Standard (Tent/RV)
Dispersed
Group
RV Sites
Tent Sites
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
About Lone Rock Beach Primitive Camping Area
Operator
Bureau of Land Management
Access
Drive In
Walk In
Hike In
Boat In
Features
No ADA Access
Alcohol Allowed
No Drinking Water
No Electric Hookups
Fires Allowed
Firewood Available
No Market
Pets Allowed
Phone Service
No Picnic Table
Not Reservable
Showers
Toilets
Trash Available
No WiFi
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RVs and Trailers
Sanitary Dump
No Sewer Hookups
No Water Hookups
Max Length: 50 ft.
Location
Lone Rock Beach Primitive Camping Area is located in Utah
Latitude
37.0166 N
Longitude
-111.5458 W
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51 Reviews of Lone Rock Beach Primitive Camping Area
So so perfect

Arrived on a Thursday evening and stayed for 1 night. It’s $14/night or $7 senior/access pass fee. I had the access pass but no one at the stand to confirm so I paid full price. So many places to park along the river or off the river. Looks like over 150 campers could fit here. Only had around 30 for the night I stayed. A few small fire rings throughout the land and SEVERAL vault toilets, which were clean. I think I counted 20? Good AT&T service and beautiful sunsets. About 20 minutes from horseshoe bend or 10 minutes from Page, AZ to stock up on groceries and gas. What a nice find!

Camping on La Playa

It's hard to beat the view of the wide open "campground" that is the beach at Lone Rock. Be prepared for the crowds, fifth wheels and ATVs and generators. If you can accept that going in, this is a great space to stargaze, paddle board and enjoy a drink in the evening. Pit toilet bathrooms are available within 300 yards of the shoreline. I think they have flush toilets further up the hill. Free RV dump and potable water available. Also note, wind can really kick up the sand, which absolutely nobody loves. And that sends a lot of garbage flying. Batten down them thar hatches.

Leave no trace.

Really great spot to be close to the water

Overall,  it was awesome, the views were amazing and it was a nice place to stay Sunday - Friday before the crowds rolled in.

Pros

+ Beautiful views.

+ Drive right up to the lake and camp.

+ Bathrooms nearby

Cons

- Internet is spotty.

- Crowded, like really crowded.  We were here mid-week and had music coming from both campsites.

- People litter near the lake which is less a con and more just a big bummer.

Beautiful place to visit but..

I will say having just came from Zion that my camping expectations were set high! Firstly I’d like to mention how a lot of these reviews say how deep the sand is and how it could be super sketchy for your car so we were nervous at first, but still went for it. Yes the sand is deep in some areas but there’s also plenty of pretty well compacted roads where you go can to avoid the deep sandy areas. And once you get to the beach-y part it’s basically clear as day so I don’t think you should worry at all unless you’re in a two door Honda Civic (I’d probably opt out). But besides that it does suck that everyone stays right in front of the water, it would obviously be great for those who weren’t set up right at the water to catch that view. I feel like if there was some rules about the beach area being more of for people to walk along side the shore to to hang out it could be much more enjoyable. Where we stayed there was lots of thorns from the little weeds that grew from the sand so that wasn’t great at all, but it was manageable. There was no cell phone reception what so ever for us (t-Mobile) here and we found that strange. There was plenty of restrooms to choose from but they were a good distance from where we set up (also not the cleanest). Plenty of trash cans to dump your garbage before heading out once again. We’d love to come back again in the future though, maybe get a spot up by the water!

Hard not to love

Beach, lake, views, good vibes. Pretty hard not to love the camping experience at Lone Rock. With the exception of some crazy wind that came through, everything was great here. Vault toilets if you need them, rv dump and water spigot available at the top of the hill. Plenty of dumpsters to take care of trash. Everyone was friendly and helpful! Saw strangers helping strangers when some would get stuck in the sand.

Would definitely scout out an area and how you want to approach it before barreling in. Might save you a headache or two.

Beach camping

Best beach camping EVER!!!!! There is a price but it is only 14$/night. We had a tent and 2wd. We made it down the beach where there was way lass RVs and campers. A little noisy at night with everyone’s toys but other than that is what absolutely fantastic. Super easy to find and super fun driving on the beach. Would recommend this spot to anyone. Just awesome

Beautiful Sand Storm

This is such a beautiful and unique camping experience, being ON the beach. Lone Rock (and Wahweap Bay in general) is absolutely breathtaking, plus waking up and falling asleep to the sounds of the waves is so peaceful. However, BEWARE OF THE WIND!!! We were sleeping in a tent and oh. my. gosh. we had to chase it down the beach twice during a huge wind storm and then weigh it down with all of our belongings. The wind settled down a little before bed but we soon woke up to such intense winds that the tent was leaning so much that the top was touching us! Not to mention all of the sand that was flying in, coating everything in the tent (we had to sleep completely wrapped in our sleeping bags so sand wouldn’t get in our eyes) We laughed through the pain the rest of the night and then took this pic in the morning for memories. Would still go back because of the sheer beauty… but only in a camper/ RV 😂😅.

Wonderful beach spot

This place was amazing. Great views, decently easy to get to if you have four wheel drive. It was a bit crowded around sundown and quite noisy but we didn’t mind so much.

Beautiful views & experience - Noisy

Stayed 7/19/20 - $14/night

We setup just off the "main drive", between two bathrooms (12 &13) and next to a brush area.

BE CAREFUL IN THE SAND. It is easy to get your car stuck. There is a gravel path down the center, but non-4WD vehicles should turn LEFT on their way out, and not continue straight, beyond the gravel.

We had a sedan, so we took extra caution and setup camp further from the water.(Also because we didn’t want to be near people due to COVID). There was plenty of room to spread out.

We wanted to kayak Lake Powell, so afternoon setting up, it was easy to walk the kayaks down to the water and put in right on the beach. You might want to wear some type of shoes, the sand is HOT!! My friend burnt his foot and it blistered immediately. Although the views are absolutely beautiful, this campground is loud and noisy all night. Lots of ATVs, dirt bikes, etc. Cool experience, would have enjoyed it more being closer to the water and not during COVID.

13 bathroom areas with two vault toilets in each. (More than website says). Very little AT&T service.

Perception vs reality

Pros:

  • Beach camping on beautiful Lake Powel
  • Close to numerous hikes and incredible destinations
  • Very fair price
  • Vaulted toilets, trash dumpster, dump
  • The lake is clear, cool and refreshing.

Cons:

  • You will share the beach with 200 other campers. Weekends see very heavy use with RV’s and tents packed like sardines and stacked 2,3, and even 4 deep along the shore; weekdays offer a much more private experience but you will not have the beach to yourself, you will have neighbors. If you like privacy you can find it as long as you’re willing to find a site much further back from the water.
  • Do not attempt without 4 wheel drive, we’ve saw a dozen RV’s and cars stuck in the sand (the worst areas are the “roads” to/from the beach.
  • If it’s windy you are pretty much stuck inside as the blowing sand makes it unbearable. The lake really isn’t any better as the sand blows there as well. In almost a week we’ve been able to put our awning out twice for about an hour.
  • You will spend a lot of time cleaning sand out of your RV.

It is a unique experience and I would do it again, but know what you’re getting into. If serine and private are your thing I’d find another place, if you’re ok with the con’s you’ll have a great time.

Tenting can be great but we saw several tents blown over as well as several shade tents. Bring bags to fill with sand to use as anchors.

If you go, pause near the showers to watch others go up and down to find the best path. There is deep sand and big bumps.

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