Campgrounds Close to Arches and Canyonlands National Parks

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 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 26 campgrounds in the Moab area. The fees are $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.

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

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.

Campground list with driving directions and rates

Camping in the Moab Area 

Minimum Impact Practices

Backcountry Safety Tips