Standard (tent/RV)
Dispersed
Group
RV Sites
Tent Sites
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Drinking Water
About Hittle Bottom Recreation Site

Hittle Bottom Recreation Site is located along the banks of the Colorado River, offering sweeping vistas of the river canyon, Fisher Towers, and striking red rock formations. The area is a popular launch site for Moab Daily river trips down the Colorado River. The campground has 15 individual campsites and one group campsite. The campground accommodates large RVs, as well as, tents. The site is ideal for small family or group gatherings. Visitors also enjoy the historic homestead on site.

Within close proximity to national parks and open space, outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy hiking, mountain biking, whitewater rafting, and four-wheel drive tours in the surrounding area. The town of Moab is approximately 45 minutes away and has dining, shopping, sports rentals, tour companies and museums.

Recreation:

This site a popular launch site for river running and close to hiking, mountain biking and four-wheel driving opportunities. The river corridor is filled with canyons, trails and scenic vistas. Arches and Canyonlands National Parks are nearby and have many hiking trails and four-wheel drive roads.

Campground:

There are 15 individual campsites available on a first come-first serve basis. The sites are limited to 10 people and 2 vehicles per site. The sites include fire grates, picnic tables, and vault toilets. Water, dump stations, and electic hookups are not available.

Group Site:

There is one group campsite, which is reservable on recreation.gov. The group site has fire grates, picnic tables, vault toilets and a shade shelter. The group site does not have water, dump stations or electric hook ups.

Site
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Fee Info
$20.00 per site per night camping fee payable at self service fee station at campground
Price
$125.00
Operator
Bureau of Land Management
Access
Drive In
Walk In
Boat In
Features
ADA Accessible
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Phone Service
Picnic Table
Toilets
Trash Available
Location
Hittle Bottom Recreation Site is located in Utah
Latitude
38.7593 N
Longitude
-109.324 W
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Directions
From the junction of Hwy. 191 & Hwy 128, drive east 23 miles along the Colorado River on Highway 128. The campground is on the left.
6 Reviews of Hittle Bottom Recreation Site
Best views on River Road

Come cause you’ll usually find an open space and stay cause it’s so damn pretty there

Beautiful

Me and my boyfriend had went down through every campground on the way from Canyonlands looking for a campspot. We finally made it to this one. The particular site we were at had no shade but there were a few nicer spots that had a lot of shade so I'd reccomend getting there earlier than 6:30pm for a better spot. There were ants in the campsite but they didnt bother us. Outhouses were extremely clean and had no smell at all. We did happen to go a day they were doing a big rafting camping girls event so there was about 90 girls in their group camp area. The rafting guides were super nice and informed us what was up with all the kids running around. They even offered us some food. The girls were a bit noisey but as soon as quiet time hit i didn't hear a peep. But there was a really nice spot to dip in the river which was really refreshing after hiking all day.

Great spot with pretty views

This campsite is awesome. Perfect place to set up camp to float the river in Moab. This was the place that we put in to float the Daily. Camp site and restrooms were clean and well kept. A little buggy but to be expected in July in Utah. Lots of space and great views.

Ranger Review: Mountain House Turkey Casserole at Hittle Bottom

Campground Review

This campground was the first one we found open all along HWY 128. We started in Moab and drove until we found an open site. We went in a small yellow bus for a field trip and were promptly greeted by the friendly camp host. She walked us around to a couple that she thought would be sufficient for our group size (my family of four, plus 5 high school students), our vehicle size (a small yellow school bus) and our tent requirements (4 tents). She said that they typically allow 4 tents and 10 adults and two vehicles in one spot.

Ultimately we ended up in site 2, which is directly behind the camp host. It had some shade, plenty of space and was more then sufficient. We were able to put up all four tents, although two students slept under the stars.

The critters are abundant, ants were awful, and apparently did bite according to our students that slept under the stars, although it did not deter them from sleeping the whole four days under the stars. We went out for the day and made a rookie mistake and left our chips in sealed bags on the table. The critters ripped open all but one bag and ate most of the jalapeño cheetos! I can't imagine how that felt on the way out. We learned and made sure to lock up all food! They were not able to get in to plastic tubs with lids.

The campground is a launching pad for boaters on the Colorado River so during the day you can hear boats getting pumped up, smell plenty of sunblock and hear conversations taking place. Quiet hours are from 10 pm to 6 am and are strictly enforced! But the stars are abundant and the views are amazing.

There are several bathrooms available and they were incredibly clean and the toilet paper well stocked! There was hand sanitizer in the handicap accessible restrooms but not the others. There is a great trail across the street, it's a bit of a hike but we did it and it ultimately ended up being about 4 miles. We did detour a little as we were geocaching and that took us off path for a little bit.

We enjoyed the campground, it was very clean and we were very happy that we only had to pay for one site instead of two thanks to the friendly camp host.

Our purpose for our trip was actually a geocaching field trip, if you are in to geocaching there are four real close to the campground. Two of them are about 4 miles round trip on a nice trail, one is in the campground and the the fourth is actually just up the road a tiny bit. We traveled the HWY all weekend and found a good number of hikes through geocaching!

Product Review

As a Ranger for The Dyrt, I get products to test from time to time - today I am testing the Mountain House Turkey Dinner Casserole. I had a few guests help me review this as we were on a camping field trip. My students each took a spoonful and told us what they thought in the video below. They all really liked the flavor, one wasn't too sure about the texture. My review is, it has a great flavor, I found the texture to be pleasing, it wasn't mush and it wasn't rubbery, just right. It tasted a lot like something we cook at home after Thanksgiving. It was easy to prepare, boiled up our water in our Jetboil and then followed the instructions. My guests had a hard time waiting for it to cook but they were happy they did! Enjoy the video below (some of them were a little awkward in front of the camera) and know that once the camera was turned off, they ate that bowl clean!

Ranger Review: Primus Profile Dual Stove at Hittle Bottom

Campground Review

We arrived late on a Saturday night to BLM campsites along Highway 128 all full (Moab Jeep Safari week). We stopped at Hittle Bottom to ask the camp host where she suggested we dispersed camp. Instead, she invited us to put our tent up behind her spot, in a secluded grove close to the river. Jan was the most gracious host, and even had a fire going for us when we arrived! She is the greatest. The campsite was nice with the cleanest pit toilets I've ever seen! The site is a bit far from the town of Moab but close to some killer hikes and views in the Castle Valley area.

Product Review

My old camp stove had gotten pretty nasty and started falling apart after cooking on it for over 20 people on a 4-day camping trip. This Primus stove is a lot sturdier and nicer. The side flaps are helpful in preventing wind, and the burner/grill combo is perfect for cooking with or without a campfire roaring. The connector hose for the propane is a bit tricky to hook into the stove, and its compartment under the grill grate is nice- but if there is a mess under the grill grate- it wouldn't be a good spot. Also, the hooks to keep the grill grate attached to the stove body sometimes get bent and are hard to get back to connect into the grill body. Other than those minor issues, the stove is powerful (boils water super quick) and sleek. It's lightweight, but still sturdy enough to hold a large pot of water.

First to Review
Great for a Campground with Views for Days

While we usually dispersed camp, it's hard to come by near Moab so we opted to stay in this BLM Campground in March. Clean toilets, spots with privacy, near epic hiking and the river and oh em gee the views! We pulled in at 2am and were greeted the next day by the most magical landscape. Fisher Towers is a must do hike. Get there early! This place fills quickly.