Events at Valley of Fire State Park in March

VLLY FIRE 150x150 Events at Valley of Fire State Park in March OVERTON, Nev. – Valley of Fire State Park is offering a wide variety of programs and guided hikes this spring.  All programs are free of charge, but entrance into the park is $10.00 per vehicle; Nevada residents receive a $2.00 discount.  Please contact Ranger Amber Heman at 702-397-2088 or at vofranger2@mvdsl.com if you have any questions.  Programs and hikes may change due to weather and staffing.

March 2: Cap’n Dave’s Ice Age Critters

Las Vegas is known for slot machines, showgirls, neon lights and Elvis, but is not known for its dinosaurs.  It was, however, the site of many Ice Age animals.  Cap’n Dave will discuss many of the major Ice Age animals from North America and Eurasia; many of these critters once roamed the United States. , so if you’d like to know about the 13-foot tall elephant that used to live in your backyard, come join us.

WHEN: Saturday, March 2 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., and 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
WHERE: Visitor Center Theater, 29450 Valley of Fire Road, Overton, NV 89040. Valley of Fire State Park is six miles  from Lake Mead and 55 miles northeast of Las Vegas via Interstate 15 and on exit 75.
WHO: This event is open to the public.

March 2: Guided Petrified Forest Tour

Explore the fenced-off area behind the petrified logs with staff.  While exploring this undisturbed area, learn about the different plant life, geology, and the petrification process.

WHEN: Saturday, March 2 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
WHERE: Mile marker five on the main road, 29450 Valley of Fire Road, Overton, NV 89040. Valley of Fire State Park is six miles from Lake Mead and 55 miles northeast of Las Vegas via Interstate 15 and on exit 75.
WHO: This event is open to the public.

March 3: Finding Rock Art  

Petroglyphs are found all around the world, including Valley of Fire State Park.  Learn how, where and what to look for on your hunt for petroglyphs.

WHEN: Sunday, March 3 from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
WHERE: Visitor Center Theater, 29450 Valley of Fire Road, Overton, NV 89040. Valley of Fire State Park is six miles from Lake Mead and 55 miles northeast of Las Vegas via Interstate 15 and on exit 75.
WHO: This event is open to the public.

March 3:  Searching for the Mystic Bat Woman

Meet with a volunteer to explore the possible meanings of the Mystic Bat Woman.  Start the adventure with a short PowerPoint presentation in the visitor center and then continue the adventure by caravanning to Mouse’s Tank trail.

WHEN: Sunday, March 3 from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.
WHERE: Visitor Center Theater, 29450 Valley of Fire Road, Overton, NV 89040. Valley of Fire State Park is six miles from Lake Mead and 55 miles northeast of Las Vegas via Interstate 15 and on exit 75.
WHO: This event is open to the public.

March 3: Guided Petroglyph Tour

Learn about the petroglyphs found in this area as a staff member goes on a short walk to hidden panels of petroglyphs.

WHEN: Sunday, March 3 from 2:30 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.
WHERE: Picnic area at Mouse’s Tank, 29450 Valley of Fire Road, Overton, NV 89040. Valley of Fire State Park is six miles from Lake Mead and 55 miles northeast of Las Vegas via Interstate 15 and on exit 75.
WHO: This event is open to the public.

 March 9: Celebrate the Civilian Conservation Corps 80th Anniversary

Join park staff for a historical presentation on the Civilian Conservation Corps and the work they did.

WHEN: Saturday, March 9 from 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m., and 2 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
WHERE: Cabins, 29450 Valley of Fire Road, Overton, NV 89040. Valley of Fire State Park is six miles from Lake Mead and 55 miles northeast of Las Vegas via Interstate 15 and on exit 75.
WHO: This event is open to the public.

March 9:  Rock Art of the Mojave Desert

Come join one of our park volunteers and learn the who, what, when, where, why and how of Mojave Desert Rock Art.

