While this was a bit more expensive ($43) than we are accustomed to paying for a campsite, we opted to stay here due to the close proximity to Arches and Canyonlands National Parks. That said, after spending a night in the campground and exploring the park the following day, we felt it was well-worth the cost.
Our campsite was private and had its own picnic table and shelter, which included a light and lockable cupboard for food and other items. Each campsite has a fire pit and grill, though we used neither due to the burning ban. The bathrooms were very clean. Kayenta has some spectacular views, especially at sunset. Overall, five stars from us!
Great place to stay if near Canyonlands NP or just in general. Great view, great spot.
Book in advance as it fills up quickly! Dead Horse Point is a beautiful state park that looks like a smaller version of the Grand Canyon. The campground is small but there is some privacy between sites. We camped in our tent but saw RV's and campers there. There was a picnic table under a roof so we had some shelter when it rained.
We arrived in the dark at 10:30pm on July 16th, 2018.
We had a 3 day stay planned and were arriving very late. Some road construction prior to the 22 mile entrance road slowed us a bit adding an additional 30 minutes to our drive. You'll climb ~1600 feet over the 22 miles making the climb into the park an easy one. The park sits at 6200 feet and with that altitude you'll need to both hydrate well and be aware that you might feel some fatigue after a day or two. Summer is when all the construction is happening so plan accordingly (we ran into this several times). At the new Wingate Campground we stayed in, the place was all new for this season - we might have been the first ever to stay in that site.
There are both flush toilets and pit toilets. As water is non-existent there, no water hookups are available. You must come with your own drinking water. There are sinks in the facilities but only for hand washing and no water filling of anything. Each site has a nice concrete covered area for the aluminum picnic table which is really needed for the harsh sun, which hits hard in the afternoon during the summer. Fires were not allowed due to high fire danger at the time (our fire pit has never been used). Firewood is available when fires are permitted but they bring it in from afar as there are no real trees either.
There are natural cactus everywhere which help protect the very delicate soil. Unlike campgrounds everywhere else, always stay to the paths.
The views, sunrise, and sunset are amazing from the site or from just down the road at the overlook. On the first morning I was greeted with the bright glow of red when I stepped from our trailer, it was breathtaking.
The visitor center is just a few hundred yards back down the road and worth spending an hour or so, reading about the area, preservation work, and history. As with all the national parks, they have a gift shop where you can get all types of things for your adventure including walking sticks, bandanas, water bottles, hats, patches, maps, books, and National Park Passports to name a few. There's also a coffee/food vendor located in the parking lot which is a nice treat.
I highly recommend spending time at this location but would suggest either Springtime or better yet, Fall for your outing when the temperatures remain under 90.
Views, thunderstorms, awesome visitors center, mountain bike trails, continuous changing landscapes, flush toilets, people with way nicer camping gear than us, but no showers. Oh, and an awesome old story to boot. Great place to watch a storm from your shade structure. A truly unique place to take in the best of nature’s bipolar mood swings.
There arent many amenities in any of the campgrounds in this part of the country. The best review I can give is that the pit toliets are very clean and big. Its so quiet and dark at night that u can hear everything and aee every star! It truly is heaven. There r bike trails in the campground. Im not a rider so I can't review them but a lot of people used them as my site was next to the trail head.
Dead Horse Point has a new section called Wingate. The older section is Kayenta.
Wingate has wide asphalt spaces, electricity, fire rings, tent pads and picnic tables with wind blocks on 2 sides. There are very few trees…so no shade. (Kayenta has greater shade possibilities.) There may also be some sewer hookups.
Another feature - walk-in tent sites and yurts. There are 4 great looking yurts in Wingate and 5 others near the park's Visitor Center.
Bathrooms - they are private and include an automatic flush toilet, soap dispenser, automatic faucet and hand dryer. No showers but the bathrooms are very nice.
There is a dishwashing sink outside the bathroom. It appears the water is potable but they ask you to arrive with water and help conserve water. Their water is trucked in from Moab….per reserveamerica.com.
A perfect prelude to going into Canyonlands NP. Situated right at the start of the NP, it has amazing trails and campsites to support all needs.
I know. The deserts of Utah and I’m complaining about shade. Great location at Deadhorse and right on the cusp of Canyonlands and near Arches and Moab. Great views of the stars
We love the views of Canyonlands, the proximity to Arches, Moab and Canyonlands and just the great vibe of the campground. Definitely will be back!