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Old 07-27-2012, 12:17 PM
 
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I am confused. On the map, it looks like Lake Las Vegas is actually part of Lake Mead. Is Lake Las Vegas a seperate lake? If I drive through Lake Mead scenic route, is Lake Las Vegas one of the view point stops on the route?
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Old 07-27-2012, 02:42 PM
 
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Google is your friend, see en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_las_vegas
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Old 07-27-2012, 02:50 PM
 
Location: Sunrise
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I am confused. On the map, it looks like Lake Las Vegas is actually part of Lake Mead. Is Lake Las Vegas a seperate lake? If I drive through Lake Mead scenic route, is Lake Las Vegas one of the view point stops on the route?
Yes, you can see Lake Las Vegas from Lake Mead Blvd where it intersects with North Shore Blvd. (I think that's what you were asking.)
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Old 07-27-2012, 04:43 PM
 
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Lake Las Vegas is a totally seperate lake than Lake Mead - you pass the entrance to Lake Las Vegas as you are travelling to or from Lake Mead on Lake Mead Parkway. You would have to drive in to see Lake Las Vegas. There is a residential and commercial development surrounding Lake Las Vegas, which is a much smaller lake.

If you drive in you can go to the village and have lunch and tour the stores or visit the casino. Hope that helps!
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Old 07-30-2012, 04:25 PM
 
Location: Bellevue WA /Lake Las Vegas
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LLVFan is correct, it is a totally separate lake. The Las Vegas Wash runs through conduits on the bottom of Lake Las Vegas which then empties into Lake Mead.

From a photo, it does appear that the LV wash would run in and through Lake Las Vegas and into Lake Mead. But it doesn't. LLV purchases water from the City of Henderson to fill the lake. In turn, the community waters the grass/golf courses with the lake water and re-filled to make sure it stays fresh. All of the ponds and smaller lakes within LLV are part of it's own LLV ecosystem.

You can see Lake Las Vegas from North Shore Road in Lake Mead National Park when you drive north over the wash. At that vantage point, you can see the dam that was built and the openings of the conduit from the LV wash. It's less than a mile after you turn north on Northshore from Lake Mead Pkwy.

Speaking of the Las Vegas Wash, just due west of the LLV community, there is a new city park being constructed. This will also link up bike paths. This is great for the city of Henderson as well as LLV.
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Old 07-30-2012, 04:52 PM
 
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LLVFan is correct, it is a totally separate lake. The Las Vegas Wash runs through conduits on the bottom of Lake Las Vegas which then empties into Lake Mead.

From a photo, it does appear that the LV wash would run in and through Lake Las Vegas and into Lake Mead. But it doesn't. LLV purchases water from the City of Henderson to fill the lake. In turn, the community waters the grass/golf courses with the lake water and re-filled to make sure it stays fresh. All of the ponds and smaller lakes within LLV are part of it's own LLV ecosystem.

You can see Lake Las Vegas from North Shore Road in Lake Mead National Park when you drive north over the wash. At that vantage point, you can see the dam that was built and the openings of the conduit from the LV wash. It's less than a mile after you turn north on Northshore from Lake Mead Pkwy.

Speaking of the Las Vegas Wash, just due west of the LLV community, there is a new city park being constructed. This will also link up bike paths. This is great for the city of Henderson as well as LLV.
It does however have a connection to Lake Mead - of the political/sociological sort. The water rights that enabled Lake Las Vegas were from a property on Lake Mead that preceded Lake Las Vegas. To get the Lake Mead front property back they gave the owner rights to Lake Mead water. Not sure I got that exactly correct but that is why they were able to secure the permissions to build Lake Las Vegas. I also suspect that, if tried today, the answer would be no way...probably with expletives.
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