THE HISTORY OF THE RESORT
Originally the magnificent vision of actor and hotelier J. Carlton Adair, Lake Las Vegas was built as both a residential enclave and a destination for tourists seeking refreshing recreation, luxury and sophistication. The sparkling 320-acre lake has reflected 20 years of unsurpassable desert sunsets, viewed from an impressive 18-story earthen dam.
Long before cool waters were redirected to form the lake, the site with its ready water supply served as an important oasis for Native Americans, travelers on the Spanish Trail, and early Nevada settlers. These days, visitors and residents of all ages enjoy the tranquility of the nation’s largest man-made lake and its surrounding 3,400 acres, which offer an easy retreat from the hurried pace of downtown Las Vegas.