Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs


Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs

Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs is a convert|2040|acre|km2|0|sing=on park in Las Vegas, Nevada. The park is centered around Tule Springs, a series of small lakes that formed an oasis in this part of the Mojave Desert. One of the larger urban retreats in the Las Vegas Valley, Tule Springs was once considered to be far out of town but is now encroached by development.

The park was named for disgraced former Nevada state senator, who was convicted of taking a $20,000 bribe from an undercover FBI agent in 1983, Floyd Lamb. The park includes the Tule Springs Ranch, Tule Springs Archaeological Site, Tule Springs Wash and Tule Springs Lake

History

The area was home to several 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.

The springs was first designated as a park when it was acquired by the city of Las Vegas in 1964. It was renamed Floyd Lamb State Park in 1977 when the state assumed control. in July of 2007.cite news |first=Margo Bartlett |last= Pesek |authorlink= |coauthors= |title=TRIP OF THE WEEK: Tule Springs a relaxing oasis admist a sea of development |url=http://www.lvrj.com/living/15490396.html |work=Las Vegas Review-Journal |publisher= |date= |accessdate=2008-09-28 ]

The city took control of the park for a second time when the legislature and state in 2005 agreed to release control and ownership of Floyd Lamb State Park to the City of Las Vegas. The park was transferred to the city, on July 2, 2007 and renamed to "Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs". [cite news |first=Mark |last= Hansel |authorlink= |coauthors= |title= Las Vegas taking over Floyd Lamb Park |url= |work= Las Vegas Sun |publisher= |date=2007-07-02 |accessdate=2007-07-02 |page=3 ] In addition to the park, the city received control of convert|1300|acre|km2|0 of Bureau of Land Management land.

Tule Springs Lake

Tule Springs Lake is the largest of the lakes in the park.

References

External links

* [http://parks.nv.gov/fl.htm Floyd Lamb State Park website]
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