After 5 weeks of almost continuous vacation with so many fun and adventurous things to do, Storm and I were running out of steam. After we left Zion, I was looking forward to a quiet stay at Valley of Fire State Park in Nevada. Since the sites in this park are first come, first served with no reservations we knew we had to be there early. With a net 2 hour drive ( a 3 hour drive and a one hour time setback to Pacific Time) we felt like we had a good chance of getting a site. We not only got an excellent site but we got one that allowed us to park with the trailer attached – hurray! Even though Storm fussed at me the entire drive from the east gate because the roads were incredibly narrow, curvy and steep from that entrance, he and the coach handled it just fine. Even I began to worry when we turned into the campground on a single lane road that became gravel. No worries though as we set up quickly – so much faster when we can leave the trailer attached – ate lunch and settled in for a looong nap!
This park is quiet, remote and very peaceful. Just the tonic for weary campers. I was also able to take very short hikes from our campsite to check out some of the nearby sights.
For more pictures and info about this park – see my post from an earlier visit here with Jim: Valley of Fire