Visitor Information.: The visitor center provides exhibits on the geology, ecology, prehistory, and history of the park and the nearby region. It is strongly recommended that each visitor make this an early stop after entering the park. The visitor center also provides drinking water and restrooms. Postcards, books, slides and film are on sale for your convenience. Open daily, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Camping: Two campgrounds with 51 units are located near the west end of the park. Campsites are equipped with shaded tables, grills, water, and restrooms. A fee is charged for the use of the area and is payable at the campground.
Picnicking: Shaded areas, some equipped with water and restrooms, are located at Atlatl Rock, Seven Sisters, the Cabins, and near Mouse's Tank trailhead.
Group Area: There are three group areas, each accomodating up to 50 persons. They are available for overnight camping and picnicking by reservation only. Advance reservations are required. For information write:
Valley of the Fire State Park
Hiking: Many intriguing hikes are available to visitors. Inquire at the visitor center for suggestions on day hikes of varying length and terrain.
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