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Camping Information

Big Bend CampgroundThe Moab Field Office maintains 26 campgrounds for your enjoyment. While we do not take individual campsite reservations, visitors can usually be accommodated at one of our campgrounds. Many of the campgrounds are located close to Arches National Park along the Colorado River. These campgrounds offer views of spectacular red rock cliffs amidst a green ribbon of vegetation.

Several of the campgrounds are particularly suited to even the largest Recreational Vehicles. These RV friendly campgrounds include Goose IslandBig Bend, Hittle BottomGoldbar, Horsethief, and Ken’s Lake. Many of our campgrounds feature reservable group sites suitable for gatherings. 

Drinking water is not available at most of the campgrounds, however it is available at Lions Park, which is at the intersection of Highways 191 and 128 two miles north of Moab. Some of the campgrounds may be temporarily closed for invasive weed removal throughout the spring and early summer. These closures will be posted at the campgrounds. Camping at all sites is limited to 14 days within a 30-day period.

Quiet hours are from 10:00 pm to 8:00am. Generator hours are from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm.

Highway 128 Sand Flats Recreation Area Ken's Lake Canyon Rims Recreation Area Highway 313 Highway 279 Kane Creek Map of camping areas in the Moab Field Office


Campgrounds can be found in the following locations:

Printer friendly campground list 
with driving directions

Map of Moab area campgrounds

Campgrounds with reservable group sites

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:

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