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Nevada State Parks

USA Parks
Las Vegas Region
Valley of Fire State Park
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.
P.O. Box 515
Overton, Nevada   89040

Phone: 702-397-2088
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.
CampingRent-A-Camp Sitesyes
All campsites are first come, first serve. Two campgrounds with 51 units are available. Campsites are equipped with shaded tables, grills, water, and restrooms. An additional fee is charged for the use of the area and is payable at the campground. A dump station and showers are available.

Picnicking: Shaded areas with restrooms are located at Atlatl Rock, Seven Sisters, the Cabins, near Mouse's Tank trail head and White Domes.

Group Area: There are three group areas, each accommodating up to 45 persons. They are available for overnight camping and picnicking by reservation only. Advance reservations are required. For information call Valley of Fire State Park (702) 397-2088.
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
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
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
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.



Nevada State Parks