This campground is about 5min drive from the main road, which is very nice because you don’t get the noise from the cars. It is also a bit small which makes it more private. They also have a moderate 2.2mi (one way) hike near the campground.
words can not describe the beauty of fisher towers campground if you are looking for somewhere different and off the beaten path then this is it.
This is one of our absolute favorite campgrounds in all of Utah! Not only are you surrounded by the tallest desert towers in the entire US! The "Titan" stands at just over 700' tall and is surrounded by other towers shooting into the hundreds of feet as well! Not only do you have the Fisher Towers, but the large sandstone mesas and towers to the west are also very visible.
The campground itself is nothing special amenity wise. It is a small CG that is first come first served for 5 sites that hold 10 people max and cost $15. These sites are tent only so no RVs. There are picnic tables and metal fire rings, along with vault toilets, but there are no other amenities. So bring all your water and pack out everything.
While in the Fisher Towers area you can hike the 2.2 mile out and back trail that leads to a great viewpoint of The Titan! In nearby Onion Creek there is also some fun off-roading to be had. If you're looking for "quality" desert climbing then these giant stacks of mud are perfect! Some of the less popular routes definitely have pieces break off on a regular basis. Most of the short approach and really popular routes like Ancient Art are pretty solid rock though. Since Ancient Art was crazy busy (6 parties in front of us) we decided to do 1 of the 2 routes up Lizard Tower, which is also the closest to the parking lot haha. On a serious note, pretty much all routes here are of a serious trad/aid nature so please be cautious when climbing and know your limits!
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.