Desert bush, temperature extremes, Native American petroglyphs, prehistoric red sandstone formations - all are part of Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada's oldest and largest state park. Located about 55 miles northeast of Las Vegas, the park proves a popular day trip for city residents looking for camping, hiking, or picnicking. Photographers also head here for stunning subjects, including Atlatl Rock, Arch Rock, the Seven Sisters, the Beehives, and the historic sandstone cabins. The park offers hookup camp sites with power and water for $24/night. The Visitor Center provides exhibits on the geology, ecology, prehistory, and history of the park. Park rangers advise visitors to head here first in order to obtain accurate maps of the region and to hear about park events, dangers, and closures.