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- Reviews: 232
Valley of Fire State Park: Not much in the way of Accommodation
Atlatl Rock Campground is situated right in the middle of the park, and is a perfect spot to camp, but with regard to anything else, your nearest hotel/motels, are Echo Bay Resort & Marinamore info
600 Echo Bay Road, NV 89040, which is a 20 mile drive to the center of the park, or there is a couple of places to stay 15 miles to the north in Moapa Valley. Both these areas are on or near Lake Mead, and if you check out my Lake Mead review on my Nevada pages, you will agree that there isn't much to see anymore.
But to be honest, as always, I would stay in Las Vegas, it's 50 miles from Valley of Fire State Park, but has lots going on, including great places to eat. And what's 50 miles when your driving anyway, and it's a lovely drive out from Vegas, and if you use Vegas as a base, you can travel in all directions seeing so many wonderful sites that Nevada has to offer.
- Reviews: 618
Arch Rock Camping: Great accommodations
I came late in the evening and had just enough time to find a spot before dark and I still had my pick of spots. The Arch Campground has plenty of interesting spots to choose from and is worth the drive just for the scenic value. It was quiet and peaceful at night and being able to enjoy the moon and gentle early morning made the trip wonderful.
- Reviews: 5881
Atlatl Rock Campground: why miss a pool of sweat?
This was our only experience with a Nevada State park but if Valley of Fire is any indication, they are much like their counterparts in Utah. The Atlatl Rock campground was well thought out, with amenities superseding what you find on the National Park level and a setting as nice as any you will find. Set right amongst the beautiful red rocks that give the valley its name, you could hang out here all day and not miss much. There is also a more primitive and even more secluded campground at Arch Rock nearby. For a very reasonable, $14 per night, camping at Valley of Fire should not be missed.
Each spot has its own picnic table with shelter which is obviously more for shade than rain in this arid and scorching climate. A BBQ stands alongside for good measure. There is ample space to set up a couple of tents and spots are well-spaced so you will not feel as if you are on top of your neighbor. The modern restrooms feature free showers, a plus for campers on a budget or extended road trips like us. It was late afternoon when we arrived and it being June, it was hot, probably in the range of 120 F. We were lucky to get a spot next to a huge rock formation that was to the west of us so it would be shaded for the rest of the day. Since it was cool in the morning, it was good to be in the sun immediately. This didn't last long and it was getting hot by the time we set off. My guess is the best time to camp here is in winter when days would be comfortable and nights very cold.
- Reviews: 2750
Two campgrounds are available at the park. Each charges a fee which is payable at the campground. Showers and restrooms are available.
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