Valley of Fire State Park RV & Campground Guide

Nevada

Valley of Fire State Park

is located in southeast Nevada, 16 miles south of Overton and 50 miles northeast of Las Vegas. It covers nearly 46,000 acres and derives its name from the red Aztec Sandstone formations, which formed some 150 million years ago. When the sun hits these, their brilliant red color is even more noticeable, giving them the appearance of being on fire. Valley of Fire is Nevada’s oldest state park and also plays an important role in the area’s rich history. Numerous Petroglyphs have been found throughout the park and it also preserves three stone cabins built by the Civilian Conservation Corps.

The state park is home to a wide variety of flora and fauna, including a plant community dominated by species such as creosote bush, burro bush, brittlebush, and several types of cactus. You may spot wildlife such as roadrunner, lizards, snakes, coyote, kit fox, spotted skunk, black tailed jackrabbit and antelope ground squirrel, particularly once the sun goes down. The Valley of Fire State Park has a dry and warm climate typical of the Mojave Desert in which it lies. In summer, visitors can expect temperatures as high as 106°F, while winter can fall to a night-time low of just 38°F.

If you’re planning a visit to the Valley of Fire State Park, you’ll want to keep reading to find out all there is to know about this region, including camping, activities, how to get here, and more.

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Weather
Spring 48°F - 89°F
Summer 75°F - 106°F
Fall 47°F - 96°F
Winter 38°F - 62°F
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Nearby Cities
Las Vegas, NV
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Valley of Fire State Park

There are plenty of camping opportunities in and around Valley of Fire State Park, including both within tents and RVs. If roughing-it in a sleeping bag and the tiny space that a tent offers isn’t quite your thing, then we whole-heartedly recommend the warmth, comfort, and all-round glamping that an RV offers.

If you don’t own an RV, you can easily rent an RV from RVshare that suits your individual needs – including size, budget, and more. All rentals come with nationwide insurance, 24/7 roadside assistance, and a world-class team dedicated to helping you succeed.

There are two campgrounds with a combined total of 72 units in the state park, including spaces with power and water hookups for RVs. These are on a first-come, first-served basis, however, so can fill up quickly. To avoid disappointment, we’ve also listed three more campgrounds and RV parks near the state park.

Thousand Trails Las Vegas RV Resort

If you fancy parking your RV closer to Las Vegas, yet still being within driving distance to the state park, then Thousand Trails Las Vegas RV Resort is for you. Shaded by oak and manzanita trees, this RV resort offers a peaceful preserve and a dramatic contrast to ‘The Strip’ located just six miles away.

  • Water hookup: yes
  • Electrical hookup: yes
  • Sewer hookup: yes
  • Wifi: yes
  • Pet-friendly: yes
  • Other amenities: clubhouse, laundry facilities, dog park, swimming pool, picnic / BBQ area, cable TV, hot tub, store, restrooms, showers, library.

Las Vegas KOA at Sam's Town Journey

When it comes to KOA camping, you’ve never quite experienced anything like Las Vegas KOA at Sam's Town Journey. In true Vegas style, this RV park is also home to a 133,000 square-foot casino, in-house movie theater, 56-lane bowling alley, indoor gardens and waterfall park. 

  • Water hookup: yes
  • Electrical hookup: yes
  • Sewer hookup: yes
  • Wifi: yes
  • Pet-friendly: yes
  • Other amenities: casino, movie theater, bowling alley, indoor gardens, waterfall park, restaurants, pool, dog park, hot tub / sauna, cable TV, shuttle bus to Las Vegas Strip.

Fun N Sun Trailer Park

If an over 55’s RV park is more your style, then the Fun N Sun Trailer Park is located less than 20 miles from the state park and has excellent reviews. Some RVers live here permanently or for many months each year, whereas overnight spots are available too, starting at $22 per night.

  • Water hookup: yes
  • Electrical hookup: yes
  • Sewer hookup: yes
  • Wifi: yes
  • Pet-friendly: yes
  • Other amenities: pool, hot tub, clubhouse, laundromat, showers, scheduled activities.

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What to Do at
Valley of Fire State Park

Inside Valley of Fire State Park

Valley of Fire State Park might have stunning geological formations and panoramic views, but it is also home to numerous recreational activities that visitors of all ages can enjoy, including hiking, picnicking, wildlife viewing, exhibits, and more.

