Sunset Park Pond
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Park Pond is located within Sunset Park in southeastern Las Vegas Valley near
McCarran International Airport. Clark
County Parks and Recreation Department manages this park, and the pond has provided
fishing opportunity for over 20 years.
In 2000, the pond was reconstructed to stop water leakage and improve
shoreline access. At that time, a new
bottom liner and fish habitat structures were installed. Water is supplied from wells and the pond is
used as a storage reservoir for park irrigation.
Park Pond is approximately 14 surface acres, with a maximum depth of about 12
feet. The entire shoreline is accessible
for angling, although parts of the southwest shoreline may be closed to fishing
during remote controlled model boat events.
Water quality is good and clarity is high, although minor algae blooms
can occur seasonally. The primary fishery
consists of rainbow trout and channel catfish, with catchable sizes of both
species being stocked seasonally. Bluegill,
redear sunfish, black crappie, and largemouth bass also occur and spawn
naturally. Small spinners, Power Bait, salmon
eggs, and flies can be effective for rainbow trout. Small jigs or pieces of nightcrawlers are
suggested for panfish such as bluegill and redear sunfish. No overnight camping is allowed, but there are
improved day use areas with picnic tables, restrooms, and barbecues. There is no fee to access the Sunset Park.
Boats and other flotation devices, including float tubes, are prohibited on Sunset Park Pond.
Sunset Park is located at the corner of Eastern Avenue and Sunset Road in Las Vegas, adjacent to McCarran Airport and approximately 3 miles east of Highway I-15. Park entrances are located on Sunset Road and Eastern Avenue and ample vehicle parking is available at the north and south ends of the pond.