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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.

Attractions - 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

Location - 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.

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Report: We went on a tour with Annie Bananie's Wild West Tour. Our guide was 'Sierra Sam' and he was excellent. He showed us the best places for pictures, told the most interesting stories, and was knowledgable about the history of the region. I have been on many tours across the country, but this was definitly the BEST!! The Park was beautiful and Sam's expertise made the most of the scenery that we could enjoy in the time allowed. I work at a AAA and would HIGHLY recommend this tour if you are in the area!!! Their website is www.anniebananie.com

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Contact Information:
Valley Of Fire State Park, P.O. Box 515 , Overton, NV, 89040, Phone: 702-397-2088

Additional Information:
Las Vegas Region - Located in southern Nevada, the Las Vegas Region offers more than just gambling. Visitors to the area can experience the natural beauty and wildlife of areas such as Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, Valley of Fire State Park and the Spring Mountain Ranch State Park to name but a few.
Nevada State Parks - Nevada has 24 state parks. These parks represent the beauty and diversity of Nevada. Sites range from scenic reservoirs, to historic buildings, to parks containing deep canyons.

Nevada State Parks - Official Nevada Division of State Parks Website


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