A Brief Note on the Origins of Fire State Park
The origins of Valley State Park dates nearly 150 million years back in time, when dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures roamed the earth. The name was derived from the bright red sandstone formations that swathe the area. The park was officially designated in 1935 and has since become a prominent tourist attraction in Nevada. The current landscape is a result of the constant evolution that the region has undergone over the centuries. Fire State Park is situated 55 miles from Las Vegas and approximately 5 miles from Lake Mead. This acrylic fridge magnet portrays a mesmerizing image of the desert marigolds in full blossom and is the perfect souvenir to rekindle fond memories of your time spent at the park.
The Flora & Fauna of Fire State Park
The dominant vegetation prevalent in the region comprises of several cactus species along with burro bush, creosote bush and brittlebush. In the spring, visitors can lay their eyes on the beautiful desert marigolds, desert mallow and indigo bush which dot the roads along the park. The region also offers a great place to bird watch. The resident bird species in the park include the roadrunner, raven, sage sparrow and house finch. Other animals that can be found in the park include antelope ground squirrel, kit fox, black tailed jackrabbit, coyote as well several species of snakes and lizards.
Important Events at the Park
Festivities and events celebrating nature and the great American outdoors abound at the Fire State Park. The most notable among these include the 6th National Get Outdoors Day, Free Fishing Day and National Trails Day.
Fire State Park in the Popular Media
Fire State Park has been the setting for numerous movie and TV shows. Iconic blockbusters such as Star Trek Generations, Total Recall, Domino and the ever-popular Transformers have been filmed here. Notable magician Criss Angel also shot an extreme stunt at the Fire State Park.