Three Lakes Valley Conservation Camp

Three Lakes Valley Conservation Camp is a minimum-security state prison for male inmates that is located in just north of Las Vegas, Nevada. The Three Lakes Valley Conservation Camp houses only minimum custody and Work Release offenders, and the capacity for TLVCC is 192.

Located in Clark County, just north of Las Vegas, Indian Springs Conservation Camp was opened in 1983 with five, 20-bed housing units. After a new 210-bed housing unit was opened in 1994, the Camp was moved into it and the old buildings demolished, bringing the population capacity from 100 in 1983 to the present day population capacity of 192. 

In 2008, the name was officially changed to Three Lakes Valley Conservation Camp, referencing the United States Geological Survey designation for the location of the Camp. The Three Lakes Valley Conservation Camp supplies inmates to the Nevada Division of Forestry for work projects that include roadside litter removal, landscape beautification, and fighting wildfires. 

The Three Lakes Valley Conservation Camp facility compound also encompasses the Three Lakes Valley Boot Camp.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Visiting hours at the Three Lakes Valley Conservation Camp are on Saturdays only from 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Visitors must check-in between 8:00 am and 8:30 a.m. 

If you have any questions about visiting, please call (702) 486-3465 and ask for Visiting.

General Rules

Before visiting your inmate, you must first get approval from the Nevada Department of Corrections. All visitors are subject to a search when they arrive at the facility, and you must present a photo ID before you are allowed to enter. 

Each inmate is allowed a maximum of four approved visitors per visiting session (including children). 

Dress Code

The dress code at Three Lakes Valley Conservation Camp is strictly enforced. Visitors are not allowed to wear clothing similar to inmate clothing (i.e., blue denim shirts and/or pants). It is a Nevada DOC requirement to wear sensible, conservative attire as interpreted by the Visitation Officer or Supervisor.  Ladies must wear undergarments (bras, panties, slip, etc.) at all times. 

The following is a list of clothing items that CANNOT be worn or brought into the facility. 


  • Plain white T-shirts  
  • Sleeveless tops or dresses (sleeves must extend at least two inches over the shoulder)
  • Midriff shirts, must cover the beltline  
  • Low-cut tops or dresses  
  • Plunging necklines in the back or front of any garment  
  • Tops with a zipper the total length of the garment
  • Hooded jackets, shirts, or sweaters


  • Culottes or shorts
  • Leggings, jeggings, or spandex type clothing (allowances may be made for pregnant women)  
  • Extreme baggy pants, male or female, as determined by visiting staff
  • Sweat pants, jogging pants, or track pants (Velour pants are allowed)
  • Skirts, dresses, and Capri pants are allowed, but they must cover the entire knee while sitting and standing, be Mid-calf in length, or four inches below the knee. 
  • Floor-length skirts or dresses  
  • Wrap around skirts or dresses  
  • Stretchy or tight-fitting skirts or dresses of any fabric  
  • Slits longer than three inches in skirts or dresses  
  • Skirts, dresses, or pants with buttons or zippers the total length of the garment  


  • No bare feet (other than infants 0-12 months)  
  • All shoes/sandals must have a back or heel strap to secure the shoe/sandal to the foot 
  • No shoes with heels more than two inches high
  • No boots higher than mid-calf


  • No see-through clothing
  • Must not be able to see under garments
  • No clothing depicting any athletic sports team or activity
  • No gloves or scarves
  • No nursing or medical uniforms/scrubs
  • No tight fitting clothing
  • No hats, headbands, scarves, or bandanas 
  • Wigs, toupees, and hairpieces are allowed but are subject to search
  • Jewelry allowed: One ring per hand, one set of earrings, one watch, and one necklace of religious nature (medical bracelets are allowed)

Items Allowed In The Visiting Room

The only items you are allowed to bring into the visiting room are a photo ID, a maximum of $40 in quarters or dollar coins (in a clear bag), medical equipment (wheel chairs, canes, walkers), and oxygen items.

The following baby items are allowed if you bring an infant, and they must be in a clear bag:

  • Diapers  
  • One change of clothing for the infant  
  • Formula (not dry, MUST be mixed)
  • Bottles  
  • Wipes  
  • Clearly marked baby food in a sealed container 

Physical Address

Three Lakes Valley Conservation Camp
20825 Cold Creek Road
Indian Springs, Nevada 89070

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General Phone Number

​​​(702) 879-5472 ext.450

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate Name, DOC Number, and Housing Unit
Three Lakes Valley Conservation Camp
P.O. Box 208
Indian Springs, Nevada 89070

How to Call an Inmate

You can’t call an inmate at the Three Lakes Valley Conservation Camp, but they do have access to phones during daytime hours for outgoing calls. For complete details on how to call an inmate in Nevada, please click here.

How to Send Money

The three options you have when it comes to sending money to an inmate at Three Lakes Valley Conservation Camp are: money by snail mail with a Lockbox Deposit Coupon (cashier's check or money order), online with a credit or debit card at the Access Corrections website, or by calling Access Corrections at 1-866-345-1884.

Coupons for mail-in lockbox deposits must be either printed or obtained from the inmate. The inmate is responsible for sending coupons to persons wishing to send the inmate money.

Please make sure the money order is payable to “ACCESS SECURE DEPOSITS” and mail the deposit slip and money order to:

Secure Deposits - Nevada DOC
P.O. Box 12486
St. Louis, MO 63132

Be aware that mailing a money order is an extremely slow process. Because of increased counterfeit activity, funds from ALL money orders and cashier's checks received directly by the Nevada Department of Corrections will not be available to the inmate until fourteen calendar days after receipt. 

If you use the Access Corrections website or phone number, the money will get to the inmate’s account much faster.

Programs For Inmates

  • High School Equivalency (HSE)
  • High School Diploma
  • Reaching Inward to Succeed in my Environment (R.I.S.E.)

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Careers at Three Lakes Valley Conservation Camp

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