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Nellis Sand Dunes

Nellis Dunes - Las Vegas, Nevada

Name: Nellis Dunes, aka Apex


The Nellis Dunes are located 15 miles northeast Las Vegas, Nevada. and just north of Nellis Air Force Base.


Area is under BLM authority, but is proposed as a Clark County off-road park.


I-15 north to Apex - exit 58.

Turn right onto Las Vegas Blvd.

There is a parking area and you will see the dunes to the southwest.

Camping Area(s):

Camping is allowed.  No faclilities.





Other Information:

Dust blown by wind and kicked up by off-road vehicles and motorcycles at Nellis Dunes Recreation Area contains high levels of naturally occurring arsenic and has the presence of an asbestos-like mineral, according to a study released Thursday by the Bureau of Land Management.

A BLM spokeswoman said the 10,000-acre recreation area will remain open while a health risk assessment is completed over the next three years, but advisory signs will posted at the recreation area with more information available at the bureau's Southern Nevada District Office website:

Nellis Dunes Dust Study

Dust Study of Nellis Dunes Notes Elevated Levels of Arsenic (1-27-11)

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