Valley of Fire State Park – Overton NV

Description

“The CCC built a number of tourist and campground facilities and trails at the new Valley of Fire State Park. They built stone visitor cabins, ramadas for shade, and roads into natural points of interest at the Valley of Fire. From parking areas, several trail systems leading to the blazing red-rock formations and petroglyph sites were also constructed.”

–The Civilian Conservation Corps in Nevada

The sandstone cabins pictured here were originally built as a shelter for passing travelers and are now part of a picnic area.

Source notes

Renee Corona Kolvet and Victoria Ford, The Civilian Conservation Corps in Nevada: From Boys to Men. University of Nevada Press, 2006. Pgs. 101-102.

Nevada Parks Brochure
http://parks.nv.gov/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/2012-VofF-screen.pdf

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Location Info


Valley of Fire State Park
Overton, NV 89040

Coordinates: 36.4297467, -114.515318

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