Standard (Tent/RV)
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Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
About The Bend Gem
Drive In
Walk In
Hike In
No ADA Access
Alcohol Allowed
No Drinking Water
No Electric Hookups
Fires Allowed
No Firewood Available
No Market
Pets Allowed
No Phone Service
No Picnic Table
Not Reservable
No Showers
No Toilets
No Trash
No WiFi
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RVs and Trailers
No Sanitary Dump
No Sewer Hookups
No Water Hookups
The Bend Gem is located in Utah
38.2858 N
-111.1183 W
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10 Reviews of The Bend Gem

Grateful for this spacious nook at mile marker 89. Room for many. A few fire rings. Near Fremont river. A hill to offer some privacy from the road.

Great location, a little busy

Incredible location! When we arrived, there were 3 other people already there. There is plenty of room for lots of people. Also if you feel up to it - cross the River for an absolutely hidden and amazing spot.


This spot was great! If you have 4wd you can probably get to the spot down by the river that was just perfect to swim in during a hot day. The upper road can be done with 2wd and there is a flat spot for 3-4 groups. Easy to find and not busy.

Best Stars

Amazing spot to camp for the night. Got there around 7pm and only one other person there. Was on the lower section near the road, despite being closer to the road only heard cars twice during the night.

Don’t forget your bug spray!

Perfect spot!

Free camping just outside Capitol reef national park. Maybe 5 min drive to the nearest restrooms. Another 5 min driving I to the park and you can find orchards that are free to pick and eat and amazing pies/cinnamon buns at Giffords House! (Go at 8ish. That’s when they get their pie delivery). To find the site, follow the directions listed on the Dyrt and be ready for a quick left or a quick right depending on what direction you’re coming from (use directions to show if it will be on your right or left). We got an amazing spot right next to the river with a great swimming hole. Zero light pollution so the stars were incredible. Drive to the very back of the lower dirt road to get to this spot.

Great stay just outside the park!

We couldn’t make it down to the portion by the river because of the steep drive and our hitch hauler, but we stayed in the upper portion and it was great! 3 of the lower sites were occupied but we had the upper to ourselves. Very few cars drove by and we could still hear the water and fall asleep star gazing at the amazing sky! Definitely recommend!

Creek side camp!

Love this sight! The place was empty at 10:00am maybe three people at 6 pm. Hard to spot, but worth the stay. 0.0 phone service. Will be here again

Tranquil and beautiful

Small spot, but so beautiful next to the river. Not many fire rings so get there early.

Nice and chill

With camping on upper and lower portion, we camped on upper portion over looking the stream. Beautiful spot just outside the park!

First to Review

Great flat spot at the river bend hidden from view with a fire pit and the river a stone’s throw away. Cool down and camp out in style.