Valley of Fire – Nevada’s largest and oldest state park – is a stunning desert landscape in the Mojave desert, just 50 miles north of Las Vegas. Once occupied by the Anasazi, the park is home to an abundance of desert landscape, such as lizards, snakes, coyotes, spotted skunks, kit foxes, squirrels, jackrabbits, and tortoises. Indigo brush, desert marigold, and multiple types of cactus species are some of the plants that grow in this rocky terrain. Temperatures in the summer often exceed 100 degrees Fahrenheit and has limited rainfall.
The Valley of Fire offers different activities such as hiking, picnicking, and camping. The valley is a popular place for landscape photographers alike. Camping amenities for the park include shaded tables, grills, water, restrooms, and RV camping. Self pay stations will take the entrance fee at the entrance to the park. A visitor’s center is open daily from 8:30am to 4:30pm and provides history and information on the park, as well as souvenirs such as books and postcards.