Arch Rock Campground

Valley of Fire State Park

Las Vegas + Southern Nevada, Nevada

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Arch Rock Campground

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  • The campground is accessed via the scenic drive loop.- Arch Rock Campground
  • Campsites at Arch Rock are nestled right between the rocks.- Arch Rock Campground
  • Campers are dwarfed by the rock formations.- Arch Rock Campground
  • Bouldering and rock climbing is fun for all.- Arch Rock Campground
  • Hiking can be done on one of the many trails or by just setting out into the desert (be sure to take water and mark your bearings!).- Arch Rock Campground
  • Arches and windows are found everywhere at Valley of Fire.- Arch Rock Campground
  • Plan to arrive at Arch Rock early to get a spot.- Arch Rock Campground
  • - Arch Rock Campground
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Incredibly scenic. Close to park features. Some sites are very private.
Cons: 
Narrow roads. Small sites. No hook ups.
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Region:
Las Vegas + Southern Nevada, NV
Managed by: 
Nevada State Parks
Pets allowed: 
Yes
Parking Pass: 
Not Required
Preferable Season(s):
Winter, Spring, Fall
Reservations possible: 
No
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Campground Description

Campground Description

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Of the two campgrounds in Valley of Fire State Park, the Arch Rock Campground is better suited for tents or small campers. The larger RVs will be better staying at Atlatl Rock Campground nearby. Arch Rock shares the same dramatic red rock setting as its sister campground, but it offers more solitude and an even closer and more personal camping relationships with the landscape. Some of the sites at Arch Rock are tucked away on a small loop, and these sites have a sense of total privacy where other campers are not visible.

The scenic loop road around both campgrounds is a great attraction that should be walked, not driven, to experience the amazing formations of red rock. Countless arches, caves, pinnacles and narrow arroyos present unlimited boulder hopping opportunities for adults and kids alike. Along this road, Atlatl Rock presents an excellent display of petroglyphs, with a tall metal stairway up to a viewing platform high above the road level. The namesake Arch Rock is a small arch about 20 feet off the ground along the scenic drive around the campgrounds. There are so many arches in Valley of Fire that Arch Rock is not a standout feature.

The demand in this campground is not in as high as it is for the more developed sites in Atlatl Rock, but it would still be a good idea to arrive early and midweek to improve your chances of getting a great site. Seasonal note: Arch Rock Campground is not open year around, so check on its status with the park headquarters at 702.397.2088 before heading out.

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