WHEN: Saturday, March 9 from 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
WHERE: Visitor Center Theater, 29450 Valley of Fire Road, Overton, NV 89040. Valley of Fire State Park is six miles from Lake Mead and 55 miles northeast of Las Vegas via Interstate 15 and on exit 75.
WHO: This event is open to the public.

March 9: Who or What is Kokopelli?  

Who or What is Kokopelli? Join a park volunteer to find out the significance of this North American figure.

WHEN: Saturday, March 9 from 12 p.m. to 12:30 p.m.
WHERE: Visitor Center Theater, 29450 Valley of Fire Road, Overton, NV 89040. Valley of Fire State Park is six miles from Lake Mead and 55 miles northeast of Las Vegas via Interstate 15 and on exit 75.
WHO: This event is open to the public.

March 9: Guided Petroglyph Tour

Learn about the petroglyphs found in this area as a staff member goes on a short walk to hidden panels of petroglyphs.

WHEN: Saturday, March 9 from 1 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.
WHERE: Picnic area at Mouse’s Tank, 29450 Valley of Fire Road, Overton, NV 89040. Valley of Fire State Park is six miles from Lake Mead and 55 miles northeast of Las Vegas via Interstate 15 and on exit 75.
WHO: This event is open to the public.

March 10:  Mouse’s Tank Guided Hike

Discover the many petroglyphs down Petroglyph Canyon on this ranger-lead hike to the most famous water tanks in the park.   This is a ¾ mile hike through sand but is very easy.  Come join us and make sure to bring appropriate footwear, sun block, and plenty of water.

WHEN: Sunday, March 10 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
WHERE: Mouse’s Tank trailhead, 29450 Valley of Fire Road, Overton, NV 89040. Valley of Fire State Park is six miles from Lake Mead and 55 miles northeast of Las Vegas via Interstate 15 and on exit 75.
WHO: This event is open to the public.

March 10:  Searching for the Mystic Bat Woman

Meet with a volunteer to explore the possible meanings of the Mystic Bat Woman.  Start the adventure with a short PowerPoint presentation in the visitor center and then continue the adventure by caravanning Mouse’s Tank trail.

WHEN: Sunday, March 10 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
WHERE: Visitor Center Theater, 29450 Valley of Fire Road, Overton, NV 89040. Valley of Fire State Park is six miles from Lake Mead and 55 miles northeast of Las Vegas via Interstate 15 and on exit 75.
WHO: This event is open to the public.

March 10:  Rock Art of the Mojave Desert

Come join one of our park volunteers to learn the who, what, when, where, why and how of Mojave Desert Rock Art.

WHEN: Sunday, March 10 from 1:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.
WHERE: Visitor Center Theater, 29450 Valley of Fire Road, Overton, NV 89040. Valley of Fire State Park is six miles from Lake Mead and 55 miles northeast of Las Vegas via Interstate 15 and on exit 75.
WHO: This event is open to the public.

March 11: Guided Petroglyph Tour

Learn about the petroglyphs found in this area as a staff member goes on a short walk to hidden panels of petroglyphs.

WHEN: Monday, March 11 from 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
WHERE: Picnic area at Mouse’s Tank, 29450 Valley of Fire Road, Overton, NV 89040. Valley of Fire State Park is six miles from Lake Mead and 55 miles northeast of Las Vegas via Interstate 15 and on exit 75.
WHO: This event is open to the public.

March 16: Atlatl Demonstration

Drop by Atlatl Rock to learn about the ancient tool, the atlatl which predates the bow and arrow.  The atlatl was commonly used by natives of the area while hunting bighorn sheep.  Get a chance to throw an atlatl and test your hunting skills.

WHEN: Saturday, March 16 from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
WHERE: Atlatl picnic area, 29450 Valley of Fire Road, Overton, NV 89040. Valley of Fire State Park is six miles from Lake Mead and 55 miles northeast of Las Vegas via Interstate 15 and on exit 75.
WHO: This event is open to the public.

