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Red Rock Campground

Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area

Las Vegas + Southern Nevada, Nevada

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  • Entrance to Red Rock Campground.- Red Rock Campground
  • Typical campground road.- Red Rock Campground
  • All sites have great views of the surrounding hills.- Red Rock Campground
  • About half of the sites have picnic shelters.- Red Rock Campground
  • Walk-in tent site area.- Red Rock Campground
  • Sites have nice spacing between them.- Red Rock Campground
  • Sites on the perimeter roads are some of the nicest.- Red Rock Campground
  • Walk-in tent camping area.- Red Rock Campground
  • View from the highest section of the campground.- Red Rock Campground
  • Red Rock is particularly popular with tent campers.- Red Rock Campground
  • One of the reservable group camping areas.- Red Rock Campground
  • Overlooking Red Rock Campground.- Red Rock Campground
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
The only campground at Red Rock. Scenic setting.
Cons: 
Can be very hard to land a site. No shade. Primitive and dusty.
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Region:
Las Vegas + Southern Nevada, NV
Managed by: 
Bureau of Land Management
Pets allowed: 
Yes
Parking Pass: 
Sometimes
Preferable Season(s):
Winter, Spring, Fall
Reservations possible: 
No
Current Local Weather:
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Campground Description

Campground Description

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The popular Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area on the west side of Las Vegas is the site of one of the only campgrounds in the vicinity.  Set about 2 miles from the visitor center and the start of the Scenic Loop Drive, this campground has a very isolated feel, even though the western edge of Las Vegas is a 10-minute drive away.

The campground is spartan, with no amenities other than vault toilets and drinking water. The main section is for tents or RVs and is a large loop with two inner roads. The best sites are along the outer perimeter, and about half the sites have shade structures for the picnic tables. There is a separate small loop of five sites for RVs of all sizes (no hookups), a walk-in tent camping area, and five group camping areas as well. The campground is far more popular for tent camping than RVs, and typically many of the campers are also climbers who are gone much of the day, so it is a very quiet campground.

Note: Red Rock Canyon is a destination for rock climbers from around the world and, being so close to Las Vegas, it is also a popular camping destination for local families. Reservations are not available (except for the three handicap sites and the group sites), so competition for these sites is fierce. Arriving very early (by 8 a.m.) is advised. The campground is closed from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

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