Red Rock Canyon's standard, RV, and group campsites are located in the stunning Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, an approximate 20 mile drive from "The Las Vegas Strip." Visitors enjoy hiking, rock climbing, bike riding and scenic driving in this unique Mojave Desert environment.
The Red Rock Scenic Drive & Visitor Center as well as the Red Spring / Calico Basin areas are 3 and 2 miles respectively from the campground and accessible by vehicles. Activities available from the Red Rock Canyon Visitor Center are hiking, bike riding and rock climbing with guided hikes and educational programs available on certain days.
There are 53 individual standard sites. Ten People and two Vehicles are allowed per site in the individual sites. There are six RV Sites which have room for one RV and a vehicle. Seven large group sites can accommodate up to 20 people and 8 vehicles. All standard sites and group sites contain picnic tables, grills and campfire circles. All group sites have shaded picnic table area. Some individual standard sites have shaded picnic table areas. Each group site is primarily tenting with 10 individual small tent areas/group sites. Vault toilets, trashcans, and drinking water (in the individual camping area) are provided. While Moenkopi Road is paved, the roads throughout the campground are gravel.
Red Rock Canyon's unique geology with multicolored sandstone atop of gray limestone creates a unique environment with seasonal springs and streams. There are 54 year-round water sources in the Spring Mountains. It's also home to threatened desert tortoise and living cultural reminders of the pioneer past, wild burros and horses. The campground is in a quiet bowl near some of the most popular rock climbing destinations in the country, providing privacy with limited shade under the group picnic pavilion.
More than 60 miles of hiking trails; access to over 2000 documented rock climbing routes; picnic areas; mountain and road biking; horseback riding and scenic byway touring are also popular and available nearby.
Charges & Cancellations
Cancellations*: *cancellation becomes a "late cancellation" at 12:01 am EST on the day before arrival. • $10.00 fee if reservation is changed/cancelled earlier than the day before arrival. • $10.00 plus first night's camping fee is charged if reservation is cancelled the day before or the day of the arrival, except when the reservation is only for 1 night (in which case only the first night's camping fee is charged). No Shows: customer does not arrive and/or does not cancel reservation by check out time (11 :00am) the day after the scheduled arrival date. $20.00 service fee charged and forfeit the first night's user fee • If requested before the late cancellation window: NRRS will handle • If requested during the late cancellation window (day before arrival, or day of arrival): Customer will be charged first night's use fee, and refunded rest • If requested after arrival, during or after departure from site: recreation.gov processes and field office has to approve
ADA Access: N
Little breezy so we flew a kite. We loved it
This campground is located across the street from the beautiful Red Rock Conservation area. It is a semi flat desert area this many tent spots (single and group) and some walk in for late comers. Reservations are recommended because in our experience it fills up fast.
Reserved a camp site for the last two nights of the season. Amazing! We’ll be back for sure.
Awesome views with great trails and rock climbing.
Summer time might not be the best time to try to camp in southern Nevada but with mild fall and winter this campsite leaves a lot of options for those looking for an outdoor adventure.
I spent much of early spring at Red Rock enjoying the facilities, the hiking, the vistas and yes the camping. This campground does accept reservations for group sites however individual sites are walk up first come first serve and with those mild weekends they do fill up quickly. Weekdays are suggested if you can make it out as it is a bit easier to get a site during those days.
One thing most do not consider with camping at this location is the proximity to the Las Vegas strip and all the tourists which that includes. This campsite is coveted and many who wish to venture beyond the brights lights find themselves at this nationally acclaimed facility.
A few things to also consider before traveling here:
1- No cell servIce at the campground for any provIder, fact is unless you hike to the peaks you wIll not fInd any cell service for miles.
2- Campground sometimes appears full when in fact people are parking here instead of camping so do not get turned away without a quick once through the campground itself.
3- No hookups for electrIcal or water at individual sItes. If you must have power you will want to consider alternative sources.
RV campers as well as tent campers are able to stay at thIs locatIon however It does sway a bIt more toward tent campIng In way of spacing and availabilIty.
Cost to camp are $15 for single tent campers like myself. ThIs Includes a pIcnIc table and awning but more Importantly proximity to the park itself. Most don’t inquire about stay length but for a blogger lIke myself I had to know and elected to ask, because who wouldnt want the best vIews In the area as long as possIble! 14 days!!
This offers a nice and quick getaway from the city of Las Vegas. You get a better view of tge nightsky and its quiet.
Wow! What can I say except we spent two nights here and found it to be a perfect entry to the actual loop. It was late May and the morning heat made it too uncomfortable to sleep in. Thank God! The trails and sights in the loop are amazing. I would suggest if entering from the north (Charleston) go ahead skip the first trail in the park. EVERBODY stops here and it is quite crowded and plenty of rude people. Go up to marker 3 or 7 for a better experience. An easy hike is Redrock over look. Flat, fairly smooth, but zero shade. An early morning or evening hike. Do not miss Icebox Canyon, especially if the snow is melting or rain. Great "pop up" waterfalls all around. The canyon realty comes to life. I wore my boots for this one in case a little traction needed for water and keep feet dry. Could've kept my trail runners on and had a little better time with the heat making my feet uncomfortable. Lots of lizards, squirrels, rabbits, and we heard coyotes hunting at night. Desert is blooming and perfect to wander
Conveniently located to Vegas and Red Rock Canyon, this campground is always full (and people are rather rude stopping by to see how long you will stay)
Sites are nice, especially if you get one with a covered picnic table to escape the sun/heat.
On our last night of a week long trip to Utah and Arizona, with an early flight out the next morning, this campground was perfect. It's only about 40 minutes form the Las Vegas Airport but feels like you are forever away from the hustle and bustle of the strip.
Each site has a set place for the tent so you aren't trying to find a flat piece of ground for your tent as one is already provided.
Although we only used this as a stop over on our last night, we will be back! There is so much good hiking right there in Red Rock Canyon. Wish we would have had more time to explore!