Located just an hour from the center of the strip towards Laughlin, NV, Nelson’s Landing is the ideal place to rest and relax. Water temperatures rarely exceed 75 degrees even in the dead of summer. One thing to note is that temperatures can be a lot hotter than in the city. My buddy and I departed Las Vegas at 10:00a and the temperature was 97 degrees. By the time we parked the car at Nelson’s Landing, the car was reading 108 degrees.
Driving to Nelson’s Landing, you will pass Techatticup Mine located in Eldorado Canyon. Here you will find old relics, including an array of old cars, homes and also planes. It’s definitely worth a stop and take a look. They also have mini tours available.
To get to Nelson’s Landing, you would need to get to the 93/95 South heading toward Boulder City. Right before you hit Boulder City, make a right onto the 95 South towards Laughlin/Searchlight/Needles. Drive for approximately 10 miles till you see NV-165 on the left. Take this all the way till the end and you will come to a roundabout. Right before the roundabout is a right hand turn down into Nelson’s Landing parking lot.