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Canyonlands National Park

Canyonlands National Park Camping

Island in the Sky District

Canyonlands National Park preserves 337,598 acres of colorful canyons, mesas, buttes, fins, arches, and spires in the heart of southeast Utah’s strikingly beautiful high desert. Water and gravity have been the prime architects of this land, sculpting layers of rock into a breathtakingly rugged landscape.

The Island in the Sky District of Canyonlands National Park sits atop a 1,500 foot mesa and is, quite literally, an island in the sky. With views over 100 miles in any direction the resulting panoramas encompass thousands of square miles of ruggedly beautiful canyon country. With the Willow Flat Campground located within the park, along with BLM and state park campgrounds nearby, there’s plenty of camping to choose from.

Find your ideal campground below, or see the nearby hotels in Moab.

Green River Overlook in Canyonlands National Park

Camping In Canyonlands National Park

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Willow Flat Campground

6000
12
28
 

Directions Turn on UT 313, approximately 10 miles north of Moab or 22 miles south of I-70. Follow the road 22 miles to the entrance to Canyonlands National Park – Island in the Sky district. Continue on the park road approximately 7 miles. Make a right turn toward Upheaval Dome, and follow signs to the campground. Get Directions

   

Fees $15 per night

The Willow Flat Campground is only a short walk from one of the most sublime viewpoints in Canyonlands National Park, the Green River Overlook. One of the most photographed vistas in the park, the Green River Overlook provides a stunning view of the meandering path the Green River has carved into the landscape over countless millennia. Because it is the only campground located within the Island in the Sky District, sites fill quickly spring through fall.

Facilities and Amenities

  • 12 sites
  • Toilets
  • Campfire rings
  • Paved roads & parking pads
  • Pets allowed

Not Available at Willow Flat Campground

  • Reservations
  • RV Hookups
  • Dump Station
  • Shower Facilities
Willow Flat Campground

Camping Near Canyonlands National Park

Is the Willow Flat Campground full? Prefer to have a campsite reservation? There are several other campgrounds just outside of the Island in the Sky District of Canyonlands National Park that may be just what you’re looking for. Reserve your site at a state park, explore the BLM camping options shown below, or find a hotel near the park.

Campgrounds at Dead Horse Point State Park

Located just 10 miles from the Island in the Sky District of Canyonlands National Park is Dead Horse Point State Park. Towering 2,000 feet directly above the Colorado River, Dead Horse Point State Park provides a breathtaking panorama of the sculptured pinnacles and buttes of Canyonlands National Park. This park is one of Utah’s most spectacular state parks and, best of all, you can make reservations at either of its two campgrounds.

Wingate Campground at Dead Horse Point State Park

6000
31
56
 

Directions Turn on UT 313, approximately 10 miles north of Moab or 22 miles south of I-70. Follow the road 14.6 miles and turn left at the sign for Dead Horse Point State Park. Continue 4.5 miles to the park entrance station. Follow signs to the campground. Get Directions

   

Campsite Reservations Campsites tend to be reserved weeks ahead of time during busy times, so book early. Reserve Your Campsite Today

   

Fees $35-$40 per night

New in 2018, the Wingate Campground sits atop the mesa with far reaching views to the area’s mountain ranges and deep canyons. This campground contains thirty-one (31) campsites, twenty (20) of which have electrical hookups that support RV or tent campers while eleven (11) are hike-in tent only sites. All sites have fire-pits, picnic tables under shade shelters, and access to bathrooms with running water and dish washing sinks. RV sites will accommodate vehicles up to 56′ and there is a dump station at the entrance to the campground.

Facilities and Amenities

  • 31 sites
  • Restroom facilities
  • Campfire rings
  • Paved roads & parking pads
  • Pets allowed
  • Electrical Hookups

Not Available at Dead Horse Point Campground

  • Water Hookups
  • Dump Station
  • Shower Facilities
Dead Horse Point State Park Campground

Kayenta Campground at Dead Horse Point State Park

6000
21
56
 

Directions Turn on UT 313, approximately 10 miles north of Moab or 22 miles south of I-70. Follow the road 14.6 miles and turn left at the sign for Dead Horse Point State Park. Continue 4.5 miles to the park entrance station. Follow signs to the campground. Get Directions

   

Campsite Reservations Campsites tend to be reserved weeks ahead of time during busy times, so book early. Reserve Your Campsite Today

   

Fees $35-$40 per night

Nestled within a grove of junipers, the Kayenta Campground at Dead Horse Point State Park offers a peaceful, shaded respite from the surrounding desert. All 21 campsites offer lighted shade structures, picnic tables, fire rings, and tent pads. All sites are also equipped with RV electrical hookups (20/30/50 AMP). Modern restroom facilities are available, and hiking trails lead directly from the campground to various points of interest within the park including the West Rim Trail, East Rim Trail, or the Visitor Center.

Facilities and Amenities

  • 31 sites
  • Restroom facilities
  • Campfire rings
  • Paved roads & parking pads
  • Pets allowed
  • Electrical Hookups

Not Available at Dead Horse Point Campground

  • Water Hookups
  • Dump Station
  • Shower Facilities
Dead Horse Point State Park Campground

Horsethief BLM Campground

5800
83
40
 

Directions From the center of Moab (at Center and Main) head north on Hwy. 191 to Hwy. 313. Turn left (west) on Hwy 313 and drive 12 miles. You will see the campground sign on the right. Turn on the gravel road and you will see the campground entrance on your left. Get Directions

   

Fees $20 per night

Less than 10 miles from the Island in the Sky District of Canyonlands is a large BLM campground named Horsethief Campground. Campsites are tucked in the pygmy pinyon-juniper forest on the mesas above Moab, yet offer great views. Individual sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Facilities and Amenities

Not Available at Horsethief Campground

Horsethief Campground

Keep Planning

If you still haven’t found what you’re looking for, Moab has many additional campgrounds to chose from.

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 individual campsites are available on a first come – first served basis only. No reservations are accepted. Plan to arrive earlier in the day. 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. (Some campgrounds have reservable group sites through recreation.gov)

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.

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.

BLM Campgrounds | National Park & Forest Service Campgrounds | Privately Owned Campgrounds

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