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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 (some with electric and water hookups). The campground is first-come first-serve (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.

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 (with shade structure), 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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6 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.

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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
  • 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