Floyd Lamb Park
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Lamb Park Pond is located within Floyd Lamb Park in the northwest part of the
Las Vegas Valley. Frequently referred to
as Tule Springs or Tule Springs Pond, this stocked fishing pond is one of a
series of four ponds. These ponds were
constructed on the site of a historic pond and marsh complex that was used by
Native Americans for thousands of years before the recent settlement of
southern Nevada. The Tule Springs area
was used, beginning in the 1930s, as a private guest ranch before being
acquired as a public park. The ponds are
supplied by a combination of wells and artesian spring flows and serve as an
island of habitat for other wildlife species.
Only the largest, uppermost pond is stocked
with fish, although, during high water level, a few game fish may freely move
into the middle series of ponds. The
entire shoreline of the upper pond is accessible to fishing except along parts
of the west side where vegetation is dense.
It is approximately 5 acres and has a maximum depth of about 15
feet. Water quality is generally good
with spring flows helping to keep summer temperatures cooler compared to other
urban ponds in the valley. The primary game fish are rainbow trout and channel
catfish, which are stocked seasonally.
Other species include bluegill, redear sunfish, green sunfish, crappie,
and largemouth bass. These latter species
are not regularly stocked, but fish habitat placed in the pond provides cover
for reproduction and recruitment. Small spinners, Power Bait, salmon eggs, and flies
are effective for rainbow trout. Use spinner
baits and rubber worms to catch largemouth bass. There is no overnight
camping, but there are improved day use areas with restrooms, shade shelters,
picnic tables, and barbecues.
Boats and other flotation devices, including float tubes, are prohibited on Floyd Lamb Park.
To reach Floyd Lamb Park, take the US 95 freeway north to Durango Drive and exit right (east). Follow the brown signs to the park entrance, approximately 2 miles. The pond is located on the main park access road in the northwest part of the park. Ample parking is available at the west end of the fishing pond.