March 16: Finding Rock Art  

Petroglyphs are found all around the world, including Valley of Fire State Park.  Learn how, where and what to look for on your hunt for petroglyphs.

WHEN: Saturday, March 16 from 12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m.
WHERE: Visitor Center Theater, 29450 Valley of Fire Road, Overton, NV 89040. Valley of Fire State Park is six miles from Lake Mead and 55 miles northeast of Las Vegas via Interstate 15 and on exit 75.
WHO: This event is open to the public.

March 16: Who or What is Kokopelli?  

Who or What is Kokopelli? Join a volunteer to find out the significance of this North American figure.

WHEN: Saturday, March 16 from 1:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.
WHERE: Visitor Center Theater, 29450 Valley of Fire Road, Overton, NV 89040. Valley of Fire State Park is six miles from Lake Mead and 55 miles northeast of Las Vegas via Interstate 15 and on exit 75.
WHO: This event is open to the public.

March 17: White Domes Guided Hike

Hike the 1.25 mile loop with a ranger. Enjoy the remnants of an old movie set, slot canyon, and plant identification. Please bring appropriate footwear, sunscreen, sunglasses and water.

WHEN: Sunday, March 17 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
WHERE: White Domes parking lot, 29450 Valley of Fire Road, Overton, NV 89040. Valley of Fire State Park is six miles from Lake Mead and 55 miles northeast of Las Vegas via Interstate 15 and on exit 75.
WHO: This event is open to the public.

March 17: Guided Petrified Forest Tour

Join staff to explore the fenced-off area behind the petrified logs.  While exploring this undisturbed area, learn about the different plant life, geology, and the petrification process.

WHEN: Sunday, March 17 from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
WHERE: Meet at mile marker five on the main road, 29450 Valley of Fire Road, Overton, NV 89040. Valley of Fire State Park is six miles from Lake Mead and 55 miles northeast of Las Vegas via Interstate 15 and on exit 75.
WHO: This event is open to the public.

March 17: Guided Petroglyph Tour

Learn about the petroglyphs found in this area as a park staff member takes you on a short walk to hidden panels of petroglyphs.

WHEN: Sunday, March 17 from 2:30 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.
WHERE: Picnic area at Mouse’s Tank, 29450 Valley of Fire Road, Overton, NV 89040. Valley of Fire State Park is six miles from Lake Mead and 55 miles northeast of Las Vegas via Interstate 15 and on exit 75.
WHO: This event is open to the public.

March 18:  Searching for the Mystic Bat Woman

Meet with a volunteer to explore the possible meanings of the Mystic Bat Woman.  Start the adventure with a short PowerPoint presentation in the visitor center and then continue the adventure by caravanning to Mouse’s Tank trail.

WHEN: Monday, March 18 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
WHERE: Visitor Center Theater, 29450 Valley of Fire Road, Overton, NV 89040. Valley of Fire State Park is six miles from Lake Mead and 55 miles northeast of Las Vegas via Interstate 15 and on exit 75.
WHO: This event is open to the public.

March 22: Atlatl Demonstration

Drop by Atlatl Rock to learn about the ancient tool the atlatl, which predates the bow and arrow.  The atlatl was commonly used by natives of the area while hunting bighorn sheep.  Get a chance to throw an atlatl and test your hunting skills.

WHEN: Friday, March 22 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
WHERE: Atlatl Rock picnic area, 29450 Valley of Fire Road, Overton, NV 89040. Valley of Fire State Park is six miles from Lake Mead and 55 miles northeast of Las Vegas via Interstate 15 and on exit 75.
WHO: This event is open to the public.

March 23:  22nd Annual World Atlatl Contest

Join people from around the world as they compete to be the best Atlatl Champion.  Registration starts at 8 a.m.  Trophies will be awarded for first, second, and third places in the women’s, men’s, children’s divisions.

