Valley of Fire State Park - Overton, NV
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
N 36° 25.800 W 114° 30.837
11S E 722859 N 4034515
You can get your passport stamped in the visitor center for Valley of Fire.
Waymark Code: WMQF08
Location: Nevada, United States
Date Posted: 02/18/2016
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member the federation
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The plaque says, "Governor James Scrugham moved the federal government to give 8,500 acres of the Valley of Fire to Nevada in 1925.

Park development began in 1933 by Civilian Conservation Corps workers. Dedicated prematurely on Easter Sunday 1934, the park was officially established by the state in 1935 by Col. Thomas W. Miller, as chairman of the new park commission.

World War II fiscal neglect and the 1941 Land Exchange Act almost eliminated the park from the state park system. Led by the tenacious Col. Miller, the 1955 legislature revitalized the system with sound support and funds. Authorized acreage is 58,000."
Name of Park, Protected Area, or Cultural Location: Valley of Fire State Park

Name of System or Passport Program: Neveda State Parks

Passport Available: Yes, for purchase

Parking or Entrance Fee: Not listed

Park Website: [Web Link]

Address of Station:
Valley of Fire Hwy,
Moapa Valley, NV USA

Visit Instructions:
No special instructions, but a picture of yourself or of something unique to that place would be a nice touch.
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