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Atlatl Rock Campground (Nevada)

Valley of Fire State Park, 29450 Valley of Fire Hwy
Overton, Nevada 89040
702 397-2088
36.41778, -114.55139
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Atlatl Rock campground is located in Valley of Fire State Park and has 44 campsites for tents, trailers and RVs.  Campsites 23 to 44 have electric/water hookups at Atlatl Rock campground.  The campground is first-come first-served (no reservations) and you can stay up to 14 consecutive days. Group camping can be reserved by calling the park directly at 775 684-2270. Campsites are $20 per night + $10 per night for campsites with utility hookups. Check in is 2pm and check out is 12pm.

Valley of Fire State Park is the oldest and largest state park in Nevada and includes 45,000 acres of spectacular geological wonders featuring bright red Aztec sandstone. Contrary to popular belief the valley is not always on fire, but rather derives its name from the red sandstone formations.

Atlatl Rock campground has drinking water, flush toilets, showers and an RV dump station. Each campsite has a table (some with shade structures), fire ring and grate.

Arch Rock campground is another option at Valley of Fire State Park and has 29 campsites for tents and trailers. This is the more primitive of the two campgrounds  There are also three group camping areas that can accommodate 45 campers, though parking is limited.

Valley of Fire State Park offers visitors the opportunity to explore historic sites & ruins, see petrified trees, hike and bike the many trails and visit the full-scale visitor center.  Photography, star gazing and wildlife viewing are also very popular activities. Valley of Fire State Park also offers a great base camp for the RiSE Festival each October.

Reservations:

First Come, First Served

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16 Replies to “Atlatl Rock”

  1. Jennifer says:

    Hi! Thanks for all the great info. Are the showers private?

    1. Camp Ranger says:

      HI Jennifer,
      Yes the showers are private at Atlatl Rock Campground – Valley Of Fire State Park.

  2. Sean says:

    Hi! I’m trying to figure out how to reserve a space to camp for one night. We expect to arrive later at night and don’t want to risk driving out there if we cannot get a spot. I’m reading on this site that it says “first come first served” but also reading “reservations required “

    Please help!

    Thank you kindly,

    Sean

    1. Camp Ranger says:

      Hi Sean,
      Both Atlatl Rock and Arch Rock campgrounds are first-come first-serve (no reservations) at Valley of Fire State Park. Group camping can be reserved by calling the park directly at 775 684-2270.

  3. Lindy says:

    Just a quick question, I’m seeing that the sites with electricity and water are more ($30 per night) But I’m not seeing the price of the more basic ones? Please advise!

    Thanks!

    Lindy

    1. Camp Ranger says:

      Hi Lindy,
      Atlatl Rock campsites (without hookups) are $20 per night. And, as you noted – campsites with hookups are $10 more = $30 per night.
      The campground is first-come, first-serve (no reservations). Although you can call the park and make reservations for group campsites.

  4. CHRISTINE VANDERYAJT says:

    Hello. I’m seeing all the information I need except, what are tent camping check in/out times?
    Thanks

    1. Camp Ranger says:

      Hi Christine, Generally Valley of First State Park campground check in is 2pm and check out is 12pm, but please call park directly to confirm: 702 397-2088

  5. Gary Socha says:

    How many sites in the Atlati campground have electric and water hookups? I see that there are 44 sites in that campground, but I want to know about the ones with hookups.

    Thanks.

    1. Camp Ranger says:

      Hi Gary,
      There are 22 campsites with electric/water hookups at Atlatl Rock campground. Those campsites are #23 to #44.

  6. Touzu Zaj says:

    Hi!

    Here are 2 questions :

    1/ I read that check-in time is 12PM, and that the campground is first-come first-served.
    Does it mean there is no need to come before 12PM, or is it wise to come earlier (I plan ti come on July 27) ?

    2/ the 4 of us will be travelling in a Jucy Trailblazer (ie a minivan), with no tent. Do we have to stay on a RV space, or can we just stay as if we had a car + a tent ?

    Many thanks.

    1. Camp Ranger says:

      Hi Touzu,

      There shouldn’t be a lot of people camping out at Valley of Fire / Atlatl Rock campground the end of July so you should be fine with arriving around noon to get your campsite. Remember, the days-time temperatures will be over 100 degrees and night-time will be in the low 80s. And as for your other question – you can camp in any campsite that will fit your Jucy Trailblazer . . . either tent or RV site.

      1. Touzu Zaj says:

        Many thanks, that’s helpful !

        :^)

      2. Camp Ranger says:

        You’re welcome and have a great time at Atlatl Rock campground and Valley of Fire State Park!

  7. Pat P says:

    Hi, I am looking into staying at the campground on Sat Oct 6, with an RV and would prefer an electric/water site. Given that it is 1st come 1st served –1) how early should I plan on arriving to give me the best shot at a site 2) is there a number I can call ahead to find out if there are any sites available on the day of? THis will be on a saturday.

    1. Camp Ranger says:

      Hi Pat,

      That will be a popular time to camp at Atlatl Rock Campground (Valley of Fire State Park). I’d recommend getting there early – like about 7 to 8AM (before the Ranger Station opens) so you’d be (hopefully) one of the first in line to get a vacant site. You can also call the Park for more information at:702 397-2088

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Directions:

From Las Vegas, NV go 24 miles north on Interstate 15 and take Exit 75 toward Valley Of Fire E/Lake Mead for 15 miles to the Park.

Amenities
  • BBQ Grills
  • Campfire Center
  • Campsite Tables
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Fire Pit
  • Fire Rings
  • Gift Shop
  • Grills
  • Group Camping
  • Group Pavilion
  • Pets OK
  • Picnic Tables
  • Restrooms (Flush Toilets)
  • RV Hookups
  • Shade Structure
  • Showers
  • Visitor Center
Activities
  • Archeological Sites
  • Biking
  • Bird Watching
  • Climbing
  • Cultural Sites
  • Hiking
  • Historic Sites
  • Mountain Biking
  • Nature Trails
  • Photography
  • Picnicking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Stargazing
  • Visitor Center
  • Walking Trails
  • Wildlife Viewing
Regions
  • Desert
  • Las Vegas Area
  • Nevada State Park
Campsite Types
  • Group
  • RV
  • Tent
  • Trailer
Best Campsites:

8, 10, 11, 16, 17, 20, 23, 26, 29, 30, 42

Season:

Year Round

Elevation:

1,400

# of Campsites:

44

# of RV Campsites:

22