Where else can I camp?
The Moab Field Office receives over 2 million visitors per year. Many of these visitors choose to camp, and many of these want to camp in close proximity to Moab. Because of the volume of visitors to the Moab area, the BLM has found it necessary to restrict camping to campgrounds or designated sites in our very popular areas. Campgrounds are found along Highways 128, 313 and 279, on the Kane Creek Road, at Ken's Lake, in the Canyon Rims Recreation Area, and in the Sand Flats Recreation Area. Click here for information on dispersed camping and restricted camping areas.
Strategy for finding a campsite on Moab BLM
The campgrounds that are the nearest to Moab generally fill first. For instance, if you want to choose one of the 12 BLM campgrounds along Highway 128, the first one, Goose Island, will usually fill first. . . then they will fill in progression up the highway, going away from Moab. The last campground up Highway 128 (and the one furthest from Moab) is Dewey Bridge. Campgrounds such as Windwhistle and Hatch Point, two others that are further from Moab, fill on occasion. If you want a campground near Moab during spring or fall, it is advisable to arrive early in the day (before 9:00 am). Horsethief Campground (on Highway 313) is the largest campground. It often fills later in the day. In addition to these, Moab also has many commercial campgrounds: http://discovermoab.com/