Today is January 27, 2021. Has anyone had any recent experience getting a spot there. We would be traveling with a Teardrop and we usually set up a tent off the hatch. We'd prefer hookups, but we are equipped to dry camp. What are the restrooms like?
If you're okay with dry camping, I much prefer the Arch Rock CG -- just a few hundred yards down the road from Atlatl. Smaller, fewer rigs, and every site is a gem. There are some spectacular, tucked-in, sites for small rigs in the upper part of the Arch Rock CG. Plan on being there by noon, though.
Clean restrooms, no showers, no electric. Beauty to spare.
We were there January 10-13. Restrooms are great, clean with nice hot showers. I’m pretty sure every site has water, only the ones in the RV loop have electric. There’s a double dump station at the entrance to the campgrounds.
We arrived on a Sunday at almost 5 pm and got what may have been the last site in the RV loop, though we were prepared to boondock or go off site to the BLM area if needed.
I was there last week. It was pretty busy. There are some sites with hookups but they say for rvs only. I would recommend getting there early in day to get a spot. I did not use restrooms but saw the rangers around cleaning a lot.
If you get there just before checkout time, you're apt to catch someone leaving. Chances are also better during the week.
Sometimes it's easier to find a vacancy in campgrounds that don't take reservations. There is another campground just up the road at Arch Rock, but I think Atlatl is nicer. Of course, our experience was in 2019 before the Covid insanity. I don't recall the restrooms, but I think I would have remembered if they weren't well kept.