The 5 Best Places to Fly a Drone in Las Vegas (2023)

A list of the best places to fly a drone in Las Vegas, Nevada.

In this article, we’ve scouted out the best places to fly a drone in Las Vegas, Nevada.

If you live in (or are traveling to) Las Vegas, please use this page as a resource to better understand not just where to fly, but also where it’s legal and illegal to fly a drone. We provide guidance on regulations to help you stay compliant with both federal and local rules.

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A Sectional Chart of the airspace surrounding Las Vegas, NV. Source: VFR Map

Las Vegas Drone Laws — Recreational vs. Commercial

The first thing to understand about flying a drone in Las Vegas (or any city for that matter) is that under federal FAA regulations, you are either operating recreationally or commercially.

Drone operators are no longer required to independently contact air traffic control when flying within five miles of an airport. Instead, both recreational and commercial flyers can use the automated LAANC system to request airspace authorization to fly in controlled airspace around and above many airports. If you’re operating in Class B, C, D, or E controlled airspace, you’ll need to request airspace authorization. You may do this through LAANC or through FAADroneZone in areas where LAANC is not available.

When we list locations below, we’ll share whether they sit in controlled or uncontrolled airspace.

Get up-to-date airspace information, including temporary flight restrictions, using free apps like Aloft , Autopylot , or B4UFLY .

Interested in becoming an FAA-certified drone pilot so you can operate under the Part 107 regulations and make money flying your drone? Check out our industry-leading, online training course over at Drone Pilot Ground School.

So those are the federal rules.

But what about local Las Vegas drone laws?

Here’s a guide we put together for drone laws in Nevada. Make sure to consult that to see if there are any local drone ordinances you should follow in Las Vegas. When in doubt, use good judgment and follow the FAA’s guidelines.

Note: The content on this page is meant for informational purposes only and is not meant to take the place of legal counsel. If we missed something, or if you have further questions, please send an email to support[at]uavcoach[dot]com, and we’ll do our best to help you out.

Where to Fly a Drone in Las Vegas

Alrighty—without further ado, here are our top picks for the best places to fly a drone in the Las Vegas area. We selected these locations based on airspace restrictions, accessibility, and attractions. You’ll find that most of the locations we’ve chosen are located in uncontrolled, Class G airspace where you don’t need to request permission to fly. Additionally, we made sure to highlight any locations with designated sUAS/remote aircraft fields.

1 — Cornerstone Park

1600 Wigwam Pkwy, Henderson, NV 89074

Cornerstone Park consists of 100 acres and is located in Henderson, Nevada. The main feature of the park is Railroad Lake. The view of the lake is stunning with the mountains providing a picturesque scene. The park also has a nice green area that would be great for flying a drone.

2 — Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area

1000 Scenic Loop Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89161

Red Rock Canyon Conservation Area  consists of large rock formations located in Clark County, Nevada. The canyon is known for its stunning red walls that are over 3,000 feet tall. The stark contrast between the rocks and the surrounding desert landscape creates a phenomenal view that would look great in any drone footage. It is important to note that although drones are allowed here, they are prohibited over the designated wilderness areas.

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Source: Bureau of Land Management

3 — Seven Magic Mountains

S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89054

Seven Magic Mountains is a unique art exhibit located south of Las Vegas near the Jean Dry Lake. It features seven painted and stacked boulders that stand 35 feet tall. The piece was created by internationally renowned Swiss artist Ugo Rondiones. The rocks are painted with vibrant colors, which makes them stand out against the surrounding landscape. Drone pilots will appreciate the stunning display and the mountainous landscape that surrounds it.

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Source: Sarah Nichols

4 — Lake Las Vegas

Henderson, NV 89011

Lake Las Vegas is a 320-acre artificial lake located in Henderson, Nevada. The area has been the center of a large development by various resort groups. Water was diverted in 1990 which allowed the lake to be filled with three billion gallons of water. The mountainous landscape in conjunction with the scenic view of the lake is breathtaking.

Mavic Pro - Lake Las Vegas & Red Rock Canyon, Nevada

5 — Potosi Mountain South

Nevada 89054

Potosi Mountain South is a peak at the top of Potosi Mountain just outside of Las Vegas, Nevada. It is apart of the Spring Mountain Range and has an elevation of 8,517 feet. It is important to note that there are FM radio towers on the adjacent peak. Please stay away from these towers and always remain vigilant. Although this is no easy climb, the stunning views at the top will be worth it. Drone pilots who are looking for a challenge to get that picture-perfect view will enjoy this location.

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Source: Stan Shebs