It was very windy while we were here so the camp shelter in each site was a life saver. The bathrooms were very clean and the dish washing station was a huge perk. This campground is very exposed so be prepared for it to be cold and windy. We unfortunately made the mistake of only checking the weather in Moab and didn’t pack enough warm clothes! Very little cell service. About a 2 min drive to the overlook. The park fee is included in your campground reservation cost. Overall it’s a beautiful campground and I’d highly recommend it to anyone wanting to explore deadhorse.
I had the opportunity to stay at the brand new Dead Horse Point State Park Windgate Campground. The campground opened in 2018 and it showed. It was clean, convenient and offered great views.
We were using the campground as a basecamp to visit a number of the parks in the area. It is a 20 minute drive to Arches National Park, 20 minutes to Islands in the Sky District of Canyonlands NP and a 2 hour drive to The Needles District of Canyonlands NP.
We stayed in the tent walk in sites. The reality is that each of the walk in sites is no further than a 100 foot walk. There were parking spaces located next to the restroom facilities and the campsite was within easy walking distance. Many of the other campsites had room for tents or RVs and were drive up sites. Each of the campsites had a tent pad, shelter with two walls, picnic table and a campfire pit with a grill. We experienced a cold front which brought strong winds, rain and cold temperatures so the shelter came in handy. I'm guessing that in the summer, the shelter offers valuable shade from the sun. There were Yurts available to rent.
The restrooms were the cleanest restrooms at a campground that I've ever seen. Each restroom offered sinks and toilets, but no showers. There are no showers in the park. There was an outdoor sink that could be used for cleaning dishes.
Beyond the campsites, the Dead Horse Point State Park offers some well manicured hiking trails with some spectacular views. Go straight to the Dead Horse Point Overlook to see the iconic view of the Colorado River bend like a horseshoe. There are a number of other scenic overlooks along the road that passes through the park.
The park office has an educational center and a store. The store sells souvenirs and basic supplies, but the prices were a bit high. You'll find grocery stores and outfitters 20 minutes away in Moab. There was a food truck cafe parked near to the park office, but it was never open during our stay.