Devils Canyon Campground sits in the Manti-LaSal National Forest of southeast Utah at the foot of the Abajo Mountains.
Several miles of off-road vehicle trails crisscross the Abajo Mountains. The Camp Jackson/Wagon Wheel Trail can be accessed nearby.
The Abajo Loop State Scenic Backway passes by the campground. It leads from the desert floor and red rock canyons to steep mountains over 10,000 feet high, with overlooks and panoramic views. The byway is suitable for passenger vehicles from late spring through fall but is not recommended for large RVs.
The campground contains numerous single-family sites with picnic tables and fire rings. Vault toilets and drinking water (seasonal) are provided. Showers are available eight miles south in Blanding. Firewood is limited. Parking spurs are paved. Sites # 1-5 and 8-16 are accessible and have paved areas around the fire pit and picnic table. Sites # 6 & 7 have short trails from parking spur to paved camping area and are not considered accessible. There is a 14 day stay limit at this campground.
Ponderosa pines, pinyon pines and juniper cover the area, offering limited shade. The campground sits at an elevation of 7,400 feet, and summer temperatures are warm in the day and cool in the evening. Birds, squirrels, chipmunks, mule deer and black bear may be seen in the area.
Popular attractions in the area include Canyonlands, Arches and Mesa Verde National Parks, Dark Canyon Wilderness, Edge of the Cedars State Park, Lake Powell and numerous archaeological sites.
Evening programs are provided at Edge of the Cedars Museum in Blanding. The San Juan County Fair is held annually in August in Monticello.
ADA Access: N
We stopped here on our way home to Durango. Asphalt sites made for easy setup, and each one looked to have a picnic table and fire ring. Sites are mostly far away from each other for privacy, and the camp is much bigger than it looks when you drive in. Price is 10 bucks, which is well worth it.
Very nice Forest Service campground! Sites are private, large, and well spaced. Lots of nearby ATV trails. We were there in early May and it was largely empty the first few nights. Great place to explore. Our only complaint is that some sites have road noise from the highway.
Also FYI there is lots of available dispersed camping if you continue past the campground entrance.
very clean pIt toilets and well maintained campground. lots of good spots for tents with plenty of room and vegetation between providing privacy. as a solo woman traveler, it felt both safe and relatIvely quiet while not being too isolated. close to hwy 191 with a paved road throughout the campground.
Pretty rustic with pit toliets, but big beautiful sites. Solitude, nature.
Nice, quite campground with lots of tent sites on Loop B. We rolled in at 8:45pm on a Thursday in June and had our choice of many wonderful sites. Paved parking, nice level tent pad, fire ring and cemented wooden picnic tables at every site we explored. We setled on #26 because of it’s proximity to the vault bathrooms and the water spigots. Had a nice suprize in the morning with the canyon behind us being full of deer. There is a dumpster near the exit so you don’t have to travel far with your trash. An added bonus is the short interpreted hike trailhead at the end if loop B. We will definitely stop here again!
We stopped here for a night on our way from Moab, Utah to Supai, Arizona. After a long evening of driving we decided to stop along highway 191 and found this easily accessible campground while looking on The Dyrt. We pulled in late at night but had no trouble finding a spot, it was actually quite empty considering it was a Friday night during the summer. The sites are large and well appointed, we had no trouble finding flat and shaded spots for our two tents. There was rain in the forecast so we chose a site that was a bit uphill, which served us well as a big storm hit and some of the lower sites did seem to get a bit muddy. The bathrooms here are very clean, and the campground as a whole was pretty spotless. We also got a discounted camping fee by using my annual national parks pass which was a nice surprise. I hope to come back again and explore the sorrounding areas, but I would also happily stay here again as a pit stop on a road trip.
This is one of my favorite sites. I loved how you can camp right on the red rock. It was breath taking. I'm wishing I was there again just writing this review. There was water and electrical hook ups as well as an outhouse but really the whole ambiance of the site is why you should come. This is one of the few sites that ive been to that I would almost rather stay at my site and enjoy the view than drive around and find a view. Ive told all my friends if they ever consider going to this area to check out this campground. A.MAZE.ING.
Beautiful campground. About an hour south of Moab, but several nice Jeep trails just up the mountain from the campground. The showers are difficult to find (we ended up not using them). Supposedly you have to go to the gas station, pay $5 for the code to the RV park, and then shower there. Seemed a bit sketch. The description made it sound like the showers were free. Nice secluded spots, if you have a tent, look at the pictures first. Some spots don't have a good spot to set up a tent. Nice big picnic tables that are cemented to the ground.
It may have been a fluke, but when we visited in July the place was mostly empty. Which was a bit surprising. The campgrounds were well spaced apart, clean and private. The campground hosts even gave recommendations for the best secluded spots. The only complaint we had was that the tent area wasn't exactly level, it had some uneven lumps and was on a grade, but it wasn't anything our camp pads couldn't deal with. Overall we really enjoyed our stay.
Campground full so we stayed in BLM Grantsfaff in the river. Really hot but it is in June!