Red Rock Canyon Campgound, Las Vegas, Nevada

About fifteen miles west of the glitz and glamour of Las Vegas, you will find this respite tucked in the hills of Red Rock Canyon. The canyon is protected by the Red Rock Canyon Conservation Area and features spectacular red and white sandstone rock formations often found in the Utah/Arizona region. The campground is located down a simple, easy to travel graded dirt/gravel road. The campground itself has just over 50 primitive campsites that offer level gravel/dirt pads, BBQ grills, fire pits, and for some sites, shade ramadas. A small camp office and several camp hosts work here to keep this place spic and span. Views from the campground are of the hills surrounding the camp, as seen in the photo. You will not see the awesome red sandstone formations until you hike or drive further into the park. Sites offer no privacy between neighbors, but are decently spaced out. The best time to visit is fall and spring. Winters here can be crisp and nighttime temps can dip into the 30s, so plan accordingly. A few sites are deemed as "RV sites" but do not offer any additional amenities. There are also group sites that are available by reservation. All sites can be reserved up to six months in advance and reservations are recommended with the proximity to the city and the awesome hikes, biking, and rock climbing available here. You will be charged an entrance fee to enter the park and access the visitor's center and drive the scenic loop, which offers several parking areas for overlooks and hiking trailheads. The campground closes from June through September due to the unbearable, scorching heat of summer. The campground is primitive, so come prepared. There are pit toilets and water spigots, but there is not an RV water fill or dump station.

Best Sites: Perimeter sites
Poor Sites: None
Hookups: None
Potable Water: Yes
Dump with Facility: No