Moapa is an unincorporated town and census-designated place (CDP) in Clark County, Nevada, United States. The population was 1,025 at the 2010 census. It is the largest town in Clark County by land area. Both the second and the third tallest structures in Nevada, the Moapa Entrevision Tower and the Moapa Kemp Tower respectively, are located in Moapa.
The first permanent settlement at Moapa was made in 1865.
Two Hal Roach short silent comedies were filmed here: Black Cyclone in 1925 and Flying Elephants with Laurel and Hardy in 1927. Moapa was the site of a wildfire that began on July 1, 2010. The fire covered at least 680 acres (280 ha) and destroyed at least 15 buildings, largely in the Warm Springs Ranch.
The Muddy River begins in the Upper Muddy on Warm Springs Ranch.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 150.8 square miles (390.5 km²), all land.
As of the 2000 census, there were 928 people, 273 households, and 220 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 6.2 people per square mile (2.4/km²). There were 310 housing units at an average density of 2.1 per square mile (0.8/km²).