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Valley of Fire Visitor Center
The Valley of Fire visitor center offers local information, books, souvenirs, and exhibits on Valley of Fire and the surrounding area.
The exhibits include geology, ecology, prehistory, and history of Valley of Fire and nearby area.
As it’s a very popular stop, it is advised to make this your first stop before the parking lot gets full.
Note, there is an overflow parking lot if the main parking lot is full.
Valley of Fire Visitor Center Address
29450 Valley of Fire Road – Overton, NV
Valley of Fire Visitor Center Phone Number
Valley of Fire Visitor Center Hours
The visitors center is open 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM daily.
Valley of Fire Visitor Center Amenities
Restrooms, Parking, Information, First Aid, Drinking Water, Public Telephone, and a Ranger Station
Sign at the Valley of Fire State Park with information about it being the first state park.
This park, situated on the old Arrowhead Trail, was designed on March 26, 1935, as Boulder Dam-Valley of Fire State Park.
Through four state parks were established by concurrent legislation, Valley of Fire is considered Nevada’s first state park as it was dedicated prematurely on Easter Sunday, 1934.
Thomas W. Miller of Reno (Overton-Caliente) led the move to establish Nevada’s state park system. He was appointed in 1935 as the first park commission chairman.
Recognized nationally for its outstanding scenic, geologic, and archeological features, 8,760 acres were patented to the state in 1931 as a state exchange grant.
Civilian conservation corp companies initiated park development in 1933.
The Valley of Fire Visitor Center has a limited supply of refreshments. I personally take my own water, snacks, etc.
The Valley of Fire Visitor Center has a coffee maker and water filling station in the lobby.
Petrified Log Exhibit when you first enter the Valley of Fire Visitor Center. “This log is evidence of ancient forests that existed in this area about 225 million years ago. The log was covered by clay and silt in a shallow sea. Over the millions of years, the actual wood was replaced by silica, eventually becoming a solid mass of rock in the exact form of the original wood. Large and small pieces of petrified wood may be seen in many places throughout the Valley of Fire.
One of the many placard boards with information about the wildlife found in the Valley of Fire.
Click here to view a list of Nevada wildlife which may be found in the Valley of Fire.
The Valley of Fire Visitor Center offers visitors live exhibits and information on the history of the area.
If you want to enjoy all of the information they offer, I would plan at least a half an hour to absorb all the information.
Meet one of the live exhibits, Elvis – a Gopher Snake.
Inside the visitor center at the information desk, you will find printed maps if you didn’t get one when you entered the park and a stamp station to use to stamp your Nevada State Park Passport Booklet.
There is a box outside the front of the visitor center to use to stamp your Nevada State Park Passport Booklet.
Take a stroll through the garden where you will see large cacti and if the season is right, large beautiful yellow flowers.
Valley of Fire Resources
- Valley of Fire State Park
- Valley of Fire Entrance Fee
- Nevada Wildlife
- Atlatl Rock at the Valley of Fire
- Balancing Rock at the Valley of Fire
- Beehives at the Valley of Fire
- Lone Rock at Valley of Fire
- Seven Sisters at the Valley of Fire
- Valley of Fire State Park Cabins
- Atlatl Rock Campground
- Valley of Fire Group Campground
Valley of Fire Visitor Center
I am an outdoor enthusiast who would rather be on a backcountry backpacking trip than a stroll on the beach (although I do love the beach!).
Living in Las Vegas has afforded me the opportunity to easily explore the Southwest region of the United States.
A nature lover, I am often found at the end of the pack taking photos and videos of the wildlife found on the trails. Colorful flowers, desert animals, and unusual geological rock formations are often the majority of my photos.