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Camping in the Moab Area

The Moab Area offers lots of camping options, from primitive camping with no amenities, to privately-owned campgrounds with all of them. Most campsites on public lands are first come/first served and tend to fill on holidays and weekends from April through October. Stop by the Moab Information Center for recommendations and current campsite availability.

Here are some tips on how to leave no trace while camping:

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Commercial Campgrounds

Privately-owned, commercial campgrounds in Moab offer RV hookups, showers and lots of other amentities. Please visit Discover Moab for commercial campground information.

Camping on Public Lands

Camping in the Moab Area map
There is nothing like sleeping under the stars and waking up in nature surrounded by Moab's red rock beauty. There are many campgrounds and camping areas on public lands to choose from that are managed by the National Park Service, the Bureau of Land Management, the U.S. Forest Service, and Utah State Parks.

This map shows campgrounds and areas with camping restrictions in the Moab area.

Click on image to see a full-size map.

Primitive Camping

There is no primitive camping within 20 miles of Moab. Primitive camping sites are free, but no facilities are provided. Campers using primitive sites are required to carry out all garbage, including solid waste and toilet paper. Due to high use, human waste is a serious health issue at these sites. All human waste must be packed out in approved waste bags or portable toilet systems. These may be purchased at the Moab Information Center and local outdoor retailers. No wood cutting or collecting is allowed on public lands, so plan ahead. Convenience stores in Moab have firewood for sale. Please use existing fire rings, and do not create new ones.
There are two types of primitive camping areas:

Areas where camping is in designated sites only

Camping in designated sites only: Camping is allowed only in designated camping sites in areas marked by this pattern on the map above. You will see this tent symbol BLM Camp in Designated Sites only signon the signage at the areas. 

Areas where dispersed camping is allowed (yellow)Dispersed camping: Camp where others have been in previously disturbed areas near the road. 
Areas where dispersed camping is allowed are shown medium yellow on the map above.

Regulations for primitive camping:

Regulations for primitive camping

Campgrounds

Arches National Park 

Devils Campground, Arches National ParkDEVILS GARDEN CAMPGROUND: 18 miles from the park entrance. This is a beautiful campground where sites are nestled among slickrock outcroppings. Standard site nightly camping fee is $25. Group site is $75-$250 per night.
• 47 sites including 2 accessible sites; 2 group sites • Potable water  • No RV hookups  • No showers  • Leashed pets are allowed in campsites and on the road only.
Facilities include picnic tables, grills, and both pit-style and flush toilets.
Sites are usually reserved months in advance. You can reserve standard campsites no fewer than four days and no more than 6 months in advance for stays March 1 to October 31. Between November 1 and February 28, sites are first come/first served.  Visit www.recreation.gov for reservations.

Canyonlands National Park

ISKY Willow Flat CampgroundISLAND IN THE SKY (WILLOW FLAT) CAMPGROUND: This small campground is near the spectacular Green River Overlook. Open year-round. All sites are first come/first served. Nightly camping fee is $15 per site. Sites fill quickly spring through fall.
• 12 standard sites including 1 accessible site; 0 group sites  • No water at the campground  • No RV hookups  
• Pets allowed, but must be leashed at all times
Facilities include pit-style toilets, picnic tables, and fire rings. Drinking water is available outside the visitor center spring through fall.

Squaw Flat Campground - NPS photoNEEDLES (SQUAW FLAT) CAMPGROUND Squaw Flat is located deep within the southern portion of Canyonlands National Park. Nightly camping fee for an individual site is $20. Group sites are $70 - $225 per night.
• 26 standard sites including 2 accessible sites; 3 group sites (various locations in the Needles) • Potable water - seasonal • No RV hookups • No showers • Pets allowed, but must be leashed at all times
Facilities include toilets (flush toilets - seasonal; vault toilets - year-round), picnic tables, and fire rings in the campground.
Sites can be reserved at Reservation.gov. 

