The Grand Junction Field Office has two designated campgrounds, Mud Springs Campground and North Fruita Desert Campground. All campgrounds operate on a "first come - first serve" basis, and camping is limited to designated sites only.
Dispersed Camping is also allowed on undeveloped BLM lands.
Mud Springs Campground
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Located amidst a small aspen grove, family and group sites available. Fresh spring water available.
North Fruita Desert
North Fruita Desert Campground
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Located outside Fruita, in the heart of the 18 Road mountain bike trail system. No water available.
It is the general policy of the BLM that undeveloped Federal lands under its administration are available to the public for camping and general recreation, with the following provisions:
- Camping at any one site is limited to 14 days per visit (can vary from region to region).
- Pack out what you pack in.
- Avoid camping within 200 ft. of any water source.
- Do not leave campfires unattended.
Whenever camping outside designated camp sites please practice minimum impact-style camping.
Use only dead and down wood for campfires. Bringing your own firewood is the best policy to practice. Both dead and live trees add to the scenic qualities of campsites.
BLM Seeks Comments on Fee Proposal
The Bureau of Land Management Grand Junction Field Office (GJFO) is seeking public comment on its proposal to initiate user fees for the 18 Road Campground in the North Fruita Desert. The fee is being proposed to address BLM’s capacity to maintain and improve the area. Visitation to the North Fruita Desert continues to increase significantly. Fees would allow for campground improvements including the addition of up to 60 new campsites.