Good dispersed camping close to main road and access to awesome hiking.
Very is available off the side of this road. No amenities are available. Amazing side sites are available all along hole in the Rock road. Slot canyons and such. Road is wash boarded out so make sure you have the appropriate vehicle to drive into this terrain.
Getting to this campground was a rough washboard road, definitely not for the faint of bladder. haha
You will need a 4x4 car or one with high clearance, in rain or snow I wouldn't risk it with a simple coupe.
Once you get to the campground it is a lovely view of mountains and canyons all around you. It is almost hard to believe that there are slot canyons at every turn. This is also the way to get into Spooky Gulch and Peekaboo canyon so there are a lot of day hikers that come out to do the slot canyons.
The sites are big enough for tents but there are no bathrooms and minimal shade so going in the Spring or Fall would be best.
The site is on BLM land. Pack it in and pack it out. No amenities. Free. I liked this place. It was large area, open and clean. It is easy to find. From Highway 12, go south about a quarter mile on Hole in the Rock road. Then you will come onto three paths to take. Take the most east path and this will get you to the BLM lands. From there you will spot lots of rock fire rings to park near. Really there was lots of space to pick from. The drive on Highway 12 is incredibly scenic and beautiful. The ranger at the visitor center in the town Escalante told us this area is called "Tin Can" because of all the RVs the are sometimes there. We did have to get a permit, which we usually don't have to, at the visitor center. The permit is free. The area is open with lots of pinyon pine and juniper trees around. The ground is level. Plenty of privacy. Being so close to Grand Staircase Escalante was a plus. That area of Utah is well worth the time to see. We took a hike to a waterfall in the National Monument.
Located in Grand Staircase - Escalante National Park, on Hole in the Rock Road, near the trailhead for Peek-A-Boo and Spooky Canyon trailhead. Primitive campsite with fire pits available in some spots. Perfect place to camp after a long hike, especially if you’re planning on being the area for a couple days. Enjoy!
I actually camped primitivly on a turn off a few miles before reaching Hole in the Rock. I can't believe there aren't any reviews because if you want to truly experience the outdoors and seclusion, look no further. There are countless options for one to set up camp and if you'd like, you can get out to where you won't see another soul except for free range cattle. Preparation is CRUCIAL out here though being that you are in the middle of no where. Please ensure you pack enough water, food, have a spare tire/jack, first aid kit, proper attire, GPS because cell service is a no go, and whatever else you'd normally pack out. If something goes wrong, make it easy as possible for yourself right?
True beauty is to be found here though. There are numerous attractions within Grand Staircase, let alone the fact that the surrounding area is littered with other National and State parks.