This park, situated on the old arrowhead trail, was designated on March 28, 1935 as boulder dam-valley of fire state park

Though four state parks were established by concurrent legislation, valley of fire is considered Nevada’s first state park as it was dedicated prematurely on Easter Sunday, 1934

Thomas w. Miller of Reno led the move to establish Nevada’s state park system.  He was appointed in 1935 as the first park commission chairman

Recognized nationally for its outstanding scenic, geologic, and archeological features, 8,760 acres were patented to the state in 1931 as a state exchange grant

Civilian conservation corp companies initiated park development in 1933.