Camping in Red Rock Canyon State Park

Camping is permitted only in developed sites in the Ricardo Campground. Camping is on a first come, first serve basis. There is no reservation system.


Within Red Rock Canyon State Park, fires are allowed only in the Ricardo Campground in the provided metal fire rings. Do not make rock fire rings or import metal fire rings anywhere in the park.

Hunting and Shooting

Hunting, or the possession of loaded firearms, is prohibited within Red Rock Canyon State Park.

Domestic Animals

Dogs are permitted in Red Rock State Park and most other state parks provided they are on a leash that is no longer than six feet in length. Some state parks do not permit dogs. Please call ahead or check for more information.

For information on the use of pack animals, check with individual state parks for specific restrictions and guidelines.


Motorized vehicles, motorized equipment, or any other form of mechanical transport, are prohibited in all wilderness areas. For current information about permits, regulations, and tips for your wilderness adventure, please contact the managing agency.
All visitors should utilize the “Leave No Trace Seven Principles:”

  1. Plan Ahead and Prepare
  2. Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces
  3. Dispose of Waste Properly
  4. Leave What You Find
  5. Minimize Campfire Impacts
  6. Respect Wildlife
  7. Be Considerate of Other Visitors

The member-driven Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics teaches people how to enjoy the outdoors responsibly. This copyrighted information has been reprinted with permission from the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics. Learn more at:

Camping in Onyx State Vehicle Recreation Area

Camping is permitted only in developed sites. Camping is on a first come, first serve basis. There is no reservation system. There are no hookups or water for camping, please plan to be self-containing when camping in Onyx SVRA.

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Founder of the Friends of Jawbone (FOJ)

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