(from their website)
“Valley of Fire State Park is located only six miles from Lake Mead and 55 miles northeast of Las Vegas via Interstate 15 and on exit 75. Valley of Fire is Nevada's oldest and largest state park, dedicated 1935. The valley derives its name from the red sandstone formations and the stark beauty of the Mojave Desert. Ancient trees and early man are represented throughout the park by areas of petrified wood and 3,000 year-old Indian petroglyph. Popular activities include camping, hiking, picnicking and photography. The park offers a full-scale visitor center with extensive interpretive displays. Several group use areas are also available. The park is open all year. “
The scenery is spectacular, it speaks for itself.
There are caves, canyons and caverns.
There are flowers.
There are petroglyphs and petrified wood.
At the edge of town is a free campground, courtesy Nevada Dept of Wildlife, and ‘Overton Rest and Trails’.
There is also free, dispersed camping on BLM land on the mesa just south of the town.
I drove down to check out Overton Beach. Here’s the absolutely humongous boat launch. And not a drop of water in sight!