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Visitor tips

The following tips and guidelines will help you enjoy your visit to the Springs Preserve. If you have any questions, please call us at 702-822-7700 or send us an email.

Parking

Free parking is available onsite. During special events, guests may need to park in designated offsite overflow lots.

Electric vehicle charging stations

Electric vehicle charging stations are located in our main parking lot. Drivers must register with ChargePoint, a large electric vehicle charging network. Our charging stations are green-powered by onsite solar facilities.

Recreational vehicles

Bikes, skateboards, scooters, dirt bikes, four-wheelers or other recreational vehicles are not allowed on the property of the Springs Preserve.

Stroller and wheelchair rentals

With the exception of some unpaved portions of our trails not accessible due to their historic nature, the Springs Preserve is wheelchair-accessible. Strollers and wheelchairs are available for rent at our ticketing window on a first come, first-served basis.

  • Single stroller - $3
  • Double stroller - $5
  • Electric convenience vehicle - $25
  • Standard wheelchair - No charge
  • Premium Family and above members receive free stroller rentals

Outside food and drink

Guests are allowed to bring outside food and nonalcoholic beverage items into the Springs Preserve for self-consumption, provided they do not require heating, reheating, processing, refrigeration, or temperature control. Coolers and bags can be no larger than 24" x 15" x 18". Glass containers (other than small containers such as baby food jars) and alcohol are also prohibited. Dry ice and loose ice are not permitted in coolers. Reusable ice packs are recommended. Ice in small bags, such as zip-top baggies, is allowed. Inform the ticketing staff of any food items when you enter. All bags and coolers will be inspected prior to entry.

Safety

For the safety of our guests, plants and wildlife, we ask that you remain on the designated paths. We suggest sun protection, insect repellent, plenty of fluids and appropriate walking shoes during your visit to the Springs Preserve.

Leave no trace

Please do not remove plant materials or archaeological artifacts from the site. Do not disturb wildlife you encounter at the Springs Preserve.

Smoking

The Springs Preserve is a non-smoking facility. Smoking is strictly prohibited.

Plant and animal donations

Please note that due to permitting restrictions, we cannot accept donations of live animals. If you have a Desert Tortoise you’re looking to rehome, we recommend contacting the Tortoise Group.

If you have a plant you would like to donate, please send us an email.

Wildlife encounters

The Springs Preserve is home to a variety of Mojave wildlife. This includes native mammals, reptiles, invertebrates, and over 150 species of migratory birds. Coyotes are often sighted on property in natural areas along our trails and wetlands, and are a natural occurrence in Southern Nevada. Seeing one is not cause for alarm. The Nevada Department of Wildlife offers these tips for encounters with coyotes and other wildlife in our urban environment.

Pets and service animals

Pets or other animals whose sole function is to provide comfort, companionship or support are not allowed in the Springs Preserve. The purpose of this rule is to ensure wildlife is not disturbed and to protect the archaeological artifacts on the site.

Service animals are allowed. A service animal is defined in under Nevada law as a dog or a miniature horse that is individually trained to do work or perform tasks for a person with a disability. A disability is defined in NRS 426.068 as a physical, cognitive, or mental impairment which substantially limits one or more major life activities.

Service animals may not, however, pose a direct threat to the health or safety of other people. The service animal must comply with state and local animal control laws and must at all times stay quietly by its owner’s side unless performing a specific task for its owner. Service animals must be leashed, harnessed, or tethered unless such a device interferes with the service animal’s work, or the owner’s disability prevents using such a device. In such cases, the owner must control the service animal through her or his voice, hand signals, or other effective means. Vests, tags, or other working-animal accessories are not required but may make it easier for people to identify a service animal.

Public forum area

The small amphitheater between the upper and lower parking areas in the Orientation Gallery has been designated for signature gathering and as a limited public forum where members of the community may exercise, to the extent permitted by law, their First Amendment rights to free expression, speech, and assembly. Such activities shall be consistent with the maintenance of Springs Preserve facilities and the free flow of persons and traffic and shall not interfere with other scheduled activities. Interference with entrances to buildings, or the Springs Preserve is strictly prohibited. To reserve the public forum area, contact the Las Vegas Valley Water District Public Information Office at 702-258-3930.