Bureau of Land Management Campgrounds
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.
Did you know: All Moab BLM campgrounds are supported soley by user fees – not tax dollars!
- All individual sites are $20/night. Pay at campground; exact cash or check only. (Camping in the Sand Flats Recreation Area is $15 per night per vehicle.)
- Campgrounds and camping areas have picnic tables, vault toilets and fire rings. Firewood gathering is not allowed. 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).
- RV Sites have no hook-ups. Generator hours are from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm.
- Camping at all sites is limited to 14 days within a 30-day period.
- Group Campsites – Several campgrounds feature reservable group sites, which are suitable for large groups. All BLM group campgrounds are reserved through recreation.gov.
Please note that drinking water is NOT available at these campsites and plan accordingly.
Please do not drive through campgrounds when "Full" signs are posted. The campgrounds are full and the noise and lights disturb fellow campers!
Many of the BLM campgrounds remain open throughout the winter and sites are available, However, due to the colder temperatures and decreased demand, the following campgrounds (or areas within a campground) listed below will be closed during these dates.
Winter Season Closures From December 2, 2019 – February 12, 2020:
Closed Campgrounds (Individual sites):
Kane Creek Road: King’s Bottom walk-in sites; (drive-in sites remain open), Ledge A, Ledge B (back portion), Ledge C, Ledge E (back portion)
SR-128: Upper Big Bend, Hal Canyon, Oak Grove, Drinks, Hittle Bottom
SR-313: 3 of the 4 loops at Horsethief Campground; (main entrance loop remains open)
Ken’s Lake: First loop; (back campground loop remains open)
Closed Group Sites: Hittle Bottom, Lone Mesa, Horsethief, Ken’s Lake A (closed November 4, 2019 – February 12, 2020), and Dewey Bridge
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 accomodate RVs up to 40 ft.
- Horsethief – All sites accomodate 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.
- Gold Bar– Reservable group sites that accommodate several large RVs.
- Lone Mesa– Reservable group sites that accommodate several large RVs.
EQUESTRIAN FRIENDLY CAMPGROUNDS:
There are three reservable BLM group sites that accommodate horses (have horse corrals) in the Moab Area:
- Upper Onion Creek Group Site A
- Ken’s Lake Group Site A
- Lone Mesa Group Site A
These are reservable on recreation.gov
six months in advance and up to eight days before the arrival date.
No water is available and feed must be weed-free. As a courtesy to fellow users, please consider removing animal waste from the corrals/campground.
BLM Camping Map
Primitive Camping On Public Lands
Within 20 miles of Moab, camping is only allowed in developed campgrounds.
Primitive camping is available in certain areas outside of Moab (see map & legend below):
These regulations apply to all primitive sites:
- Vehicles must stay on roads
- Human waste carryout required (portable toilet or human waste bags)
- Pack it in; pack it out
- Do not build new fire rings or leave trash in existing ones.
- No wood cutting or gathering.
- Do not mark on rocks
The areas with designated sites (marked with green hatch lines) 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 (orange). 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.
Moab Outdoor Adventure Guide
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