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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Drive 30 miles east on State 167 to Lake Mead for kayaking or biking, then camp out in nearby Valley of Fire State Park, known for its petrified wood and bright red sandstone.
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Or if you'd like to get away from it all, take a scenic drive through the Valley of Fire State Park and Red Rock Canyon--two extraordinary sites akin to the Grand Canyon in majesty.
In a red-rocks area now encompassed by Valley of Fire State Park, they would scratch figures and symbols on ``desert varnish,'' rock surfaces turned black by the leaching of iron and manganese.
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Both professionals and amateurs will swim in the shadow of Dead Man's Island, bike through the Valley of Fire State Park and run on a picturesque trail that was once the bed for the train rails for that carried the men and materials to build the Hoover Dam.
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