and Overview Located
in Las Vegas, NV, Sunset Park Lake is a perfect opportunity to get a
little bit of good fishin' done right in the middle of the city (check
out the map). If you don't mind
fishing in a city park setting, and want a chance to wet a line without
having to leave Vegas, then this is the place for you.
Fishermen rate Sunset Park:
Sunset Park Lake
Sunset Park Lake
offers a convenient and relaxing setting in which you can fish for several
species of game fish, including channel catfish, largemouth bass, green
sunfish, bluegill, and crappie. During the cooler months rainbow trout
are also stocked in the lake, although the water gets too warm during
the summer for trout to do well. Power Bait and fluorescent green Power
Eggs seem to be the baits of choice for trout during the winter, while
bass and catfish can be taken year round on a variety of baits and lures.
to the small size of the lake (not much more than a large pond, really),
boats are not permitted, so bring a folding chair and set up along
the shore. The only on-site facilities for anglers are public restrooms
and picnic tables. Bait and tackle are available at any sporting goods
store or bait shop in town. Las Vegas also boasts a Bass
Pro Shops store, which carries just about everything you'll ever
need for fishing.
is available within the park, with a small parking lot located to the
north of the lake and another, larger parking lot to the south. The
southern parking lot is usually the best bet, since the lot to the north
is small and fills up quickly.
Sunset Park Weather
While nearly everyone is familiar with how hot Las Vegas can get in
the summertime, it may
surprise some folks to know that winters can get downright cold. High
temperatures during the winter months can be as low as the 40's, with
the occasional early morning snow flurry, but highs in the 50's or
low 60's are more common. Summer highs can reach 115 degrees or higher,
with high temperatures averaging between 100 and 107. Under these
kind of conditions, a hat and sun protection are a must. Rember that
no matter what the season, southern Nevada is typically very dry,
so take along a lot of water to avoid dehydration.
here to see current weather conditions and forecasts for the city
of Las Vegas.
With more hotels than you can shake a stick at, lodging is rarely
in Las Vegas. Just remember that room rates and availability can vary
depending on the time of year and the day of the week, so make sure
to check on rates and make a reservation before going. Some of the
large hotels feature RV parking with hookups, and there are a few
independent RV parks in town as well. The Las Vegas Leisure Guide
website features a list
of RV parks in and around the Las Vegas Area.
Sunset Park is a county-operated facility, and is open to the public
between the hours of 6 am and 11 pm year round. Fishing is allowed only
during these hours. Anglers within the park may have a total of three
fish in possession, and must have a valid Nevada fishing license. Remember
that if you are fishing for trout, a trout stamp is required. Only one
pole may be used at a time unless you purchase a second pole stamp.