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Valley of Fire State Park
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Valley of Fire State Park © Mariela Ilieva
Valley of Fire State Park Stone Cabins © Jeremy Ciesla
These three stone cabins were built by the Civilian Conservation Corps C.C.C. soon after the Valley of Fire became a state park in 1935. They are constructed of native sandstone and were used for many years to shelter campers and travelers visiting the park.
Valley of Fire State Park © Mariela Ilieva
Valley of Fire State Park Valley of Fire © Lisa Rupe
Rock formation that looked like a beehive.
Valley of Fire State Park © Marla J. Hayes
Valley of Fire State Park © Marla J. Hayes
Valley of Fire State Park © Marla J. Hayes
Valley of Fire State Park Elephant Rock © vegasdesertfox
Valley of Fire State Park Beehive Rock © vegasdesertfox
Valley of Fire Natural Landmark
Valley of Fire State Park Atlatl Rock © vegasdesertfox
Valley of Fire State Park Elephant Rock © vegasdesertfox
Elephant Head Rock, Valley of Fire
Valley of Fire State Park © Gary OToole
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VALLEY OF FIRE STATE PARK
VALLEY OF FIRE STATE PARK
29450 Valley of Fire Highway
Overton, Nevada   89040
(lat:36.5073 lon:-114.5352) map location

Phone: 702-397-2088
Email: park email button icon
Nature of the Area
Valley of Fire State Park is located only six miles from Lake Mead and 55 miles northeast of Las Vegas via Interstate 15 and on exit 75. Valley of Fire is Nevada's oldest and largest state park, dedicated 1935. The valley derives its name from the red sandstone formations and the stark beauty of the Mojave Desert. Ancient trees and early man are represented throughout the park by areas of petrified wood and 3,000 year-old Indian petroglyph. Popular activities include camping, hiking, picnicking and photography. The park offers a full-scale visitor center with extensive interpretive displays. Several group use areas are also available. The park is open all year.
History of the Area
The Valley of Fire derives its name from red sandstone formations, formed from great shifting sand dunes during the age of dinosaurs, 150 million years ago. Complex uplifting and faulting of the region, followed by extensive erosion, have created the present landscape. Other important rock formations include limestones, shales, and conglomerates. Prehistoric users of the Valley of Fire included the Basket Maker people and later the Anasazi Pueblo farmers from the nearby fertile Moapa Valley. The span of approximate occupation has been dated from 300 B.C. to 1150 A.D. Their visits probably involved hunting, food gathering, and religious ceremonies, although scarcity of water would have limited the length of their stay. Fine examples of rock art left by these ancient peoples can be found at several sites within the park.
FACILITIES AND ACTIVITIES OVERVIEW
CampingRent-A-Camp Sitesyes
Visitors Center
The Visitor Center provides exhibits on the geology, ecology, prehistory and history of the park and the nearby region. It is strongly recommended that each visitor make this an early stop after entering the park. Postcards, books and souvenirs are on sale for your convenience. The visitor center is open daily from 9 a.m. to 400 p.m. The rest of the park closes at sunset.
Camping
There are two campgrounds with a combined total of 72 units. Campsites are equipped with shaded tables, grills, water and restrooms. A dump station and showers are available. All campsites are first-come, first-served. A camping limit of 14 days in a 30-day period is enforced.

RV sites with power and water hookups are available.

There are three group-use campsites, each accommodating up to 45 people there is no minimum person count. These sites are available for overnight camping by reservation only. Reservations can be made Monday-Friday from 9am-4pm by telephone at 702.397.2088.


Location
Valley of Fire State Park is located near Las Vegas, North Las Vegas

Picnicking
Shaded areas with restrooms are located at Atlatl Rock, Seven Sisters, the Cabins, near Mouse's Tank Trailhead and White Domes.
Trails
Many intriguing hikes are available to visitors. Inquire at the visitor center for suggestions on day hikes of varying length and terrain.

Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
October 7 Amazing Place To See by Joe
park review stars; one to five I have been to Valley of Fire many times and I love this park. Some of the best pictures I have ever taken have been in Valley of Fire. The contrast of the dark red rock and the light green and brown desert and blue sky is like nothing else I have ever seen or photographed. I have been to many parks in CA, NV, AZ, UT - Valley Fire is one of the best.
September 3 Paradise on earth by Laurens
park review stars; one to five We crossed California, Nevada and Arizona during three weeks. Next time we will go immediately to Valley of fire and stay three weeks in there. A perfect camp-site in an inforgettable state park. I have a slide-show in my mind for the rest of my life.
December 16 Fantastic Park by sandy
park review stars; one to five Like Snow Canyon but twice a big. Very expansive. Allow lots of time to explore trails. Full hookup RV park is immaculate. Showers are great. A must to see.
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