Dead Horse Point State Park 

Dead Horse Point State Park Kayenta CampgroundKAYENTA CAMPGROUNDNestled within a grove of junipers, the campground offers a peaceful, shaded respite from the surrounding desert.
Nightly camping fee is: Standard-partial hookup site: $40.
• 21 Standard-partial hookup sites (electric); accessible sites are available • Potable water (no RV fill ups - supply is limited)  • No showers
• Dump station  • Pets allowed, but must be leashed at all times

Facilities include: Modern restrooms, RV electrical hookups (20/30/50 AMP), lighted shade structures, picnic tables, fire rings, and tent pads.
Visit the Dead Horse Point State Park website for more complete information.
To make a camping reservation, contact Reserve America at 1-800-322-3770, or visit www.reserveamerica.com.

Dead Horse Point State Park Wingate CampgroundWINGATE CAMPGROUND: New in 2018, the Wingate Campground sits atop the mesa with far reaching views to the area’s mountain ranges and deep canyons. Nightly camping fees are: Standard-partial hookup site: $40, Tent only: $35, Yurt: $140 per night. Extra Vehicle Fee: $15.00 
• 20 RV + tent campsites with 20/30/50 amp electrical hookups, 11 hike-in tent only campsites, and 4 new yurts; accessible sites are available • Potable water (no RV fill ups - supply is limited)  • No showers
• Dump station  • Pets allowed, but must be leashed at all times
 

Facilities include fire-pits, picnic tables under shade shelters, and bathrooms with water and dish washing sinks.
Visit the Dead Horse Point State Park website for more complete information.
To make a camping reservation, contact Reserve America at 1-800-322-3770, or visit www.reserveamerica.com.

Bureau of Land Management (BLM)

BLM campground site

The BLM manages more than 25 campgrounds in the Moab area. Many are along the Colorado River. Individual sites are $20 per night (except Sand Flats which is $15 per vehicle, per night). All individual sites are first come/first served (not reservable).
Group sites can be reserved at Reservation.gov
• No water or electricity at campgrounds • No RV hookups  • Pets are allowed but must be leashed
Only cash or check are accepted for individual sites. Pay at the campground. 

Facilities include picnic tables, vault toilets and fire rings. Gathering wood is not permitted so bring your own wood (available at convenience stores in Moab).
Campsites are limited to 10 people and two vehicles (or one vehicle and a trailer).

BLM list of campgrounds and map

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Manti-La Sal National Forest 

The U.S. Forest Service, Moab Ranger DIstrict manages campgrounds in the La Sal Mountains near Moab.
Oowah Lake - photo by Glenn HauchOOWAH CAMPGROUND: Campground sits at 8800 ft. elevation in the spectacular La Sal Mountains. Sites are next to small but scenic Oowah Lake. Camping fee is $5 per night per site. Sites are first come/first served. Campground opens sometime in May (depending on weather).
• 11 tent-only sites (no RVs)  • No water  • Pets are allowed but must be leashed
Facilities include picnic tables, fire rings and vault toilet. Trailhead access from campground to the Trans-La Sal Trail system, as well as the Clarks Lake Trail, Boren Mesa, Moonlight Meadows, and Warner Lake. There is also a day-use area with three large picnic tables.

Warner LakeWARNER LAKE CAMPGROUND AND CABIN: Campground and cabin are located at 9,200 ft. elevation, next to beautiful Warner Lake. Enjoy fishing, canoeing, kayaking and exploring nearby trails. Standard sites are $10/night, group site is $50/night, and the cabin is $50/night. Reservations can be made for the cabin, group site, and some single sites from June 14- Sept. 30 (weather permitting) at Recreation.gov. Other sites are first come/first served. Weather and snow melt can affect opening and closing. Call the Moab Ranger District for current information, 435-259-7155.
• 19 standard sites • Group area  • Cabin available  • No potable water  • No RV hookups  • No showers  • Pets are allowed but must be leashed 
Amenities include picnic tables, campfire rings, and vault toilets.

MASON DRAW CAMPGROUND: Campground offers 5 first come/first served camp sites for $5/night (not reservable). For more information, please contact the Moab Ranger District: 435-636-3360.
• 5 standard sites  • No water  • Pets allowed but must be leashed
Facilities include campfire rings and a vault toilet.

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