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Red Rock campground to close until Labor Day weekend

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Updated: 5/25/2012 12:13 pm
LAS VEGAS - Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area’s developed campground -- Red Rock Campground -- is scheduled to temporarily close from May 29 to Aug. 30 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.

-- From news release
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