Due to prolonged drought conditions, extreme wildland fire indices and forecasts and pursuant to regulations of the Department of Interior, 43 CFR 9212.1(h), the following acts are prohibited on federal lands, roads, trails and waterways, described below by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Green River District (Price Field Office). This order is effective 12:01 am, on Friday, June 25th, 2021 and will remain in effect until rescinded by the BLM Green River District Manager.
No igniting, building, maintaining, or using a fire, including wood, charcoal and briquettes in designated and non-designated campgrounds.
No Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle or building, a developed recreation site, or while stopped in an area that is paved or free from dry vegetation.
No use/discharge of any kind of fireworks, explosives, incendiary or chemical devices, pyrotechnic devices, exploding targets or the use of steel core/jacketed ammunition. (Order No. UT910-21-001)
No operating or using any internal or external combustion engine without a spark arresting device properly installed, maintained and in effective working order.
No cutting, welding or grinding metal in areas of vegetation.
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. Click here for a list of 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. Click here for a list of 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. Click here for a list of campgrounds…
Park campgrounds, National Forest campgrounds, BLM sites, and commercial campgrounds are open.
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
With recreation increasing on Utah’s public lands every year, improper disposal of human waste can lead to:
Spread of disease
Other people or wildlife finding your left-behind waste and toilet paper
Decreased rate of waste decomposition
Do not dispose of Wag Bags in regular trash cans. Due to the compression process involved in regular trash collection, these bags can rupture and create a serious biohazard. Wag Bags should be brought directly to the Moab Transfer Station, 2295 South Highway 191 (3 miles south of Moab). The Moab Transfer Station is open weekdays from 8am-4pm and Saturdays from 8am-12pm.
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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