Valley of Fire State Park
29450 Valley of Fire Road
Overton, Nevada 89040
Valley of Fire Hours
Open year round from dawn to dusk
Valley of Fire Location and Directions
Valley of Fire is located about 58 miles from the Las Vegas Strip in the Mojave (Mo-hah-vee) Desert. It abuts Lake Mead National Recreation Area at the East entrance to the park. It is 15 miles Southwest of Overton, Nevada. Its elevation varies between 2,000 and 2,600 feet.
From the Las Vegas Strip: Take the I-15 North approximately 35-40 miles. Take Exit 75 and head East toward Valley of Fire/Lake Mead. Drive approximately 17 miles on Valley of Fire to the West Entrance Station.
You can also take the more scenic route and see Lake Mead as well: Take the I-15 North to Lake Mead Blvd. Turn Right and head East to Lakeshore Road (NV-166). Turn Right onto Northshore Drive (NV-167) and follow Northshore to the east entrance to Valley of Fire.
Valley of Fire Fees
- Entrance $10/vehicle ($8/vehicle Nevada resident) at fee station or self-pay booth
- Camping $20/night plus $10/night for utility hook-ups ($2/night discount Nevada resident)
- Annual Entrance Permit $75
- Group Use Area Reservation $25 plus entrance fee per vehicle
- Group Camping Reservation $25 plus camping fee per vehicle
- Wedding Reservation Fees paid by wedding company on your behalf
Valley of Fire Park Facilities
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 park is open daily, except for Christmas, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.
Entrance Fee: An entrance fee is charged per vehicle upon entering Valley of Fire State 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.
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. For information call Valley of Fire State Park at 702-397-2088. Advance reservations are required.
Hiking: (make active link)Many intriguing hikes in Valley of Fire that are available to visitors. Inquire at the visitor center for suggestions on day hikes of varying length and terrain.
There are four locations for weddings in Valley of Fire: Seven Sisters, Rainbow Vista, Visitor’s Center, and The Cabins. Please contact Scenic Las Vegas Weddings for information. Groups of up to 100 can be accommodated.
Valley of Fire Park Rules and Regulations
- Drive 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 are permitted only in designated grills and fireplaces.
- All plants, animals, artifacts, rocks and minerals are protected by state law. Please do not remove or disturb them.
- 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 center.
- All artifacts and other signs of early civilization and recent history are protected by state and federal law.
- Please conserve the water.
- Use the trash containers provided.
- The park is open from sunrise to sunset unless camping in campgrounds or group camping area. After sunset, activity is limited to those areas.
- Rock climbing is limited to specific areas in the park. Inquire at the visitor center.