Valley of Fire is Nevada’s first state park and well worth a visit. We spent several nights camping in the park and several days exploring the park’s fire-red sandstone. Valley of Fire is a breathtakingly beautiful part of the West. Many people visit Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada as a day trip from Las Vegas since it is about 50 miles northeast.
How much does it cost to go to Valley of Fire?
See my full guide to planning your Valley of Fire trip.
Valley of Fire State Park Entrance Fees
If you are only planning on visiting Valley of Fire a few times or any of the Nevada State Parks a few times, one-time day use fee is probably the right choice. If you are planning on more time in Nevada’s State Parks, consider one of their annual permits.
Day use entrance fee
$10.00 per vehicle
$20.00 per night + $10.00 for sites with utility hook ups. Camping fee includes your entrance fee.
Nevada State Park Annual Permit
A Nevada State Park annual pass makes sense if you are planning multiple trips to Valley of Fire or any other Nevada State Park. The All Access Permit includes use of facilities including boat ramps and campground. The Annual Entrance Permit is just for entrance to the Nevada State Parks—park facilities are extra.
All Access Permit
$200: The permit authorizes the holder to enter all parks and use the facilities of the parks without paying the entrance, camping, or boating fees for 12 months. An additional fee is required for the use of hook-ups.
Annual Entrance Permits
$75: This permit authorizes the holder to enter ALL parks in the system for 12 months without paying the entrance fee. The Annual Permit is $75. An additional fee is required for camping, boating, hook-ups, group use areas and to attend special events.
Purchasing Additional Permits
½ of original permit: At the time of initial purchase of one of the above permits (or within 30 days of the purchase and prior to December 31), an additional permit may be purchased for additional vehicles at a 50% discount. Vehicles using the additional permit must be registered to the same owner that holds the original permit.
Senior Citizen Permits
$30: This permit is issued to a senior citizen who is 65 years of age or older and has continuously resided in Nevada for the 5 years immediately preceding the date on which the resident submits the application. The permit provides the holder unlimited entrance to all parks and use of camping and boat launch facilities in the parks for 12 months after the date the permit for senior citizens is issued. You can now order your annual senior permit and receive it through the mail. See overview and view Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). Download application here to fill out and mail in. Authority: NRS 407.065 and NAC 407.050
Disabled Veteran Permit
$30: This permit is issued to a disabled veteran who resides in Nevada and can show proof of a permanent service-connective disability of 10 percent or more from the Department of Veterans Affairs and was Honorably discharged from the Armed Forces of the United States. The permit provides the holder unlimited entrance to all parks and use of camping and boat launch facilities in the parks for 12 months after the date the permit is used. You can now order your Disabled Veterans Permit and receive it through the mail. See overview and view Frequency Asked Questions (FAQs). Download application here to fill out and mail in. Authority: NRS 407.065 and NAC 407.050
$10: To replace annual permits, senior citizen, and disabled veteran permits.
All annual permits may be purchased at individual park offices, regional offices in Fallon and Las Vegas and at State Parks headquarters in Carson City. For questions or to get more information, please call 775-684-2793.
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