Bureau of Land Management Campgrounds
Summer 2018 BLM Campground Update (June-August)
- Goose Island and Grandstaff campgrounds on Hwy. 128 typically fill between noon and 3:00 p.m. every day.
- The Big Bend area campgrounds on Hwy 128 and Horsethief Campground on Hwy 313 may fill in the late afternoon or evening–sometimes earlier on busy weekends.
- The Upper Colorado Riverway campgrounds on Hwy 128 may not be filling.
- Jaycee Park and Williams Bottom Campgrounds on Hwy 279 offer shade.
- The Ledges Campgrounds on Kane Creek Road are mostly closed for the summer months (only a few sites available) due to the heat and distance from Moab.
Fall 2018 BLM Campground Update (Sept-mid-Nov)
- Goose Island and Grandstaff typically fill between 8:00-11:00 a.m. every day.
- Big Bend and the surrounding campgrounds usually fill by noon to mid- afternoon. Upper Colorado River (Hwy 128) campgrounds typically fill in the later afternoon.
- Anything within 10 miles of Moab and Horsethief Campground on Hwy 313 can fill by early afternoon–sometimes earlier on busy weekends.
- The Ledges campgrounds (5) typically do not fill except for busy holiday or event weekends due to the distance from Moab.
Please do not drive through campgrounds when “Full” signs are posted. The campgrounds are full and the noise and lights disturb fellow campers!
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) maintains 26 campgrounds in the Moab area. Individual Campsites are available on a first-come/first-served basis. No reservations are accepted.
BLM Camping Map
Primitive Camping On Public Lands
There is no primitive camping within 20 miles from Moab. Camping is restricted to limited designated sites in the areas shown on the map below. These sites are marked with a brown post and a tent symbol. These designated sites are free, but no facilities are provided. Campers are required to carry out all garbage, including solid human waste and toilet paper. There is no wood cutting or collection allowed. No new fire rings are allowed.
All campers are required to possess, set-up and use portable toilets or approved human waste bags. Campers may not bury or leave solid human body waste and toilet paper. The disposal of solid human waste off public land is required.
The areas with designated sites are summarized below:
- Dubinky Well Road – 12 sites on the east side of the road
- Gemini Bridges Road – 6 campsites located in Bride Canyon.
- Cotter Mine Road- 10 sites located just off HWY 191 and north of SR 313
- Dripping Springs Area – 6 large campsites near Tenmile Wash
- Black Ridge Area – 6 sites located in the camping area.
- Picture Frame Arch Area – 4 sites located in the Behind the Rocks area located six miles southwest from Moab off Hwy.
There are several areas in which no sites are designated and camping is not allowed. The Shafer Basin, which forms the
viewshed of Dead Horse Point State Park and is important bighorn sheep habitat, has no sites. Long Canyon, which is subject
to extreme flooding and is also important bighorn habitat, has no sites. No camping is allowed in the Mill Creek area
immediately east of the city of Moab, or on the west side of Spanish Valley. No camping is allowed within one mile of
developed recreation sites in the Canyon Rims Recreation Area.
If you have any questions about primitive camping restrictions
please contact the Moab BLM Office at (435) 259-2100.