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Release Date: 09/03/13
Contacts: Kirsten Cannon , 702-515-5057  

Red Rock Canyon Campground Reopened

Las Vegas - Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area’s developed campground reopened this weekend in time for the beginning of the busiest camping season. Cooler temperatures during the fall and winter months make Red Rock a destination for rock climbers and recreationalists 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 (West Charleston Boulevard) and is the only developed campground within the conservation area. The campground features 71 individual campsites and seven group campsites. Individual sites are $15 per site/night and group campsites are $40 per site/night. Reservations for the group campsites are required and can be made by calling (702) 515-5371 or
The BLM is currently prohibiting campfires and/or charcoal barbecues in Red Rock Campground until fire restrictions are lifted, usually in late September/early October.
Due to low visitation in the summer (about six percent capacity a month), the campground was seasonally closed May 28. 
Backcountry camping is allowed within Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area above 5,000 feet. 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.

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to manage and conserve the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations under our mandate of multiple-use and sustained yield. In Fiscal Year 2013, the BLM generated $4.7 billion in receipts from public lands.

Last updated: 09-03-2013