Valley of Fire State Park opens new camp sites Dec. 17

2007 12 06 valleyoffire Valley of Fire State Park opens new camp sites Dec. 17

OVERTON, Nev.–On Monday, December 17, 2007, Valley of Fire State Park will open a new addition to the park’s Atlatl Rock Campground.

Twenty-two RV camp sites with hookups for power and water will be opened, adding to the existing 19 vehicle and three tent campsites at the Atlatl Rock Campground. A new restroom with coin-operated showers and an RV dump station were also installed for visitor convenience.

This project is another example of all the good things that have come from Question 1 Bond funds, said State Parks Administrator David Morrow. It is only 1 out of 25 more projects utilizing the 27 million in funds we have available.

The new RV hookups will make visiting the park more comfortable during the extreme temperatures of both the summer and winter months and will help reduce the need to run noisy generators. The new camp sites will also allow more visitors to enjoy the park during the busy fall and spring seasons. The cost for these new sites with hookups is $24 per night.

Contact Park Supervisor Jim Hammons at 702-397-2088 for more information.

Valley of Fire State Park is Nevada’s largest state park, dedicated in 1935. Striking red sandstone formations and the stark beauty of the Mojave Desert mark the park’s renowned beauty. Ancient trees and early humans are represented throughout the park by areas of petrified wood and 3,000 year-old Indian petroglyphs.

Popular park activities include camping, hiking, picnicking and photography. The park offers a full-scale visitor center with extensive interpretive displays. Valley of Fire is located six miles from Lake Mead and 55 miles northeast of Las Vegas. It was voted as the Best Park/Nature Area, and the Best Scenic Drives in Southern Nevada by the reader’s of Nevada Magazine.