Valley of Fire State Park
Night 1- This is a first come first serve camp out at Atlatl campground. No group reservations were available for Friday night!
Night 2- Group site 3
All are welcome including kids. Just remember that in the evenings there is usually some drinking going on around a campfire.
Atlatl rock campground usually has spots available but if it fills up before you arrive, overflow can squeeze in at Arch rock campground which is right next door. My signal will be in and out but I will update the post on site availability. If you wanted to text me to see if spots are open feel free to do so at[masked] and maybe the text will get through.
Hiking- We are planning to do some exploring Saturday but nothing formal so plan and doing your own thing or just relaxing. This is a place with amazing colors, features, and rock formations that are like no other on the planet.
Doug and Brenda in a slot canyon on White Rock loop trail
Nearly year-round camping is one of the best things about living in the the Southwest, and during the winter months, you will fall in love with Valley of Fire.
Fire- The fire below is how we keep warm so bring plenty or firewood with you please. Smith's usually has firewood for $3.99 each if you but 5 bundles.
Facilities- Atlatl campground has picnic tables under a shelter, running water, charcoal grills, flush toilets, showers and trash cans. DID I MENTION SHOWERS :-). Groups site 3 has picnic shelters, running water and pit toilets.
Bring whatever food and drinks you like. If you run short of food and drink the Moapa reservation store is only about 15 miles up the road. They have plenty of food, drinks and booze.
Campfire activities- If you play an instrument and want to bring it please do. We always have a great time talking, socializing and sometimes someone plays for us.
Potluck- We can do a Pot luck on Saturday night and you can buy, bring or prepare whatever you like.
Weather- Looks to be mid 50s by day and upper 30s at night. PERFECT CAMPING WEATHER. https://weather.com/weather/5day/l/NVSPVF:13:US
Now that's one hot log. It's S'more time, marshmallow, or bratwurst or... well you get the idea.
Cost- The Nevada resident park entry fee of $8.00 per car. Non residents pay $10.00. Camping at the park is $18 per night per vehicle ($10.00 plus $8.00 entry fee). In other words it will be $18.00 per vehicle per night for locals and $20.00 for non residents. Feel free to carpool with friends to save on the overall cost. We are allowed 2 vehicles per sight.
Bring- Lots of Firewood (Smiths has firewood for sale $3.99 per bundle if you buy 5 or more), we never have enough wood, sleeping pads, sleeping bag, blankets, tents, warm clothing, coolers, food, drinks, camp chairs, headlamp, day pack for hiking, camera, snacks... This is car camping so you can bring whatever will fit in your car and make you stay comfortable and warm.
Pets- Well mannered pets are welcome. Per park rules they must be leashed and picked up after at all times.
Directions- I-15 N to Exit 75. There are signs indicating Valley of Fire. Stop at the tribal store and stock up on food snacks, beverages and gas if you need to. Take the paved access road 13 miles through the gate and into the park. You may also use 169 along the Lake. About 1 mile into the park you will see a small brown sign pointing left that reads campgrounds. Atlatl is the first campground on the left.
Disclaimer- As with any outdoor event, you are responsible for your own safety and well-being. Knowing your limits and proper preparation are key to a successful and enjoyable outing.
By signing up for and/or attending this meetup, you acknowledge, accept and agree to the following:Hiking and other outdoor activities can be dangerous and cause serious bodily injury and/or possibly death.
The organizers of this group including current and former members will not be held responsible/liable for the actions of any participant at any event.
Each attendee participates at an event at their own risk and is solely responsible for any damage to their property, and/or any injury to themselves or their guests.