Dispersed
Group
RV Sites
Tent Sites
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Water Unknown
About Lower Onion Creek Campground

Campsites are located along the banks of the Colorado River, offering vistas of the river canyon, Fisher Towers and the area's captivating red rock formations. Individual sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Two group sites, Lower Onion Creek Group Sites A and B, are available for reservation through Recreation.gov.

This campground has two boat ramps and is near popular 4WD roads, rock climbing, hiking and rafting opportunities. (Do not enter the river without life jackets; it has dangerous under currents.).

Individual Sites: 21 (limited to 10 people & two vehicles per site); Group Sites: 2 (reservable); Water: No; Toilets: Yes; Hook-ups: No.

Fee Info
$20/night (Pay at campground-cash or check only)
Operator
Bureau of Land Management
Access
Drive In
Walk In
Hike In
Boat In
Features
Alcohol Allowed
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Picnic Table
Reservable
Location
Lower Onion Creek Campground is located in Utah
Latitude
38.7441 N
Longitude
-109.3349 W
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Directions
From the junction of Hwy. 191 & Hwy 128, drive east 22 miles along the Colorado River on Highway 128. Turn left (across from the "Fisher Towers" sign) and drive 1.5 miles on the gravel road to the campground.
2 Reviews of Lower Onion Creek Campground
So hot. So fun.

Kayaking the Colorado River is always fun, might have almost died but still fun. We went during a hot week and boy was it hot. Hard to find shade other than the rock walls. Tons of fun tho. Lots of bugs

away from the Moab Crowds

I have been to this spot a few times. The best part is its outside of the crowds and sits right on the Colorado river. There are maybe 15-20 spots and 2 large group sites.The large group site is one of the most unique spots i have camped in. All of the other spots are fairly large, we had a bunch of tents and had plenty of room. The grounds offer a few vault toilets, fire grates and picnic tables in the area. This area also has a small boat launch for rafting on the Colorado.

Directly across the road is the famous Fischer towers that offers amazing hiking and great climbing. The river is nice to hang out in a maybe take a swim (if your a strong swimmer) the current was strong. The drive back into Moab is roughly 25 minutes or so.