By Steve Beauregard
Lake Las Vegas, the beautiful sprawling resort complex complete with hotels, condos, golf courses, restaurants and oh yeah, a 320 acre lake, is located 16 miles east of the Las Vegas Strip.
In fact, Google maps shows that it is 15.9 miles from the Hilton Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa, (which is the southernmost end of the lake) to the nearest Strip casino, the MGM Grand.
It typically takes around a half an hour to drive to the strip from Lake Las Vegas, however it can take close to an hour at peak rush hour times.
This is even more so should your destination be further up the Strip, such as the Aria, Bellagio, Caesars Palace or Wynn, or should there be a big concert or event that is just starting (or ending).
(Below is the shortest route from Lake Las Vegas “A” to the Las Vegas Strip “B”)
Distance from Lake Las Vegas to McCarran International Airport
It’s just 14 miles from Lake Las Vegas to the McCarran International Airport. This is bypassing the Lake Las Vegas Parkway and E. Lake Mead Parkway in favor of taking E. Galleria Drive to I-515 to E. Russel Road.
The other main routes is via the two parkways mentioned above which turn into I- I-215. This more southern I-215 route is longer, distance wise, but is often equal to the route mentioned above time-wise, due to traffic.
Either way, it should only take you between twenty to forty minutes to get to the airport from Lake Las Vegas.
Distance from Lake Las Vegas to Henderson
Henderson, Nevada, the popular suburb of 300,000 residents south and west of Lake Las Vegas, is just seven miles away.
To be technical, we’re talking about Henderson’s business district.
The real distance from Lake Las Vegas to Henderson is zero.
We say this because Lake Las Vegas is IN Henderson. Each hotel, store, building and residence are located within the official Henderson, Nevada city limits.
Closest Casino to Lake Las Vegas
Lake Las Vegas used to have a casino, the MonteLago Casino, however it shuttered in 2013.
While there is constant talk and speculation of it reopening, especially since the economy has improved. as of now there is not a casino at Lake Las Vegas, other than the few video poker machines you can find at the Proof Tavern.
For Lake Las Vegas visitors and residents, the closest casinos can be found in Henderson.
The Sunset Station Hotel & Casino in Henderson is just 8 miles way, while the Fiesta Henderson is 8 ½ miles away.
East Las Vegas casinos such as the Eastside Cannery Hotel & Casino and Sam’s Town Hotel and Casino are both just slightly further, at ten miles from Lake Las Vegas.
Another Henderson casino, the Green Valley Ranch, is 13 miles away.
To be fair, there are a few other casinos in Henderson that are a little closer, however these are small, locals casinos, such as the Jokers Wild Casino, at 6.3 miles away, and the Eldorado Casino and Rainbow Club & Casino, both right in downtown Henderson and both 7.3 miles away from Lake Las Vegas.
Lake Las Vegas Shuttle to the Strip
There is a complimentary shuttle from Lake Las Vegas to the Strip, but only for registered guests of the Hilton Lake Las Vegas.
Technically it’s not “free” since it’s included the daily resort fee. The Hilton offers their guests this free shuttle three times a day.
The bus leaves the Hilton at 10 AM, 2 PM and 9:30 PM, dropping passengers off at the Tropicana Hotel and Casino.
The ride back to Lake Las Vegas leaves the Tropicana at 10:30 AM, 2:30 PM, and 10 PM.
The Hilton states this shuttle runs seven days a week, but is by reservation only. Guests are instructed to call guest services to ensure a seat is available.
One last note: The Westin offers a shuttle, but only around various points at Lake Las Vegas. It does not go to the airport, nor the Strip.
Taxi/Uber/Lyft from Lake Las Vegas to the Strip and McCarran Airport
Taxi prices will vary of course, but a recent Lyft estimate for a one-way ride from the Hilton Lake Las Vegas to the Bellagio on the Las Vegas Strip was $31 (for their least expensive option).
A one-way Lyft ride estimate to McCarran International Airport came in at $29.
About Lake Las Vegas
Sitting on 3,592 acres of land, the actual 320 acre lake portion of the Lake Las Vegas Resort was filled in back in 1991.
Development came a decade later, and included luxury homes and condo developments, along with now three hotels: the Hilton Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa, the Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa and a condo/hotel: Aston MonteLago Village Resort.
In addition to the numerous shops, bars, restaurants (and now a grocery store), found at the scenic MonteLago Village, Lake Las Vegas is home to a marina and two golf courses: Reflection Bay Golf Club and the Southshore Golf Club.
(Photo courtesy of LakeLasVegas.com)