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Moab Area Camping

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Commercial Campgrounds & Cabins

Commercial (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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BLM Campgrounds

BLM campgrounds are located in extremely scenic locations and are very well-maintained. Many BLM campsites are suitable for RVs, although hook-ups are not available. There are many Bureau of Land Management (BLM) campgrounds on the public lands surrounding Moab, although most fill daily during mid-March-May and Sept-October. Please note that most individual campsites are available on a first come – first served basis only and No reservations are accepted. Plan to arrive earlier in the day. Starting March 1, 2021, Ken’s Lake Campground will be reservable via recreation.gov. Some campgrounds have reservable group sites through recreation.gov.
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National Park, State Park, & Forest Campgrounds

Campgrounds 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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Disposing of Human Waste in Moab

Camping Within City Limits

It is illegal to camp inside city limits unless you are in a designated campground. Moab police officers do enforce the city code that prohibits camping. At the very least you may be awakened in the middle of the night and asked to move, but they may also issue citations. Illegal campsites discovered in city limits will be dismantled and removed, including all property associated with the campsite.

Know How to ‘Go’ in the Great Outdoors

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With recreation increasing on Utah’s public lands every year, improper disposal of human waste can lead to:

  • Water pollution
  • Spread of disease
  • Other people or wildlife finding your left-behind waste and toilet paper
  • Decreased rate of waste decomposition

Human Waste Disposal

Whenever possible, use developed toilet facilities. When developed facilities are not available, all solid waste should be packed out in approved waste bags. Human waste is a serious health issue in the backcountry. To make carrying out human waste easy and safe, the use of a W.A.G. bag (Waste Alleviation and Gelling Bags) is recommended. W.A.G. Bags are spill proof, puncture proof and zipper closed. W.A.G. Bags must be disposed of in W.A.G. Bag equipped locations in Moab.

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Trash Disposal in Moab


Community Recycling Center
1000 East Sand Flats Rd
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM (Monday – Friday)
8:00 AM – 12:30 PM (Saturday)
Closed Sunday

All other trash:

Moab Transfer Station
2295 S Hwy 191 (3 Miles South of Moab)
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM (Monday – Friday)
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM (Saturday)
Closed Sunday

Help Stop the Spread of Invasive Pests & Diseases

Our forests are threatened by invasive tree-killing insects and diseases that can hitchhike on firewood. Pests like the emerald ash borer, gypsy moth, and Asian longhorned beetle don’t move far on their own – but they can travel hundreds of miles in a single day in a bundle of contaminated firewood. Once transported to uninfested areas, these insects and diseases can emerge and start new damaging outbreaks.

How You Can Help:

  • Leave your firewood at home – buy local firewood at or near your destination.
  • Buy only what you need, and burn it all completely by the end of your stay.
  • If you have already moved firewood, use it immediately. Do not take it home with you and do not leave any excess firewood on site.

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