A great place to snag a spot. Camping is $15 for the night, and it's all first-come-first-served. The views make this place. Extremely primitive sites, very remote. Easy road into the sites from highway, rough but any car can make it in dry weather, not advisable for cars when wet.
The hike nearby isn't long, but it's worth the walk. Sunset was beautiful, and I was able to get some pretty great shots of the stars after dark.
Small campground outside of Moab, Utah…the views, hiking, and access to the Colorado River are awesome. The main downside is how small the campground is, and the potential for not finding a spot after a decent drive out of town.
Always try to camp here, sometimes we are too late. Thats ok, Onion Creek is great too. The hike by camp is beautiful and the stars at night….wow!! Watch out for the wind, and never miss the sunrise or sunset!! Not super easy with kids due to a few dropoffs, but so worth it at least once. I do wish they would get a "full" sign right off of hwy128 so not so many people drive up and down the Fisher towers road checking for a spot.
Fisher Towers is one of my all time favorite hikes so this Campground is worth its weight in gold just for that! It's a bit exposed but if you are eager to get an early start on the hike this is it!
The views and seclusion are phenomenal! There is a pit toilet, fire rings, and a picnic table. The rest is wilderness. There is a trail to explore Fisher Towers. I have never been in a more beautiful campsite in my entire life!
Early January cold temps and snow didn't keep us from exploring what there was to offer at Fisher Towers. We stopped at Fisher Towers Campground on our way out to Salt Lake City for Outdoor Retailer Winter Market in 2017. Being a company that makes waxed canvas outdoor and lifestyle gear, we try to avoid hotels and camp whenever we can.
On our way to OR Winter Market, we had the chance to explore caves, the ruins of an ancient suspension bridge along Co.128, and as the light faded, we finally turned off at lonely Fisher Towers Rd. We hoped our rear-wheel drive van would bring us dutifully along the 2.4 miles of snowy gravel road. About a mile in is a steep, washboarded slope. The tires slipped, but the van bounced along, clearing the dashboard of phones and maps. In a few breathless seconds, we were up on flat ground, the obstacle and our lonely tracks behind us.
We pulled into Fisher Towers Campground in twilight, owls calling from the amphitheater of contorted red rock towers. Co. 128 was a distant dark line in the snowy desertscape and, but for the few silent headlights meandering slowly across the horizon, we were alone. We lit our headlamps and set to pitching the Frost River Campfire Tent. We’d brought an End Cover with smoke hole and a wood stove for the cold. We couldn’t collect firewood at the site or in the surrounding plains or deep arroyos, so we had brought a bundle of good, dried, seasoned wood. With the tent up, and the end cover secured, we set up the stove and started carving feather sticks and breaking the big logs down to small bits of kindling, batoning with a handy knife. Soon the tent was cheery and warm, glowing in the desert blue. We cracked our Bent Paddle beers and basked in the glory of the silence and crackle of our hearty fire. We slept in silence under down and a pair of Frost River wool blankets.
We woke to a desert blanketed in fresh snow, the red rocks obscured by falling flakes. Trails through the red rock towers and amphitheater offered views of deep, hidden canyons and dripping red icicles. With the opportunity to test new gear, we put Frost River's new Back Bay Lumbar Pack through its paces, exploring as deep as we could in the ice and snow before turning back to break the silence with the turn the engine and our journey back out.
Fisher Towers did not disappoint. Be sure to bring everything you need, as there's only picnic tables, fire rings (again no wood) and a pit toilet, stocked with toilet paper. No water is available at the site. There was some spotty cell coverage with Verizon, but it varied.
The Frost River crew will definitely be visiting Fisher Towers again!
I visited Fisher Towers in early January of 2017. A just over 2 mile drive up the snowy, gravel road brought us to an empty campground. It was clear from tire tracks that folks had been there during the day to take the hikes in the area, but the campground itself had seen no traffic. There were several sites, improved with large fire rings, heavy duty picnic tables and a nice pit toilet. Behind the campground is a tall bluff and a great silhouette of the Fisher Towers, redstone spires that stand against the sky. This site is very open, with small trees, and an expansive view that stretches miles down to the Colorado River.
I have never seen stars like this in my life. Bring everything you need. THey have toilets but we brought our own solar shower and grills. Also make sure to bring tent stakes that will withstand going into the hard sand. Although locals would probably know that. :/ Truely a magical place to be.
We always camp here on our climbing trips to Moab.
If you had a really long day and need a place to be relaxed and to stay, Fisher Towers would be perfect for you. It gives you a view of he mountians all around you and the sunset gleaming off the rocks make it even more majestic. Later at night watch the small brown bats flap around keeping the bugs away.