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
|Number of Campsites:||44|
|Cost:||$10/vehicle entrance fee + $20 camping fee (Nevada residents get $2 off all fees)|
|Showers:||Yes – Coin Operated|
|RV/Trailer Length:||30 Feet|
|RV/Trailer Amenities:||Partial Hookups Available at some campsites|
|Cell Phone Service:||None|
|Operating Season:||Campground open year-round|
|Address:||29450 Valley of Fire Highway
Overton, NV 89040
|Geo Coordinates:||36.417435, -114.551895|
|Nearest City/Town:||Overton, Nevada|
|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
What To Do
Hiking and Biking – There are miles of trails directly accessible from Atlatl Rock Campground
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.