Subi & The 5

Valley of Fire State Park – Atlatl Campground – Nevada

Valley of Fire State Park Nevada
Valley of Fire State Park in southern Nevada

We headed south from Ely on towards Valley of Fire and enjoyed the beautiful scenery along Highway 93.


Campground: Valley of Fire State Park – Atlatl Campground
Location: Overton, Nevada
Site: 39 (pull-thru)
Cost: $30
Services: W/E (50AMP)
Comments:  One of our favourite campgrounds.  Not only is the scenery stunning but the hiking is never ending.  We simply crawl out of the motorhome and start walking in any direction.  This is a campground we will always return to and enjoy.


We seem to never be able to get enough of this state park.  The only negative about this place is ability to secure a site as it can be quite crowded during peak periods which is mainly spring and fall and also during the Christmas/New Years holidays. All sites are first-come first-serve and no reservations are possible but we still visit and love it.


We love hiking over towards the BeeHives and the group camping area and further afield where there are some red rocks you can climb around and a very deep gorge. A beautiful place.


The weather always seems to cooperate while we are there and many times we get entertained by some mysterious camper who is up on the rocks playing their flute or recorder. Plus, we always see some interesting things whether it is cool RVs, some small wildlife, Grand Canyon tour helicopters flying over, or even a tourist helicopter landing on a local mountain so the tourists can get out and soak in some of the red rock views


  1. We love Valley of Fire!! Great campground but such a pain being so far for first come. Where are you heading after V of F? We haven’t seen you two in a long time!

    1. Hi Pam, We love V of F too. We try and stop there every chance we can. We are at Cave Creek Regional Park right now and have been here for a few weeks. Next we are heading to McDowell Mountain for 2 weeks and then to Lost Dutchman for 2 weeks. We are spending the holidays in the Phoenix area with family. Then we are off to???? The life of a nomad. Anyway, hope we run into you this winter. Drop us a line and let us know where you are heading next. We think you are still in Boulder City! Cheers – L&N

      1. Yes, we are still in Boulder City. We really like this little town and all the hiking surrounding the area. We leave here Nov 6 and begin working our way toward San Diego. We will be at Mission Bay for the month of Dec, then Borrego Springs for Jan, Tucson for Feb. We will spend March working our way north for our April date in Moab. Hope our paths cross after the holidays:) Enjoy the Regional Parks!

        1. Maybe we will see you in Borrego or Tucson. It is still too early for us to plan but we will be on the lookout for you. Happy travels!

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