Tourism in Overton

Tourism in Overton
Overton is a small town at the northern end of Lake Mead in Nevada. The town is a base for exploring the nearby Valley of Fire State Park and the Mojave Desert.

Getting There

The town can be easily reached by taking Interstate 15 to Moapa. It is just 55 miles northeast of Las Vegas. Some travelers choose to visit as a day trip rather than an overnighter.


The Valley of Fire State Park offers numerous opportunities for hiking, biking, picnicking, photography and camping. You can also enjoy the Lake Mead National Recreation Area by boating, fishing and swimming.


In Overton, you can visit the Lost City Museum of Archaeology. The area's most famous sights are the unique rock formations and red sandstone drawings in the Valley of Fire State Park.


The most pleasant time to visit is during spring or fall. In summer, temperatures reaching 120 degrees, making outdoor activities nearly impossible.


There are plenty of campgrounds, RV parks and hotels in the area. In the town of Overton, there is the Best Western North Shore Inn.

Article Written By Heather Carreiro

Heather Carreiro is a certified English teacher who has been writing since 2008. The editor of Matador Abroad, her work has appeared online at BootsnAll, Matador Network, GoNOMAD, Journey Beyond Travel and Expat Women. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in linguistics and Middle Eastern studies from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and is pursuing a Master of Arts in English at Bridgewater State University.

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