Known around the world for 40,000 acres [2,000 ha] of Aztec red ores covered in dark gray and tonic, the Valley of Fire State Park contains ancient, formidable trees and petroglyphs dating back more than 2,000 years. The Tourist Center offers exhibits of geography, nature, past history and history of the park and the surrounding region. The park also has an Atlatl Annual Tournament where participants test their skills in the same way as ancient spears. Open all year round, the park has plenty of camping areas with colorful tables, grills and water, as well as many exciting hiking trails for hikers.
Camping: 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. All campsites are first-come, first-served. A camping limit of 14 days in a 30-day period is enforced.
RV Camping: RV sites with power and water hookups are available.
Group-Use Campsites: There are three group-use campsites, each accommodating up to 45 people; there is no minimum person count. These sites are available for overnight camping by reservation only. Group-use reservations are accepted beginning on the first Wednesday of November at 9am for the coming year. Reservations can be made Monday-Friday from 9am-4pm by telephone at 702-397-2088. From the main menu, press “3” for group-use information, and then “1” to check availability or make a reservation. The park does not accept reservations by email, fax, US mail, or in person. A reservation fee of $25/site/night must be paid at the time of booking. Camping and day-use fees of $20/vehicle/night for Nevada residents, or $25/vehicle/night for non-Nevada residents, must be paid upon arrival.
Picnicking/Day Use: Shaded areas with restrooms are located at Atlatl Rock, Seven Sisters, the Cabins, near Mouse’s Tank Trailhead and White Domes.
Hiking: Many intriguing hikes are available to visitors. Inquire at the Visitor Center for suggestions on day hikes of varying length and terrain.
Visitor Information: The Visitor Center provides exhibits on the geology, ecology, prehistory and history of the park and the nearby region. It is strongly recommended that each visitor make this an early stop after entering the park. Postcards, books and souvenirs are on sale for your convenience. The visitor center is open daily from 9 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The rest of the park closes at sunset.
Regional Information: For more information on the surrounding areas, visit the Moapa Valley Chamber of Commerce or the Mesquite Chamber of Commerce.
Programs: Information about program scheduling may be obtained from either park staff or kiosks. Upon request, special presentations can be arranged for groups.
Wifi Access: Wifi is currently available at the park. View wifi pricing plans.
Hours: Open seven days a week, 365 days a year.
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The area plant community is dominated by widely spaced creosote bush, burro bush and brittlebush. Several cactus species, including beaver tail and cholla, are also common. The springtime bloom of such plants as the desert marigold, indigo bush, and desert mallow are often spectacular along park roads.