Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs - Summary Page

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This page last updated on 02/06/2019
DirectionsFloyd Lamb Park is located at the north end of town at 9200 Tule Springs Rd, Las Vegas. From the Stratosphere Casino head northeast on Las Vegas Blvd about 3 miles and turn left onto US-93/95 north. Bearing left, stay on 95 north towards Ely/Reno. Travel about 15 miles and take the Durango Drive exit, exit 93. Turn right onto N. Durango Dr. Go about 1.5 miles and turn right onto Brent Lane. Brent Lane becomes Tule Springs Road and takes you to the entrance of the park. Distance from the point of origin is about 20 miles and takes about 30 minutes.

DescriptionFloyd Lamb Park is listed on the US National Register of Historic Places. Though Floyd Lamb Park is a 2,040 acre park filled with grass lawns, 4 stocked ponds, hundreds of cottonwood trees, picnic areas, barbecues, scenic paths and volleyball and horseshoe facilities, its description is often confusing as there are two basic parks to this property; part being what is referred to as "the ranch" that encompasses a world-renowned mammoth fossil site currently managed by the BLM and "the springs", a series of four lakes often referred to as Floyd Lamb Park operated by the city of Las Vegas. In actuality both the springs and the ranch are located within the Floyd Lamb Park. The grounds of the park are filled with hundreds of water fowls, ducks, geese, dozens of beautiful peacocks, and more than two dozen Pygmy Rabbits (Brachylagus idahoensis). In addition, visitors can also explore Tule Springs Ranch, one of the best examples of Pleistocene paleontologic sites in western North America. Tule Springs was visited by large prehistoric mammals in an era when the southern Nevada area was much cooler and wetter. Fossil remains of extinct mammoths, bison, horses, camels, giant sloths and other animals have been found in Tule Springs. Further studies have identified three unique and endangered plants - the Las Vegas Buckwheat, Merriam's Bearpoppy and the Las Vegas Bearpoppy. As a direct result of these finds, the Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument was established as the 405th unit of the National Park Service on December 19, 2014. To read more about this national monument click here ... Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument (TUSK) - Summary PageThrough various owners, over the years the park was a self-supporting ranch and a dude ranch for prospective divorcees.

05/11/2019 Trip Notes: Took my sister and her husband to the park, as they had never been there before. I was a beautiful day and we walk around its three lake taking pictures of all the ducks and water fowl. When we got to the area of the peacocks, we got lucky and spotted a couple of peacocks with their fans spread for full view. Actually, Jim Herring and I were just here two weeks before for a picnic and couldn't find any of them doing this. Check here for some pictures and a description of this courting ritual ... Peacocks of Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs

02/12/2018 Trip NotesEven though I have visited this park more than a half dozen times, today, Jim Herring, Blake Smith, Connie and myself decided to have a picnic in the park. It was sunny and near 70, but the winds made it feel colder. Even though the best time of the year to visit is in early spring when the foliage is in bloom and the peacocks begin their mating rituals, each ''season' seems to bring its own special beauty to the park. Click here for pictures and information on this visit ... Floyd Lamb Park - Trip Notes for 02/12/2018.
02/09/2016 Trip Notes: Today I visited the park with two of my fellow hiking partners, Bob Croke and Blake Smith. Even though I have visited this park five times in the past, this was Bob's first visit. The primary purpose for today's visit was to hike the newly completed Floyd Lamb Equestrian Trails located in the desert out behind the main park area. Click here for pictures and information on this visit ... Floyd Lamb Park - Trip Notes for 02/09/2016.

05/28/2015 Trip Notes:  Today the rock-hounds from the Henderson Senior Facility had its year-end picnic and cookout at the Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs. Originally, I had intended on taking a hike into the newly established Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument, located behind the park, but ran short on time and never made it. Click this link to read about this new national park. Click here for pictures and information on this visit ... Floyd Lamb Park - Trip Notes for 05/28/2015.

10/17/2012 Trip Notes: Connie and I went here for a picnic lunch with company that was visiting from Kansas. He couldn't believe that there was actually an oasis like this within the city limits of Las Vegas, just a few miles from his house. Jim and I spent more than an hour roaming the park’s paths in and around its four lakes snapping dozens of pictures of the numerous birds, ducks, geese, peafowl and other waterfowl that freely roam the property. Below are just a sampling of the dozens of shots we captured. Be sure to view the slideshow at the end to see more.
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02/03/2011 Trip Notes: Today I visited Tule Springs as part of a daytrip with the rock hounds from the Heritage Park Senior Facility. This was probably my fourth or fifth visit to the park since moving here, and every time I visit I walk away with literally hundreds of beautiful pictures. It is a photographers haven for capturing pictures of peafowl, waterfowl and other types of birds.

Play a Slide Show
Clicking the picture-link below will open OneDrive in a new window and a folder containing 29 pictures taken on various visits to Floyd Lamb Park. To view the show, click on the first picture in the folder and you will get the following menu bar:

Click the "Play slide show" will play a fullscreen window of the slide show.