Spring Mountain Ranch State Park

Spring Mountain Ranch State Park

Spring Mountain Ranch State Park
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Located next to Red Rock Canyon, this perfect picnic area is the grounds of what once was a ranch house owned by billionaire Howard Hughes.
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4.5
209 reviews
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Very good
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Average
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Terrible
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Coreena B
Las Vegas, NV14 contributions
Apr 2023 • Couples
We didn’t actually get to see the park. I wish the website would have mentioned that park would be gated off and closed if at full capacity. I know it is getting to be the busy time of the year but it still would have been nice to be warned. We enjoyed the scenic drive, even saw some coyotes on the road.
Written 17 April 2023
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JAY N
1 contribution
Mar 2023
Not worth the trip. Visited on 3/19/23. Deadpan lady at front gate welcomed us. Not the friendly type. Made the mistake by parking at the lot at the ranch. Did not notice the parking lot signs because I was looking to my right where the mountains were. I parked and got out with my grandson and immediately a ranger Older man with a grey/white beard )who was just about to leave in his Park Ranger truck came walking up to me and asked if I was handicapped. I said no and he said in a rude tone that the parking lot is down there and you cant park here. I said I'm sorry I didn't see the signs. I asked when the Ranch House would be open and once again in a rude and conceding tone told me. There was a second ranger and I asked her questions and she was very polite and helpful. She represented very well what a Ranger truly is in helping the public. The old coot should retire or be retrained but at his age that wouldn't help. Give his position to someone who is courteous and helpful to the public. He ruined the trip for awhile. Took awhile to get over it but I did. Picnic area does not allow grills (cold food everyone)
Written 19 March 2023
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budzy829
Henderson, NV251 contributions
Jul 2022 • Couples
🎈Spring Mountain Ranch State Park
•Temp: Overcast (rain came later so we left early)
•Elevation: 2,000 ft above Las Vegas
•6375 Nevada 159, Blue Diamond, NV 89004
•It's a great place to seek refuge from the hot heat of summer!
Written 12 February 2023
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godfatheroflasvegas
Las Vegas, NV44 contributions
Jan 2023
The best word for this park is "unwelcome." Gate and fences around everything. Lots of rangers trailing behind you to make sure you don't drop the dog leash or step off the trail. Red Rock National Park is a better alternative.
Written 8 January 2023
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Lee S
Cincinnati, OH251 contributions
Jun 2022 • Friends
The super summer theater presented Mary Poppins to a very large crowd when we came to the park. We had a delightful time the venue was terrific and the ease of getting in and out was just great. Highly recommend going to any play they have there.
Written 24 June 2022
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Holly W
Reading, PA510 contributions
Feb 2022
Off the beaten path and worth it to see this gem. The park is beautiful and the house is a must see for the history. Howard Hughes, Hollywood, huge diamond heist and Elizabeth Taylor all wrapped into one building. It's facinating and worth admission just to explore it.

Seeing the wild burros and Joshua trees is amazing and showcases it's natural beauty. Short hikes make it easy for those who want to experience the outdoors without taking long or strenous hikes.
Written 9 March 2022
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g h
Ottawa, Canada11 contributions
Oct 2021
Looked good on-line but I wouldn't return or recommend to anyone really. Most anti-climactic.
The Good: A nice ranch house and lovely property, with friendly volunteers.
The Bad: Paid out-of-state fee of $15 which is $20 in my country's currency but ok, one can't fix that. But most rooms in the main ranch house are off limits unless you have a tour. Most roads - and all roads through the working ranch area which we were much interested in - as it included the old bunk house, the horse barn and corral etc - I mean this is supposed be a historical RANCH right - were also off limits. All we could see were placards about how historical it all was. There were not one but TWO security barbed wire fences keeping visitors away from Lake Harriet for fear someone may dump their goldfish into it. I've never seen so many signs saying "No Access, No Admittance, No-this, no-that" in all my 63 years. On the Rules sign at the entrance there were about 17 "NO this-and-that" items, concluding with a note that assures us "This is not a complete list of rules." A state bureaucrat's dream. The public washroom sink was filthy, having not evidently been washed in a long time and there was urine on the floor. However there are cleaning staff, I did see a maintenance guy with a litter bucket work for a bit then lean upon the fence for a while. To be fair, maybe after his break he cleaned the washroom. I've been to a lot of places around the world and to a lot of national and state parks and I understand the need to charge fees to maintain an interesting spot. But this place needs a kick in the pants, maybe better management, maybe less bureaucratic and more customer friendly, because we ARE customers.
Written 5 November 2021
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asiatravler29
Honolulu, HI202 contributions
Oct 2021
Was driving to see the sites in Vegas and stumbled across this State Park. What a gem in the dessert. Very interesting historical site to see and gained a lot on knowledge about the area. So relaxing and beautiful.
It's a place if with the family and they need a place to run around and their picnic grounds
Written 3 November 2021
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David M
Warwick, RI522 contributions
Sep 2021 • Friends
Easy drive from Las Vegas Blvd on Blue Diamond Rd. The ranch was our destination along with a drive through the neat little town of Blue Diamond.
Nice day. Beautiful scenery in Red Rock Canyon area. The ranch house and out buildings were open with a park ranger available to answer questions. Interesting history of the property. Nice picnic area. Worth the trip.
Written 20 September 2021
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BriTim22
Westfield, IN105 contributions
Jul 2021 • Family
Nothing to really see or do here. Most things shut down. Too much money for a field of grass. Saw a few cows in a fence but nothing special.
Written 10 August 2021
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