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Bureau of Land Management Campgrounds

Summer 2017 BLM Campground Update

  • Goose Island and Grandstaff typically fill between 8:00-11:00 a.m. every day.
  • Anything within 10 miles of Moab and Horsethief Campground on Hwy 313 may occasionally fill in the afternoon or evening--sometimes earlier on weekends.
  • Upper Colorado River Campgrounds (Hwy 128) may fill in the evenings, but may not fill on weekdays.
  • The Ledges typically do not fill in the summer months due to the heat and 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 24 campgrounds in the Moab area. Individual Campsites are available on a first-come/first-served basis. No reservations are accepted.

  • All BLM campgrounds and camping areas have vault toilets, fire rings, are open year round, and a fee is charged. Note that firewood gathering is not allowed so bring your own wood (available at convenience stores in Moab).
  • All individual sites: $15/night (Pay at campground; cash or check only)
  • RV Sites have no hook-ups.
  • Camping at all sites is limited to 14 days within a 30 day period.
  • Individual Campsites are available on a first-come/first-served basis. No reservations are accepted.
  • Group Campsites - Several campgrounds feature reservable group sites, which are suitable for large groups. All BLM group campgrounds are reserved through recreation.gov.

Highway 128 Campgrounds

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Goose Island Campground
Hwy 128, 1.4 miles from Hwy 191 
4000 19 40 2    
Granstaff Campground
Hwy 128, 3 miles from Hwy 191 
4000 16 24      
Drinks Canyon Camping Area
Hwy 128, 6.2 miles from Hwy 191 
4000 17 18      
Hal Canyon Campground
Hwy 128, 6.6 miles from Hwy 191 
4000 11 24      
Oak Grove Campground
Hwy 128, 6.9 miles from Hwy 191 
4000 7 18      
Big Bend Campground
Hwy 128, 7.4 miles from Hwy 191 
4000 23 40 3    
Upper Big Bend Camping Area
Hwy 128, 8.1 miles from Hwy 191 
4000 8 18      
Upper Onion Creek Camping Area
Hwy 128, 21 miles from Hwy 191, then .7 miles southeast on gravel road.  Has corral for up to 8 horses.
4200 14 40 2    
Lower Onion Creek Camping Area
Hwy 128, 21.5 miles from Hwy 191 then 1 mile northwest on graded road.
4000 21 24 1  
Fisher Towers Campground
Hwy 128, 21.5 miles from Hwy 191 - Dirt Road access.
4500 5 18      
Hittle Bottom Campground
Hwy 128, 22.5 miles from Hwy 191 
4000 15 34 1  
Dewey Bridge Campground
Hwy 128, 28.7 miles from Hwy 191 
4000 7 34 3  

Highway 279 Campgrounds

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Jaycee Park Campground
Hwy 279, 4.2 miles from Hwy 191 
4000 7 18      
Williams Bottom Camping Area
Hwy 279, 6 miles from Hwy 191 
4000 17 24      
Goldbar Campground
Hwy 279, 10.2 miles from Hwy 191 
4000 5 40 4  

Highway 313 Campgrounds

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Lone Mesa Group Sites
Utah 313, 9 miles from Hwy 191 
5300 0 50 5    
Horsethief Campground
Utah 313, 12 miles from Hwy 191 
5800 56 40      
Cowboy Camp Camping Area
Utah 313, 14 miles from Hwy 191 
6100 7        

Kane Creek Road Campgrounds

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Kings Bottom Campground
Kane Creek Rd, 2.8 miles from Hwy 191 
4000 25 24      
Moonflower Camping Area
Kane Creek Rd, 3.0 miles from Hwy 191 
4000     1      
Hunter Canyon Camping Area
Kane Creek Rd, 7.8 miles from Hwy 191 - Dirt road access.
4000 10 18        
The Ledge Camping Area
Kane Creek Rd, 10 miles from Hwy 191 - Dirt road access
4000 105 30 1    

Ken's Lake Campgrounds

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Ken's Lake Campground
8.5 miles south of Moab off Hwy 191, then follow signs south on Spanish Valley Dr.
4000 31 40 3  

Mill Canyon Road (North of Moab)

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Courthouse Rock
16 mi north of Moab on Hwy 191, then approximately 1 mi on the graveled Mill Canyon Road (turn left at first “Y” on road). Large graveled parking area suitable for large RVs and/or trailers
4500 15-25 50        

Sand Flats Recreation Area

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Sand Flats Recreation Area
Sand Flats Road, 2 miles east of Moab

4500 120 34 2    

BLM CAMPGROUNDS THAT ACCOMMODATE LARGE RVS:

  • Sand Flats Recreation Area – Most sites accommodate up to a 26 foot RV.  Campground A has 6 sites that will accommodate RVs up to 40 ft.
  • Goose Island - All sites accommodate RVs up to 40 ft.
  • Horsethief – All sites accommodate RVs up to 40 ft.
  • Ken’s Lake – Numerous sites accommodate RVs up to 40 ft.
  • Big Bend - 5 sites will accommodate RVs up to 40 ft.
  • Hittle Bottom – 5 sites will accommodate RVs up to 40 ft.

BLM Camping Map

Primitive Camping On Public Lands


Moab Area Camping Restrictions

Camping is restricted to designated sites in the areas shown on the map above. 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.  

Campers are required to possess, set up and use portable toilets. 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. 191

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.

Other Camping Options

Commercial Campgrounds & Cabins

Private CampgoundsCommercial (privately owned) campgrounds generally have many conveniences such as showers, running water, RV hook-ups, flush toilets, and more. They also generally accept reservations. This list includes all commercial campgrounds in the Moab area.
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National Park, State Park, & Forest Campgrounds

Park & Forest CampgroundsCampgrounds within the State Parks, National Parks & National Forests generally have less amenities than privately owned campgrounds (no showers, etc.), however they are often located within exceptionally scenic areas.
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Public RV Dump Stations

Click here for a list of RV dump stations in the Moab area.

Attention Dog Owners

There is cheatgrass in the Moab area. Cheatgrass can pose a danger to pets because its dry seed pods have one-way microscopic barbs that allow the seed to work its way into the fur, skin and mucous membranes of dogs. Keep your dogs leashed, and check their fur for cheatgrass seeds, especially between the toes, and near the eyes, ears, and mouth.

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