Valley of Fire State Park


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Valley of Fire State Park


Location:55 miles northeast of Las Vegas via I-15 off Exit 75; or via Lake Mead Northshore Road.
Facilities:51 campsites, 3 group use areas, restrooms, showers, picnic areas, hiking trails, historic sites, visitor center, interpretive displays.
Activities:Camping, hiking, nature study, interpretive events.
Special Features:Park is Nevada's oldest and largest state park, dedicated in 1935. The valley derives its name from red sandstone formations and the stark beauty of the Mojave Desert. Petrified wood and 3,000-year-old petroglyphs give witness to the trees and people that occupied the area long ago.
Address:Valley Fire Rd
PO Box 515
Overton, NV 89040

Phone:702-397-2088
Fax:702-397-2621
Web: www.parks.nv.gov/vf.htm
Size: 35,300 acres.

See other parks in Nevada.
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