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Goose Island Campground

14 Reviews

About This Campground

Bureau of Land Management

Goose Island Campground is ideal for groups wishing to be close to the town of Moab and Arches National Park. The area offers outdoor enthusiasts many options for hiking, mountain biking, whitewater rafting, and four-wheel drive tours. The town of Moab is 10 minutes away and has dining, shopping,…

Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)
  • Dispersed
  • Group

Features

For Campers

  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Firewood Available
  • Phone Service
  • Drinking Water
  • Electric Hookups
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Pets
  • Fires

For Vehicles

  • Pull-Through Sites
  • Max Length: 30 ft.

Access

  • Drive In
    Park next to your campsite
  • Walk In
    Park in a lot, walk to your campsite
  • Boat In
    Boat to your campsite

Reviews

14 Reviews of Goose Island Campground

Ratings Breakdown

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  • 0
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  • 3
  • 9
Alice C.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jan. 22, 2021

Convenient & Clean with ATT

I originally planned to stay further down the road but discovered Goose Island Campground had some cell service, and as a solo female car-camper, I felt safer having that security.

This site had several people camping even in mid-January. It is easy to find from the road. $20/night pay with…

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Reviewed Oct. 24, 2020

Our favorite camp spot near Moab

Very popular campground, close to town and next to the river; love the views.  We ran/biked on the bike path both ways along the canyon, with access to town, Arches, and several other trails.  Water available at Lions Park and also even better water at the springs just next to the road going east…

Month of VisitSeptember
Katie H.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Aug. 3, 2020

Trailhead and water access!

Our pups loved the stay here, close to the river and to a great 4 mile hike. They enjoyed jumping in the many creek crossings and the terrain was fun, not monotonous or too difficult. Perfect for a night hike too! Bathrooms well maintained and neighbors considerate

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Location

Goose Island Campground is located in Utah

Directions

From Moab, drive north on Highway 191 to the junction of State Route 128. Drive two miles on SR 128 to the entrance to Goose Island campground. The group sites are at the far end of the campground.

Coordinates

38.60966937 N
109.55781918 W

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About This Campground

Goose Island Campground is ideal for groups wishing to be close to the town of Moab and Arches National Park. The area offers outdoor enthusiasts many options for hiking, mountain biking, whitewater rafting, and four-wheel drive tours. The town of Moab is 10 minutes away and has dining, shopping, sports rentals, tour companies and museums.

Recreation

From Goose Island Campground, a paved bicycle trail leads to Arches National Park, the Bar M Mountain Bike Trailhead, the town of Moab, or up State Route (SR) 128 along the Colorado River. Arches and Canyonlands National Parks are nearby and have many scenic overlooks, hiking trails, and four-wheel drive roads. The SR 128 river corridor is filled with red rock canyons, hiking and equestrian trails, river access and activities, and scenic vistas.

Facilities

The group sites have fire grates, picnic tables, vault toilets and shade shelters. The group sites do not have water, dump stations or electric hook-ups. When you enter Goose Island the group sites are at the far end of the loop past the individual sites.

Natural Features

Goose Island is beside the Colorado River with cottonwood trees providing much sought after shade in the desert and striking canyon views. Across the river, the red cliffs of Arches National Park glow in the afternoon light.

Nearby Attractions

Goose Island is only 10 minutes from Arches National Park. Canyonlands National Park and Dead Horse Point State Park are within a half-hour drive. For people looking for guided tours or rentals, the town of Moab is only five minutes away.

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