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

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.


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

Chance of Rain
Saturday 01/20 40%
High 52° / Low 35°
Chance of Rain
Overcast with showers at times. High 52F. Winds WNW at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 40%. Winds could occasionally gust over 40 mph.
Sunday 01/21 0%
High 55° / Low 32°
Sunny. High near 55F. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Monday 01/22 0%
High 56° / Low 36°
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy skies. High 56F. Winds light and variable.
Tuesday 01/23 0%
High 61° / Low 39°
Mainly sunny. High 61F. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Wednesday 01/24 0%
High 61° / Low 42°
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy. High 61F. Winds light and variable.
Partly Cloudy
Thursday 01/25 0%
High 62° / Low 38°
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy skies. High 62F. Winds SSW 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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