Valley of Fire – Nevada’s Oldest and Largest State Park

on August 4, 2002

The state’s oldest and largest state park is Valley of Fire, just west of Lake Mead. Dedicated in 1935, it includes 3,000-year-old petroglyphs showing the use of the atlatl, a notched stick used to throw spears and a predecessor of the bow and arrow. Petrified logs that washed into the area 225 million years ago and the Seven Sisters red rock formations are other park attractions.

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