The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) will be installing new recreational destination signs for the 42,000-acre Valley of Fire State Park along Interstate-15/U.S. Route 93 at Exit 93 north and southbound. Custom fabricated metal signs will be installed by March. They join the preexisting sign along Interstate-15 at Exit 75.
“We’re excited to be installing new signage to the Valley of Fire,” said NDOT spokesman Tony Illia.“Hopefully, it will help attract a new generation of visitors to the rugged and raw beauty of Southern Nevada’s enduring landscape. Some of the park’s brilliant eroded sandstone formations are more than 150 million years old. Other features include rock art or petroglyphs as well as scenic areas for picnicking, camping, and hiking.”
Nevada’s oldest state park, Valley of Fire was designated as a National Natural Landmark in 1968 due to its red sandstone formations formed from great shifting sand dunes during the age of dinosaurs. The park appears to be on fire when reflecting the sun’s rays, hence, its name. Valley of Fire is located 50 miles northeast of Las Vegas in Overton. It abuts the Lake Mead National Recreation Area at the Virgin River confluence.