Outdoor & Road Trip

Best Moab Camping & Glamping Options

Moab, Utah is an epicenter for outdoor venture with uncounted opportunities for hiking, mountain biking, waddle climbing, off-roading, and more. With easy wangle to two National Parks (Arches and Canyonlands) and plenty of other outdoor recreation opportunities, Moab is a must-visit for any outdoor lover.

But where should you stay when visiting? One of the weightier ways to wits Moab is by camping under the stars at one of Moab’s campgrounds. There are lots of unconfined camping options to segregate from, and in this guide, we share our top picks plus a few glamping and volitional lodging options.

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Arches National Park Camping

Devil’s Garden Campground

  • RESERVATIONS: Misogynist between March and October on a six-month rolling basis
  • STANDARD SITE FEE: $25/night
  • AVAILABLE AMENITIES: Well-to-do toilets, water, picnic tables, fire rings
  • UNAVAILABLE AMENITIES: Dump station, electric hook-ups, showers

Arches National Park is famous for its night sky, which is just one of the many reasons you should plan on camping in the park.

Devils Garden Campground is the only campground in the Park and features 51 sites that can be reserved between March 1 and October 31 on a 6-month rolling basis.

Between November and February, campsites are first-come, first-served.

Standard non-electric sites are $25 per night and can unbend up to 10 people and 2 vehicles each.

When I crush through the Devil’s Garden Campground I was impressed by the views and how spread out some of the sites were.

Devil’s Garden Campground fills up very quickly during peak season so make sure to typesetting far in whop on their reservation website.

Tall red waddle formations near Devil's Garden Campground in Aches National Park, Moab
Hike virtually towering red waddle formations tropical to the Devil’s Garden Campground

Canyonlands National Park Camping

Willow Flat Campground

  • RESERVATIONS: Misogynist between March and October on a 6-month rolling basis
  • STANDARD SITE FEE: $15/night
  • AVAILABLE AMENITIES: Toilets, picnic tables, fire rings
  • UNAVAILABLE AMENITIES: Water, dump station, electric hook-ups, showers

If getting yonder from the crowds is your goal, The Willow Flat Campground in the Island in the Sky zone of Canyonlands National Park might be right up your alley.

The campground is located well-nigh 30 minutes from Moab and offers 12 sites that are all misogynist first-come, first-serve.

You will need to fill up with water and supplies surpassing heading out there as there there is no potable water or nearby services.

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    Needles Campground

      Loop A: First-come first-serve
      Loop B: Available between March and October
    • STANDARD SITE FEE: $20/night
    • AVAILABLE AMENITIES: Water, well-to-do toilets, picnic tables, fire rings
    • UNAVAILABLE AMENITIES: Dump station, electricity, showers

    The Needles Campground is over an hour from Moab, Utah but it does offer 26 individual campsites and 3 group sites on 2 loops.

    Loop A is unshut year-round while Loop B is only unshut from spring through fall.

    The 11 campsites in Loop B can be reserved through Recreation.gov while all other sites in both loops are first come first served.

    Canyonlands Sparse Camping

    • RESERVATIONS: Permits required
    • NUMBER OF SITES: Varies
    • STANDARD SITE FEE: $36 $5 per person per night
    • AVAILABLE AMENITIES: Varies by sparse site
    • UNAVAILABLE AMENITIES: Varies by sparse site

    Canyonlands, unlike Arches National Park, offers zaftig opportunities for remote woodland camping.

    Permits are required for woodland camping whether you are backpacking, biking, or overlanding.

    More information can be found on the Canyonlands website.

    Tent set up on red waddle slickrock in Canyonlands National Park in Utah
    There are tons of sparse campsites in Canyonlands

    Dead Horse Point State Park Campgrounds

    Kenenta & Wingate Campgrounds

    • RESERVATIONS: Misogynist year-round on a 4-month rolling basis
      Kenyata campground: 21 standard
      Wingate campground: 23 standard, 11 tent-only, 4 yurts
    • STANDARD SITE FEE: $50 ($40 tent-only)
    • AVAILABLE AMENITIES: Water, vault toilets, picnic tables, fire rings, dump station, electricity, showers

    Dead Horse Point sits 2,000 feet whilom a twist in the Colorado River and Canyonlands National Park. Sunset views up here really can’t be beat, making it one of the weightier places to zany near Moab.

    There are two campgrounds here nestled in juniper trees with uncontrived wangle to numerous trails in the park.

    The Kayenta Campground offers 21 sites and the Wingate Campground next door has 23 RV campsites with tent pads, 11 tent-only campsites, and 4 yurts.

    All sites are lightly shaded, have campfire rings and they plane have RV electrical hook-ups available. Reservations for both campgrounds can be made here.

    You will pay increasingly for camping at Dead Horse State Park, but the views at sunset are worth it! This is moreover the site for the final scene of the movie Thelma and Louise.

    Woman with hiking poles and dogs standing at Dead Horse State Park lookout over Colorado River and Canyonlands National Park in Utah
    The views in Dead Horse State Park are beautiful!

    La Sal Mountains Camping

    Warner Lake Campground

      First-come first serve: Mid-May to Mid-June and October through December
      Reservations: Available between June and September on a 6-month rolling basis
    • NUMBER OF SITES: 20 standard sites, 1 cabin
    • AVAILABLE AMENITIES: Vault toilets, picnic tables, fire rings,
    • UNAVAILABLE AMENITIES: Water, showers

    If you find yourself in Moab in the middle of summer, expect temperatures to be sweltering. Your weightier bet to escape the heat is to throne east of Moab up into the La Sal mountains.

