County Wetlands Park boasting new trails, connecting bridges, a community park and hiking opportunities.  In addition, a beautiful new Nature Center building, equipped with interpretive exhibits and classrooms, will open its doors by 2012. 

While there are many visitor opportunities to enjoy along the Wash, fishing is not allowed, as the Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) issued regulations prohibiting the activity at the Wash.  Although this information did not make the publish date for the printed regulations, it is available on the NDOW website. 

Fishing is prohibited at the Wash

The Wash drains the 1,600 square-mile Las Vegas Valley, delivering stormwater, urban runoff, groundwater and highly treated wastewater to Lake Mead.  Some of these sources can cause water quality concerns in the lower Wash and its because of those concerns that NDOW prohibited fishing. 

Though fishing is not allowed, the Wetlands Park offers many other activities for visitors.  With more than two miles of trails within the Nature Preserve and various birds and wildlife, there is much to enjoy.  It is highly recommended that visitors carry water, as the water within the Wash is not intended for human contact.  For more information on activities available, visit the Wetlands Park website.

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Las Vegas Wash Project Coordination Team • 100 City Parkway, Suite 700 • Las Vegas, NV 89106 • (702) 822-3300