Lower Lee Meadows and Upper Lee Meadows make up a half-mile stretch of open meadow for casual picnics, birdwatching, and wild horse sightings. Home to many of the Spring Mountains' endemic buffterfly species, including the endagered Mount Charleston Blue Butterfly, the area risks overuse by large groups in the warm months and excessive trash left behind from snow play. Visitors in the warm months are encouraged to tread lightly, and fires are not allowed in the meadows, however stoves with an On/Off knob or switch are permitted. Lee Meadows is closed to overnight use from sunset to sunrise, daily, year round.
In winter months, the meadows are often crowded by mid-morning with visitors seeking to play in the snow. Parking on the north side of the road is illegal December through March, with a fine of $250 for cars in violation. While beautiful in the early mornings, it is best to visit on weekdays or seek other locations to play in the snow, found on our Snow Season page.
Always check the Spring Mountains Weekly Update for current open status and fire restrictions: Weekly Update