The Recreation Area is located off of Interstate 15 about 20 miles northeast of Mesquite, Nevada. The Virgin River Gorge Recreation Area is the only developed campground you will find on the Arizona Strip. Whether you are having a picnic, or spending the night, don't neglect to hike the short trails leading to the Virgin River, and to a hilltop site where geology and history are explained. Keep a lookout for Bighorn Sheep who live on the rocky crags above the gorge. Day Use and Camping Fees are required.