Big Bend Recreation Site

Start your Moab adventure at the Big Bend Recreation Site. Located along the Colorado River, visitors enjoy a sandy beach, boat launch, river viewing areas, picnic tables, campsites, and group campsites. Adventurers also enjoy rafting the Moab Daily, a beautiful section of the river that includes several smaller rapids sections - perfect for all watercraft types.

Within close proximity to national parks and countless trails, outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy hiking, mountain biking, whitewater rafting, and four-wheel drive tours in the surrounding area. The town of Moab is approximately 30 minutes away and has dining, shopping, sports rentals, tour companies and museums.

Individual Campsites:

Campsites tucked along the "Big Bend" in the Colorado River Canyon. Individual sites are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Three group sites are reservable through The campsites can accommodate tents, trailers and large RVs. many of the sites are located next to the Colorado River and are surrounded by imposing cliffs. Big Bend has a sandy beach, a river viewing area and accessible facilities. (Do not enter the river without the required life jackets; it has dangerous under currents.).

Group Campsites:

The recreation site includes three group campsites that can accommodate tents, trailers, and large RVs. Sites A and B are beside the Colorado River. Site C is across Highway 128 in a side canyon, allowing for privacy and is ideal for small family gatherings or weddings. Each site includes fire grates, picnic tables, vault toilets, and shade shelters. The sites do not include potable water, dump stations, or electric hook ups. All three sites have spectacular canyon views. Reserve your site through

Nearby Attractions:

Big Bend is conveniently located near Arches National Park. Canyonlands National Park, Hovenweep National Monument and Natural Bridges National Monument are within a day�s drive. The Manti-La Sal National Forest and the La Sal Mountain Loop Road are nearby and offer stunning views, recreation opportunities and relief from the summer heat.

Adventure is at Your Fingertips


Geographic Coordinates

38.648682, -109.479675


From the junction of Hwy. 191 & Hwy 128, drive east 7.4 miles along the Colorado River along Highway 128. The campground area will be on the left.