Description - Valley of Fire is Nevada's oldest and largest state park. 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 petroglyphs.
- 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.
Campgrounds: There are two campgrounds with 51 units, and these are located near the west end of the park. The sites are equipped with shaded tables, grills, water and restrooms. The park offers a dump station and showers.
Picnic Areas: The shaded areas ( some equipped with water and restrooms ) are located at Atlatl Rock, Seven Sisters, the Cabins and near Mouse's Tank trailhead.
Group Area: There are three group areas, each accommodating up to 50 people.
Trails: Many intriguing hikes are available to visitors. Inquire at the visitors center.
Recreation - Recreational opportunities in the park include camping, group camping, Picnicking, Group picnicking, hiking, viewing the historic sites and nature study. The park is open year-round.
Climate - Typical low desert conditions, winters are mild with temperatures ranging from freezing to 75 degrees. Daily summer highs usually exceed 100 degrees and may reach 120 degrees. Summer temperatures do not vary widely from day to night. Average annual rainfall is four inches, coming in the form of light winter showers and summer thunderstorms. Spring and fall are the preferred seasons for visiting the Valley of Fire
Valley of Fire State Park is located only six miles from Lake Mead and 55 miles northeast of Las Vegas via Interstate 15 and State Route 169, or via Lake Mead Northshore Road and State Route 169.