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US Attractions - Duck Creek Trail of Clark County Wetlands Park
casino blog
25 July 2010

US Attractions - Duck Creek Trail of Clark County Wetlands Park Over the years, the city of Las Vegas has started showcasing a lot more than the casinos that initially made it famous. With the natural formations and huge mountain range surrounding Clark County, places like the Duck Creek Trail in Wetlands Park have become increasingly popular destinations for folks who want a break from the ordinary.

The Wetlands Park is a crucial component of the area’s ecosystem. Even though there are quite a few sources of water around, with the Colorado River and many natural mountain springs, the Vegas/Clark County area is still a desert. It wouldn’t take much at all for a wetland area to dry up and seriously cripple the ecosystem.

Because it’s so valuable, the Wetlands Park is fully protected. The area encompasses over 2,900 acres of widely varied wildlife and plant life. There’s a delicate balance existing right now, and folks do all they can to ensure the habitat is protected. The wetland receives its water from the Las Vegas wash. This flow supports the frail habitat and the fluctuating marshes.

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