What’s your favorite spot for camping in Moab, Utah? Are you more interested in being right in town or closer to the backcountry activities Moab is famous for? There are lots of activities to choose from including hiking, mountain biking, canoeing, kayaking, and off-roading on an ATV or 4×4.
▬Contents of this video▬
00:00 – Intro
00:28 – Arches National Park – Devils Garden Campground
01:33 – Dead Horse Point State Park – Kayenta Campground
02:06 – Willow Flats Campground
03:00 – Canyonlands National Park, The Needles District – Squaw Flat Campground
03:52 – Sand Flats Recreation Area
04:34 – Camping Along the Colorado River
05:24 – Needles Overlook Area
06:21 – Horsethief, Cowboy, and Lone Mesa Campgrounds
07:10 – Camping in the Town of Moab
07:43 – Outro
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Campgrounds like Squaw Flat and Sand Flats are at the trailhead for some of the best hiking trails in the Moab area. And heading a little further along the road past Sand Flats puts you in the slickrock area famous for its off-roading.
If water sports are more your style, there are several campgrounds along the Colorado River east of Moab. They’re all right next to Highway 128 so you don’t need to go far from the main road. These campgrounds stretch anywhere from a couple of miles to more than 20 miles from town.
If you’re more interested in camping in Moab, Utah itself, there are several RV campgrounds to choose from in town. They range from a couple of blocks from the main street to a few minutes’ drive.
Canyonlands National Park is broken down into districts, including The Needles and Islands in the Sky. Each district offers several campgrounds, most of which are operated by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). Most of those sites are first-come, first-served so you’ll need to get there early to find a spot, especially in peak camping season from March to October.
In this video, we’ll look at the best campgrounds in Canyonlands as well as a couple of the other National Parks in the Moab area. Camping in Moab, Utah is a popular destination so it’s important to know where you want to set up camp before you get there.
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Complete Guide to Camping in Moab, Utah (Best Campgrounds)