Valley of Fire State Park
Nevada's oldest & largest state park was dedicated in 1935. Valley of Fire got its name from the red sandstone formations found throughout the park. Some of the more popular formations are Arch Rock, Beehives, Elephant Rock & Seven Sisters. Most of the formations are easily accessible from the park road. Less than an hour drive from Las Vegas, with many picnic areas near the formations, Valley of Fire is a nice day trip.

Evidence of early man can be found throughout the park. Three thousand year old petroglyphs can be seen at several sites within the park. Predating the early settlers, petrified logs & stumps are exposed in two locations. Washed into the area from an ancient forrest, they are believed to be over 225 million years old.
Elephanr Rock Hike
Fun Park Facts - Open year round, Valley of Fire receives 250,000 visitors a year. The visitor center, at an elevation of 2,464 ft, is open from 8:30am - 4:30pm. Covering 34,880 acres, the park is open sunrise to sunset.

Fees - $10 per vehicle per day, annual pass $75

Lodging - There is no lodging in the park. The closest motels are in Overton, 16 miles away.
Valley of Fire Campground
Camping - There are two campsites in the park. There are a total of 73 sites & all are first come, first served. Atlatl Rock campground is bigger & has more amenities. Arch Rock campground is more primitive, but has amazing sites within the rock formations. Camp sites are equipped with shaded tables, grills, fire pits, water & restrooms. Camping fee is $20 per night, payable at the campground.