Having Difficulty Reserving or Obtaining a National Park Campsite Near Moab? Explore this page to learn about other public campgrounds.
Planning on camping in Arches or Canyonlands National Park? If you are unable to make a reservation or otherwise obtain a National Park campsite, there are numerous other camping opportunities near the parks. These campgrounds are managed by the USDI Bureau of Land Management and Utah State Parks.
BLM Camping Opportunities near Arches and Canyonlands National Parks
Individual sites at Moab area BLM campgrounds do not operate on an advance reservation system and are available on a first-come first-served basis. BLM operates over 400 sites at 25 campgrounds in the Moab area. The fees are $10 or $15 per night depending upon site type. Many of these campsites are located along the Colorado River north of Moab. Refer to the map below to learn more about these campsites and their locations. In addition, the BLM operates 26 group campsites on an advance reservation system.
Camping Opportunities at Dead Horse Point State Park
The Kayenta Campground is open year-round. There are 21 sites. Sites are $20 per night with a $10.25 per visit reservation fee. Dead Horse Point also offers one group site for ten or more people which may be reserved in advance.
Click below for maps, driving instructions and site descriptions
Campground list with driving directions and rates
Canyonlands National Park, Needles District Camping
Squaw Flat Campground has 26 sites available on a first-come, first-served basis. Bathrooms, fire grates, picnic tables, tent pads and water are available year-round. Group size limit is 10 people and 2 vehicles. Maximum RV length is 28 feet. Fee is $15 per night. Squaw Flat typically fills every day from late March through June and again from early September to mid-October.
The Needles District also offers three campsites for groups of 11 or more people which may be reserved in advance.