Valley of Fire is Nevada’s oldest and largest state park.
Valley of Fire is located in the Mojave Desert approximately 58 miles Northeast of the Las Vegas Strip and is the oldest Nevada State Park and was dedicated in 1935.
Valley of Fire State Park covers an area of approximately 35,000 acres, it got his name for the magnificent red sandstone formations that were formed from great shifting sand dunes during the age of the dinosaurs more than 150 million years ago (Mesozoic Era) have created the present landscape.
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.
If you enjoy nature The Valley of Fire State Park will be the highlight of your Las Vegas trip and for the hiking aficionado there are many intriguing hikes of varying length and terrain are available to visitors.
• Entrance Fee: An entrance fee is charged per vehicle upon entering the park. This fee is collected at the fee booth or at self-pay stations.
• Camping: Additional fees are charged for the use of camping areas and is payable at the campgrounds. All campsites are first-come, first-serve. There are two campgrounds with a combined total of 72 units. Campsites are equipped with shaded tables, grills, water, and restrooms. A dump station and showers are available. A camping limit of 14 days in a 30-day period is enforced.
• RV Camping: RV sites with power and water hookups are now available. A $10 surcharge is added to the regular camping fee for the use of these sites.
• Picnicking: Shaded areas with restrooms are located at Atlatl Rock, Seven Sisters, the Cabins, near Mouse’s Tank trailhead, and White Domes.
• Group Area: There are three group areas, each accommodating up to 45 people, though parking is limited. They are available for overnight camping and picnicking by reservation only.
We suggest taking some snacks and drinks because the visitors center doesn’t really have much and there are no food services in the park or anywhere near it
Take I-15 northbound (from any of the strip hotels, you’ll be turning right onto the I-15 highway, headed to North Las Vegas). Go north about 50 miles to the Highway 169 exit and head east (toward Lake Mead).
Call the park for information and reservations.
Phone: (702) 397-2088.
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