If you find yourself in the Las Vegas area, the Valley of Fire State Park is a must-visit for any nomad. The park is 40,000 acres full of bright red Aztec sandstone outcrops, petrified trees, and petroglyphs dating back more than 2,000 years. The Visitor Center provides exhibits on the geology, ecology, prehistory, and history of the park and nearby region. Open year-round; the park has numerous campsites equipped with shaded tables, grills, and water. This is a great place to spend the day hiking or camping.
The Valley of Fire State Park is a great adventure for any nomad who wants to get away from Vegas but not go too far. The park is located 1 hour outside of Vegas and offers amazing views, great hiking, camping, and boondocking right outside the park.
There are two campgrounds located within the park with a combined total of 72 campsites. Campsites are equipped with shaded tables, grills, water, and restrooms. A dump station and showers are available. All campsites are first-come, first-served. A camping limit of 14 days in a 30-day period is enforced. Right outside the park, there is plenty of BLM land for boondocking. As you drive towards the park on the Valley of Fire Hwy you will see many boondockers camping in the desert.
Make sure you stop at the Visitor Center while at the park to view the exhibits on geology, ecology, prehistory, and history of the park and nearby region. The visitor center is open daily from 9 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The rest of the park closes at sunset.