Lorenzi Park Pond

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History

Lorenzi Park Pond is located in Lorenzi Park in northwest Las Vegas and operated by the City of Las Vegas. The location of the pond was the site of historic Twin Lakes, one of the original major spring systems that fed Las Vegas Wash before the valley was settled. The site was developed in the 1930s, originally as a private ranch and recreation site, and later as a municipal park. Lorenzi Park Pond was originally two smaller ponds, but was improved and deepened in the 1970s to make the single pond that appears today. It has been used for urban fishing since the 1980s and supplies irrigation water for park landscaping.

Pertinent Information

Lorenzi Park Pond is approximately 3 acres, with a maximum depth of about 10 feet. The entire shoreline is accessible for angling. Water quality is generally good, but the water level can vary depending on park irrigation needs. The pond is subject seasonally to noticeable green algae blooms resulting from warm temperatures and nutrient input from numerous waterfowl that use the pond. This is an aesthetic problem, but does not affect the edibility of fish. The primary game fish are rainbow trout and channel catfish, which are stocked seasonally. A small number of largemouth bass and panfish inhabit the pond and are caught occasionally. Small spinners, still baits such as Power Bait and salmon eggs, and flies can be effective for rainbow trout. No overnight camping is allowed at Lorenzi Park. Improved day use areas with shade shelters, picnic tables, and barbecues are available on a first-come, first-served basis. There is no fee for park access.

Stocking

No stocking will occur until construction is over. However, look for updated stocking schedules for other nearby ponds in Las Vegas and Boulder City from the Lake Mead Hatchery hotline at (702) 486-6738.

Regulations

Season is open year round, during park open hours only. The limit is 3 fish of any species in combination. The use of live fish as bait is prohibited.

Boating Regulations

Boats and other flotation devices, including float tubes, are prohibited on Lorenzi Park Pond.
 

Access

Lorenzi Park is located on Washington Avenue in Las Vegas, west of Rancho Drive and 1 mile east of Decatur Boulevard, north of the US 95 freeway. Direct access and parking for the fishing pond is through park entrances on Twin Lakes Drive, which is the west boundary of the park that connects to Washington Avenue.


Species

  • Rainbow Trout
  • Channel Catfish
  • Green Sunfish
  • Bluegill Sunfish
  • Largemouth Bass
  • Crappie

  • Regions

  • Southern Nevada

  • Counties

  • Clark