Boulder City Urban Pond

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The Boulder City Urban Pond was constructed in 2001 as a joint project between the City of Boulder and the Department of Wildlife to provide angling opportunity. It is located in Veterans Memorial Park.

Pertinent Information

The Boulder City Urban Pond is approximately 3 surface acres with a maximum depth of 15 feet. There is a paved access trail from the adjacent parking area, which makes the pond accessible for the mobility impaired; however, the pond is located approximately 15 feet vertically uphill from the parking area and a moderate slope must be negotiated. The entire perimeter of the pond also has a paved access trail. Water quality is generally good year-round and the water level is typically maintained near capacity. Seasonally, moderate green algae blooms may occur, but these are usually short in duration and do not affect the edibility of fish caught. Because of the pond’s small size, only rainbow trout and channel catfish are stocked. Stocking occurs seasonally and depends on water temperature. Small spinners, still baits such as Power Bait and salmon eggs, and fly fishing are effective for rainbow trout. No overnight camping is allowed, but there are picnic tables and other day use facilities available on a first-come basis. There is no fee for park access.


Boulder City Urban Pond is stocked with about 21,000 catchable-sized rainbow trout twice monthly from January through March and November and December, and nearly 5,000 catchable-sized channel catfish monthly from April through October. Water temperature and other conditions can change this stocking schedule without notice. Updated stocking schedules are available from the Lake Mead Hatchery hotline at (702) 486-6738.


Season is open year round, during hours when the park is open to the public. The limit is 3 fish of any species in combination. The use of live bait is prohibited.

Biologist Forecast for 2012

Angling for stocked trout and catfish will be good throughout the year, generally for at least one week following stocking. Angling slows in late spring (April) and late fall (October) as water temperatures change during the transition in seasonal stocking from trout and catfish.

Boating Regulations

Boats and other flotation devices, including float tubes, are prohibited on the Boulder City Urban Pond.


Veterans Memorial Park is located on the south side of Boulder City on Buchanan Boulevard. The main park entrance is located on Buchanan Boulevard approximately 1 mile south of the junction of Buchanan Boulevard and Nevada Highway (US 93), or 1/3 mile south of the intersection of Buchanan Boulevard and Adams Boulevard. From the main park entrance, visitors should turn right and follow the access road to the parking area located immediately below the pond.


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