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Southern Nevada District Office
Release Date: 05/25/12
Contacts: Kirsten Cannon , 702-515-5057 ,

Red Rock Canyon Campground to Close Until Labor Day Weekend

Las Vegas - Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area’s developed campground -- Red Rock Campground -- is scheduled to temporarily close from May 29 to August 30, 2012 during this low-usage period.

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.

Visitors are encouraged to take advantage of the many other camping opportunities in the area. These include:
  • backcountry camping at Red Rock Canyon with permit, (702) 515-5050
  • Valley of Fire State Park, (702) 397-2088
  • Lake Mead National Recreation Area, (702) 293-8990 or (702) 293-8906
  • Death Valley National Park, (760) 786-3200
  • Mojave National Preserve, (760) 252-6100
  • U.S. Forest Service Humboldt Toiyabe National Forest, (702) 515-5400
  • Spencer W. Kimball Scout Reservation, (702) 968-8138
  • Potosi Pines Camp, (702) 875-1980
  • Clark County Shooting Park, (702) 455-2000
Camping is 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 sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. In Fiscal Year 2015, the BLM generated $4.1 billion in receipts from activities occurring on public lands.

Last updated: 04-14-2015