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Red Rock Canyon reopens campground

Posted at 5:45 PM, Sep 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-02 20:45:22-04

Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area’s developed campground reopened Friday in time for the beginning of its busiest camping season.

Cooler temperatures during the fall and winter months make Red Rock Canyon a destination for visitors from around the world.

Red Rock Campground is located within Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, approximately two miles east of the Visitor Center on State Route 159. It is the only developed campground within the Conservation Area.

The campground features 71 individual campsites and seven group campsites. Individual sites are filled first come, first served and are $15 per site/night. Group campsites are $40 per site/night and require reservations. Reservations for group campsites can be made by visiting www.recreation.gov.

Campfires and charcoal barbecues are prohibited until officials lift fire restrictions – possibly in early October.

The campground remains open until May 30, 2017, and will then close for the low-usage summer season.

Backcountry camping is allowed within Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area above 5,000 feet in the Pine Creek Wilderness, and above 6,500 feet in the La Madre Mountain Wilderness. A permit is required and can be obtained by calling: 702-515-5050.

Camping is also allowed on BLM managed public land outside of the Las Vegas valley for up to two weeks without charge. Popular primitive (no facilities) sites include Bitter Spring Back Country Byway, Gold Butte Back Country Byway, Knob Hill, Virgin Mountains, Christmas Tree Pass and Logandale Trails System.