The 830 ha large park is located on the northern border of the Las Vegas Valley and can easily be reached via U.S. Route 95 north.
In the early settlement and prospecting days, Tule Springs was used as a watering hole for people crossing Nevada, before J.H. Nay bought the lands, including water rights, in 1916. Years later it was turned into a 'Divorce Ranch' by J. Goumond (see Fun & Interesting).
In 1964, Tule Springs was bought by the city of Las Vegas and converted into a park. Apart from the recreational part (see Nature & Environment), the park also includes the Tule Springs Ranch and the Tule Springs Archaeological Site. Many fossils have been found in Tule Springs, including remains of mammals or giant sloths.
The park was named after the former Nevada state senator Floyd R. Lamb.
The park is sometimes stated as being a State Park. For a short period of time, it was under the control of the Nevada State before the city of Las Vegas received control again.
Nature & Environment
The Floyd Lamb Park is an oasis that offers a landscape that you would not really expect to see in the Mojave Desert.
The park has picnic areas, four ponds, grass lawn and trees. We've seen geese, ducks. swans and even peacocks passing by.
If you have a Nevada fishing license you are even allowed to fish in the ponds.
The park is also great for some walking.
All you need is a blanket, a book, and some sandwiches and you will not believe that you are just a stone’s throw away from ‘The Strip’.
Fun & Interesting
Tule Springs was once a 'Divorce Ranch'. In 1949, J. Goumond followed a trend in Nevada and opened a divorce ranch in Tulip Springs. Some years before, the Nevada divorce law was changed and allowed anyone a quick divorce who lived in the state for 6 weeks. So many people came to Nevada to file for a quick divorce which resulted in a thriving industrial sector.
Like most of the places in the US, the park is easily accessible by car with plenty of parking lots available.
The Park is about 30km (20mi) away from the 'Las Vegas Strip'.
Type of activities
For Peace SeekersHidden GemFor FamiliesFor CouplesWheelchair Accessible