Tule Springs

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Tule Springs, Nevada

Tule Springs in Las Vegas, Nevada, is one of the larger urban retreats in the Las Vegas Valley. It is a significant desert ecosystem consisting of a series of small lakes that formed an oasis in this area of the Mojave Desert. Both the springs and the ranch are located within the Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs which is operated by the City of Las Vegas.

Tule Springs Ranch[edit]

Tule Springs Ranch and the associated buildings are listed as a district on the United States National Register of Historic Places and located within this area. The ranch district was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on September 23, 1981.[1]

Tule Springs Archaeological Site[edit]

The area was home to numerous Native American visitors in the pre-Columbian period. More recently, it served as a guest ranch for out-of-state residents seeking to "live" in Nevada and gain access to its easy divorce requirements. Several of the ranch's buildings remain, as do a few peacocks.

The springs archeological site was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on April 20, 1979.[1]

Tule Springs Wash[edit]

The wash, also known as the Upper Las Vegas Wash is one of the feeds for the Las Vegas Wash.[2] The wash area also includes several patches of the rare Las Vegas bear poppy.

This area is part of the proposed Tule Springs Ice Age Park, a 23,000-acre (9,300 ha) conservation area and a proposed national park.[3][4][5] In 2014, congress designated the area as a national monument, naming it Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument.[6]


  1. ^ a b "Nevada Entries in the National Register of Historic Places". Archived from the original on 2008-06-17. Retrieved 2007-07-02.
  2. ^ "Tule Springs Story". Tule Springs Ice Age Park. Retrieved 2008-09-28.
  3. ^ Keith Rogers and Alan Choate (November 15, 2008). "Wash area conservation urged". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved March 1, 2011.CS1 maint: Uses authors parameter (link)
  4. ^ "Tule Springs Ice Age Park". Tule Springs Ice Age Park. Retrieved March 1, 2011.
  5. ^ George Knapp (November 15, 2007). "I-Team Investigation: Mammoth Mistake in Northeast Las Vegas". KLAS-TV. Retrieved March 1, 2011.
  6. ^ Obama signs Tule Springs monument into law

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Coordinates: 36°19′26″N 115°15′58″W / 36.323917°N 115.26603°W / 36.323917; -115.26603