WHEN: Saturday, March 23 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
WHERE: Atlatl picnic area, 29450 Valley of Fire Road, Overton, NV 89040. Valley of Fire State Park is six miles from Lake Mead and 55 miles northeast of Las Vegas via Interstate 15 and on exit 75.
WHO: This event is open to the public.

March 23:  Kids Ancient Arts and Crafts

Join staff for fun crafts; learn how to throw with an atlatl; create your own petroglyphs; and many more fun activities.

WHEN: Saturday, March 23 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
WHERE: Atlatl picnic area, 29450 Valley of Fire Road, Overton, NV 89040. Valley of Fire State Park is six miles from Lake Mead and 55 miles northeast of Las Vegas via Interstate 15 and on exit 75.
WHO: This event is open to the public.

March 24:  Atlatl Endurance Challenge

Join competitors from around the world as they test their endurance in pursuing your prey.  Competitors will choose to run/walk a 1-mile fun run/walk, 5k (3.1 miles), or half marathon (13 miles) trail route, and finish with a precision shoot-out as they test their skills in ancient hunting tactics.  Medals will be awarded for first, second, and third place in all three run distances.  Please call 702-397-2088 for more information.

WHEN: Sunday, March 24 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
WHERE: Atlatl picnic area, 29450 Valley of Fire Road, Overton, NV 89040. Valley of Fire State Park is six miles from Lake Mead and 55 miles northeast of Las Vegas via Interstate 15 and on exit 75.
WHO: This event is open to the public.

March 25: Who or What is Kokopelli?  

Who or What is Kokopelli? Join a volunteer to find out the significance of this North American figure.

WHEN: Monday, March 25 from 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
WHERE: Visitor Center Theater, 29450 Valley of Fire Road, Overton, NV 89040. Valley of Fire State Park is six miles from Lake Mead and 55 miles northeast of Las Vegas via Interstate 15 and on exit 75.
WHO: This event is open to the public.

March 30:  Kids Ancient Arts and Crafts

Join staff for fun Native American arts and crafts.

WHEN: Saturday, March 30 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
WHERE: Atlatl picnic area, 29450 Valley of Fire Road, Overton, NV 89040. Valley of Fire State Park is six miles from Lake Mead and 55 miles northeast of Las Vegas via Interstate 15 and on exit 75.
WHO: This event is open to the public.

March 30: Finding Rock Art  

Petroglyphs are found all around the world, including Valley of Fire State Park.  Learn how, where and what to look for on your hunt for petroglyphs.

WHEN: Saturday, March 30 from 1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
WHERE: Visitor Center Theater, 29450 Valley of Fire Road, Overton, NV 89040. Valley of Fire State Park is six miles from Lake Mead and 55 miles northeast of Las Vegas via Interstate 15 and on exit 75.
WHO: This event is open to the public.

March 31:  Kids Ancient Arts and Crafts

Join staff for fun Native American arts and crafts.

WHEN: Sunday, March 31 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
WHERE: Visitor Center Theater, 29450 Valley of Fire Road, Overton, NV 89040. Valley of Fire State Park is six miles from Lake Mead and 55 miles northeast of Las Vegas via Interstate 15 and on exit 75.
WHO: This event is open to the public.

March 31:  Easter Hop

Meet the Easter Bunny as he hops around the park, handing out Easter treats. Possibly snag a picture with this furry friend!

WHEN: Sunday March 31, 2013 8:30am-12:30pm
WHERE: Atlatl Rock campground, Arch Rock campground, Group Use and Atlatl picnic areas, Seven Sisters, Cabins, and the Visitor Center, 29450 Valley of Fire Road, Overton, NV 89040. Valley of Fire State Park is six miles from Lake Mead and 55 miles northeast of Las Vegas via Interstate 15 and on exit 75.
WHO: This event is open to the public.

 

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