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Fires Allowed
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About Ken's Lake Recreation Site

Ken's Lake Recreation Site is located 10 miles south of Moab. The campground accommodates even the largest motorhomes. Hiking and horseback trails originate at the campground. Fishing in the reservoir is a popular activity. Boating on the reservoir is limited to non-motorized craft. The views from the campground feature the La Sal Mountains and the redrock fins surrounding Moab. There are over 3 miles of trails in the lake vicinity.

Area Attractions: Short family friendly hikes with views of the Moab Valley, Faux Falls and Ken's Lake. Campgrounds have picnic tables, vault toilets, grills, graveled roads, and trash receptacles. There is no drinking water at the campground. Campsites are available on a first-come, first served basis.

Operator
Bureau of Land Management
Access
Drive In
Walk In
Features
ADA Accessible
Alcohol Allowed
No Drinking Water
No Electric Hookups
Fires Allowed
No Firewood Available
No Market
Pets Allowed
Phone Service
Picnic Table
Reservable
No Showers
Toilets
Trash Available
No WiFi
RVs and Trailers
No Sewer Hookups
No Water Hookups
Location
Ken's Lake Recreation Site is located in Utah
Latitude
38.4751 N
Longitude
-109.4268 W
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Directions
From Moab, drive south on Hwy 191 until you see signs for Kens Lake, approximately 8 miles. Turn left off the highway and follow signs to the lake. The campground is just beyond the turn to the lake.
5 Reviews of Ken's Lake Recreation Site
Great place to COOL OFF

Was camping in Moab last weekend in September and boy is it HOT out there with no shade. Ken’s Lake is a great place to cool off. The water was low, maybe about 25% and very muddy throughout. But whatever it was fun to jump in and hang out by the shore. Beautiful views and there weren’t too many people when I went. Dogs love it !

Quiet camping and a Lake to cool off in

Ken's Lake Recreation Area located just 10 south of Moab is a nice place to cool off or camp during the hot summer months, but not in October. Visited in early October and did not spend time in the nice day area as it was in the low 40's and I was not trying to avoid the heat. That being said the lake looks like a great place to spend part of your day to cool off or do a little fishing. I spent my visit at the campground just down the toad from the day use turn off. Their are two turn offs for the campground. The first turn leads to two camping loops and a group use shelter with horse corrals. The campsite in these two loop are out in the open as only a few small trees are in the area. This area was windy during my stay, not what I wanted on a cold day and night. The wind would be nice to keep bugs away or keep things a little cooler in the summer. While you are in direct full of all the other campers in the loop you do have plenty of room as these sites are spacious and spread apart with lots of room between sites. A little further up the road is the other section of the campground. This section is just inside the tree line and provide a bit more privacy with all the trees and bushes. Site are a little closer together but still nicely spread apart. Their is another group use site with a shelter at the end of this section. All site have picnic tables and a metal fire ring. Vault toilets are found in the day use area and through out the campground. Their is trash bins at the campground but no water so be sure to fill us in town before arriving at your camp. You can not directly access the lake from the campground, there are trails that lead down to the lake.

Beautiful !

Such a lovely area! The lake, mountains, large open area, large campsites, close to Moab.

Clean and cheap

Probably the cheapest paid camping in Moab with cell service. Cows roam through during the day but they don’t bother you. There’s a waterfall nearby. 20/night. Clean sites. Level. Good roads.

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Utah Desert at it's best! Ken's Lake, Moab UT

Picturesque with it's red rock, and the La Sal mountain range in the background, Ken's Lake is a gorgeous place to pitch a tent! It's about ten miles outside of Moab, but worth the drive! We enjoyed all of the hiking that was literally right there at the campground. A stream winds it's way through, and it's perfect for soaking your feet in on a hot summer day! Enjoy a hike to Faux Falls. Remember to take your own shade, and water.