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Located about 30 minutes from the Las Vegas Strip, Lake Las Vegas serves as a quiet oasis on a hot, sweltering day. In 1990, the 320-acre private lake was artificially created using 11 billion gallons of water. Due to the three resorts that sit along the lake, it's sometimes referred to as Lake Las Vegas Resort. Although the lake is private, the Lake Las Vegas Marina offers boat charters, paddleboat rentals, and other water-based recreational sports activities.
Visitors to Lake Las Vegas can expect to find a laid-back, resort town away from the craziness of The Strip. Many people come here to enjoy the lake and take advantage of the surrounding hiking trails. Lakeside pathways are open for walking, cycling, and rollerblading. Those looking to cool off will appreciate the abundance of watersport equipment available to rent, including kayaks, paddleboards, water bicycles, yachts, and pedal boats. In true Vegas fashion, most of these activities offer neon options with illuminating boards and gear. It's a fun option for a Vegas summer night. Lake Las Vegas also offers flyboarding, an overwater obstacle course, and the only Cable Park Pass in Las Vegas. Using the overwater cable, visitors can tube, wakeboard, kneeboard, and waterski.
Before visiting, call ahead to confirm the hours and availability for your desired watersport rental, since some activities only operate during the summer season. Kayak, electric boats, and paddleboards are available for year-round rentals. Additional information can be found in the link below.
Cover image courtesy of Kristina Willis.