Upper Onion Creek Reservable Group Campsite

Onion Creek Group Site A Horse Corral Onion Creek Group Campsite A
Onion Creek Group Site B Onion Creek Group Site B Onion Creek, Next to Group Sites

There are two group campsites at Upper Onion Creek. Group Site A accommodates from 8 to 20 people; it also has a corral than can hold up to eight horses, and up to four vehicles with horse trailers. Group Site B accommodates from 8 to 20 people. It has parking for up to 6 vehicles.

The Upper Onion Creek Camping Area is located in the heart of Richardson Amphitheater, offering spectacular views of the Colorado River corridor, Fisher Towers and Castle Rock. These sites are very close to a trail system for equestrian use. A corral is available at Group Site A for use by campers interested in exploring the area on horseback.

Group Campground Map


How to Get There: The Upper Onion Creek Group Campsites are located approximately 22 miles east of Moab on Utah Highway 128. Between mileposts 21 and 22, turn south onto the Onion Creek Road (which is indicated with a sign). Drive 0.6 miles on this graded road to a left turn into Group Site A; Group Site B is located 0.1 mile further. Turn left into Group Site B 0.7 miles from Utah Highway 128.

Facilities: There are two group campsites along Upper Onion Creek. Each reservable campsite has two fire grills and a wooden-surround vault toilet. Site A also has a wooden horse corral with four separate 15 by 15 foot enclosures. This corral can accommodate eight horses (with two horses in each enclosure). All campers bringing horses are required to clean up and carry out all solid horse waste (please bring equipment to do so) and must bring in their own weed-free feed.

All campers must carry out all trash. The closest trash dumpster is located at Hittle Bottom Campground, which is three miles to the east on Utah Highway 128. A dumpster is also available at Big Bend Campground, which is twelve miles to the west on Utah Highway 128. Drinking water is not available at the sites, however it is available at Lions Park, which is at the intersection of Highways 191 and 128 two miles north of Moab.  The water is located by the pedestrian bridge dedication plaque. 

Site Size: Each of the reservable sites accommodates up to 20 people. Group Site A also accommodates up to eight horses, and up to four vehicles with horse trailers.

Fees: The fee for group camping is $3.50 per person per night.  There is a $20.00 reservation fee. Any changes to the location or date of a group site reservation will require an additional $20.00 fee.  You must pay for a minimum of eight people. All fees are nonrefundable.

Campsite Regulations: Campground regulations apply to the group site as well. Please make sure that every member of your group is familiar with the camping regulations.

  • No amplified music is allowed in the campground at any time.
  • Quiet hours are 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.
  • Generator hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. only
  • Wood collecting or cutting is prohibited
  • Campfires are only permitted in the provided grills or fire pits.
  • Dogs must be leashed at all times.
  • Check out time is Noon

For more information or for reservations, please call the Moab Field Office at (435) 259-2102.

Updated calendar of available dates

Onion Creek Group Site A 

Onion Creek Group Site B