We’re back. We just can’t seem to stay away from this place. We are usually here in December but never in November so we weren’t sure how crowded it would be. We know in the spring the campgrounds, both Atlatl and Arch Rock fill up quickly. In the winter months we have found that the Arch Rock Campground was closed but when we arrived mid November Arch Rock Campground was open and only a few sites were taken but the Atlatl Campground was filling up daily (both the dry camping sites and the hookup (water, electric) sites).
But the beauty of Valley of Fire Campgrounds is that the majority of campers, during the winter, tend to be short term. Only a few rigs, that we have seen, stay for more than a few nights. Many of the rigs come for just a night or two which means there is constant turnover and a chance for a site to become available.
On the day we arrived we managed to find one hookup site (level) available so we grabbed it. Not our favourite site (32 and 35 are our favorites) at Atlatl but certainly a very, very nice site. Our favourite site at Arch Rock Campground is 29.
Campground: Valley of Fire State Park – Atlatl Campground
Location: Overton, Nevada
Services: E/W (50 AMP)
Comments: One of our favourite state parks. Most sites are large and level and have terrific views with tons of hiking.
Atlatl Campground has both electric (50 AMP)/water sites and dry camp sites. The hookup sites are 23-44 and are an additional $10 per night.
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