Hiking: There are miles of trails for you to wander in the state park, all of which give you incredible views of the park and its surroundings. Some of these include the Petroglyph Canyon Trail to Mouse’s Tank, Pastel Canyon, Fire Wave Trail, and White Domes Trail.

Picnicking: Shaded areas with restrooms are located at Atlatl Rock, Seven Sisters, the Cabins, near Mouse's Tank Trailhead and White Domes. These serve as great picnic spots to spend your afternoon.

Wildlife viewing: Look out for birds such as the raven, house finch, sage sparrow and roadrunner during your travels, as well as animals such as lizards, snakes, coyote, kit fox, spotted skunk, black tailed jackrabbit and antelope ground squirrel. If you’re extremely lucky, you may even spot a desert tortoise - a rare species which is protected by state law.

Exhibits: It’s highly recommended that each visitor make a stop at the Visitor Center shortly after arriving at the park. Not only do they have a wealth of information to help you during your stay, but they also provide exhibits on the geology, ecology, prehistory and history of the park and the nearby region. It’s open daily from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

Outside Valley of Fire State Park

Valley of Fire State Park is just 50 miles northeast of Las Vegas, so you’re certainly not far from many of the region’s most exciting opportunities, including stunning sightseeing, award-winning restaurants, and amazing shopping experiences.

Restaurants

La Fonda Mexican Restaurant

If you’re craving some traditional Mexican food during your stay, you’ll be pleased to know that La Fonda Mexican Restaurant is just over a half hour drive away from the state park. Many locals recommend it!

Type: Mexican

Location: Moapa Valley, NV

The Inside Scoop

For another eatery that’s just a short drive from the state park, visit The Inside Scoop. Both locals and travellers rave about this place, particularly its burgers and ice cream.

Type: Comfort food

Location: Moapa Valley, NV

Pirates Landing: a place for food and fun

Have you ever been to a pirate themed eatery? Both adults and children seem to love this unique place, as the food is great and the atmosphere is one that encourages fun. Pirates Landing serves pizza, burgers, and more!

Type: Pizza restaurant

Location: Moapa Valley, NV

Shopping

Miracle Mile Shops

If you fancy venturing over an hour from the state park (or find yourself heading through Las Vegas), then the Miracle Mile Shops are worth a stop. This indoor mall offers popular chain stores, restaurants, a rainstorm water feature, and live entertainment. 

Location: Las Vegas, NV

Sightseeing

Lost City Museum

The Lost City Museum was created during the Hoover Dam construction to preserve artifacts from Anasazi Indian sites. There are regularly changing exhibitions, as well as permanent displays, which both adults and children will find informative. Admission is $5 for adults and seniors.

Location: Overton, NV

Siegfried & Roy's Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat

A drive to Las Vegas will bring you to Siegfried & Roy's Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat, a zoolike animal sanctuary hosting tigers, lions, and panthers, as well as bottlenose dolphins. Prices start from $17 for children aged 4-12.

Location: Las Vegas, NV

Adventuredome Theme Park

If you’re craving a little more adrenaline-packed action during your trip, then we recommend a trip to the Adventuredome Theme Park. Here, you’ll find thrilling rides and rollercoasters, a roller-skating rink, rock climbing, bungee jumping, miniature golf, an arcade, and so much more.

Location: Las Vegas, NV

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How to Get to
Valley of Fire State Park

Valley of Fire State Park is just under an hour’s drive from Las Vegas. Follow I-15 N to your destination and take exit 75 from I-15 N. Merge onto Valley of Fire Hwy and you’ll arrive at the state park in approximately 15.3 miles.

Entering Valley of Fire State Park

Valley of Fire is open from sunrise to sunset daily, and the entrance fee is $10 per car per day.

Entrace Fee (per vehicle) : $10

We’re very excited that you’re planning a trip to Valley of Fire State Park. Once you’ve finished exploring all that the park has to offer, there are also some incredible opportunities waiting for you outside of its gates! During or after your stay, we encourage you to tag us in any of your social media posts, or why not share your photos and experience with us at [email protected]? We may even feature your story on our blog or social media channels. Happy camping!