Valley of Fire
Dedicated in 1935, Valley of Fire is Nevada's oldest state park. It is located only 50 miles northeast of Las Vegas. The rough floor and jagged walls of the park contain brilliant formations of eroded sandstone and sand dunes more than 150 million years old. These features, which are the centerpiece of the park's attractions, often appear to be on fire when reflecting the sun's rays.
Rates & Fees
Entrance Fee: $10.00 per vehicle per day; $75.00 for annual pass.
Camping Fees: 30.00 per night per vehicle (20.00 + 10.00 hookups ).
Fee may change check with park. 702-397-2088
Seasons / Hours
Open year round, dawn to dusk.
Hours 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM daily
The Visitor Center provides exhibits on the geology, ecology, prehistory and history of the park and the nearby region. The Visitor Center also provides drinking water and rest rooms. Postcards, books, slides, and film are on sale.
Valley of Fire State Park is located in the Mojave Desert of southern Nevada about 50 miles northeast of Las Vegas. It abuts Lake Mead National Recreation Area at the Virgin River confluence. It lies in a basin 4 miles wide by 6 miles long, 15 miles southwest of Overton, Nevada. Its elevation varies between 2,000 and 2,600 feet.
Typical low desert conditions exist. Winters are mild with temperatures ranging from freezing to 75 degrees F. Daily summer highs usually exceed 100 degrees, and may reach 120 degrees. Summer temperatures usually 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.
Traveling northeast on Interstate 15 from Las Vegas, take Nevada Route 169 at Crystal south to the park. Traveling southwest on I-15 turn south on Route 169 (Exit 93) near Glendale, and travel southeast 15 miles to the park.
Commercial air, rail and bus service are available to Las Vegas, Nevada, 50 miles southwest.
There is no lodging in the park. Many hotels and motels are located along I-15 south toward Las Vegas. There are lodging in Overton, Nevada: 16 miles northeast and Mesquite, Nevada: 51 miles northeast.
Additional fees are charged for the use of these areas and is payable at the campgrounds. All campsites are first come, first serve. There are two campgrounds with a combined total of 73 units. Campsites are equipped with shaded tables, grills, water, and restrooms. An additional fee is charged for the use of the area and is payable at the campground. A dump station and showers are available.
RV Camping: RV sites with power and water hookup 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 trail head and White Domes.
Precautions, Rules, Regulations
The desert is extremely fragile. The following rules are to protect the desert and ensure the safety of all.
Drive your vehicle only on approved routes of travel (see map), and park only in designated places along the roadside shoulders. Motor vehicles are not allowed on trails.
Camp only in designated campground sites.
Fires permitted only in designated grills and fireplaces.
All plants, animals, rock and mineral materials in the park are protected by state law. Do not remove or disturb any rocks, petrified wood, or other natural objects.
Pets are welcome, but they must be kept on a leash of not more than six feet in length. They are not allowed in the Visitor Centers.
All artifacts and other signs of Indian civilization are protected by state and federal law.
Please conserve the water provided for your convenience.
Please be careful with your litter. Use the trash containers provided.
Park contact information
Valley of Fire State Park
29450 Valley of Fire Road
Overton, Nevada 89040
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