Swimming and Cliff Jumping at Nelson Landing

Let's go swimming! The weather is hot and nothing's better than jumping in the cool water of Nelson Landing for a swim. For those who desire a little more adventure, we can do a little cliff jumping. Less, adventure? You can float in a raft or just lounge in the cool water. It takes about an hour to get there from town, so we should have a few hours to play in and around the water. There is little to no hiking involved in this, but there are some trails that lead to more secluded coves. We can do a little exploring for future trips. I'm always disgusted and saddened to see the amount of trash at this place. We can bring some plastic bags and do our part in cleaning up. The main cove can be reached by car, but it's a dirt road that's rocky. I wouldn't be comfortable driving my car on it. Vehicles with higher clearance and better suspension will do fine. Four wheel drive isn't necessary. We'll meet at Railroad Pass Casino, on 95, between Henderson and Boulder City. Then we'll drive out past the little town of Nelson, out to the river. There's very little services out there so make sure to have enough gas, plenty of water and whatever snacks/food you want to bring. You can bring rafts, inflatable boats, kayaks, but nothing motorized. This is part of Lake Mead National Recreational Area and there's rules. Be aware that there is not very much shade in this area. The only way to beat the heat is in the water. Be sure to bring your own forms of protection against the sun. There's room for umbrellas or portable shelters, but sometimes it can be windy. Children will have a blast. Friendly dogs are welcome.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    I was late so I couldn't say who all was a part of the meetup, was just hangin out with everyone out there :-) good times

    August 29, 2009

  • Robin

    The scenery was beautiful....the pups had a blast! Thanks again Rick.

    August 29, 2009

  • Rick W

    Since we'll be there for a while, late arrivals are ok. I'll bring my phone, but I'm not sure it will have a signal. If you might be late, check here for others who might be running late. It's better if we go together, but not impossible to find with directions.

    August 26, 2009

  • Rick W

    We're not going to float down the river. This is just for hanging out at this spot. Nelson is about 40 minutes from Railroad Pass and the river is about 10 minutes beyond Nelson.

    August 24, 2009

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