We rolled in pretty late so didn’t get the best spot but a stunning place to wake up to. Nice neighbors. Porta-potties throughout if you need them and easy access to Arches. First time staying on BLM and can’t wait to do it again.
It was nice to come back here in our campervan after days of hiking around. It was so big and spacious that we had no concerns about not finding a spot even pretty late at night. It wasn’t gorgeous or anything but everyone was respectfully quiet and there were a few porta-potties scattered around. Worked as a nice reliable place to park for a few nights.
Willow Springs is awesome for the person that wants to be out in the middle of nowhere without really being super far away from something… it’s about 15 minutes outside of moab and directly off of the highway. camping is first come first serve and is usually busy here, so find your spot in the afternoon for a good chance of getting a cool one! Roads are rocky and harsh, and will continue to get worse as you keep driving. 2 wd vehicles are usually alright for the first little bit, but 4wd+ is always recommended! The skies at nights are insane, and worth the rocky drive in!
Easy to find and great play to stay, especially if you like star gazing. We only stayed one night but it was nice. Only downfall is if you get a spot close to the front, you wake up to traffic coming in all times of the night.
This was a great camp area. We drove on to a large stone surface and were completely level. Some road noise and late night late comers.
6 miles from Arches NP. No shade Free! Safe.
This is a great free camping spot just north of Arches NP with large sites with fire rings. There were some port-a-pots but no other amenities. However, there was a lot of late night traffic going in and out, so if you’re tent camping, I definitely recommend driving farther back or trying to find a spot further off the road.
While visiting in March 2020, we could not find any open campgrounds in Moab or Arches. We ended up driving 10 minutes north of Arches NP and came upon willow springs. Was very crowded but still plenty of space. Easy road to drive on. Spectacular views and night skies. No amenities.
Quick drive back to Arches NP for some amazing early morning hikes! Also near Lions Park, which has bathrooms, water, walking trails overlooking the colorado river, and grass for the pups to play.
We car camped at Willow Springs for 2 nights and had an awesome experience. The road getting into the area itself is easy enough for any car and then the campsite roads vary from totally flat to requiring 4WD. There were lots of people camping but plenty of space between all of the sites (and a huge variety in site choices). Awesome view of the La Sal mountains on a clear day and the stars were amazing too. Great place to camp for free near Moab. I will definitely be back.
This is one of the best dispersed camping areas around Moab. The location is north of Moab by 25 minutes or so. Right on two mountain bike trails - Sovereign Single track (great for intermediate and advanced riders) and the Klonzo trial system (great for beginners).
There are great moto options all around too. The road can be a little rough getting back to these sites so lower clearance vehicles may have some trouble.
Great location, great riding, and free.
Good spot, Porto potties are placed along the trail. It was busier than I expected it to be in December, about a dozen campers; 2 others drove into the area I parked in. Plenty of spots though