    Warner Lake is an superstitious public campground to write-up the summer heat, with an elevation of 9,200 feet. It has 22 sites that can be reserved online.

    Moab BLM Campgrounds

    The Bureau of Land Management maintains 24 campgrounds in the Moab area. Here are a few that stand out to us:

    • Closest to Moab, UT is Goose Island Campground which has 20 first-come, first-served individual sites, is on the river, and has lamina service or 3G access.
    • About 30 minutes yonder from Moab, Big Bend Recreation Site has a number or campsites in the Colorado River Canyon. All individual campsites are first come, first serve and many are right on the river.
    • Also 30 minutes from Moab, Horsethief Campground is on the road to Dead Horse Point State Park and the Island in the Sky zone of Canyonlands and has 85 individual first-come, first-served campsites.
    • Less than 15 minutes from Moab, Jaycee Park Campground has 7 first-come, first-served individual tent sites just wideness the road from the Colorado River withal the popular Wall Street climbing area. You’ll find hiking trails, including the trail to Corona Arch, nearby.
    • Nearby the Jaycee Park Campground, the William’s Bottom Campground has 17 first-come, first-served, individual campsites.

    During the rented season, these campgrounds will be full by noon, so make sure you victorious early to snag a spot.

    All BLM campgrounds are unshut year-round, have vault toilets and fire rings but most don’t have water so be sure to bring your own.

    Unlike other sparse BLM camping in Southern Utah, these BLM sites are not free. Individual sites often forfeit virtually $20 per night. Trammels out this handy map of all BLM campgrounds near Moab.

    The Sand Flats recreation zone just east of town near the Slickrock Bike Trail moreover has a ton of camping. Sites here are nicely spread out nicely, but I should note this zone is very popular with ATVers and can get noisy.

    Free Moab Campgrounds

    Campsites can be expensive and can add up quickly, expressly if you’re planning a long trip.

    The good news is that Moab is surrounded by lots of public lands and is a goldmine for sparse camping.

    Dispersed camping, aka self-ruling campsites, are misogynist if you venture a little remoter out of town. One of the closest self-ruling campgrounds to Moab is Willow Springs road, just north of the turnoff to Dead Horse Point.

    Use our ultimate guide to finding self-ruling campsites to help you find an superstitious self-ruling campsite during your next trip to Moab.

    Sprinter van parked at self-ruling sparse campsite overlooking La Sal mountains in Moab
    Dispersed camping outside of Moab

    During the rented season, the private campgrounds in Moab can be a little pricey, but they are unconfined in a pinch when everything else is full or you want to stay right in town.

    Up The Creek Campground

    Up The Creek Campground offers 15 tent-only sites abreast a perennial stream and underneath large cottonwood trees.

    One of the best things well-nigh Up The Creek is their location, they are just two blocks from Main Street which ways you can go grab dinner and a beer or reservation some live music at Woody’s Tavern and stroll when to your campsite at the end of the night.

    No dogs are unliable at Up The Creek Campground.

    ACT Campground

    Whether you want an RV site, a tent site, or plane a cabin-style room, ACT Campground in Moab is flipside popular option.

    Recently, they’ve widow cottages, lodge rooms, and a 30-foot Yurt as spare walk-up options.

    Our favorite part of ACT is that they have a worldwide zone kitchen for all guests that includes two gas ranges, sinks, and eating areas.

    The campground strives to be as environmentally friendly as possible, utilizing solar power, recycling waste, and implementing efforts to conserve water.

    Best Glamping in Moab

    Dead Horse Point State Park Yurts

    If you don’t want to camp, Dead Horse Point State Park moreover has a number of yurts. I stayed in one a few years ago the night surpassing my White Rim Trail wanderlust trip, and it was awesome. Our Yurt had a deck and grill and room for 6 people to sleep.

    There are 5 yurts in the Moenkopi zone and 4 yurts in the new Wingate Campground.

    Yurts have a bunk bed, futon bed, indoor and outdoor tables, AC/heating units, a lamp, bbq, and fire pit. Bedding is not provided.

    Reservations for all Dead Horse Point State Park campsites and yurts can be made here.

    Moenkopi Yurt at Dead Horse Point State Park
    Renting a yurt is a fun way to spend a weekend!

    Under Canvas

    Under Canvas has a number of glamping tent locations in Utah, including in Moab just outside of Arches National Park.

    A stay with them is pretty pricey but if you’re really looking for a luxury camping wits then this might be just the right fit.

    Other Moab Lodging Options

    If you decide you don’t want to zany during your unshortened trip, there is plenty of lodging in Moab. You’ll find all kinds of hotel and motel chains, as well as a few locally run options.

    Our top pick? The Red Moon Lodge is just south of town. It’s a tranquil, retreat-style bed and breakfast well-constructed with an organic garden, chickens, sheep, and views of the red mountains wideness the valley.

    The owner, George, bakes homemade organic bagels, and a variety of breads and makes his own granola. Fresh eggs from the chickens are misogynist and the whole place is run on solar.

    Red Moon Lodge in Moab, Utah / Find the weightier Moab campgrounds with this guide to national and state park camping, BLM land, self-ruling zany sites, yurts, glamping, and more.
    The archway to Red Moon Lodge in Moab


    Make the most of your trip to Moab with these helpful planning guides and blog posts:

    • How to do Moab Like a Local: Must-know tips for your visit
    • A Well-constructed Guide to Mountain Wanderlust in Moab
    • Things to do in Moab Outside the National Parks
    • Best Hikes in Arches National Park
    • Best Hikes in Canyonlands National Park
    • What To Wear Hiking in the Desert

    What is your favorite Moab campground? Did we leave one off this list? Leave a scuttlebutt below!