Atlatl Rock Campground is the larger of the two campgrounds at Valley of Fire State Park with 44 campsites situated against a backdrop of red sandstone formations. Valley of Fire State Park is located in Southern Nevada about 50 miles from Las Vegas. The park is known for the many massive multi-colored sandstone formations, petrified wood, and petroglyphs from ancient native americans.

Hiking is abundant at Valley of Fire State Park, but checkout the 4.5-mile Pinnacle Trail loop, which lead through a “forest” of red rock pinnacles. Atlatl Rock is a significantly large rock formation with stairs leading to an overlook at the top. Also, be sure to head over to neighboring Arch Rock Campground and check out its namesake Arch Rock.

The 44 campsites at Atlatl Rock Campground are available on a first-come, first-served basis, and include a picnic table, fire ring, and access to bathrooms, showers, and drinking water. Some of the campsites offer partial RV hookups.

Atlatl Rock Campground – Valley of Fire State Park Campground Features

Campground Type: Organized
Number of Campsites: 44
Cost: $10/vehicle entrance fee + $20 camping fee (Nevada residents get $2 off all fees)
Use Level: High
Dogs Allowed: Yes
Fire Rings: Yes
Drinking Water: Yes
Toilets: Yes
Showers: Yes – Coin Operated
Trash/Dumpsters: Yes
Hiking Access: Yes
Beach/Lake Access: None
RV/Trailer Length: 30 Feet
RV/Trailer Amenities: Partial Hookups Available at some campsites
Cell Phone Service: None
Wifi: None
Operating Season: Campground open year-round
Other:

Getting There

Address: 29450 Valley of Fire Highway
Overton, NV 89040
Geo Coordinates: 36.417435, -114.551895
Nearest City/Town: Overton, Nevada
Elevation: 600 Feet
Location: Clark County, Nevada
Paved Road Access: Yes
Proximity to Stores: 15 miles to Overton, Nevada
Directions: From Las Vegas drive 24 miles north on Interstate 15 and take Exit 75 toward Valley Of Fire State Park, drive for 15 miles to the park entrance.

Connect

Phone: (702) 397-2088 Facebook: Valley of Fire State Park
Web: Nevada State Parks Twitter:
Reservations: Not Accepted – First-come, first-served

When To Go

Spring & Fall –  Summertime can be very warm at Valley of Fire State Park, Spring and fall offer much more comfortable weather

Partly Cloudy
Saturday 07/21 20%
High 108° / Low 84°
Partly Cloudy
A mix of clouds and sun during the morning will give way to cloudy skies this afternoon. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 108F. Winds S at 10 to 20 mph.
Clear
Sunday 07/22 0%
High 109° / Low 86°
Clear
Except for a few afternoon clouds, mainly sunny. High 109F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph.
Clear
Monday 07/23 0%
High 114° / Low 88°
Clear
Sunny skies. High 114F. Winds NNW at 5 to 10 mph.
Clear
Tuesday 07/24 0%
High 116° / Low 90°
Clear
Sun and a few passing clouds. High 116F. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph.
Clear
Wednesday 07/25 0%
High 117° / Low 91°
Clear
Mostly sunny skies. High 117F. Winds SE at 10 to 15 mph.
Clear
Thursday 07/26 0%
High 116° / Low 89°
Clear
Generally sunny. High 116F. Winds SSE at 10 to 20 mph.

What To Do

Hiking and Biking – There are miles of trails directly accessible from Atlatl Rock Campground

Fun Facts

The Valley of Fire is named after the red sandstone formations, which were formed by great shifting sand dunes around 150 million years ago, or around the same time dinosaurs roamed the earth. The landscape was further shaped by complex uplifting and faulting of the region, followed by extensive erosion.

Image Credits: Billrdio via Flickr

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1 COMMENT

  1. HI. I am new to camping.. are the showers at this campground private? Like in a separate room/stall? How does it work? Thank you!

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