Arch Rock Campground is the smaller of the two campgrounds at Valley of Fire State Park with 29 campsites surrounded by lots red-colored rock formations. Valley of Fire is a very scenic desert campground that somewhat resembles the rocks you would find represented at Disneyland’s Cars Land. The park is located in Southern Nevada, north of Lake Mead, near the Utah and Arizona state lines. The star attraction of Valley of Fire State Park is large multi-colored sandstone formations, petrified wood, and petroglyphs from ancient native americans. The upper loop at Arch Rock has tall sandstone rocks separating the campsites making them more private.
If you like stargazing, try and get campsite 18, which as a large flat rock perfect for laying on and looking at stars on a clear night. 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.
Each of the 29 campsites at Arch Rock Campground is available on a first-come, first-served basis, and include a picnic table, fire ring, and access to bathrooms, showers, and drinking water.
Arch Rock Campground – Valley of Fire State Park Campground Features
|Number of Campsites:||29|
|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:||36.417590, -114.556670|
|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 Arch 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.