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Established Camping

King's Bottom Campground

About

Bureau of Land Management

Bureau of Land Management

Campsites are located along the banks of the Colorado River, nestled between massive canyon walls. Individual sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis. The campground accommodates tents and small RVs only. Eleven of the sites are walk-in only tent sites. This location is popular due to its proximity to Moab and area hiking, biking and 4WD/UTV roads. Individual Sites: 21 (limited to 10 people & two vehicles per site) Water: No Toilets: Yes Hook-ups: No

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Location

King's Bottom Campground is located in Utah

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Directions

From the center of Moab (Center St. & Main St.), head south to Kane Creek Road (between the Burger King and McDonald's). Turn right (west) on Kane Creek Road. At the stop sign, continue straight and drive 2 miles. The campground will be on your right, just past the Moab Rim Trailhead.

Address

Moab Field Office 82 East Dogwood
Moab, UT 84532

Coordinates

38.556491 N
109.585018 W

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Access

  • Drive-In
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  • Walk-In
    Park in a lot, walk to your site.
  • Hike-In
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Site Types

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

Features

For Campers

  • Trash
  • Phone Service
  • Drinking Water
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol

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19 Reviews

Scott N.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jun. 6, 2024

Great location

This is conveniently located 3 miles from downtown Moab and about 15 minutes from Arches National park.

And only $20!

No power or water though. They do have vault toilets.

Right on the Colorado River. We are going to put our kayaks in up river and float down to the site.

The only reason not 5 stars is the road directly along the site and across the river and when cars go bye it is pretty loud.

Site6
Month of VisitJuly
  • Review photo of King's Bottom Campground by Scott N., June 6, 2024
  • Review photo of King's Bottom Campground by Scott N., June 6, 2024
  • Review photo of King's Bottom Campground by Scott N., June 6, 2024
A
Reviewed Jul. 19, 2023

Good views

This campsite had awesome views of the red canyon faces but there were a lot of mosquitoes and wasn’t a lot of airflow in the canyon. Made camping in the summer quite hot. This site would be a 10/10 in the colder months

Month of VisitAugust
M
Reviewed Jul. 18, 2023

Great spot, close to town

This spot was great for two nights. Very close to town and some extra evening shade as soon as the sun goes down behind the canyon walls. Some sites have no shade and the bugs can get bad at dusk, but overall would definitely stay again.

It is close to the road, but it isn’t heavily traveled.

No cell service.

Site7
Month of VisitAugust
  • Review photo of King's Bottom Campground by Mike B., July 18, 2023
  • Review photo of King's Bottom Campground by Mike B., July 18, 2023
Kylie P.
Reviewed Apr. 2, 2023

So much fun

We arrived pretty early in the day and were able to get a really good spot for the weekend. The ground was really level and had a great spot with a fire place and picnic table. Great spot next to the river too. Had a pretty open spot too to try out my pop up corn hole game we brought. It was semi loud with the cars driving past but didn’t mind it. Highly recommended

Site1
Month of VisitMay
  • Review photo of King's Bottom Campground by Kylie P., April 2, 2023
  • Review photo of King's Bottom Campground by Kylie P., April 2, 2023
  • Review photo of King's Bottom Campground by Kylie P., April 2, 2023
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Toni  K.
Reviewed May. 31, 2022

Very beautiful on river

The spots are small z nice bathrooms

Month of VisitJune
  • Review photo of King's Bottom Campground by Toni  K., May 31, 2022
  • Review photo of King's Bottom Campground by Toni  K., May 31, 2022
CC C.
Reviewed Jan. 26, 2022

Close to town, right on the river.

$20.00 per night, nice level gravel sites for Tent, RV, Van, or Walk-In sites. Bathrooms, picnic tables, fire pits and dumpsters all right there. Close to the road, but also right on the river. Great spot if you don't want to drive further down the road where the pavement turns to dirt.

Site4
Month of VisitFebruary
  • Review photo of King's Bottom Campground by CC C., January 26, 2022
  • Review photo of King's Bottom Campground by CC C., January 26, 2022
  • Review photo of King's Bottom Campground by CC C., January 26, 2022
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P
Reviewed Dec. 31, 2021

Very quiet but still near downtown Moab

We stayed here for 6 days. The area is nice, the trails are nice to both hike and drive. We drove with our 4x4 truck up to Hurrah Pass, really nice views. Not far from petroglyphs on the other side of the river. The sites weren't too much per night although they are dry sites. Quiet hours were at 8pm for all generators and that was a bit of a bummer since it was a little muggy that night. Trash and bathrooms are available.

Month of VisitOctober
  • Review photo of King's Bottom Campground by Philip D., December 31, 2021
  • Review photo of King's Bottom Campground by Philip D., December 31, 2021
  • Review photo of King's Bottom Campground by Philip D., December 31, 2021
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Ashley S.
Reviewed Oct. 21, 2020

Beautiful and convenient, but loud

This is a great spot a few minutes out of Moab. The convenience is worth it! But it's right next to the road, and campers voices reverberate off the Canyon walls, making it really noisy if you have late nighters nearby. Bring ear plugs. The walk-in sites are way more secluded than the drive ins, and you have options away from the road. River access is a little steep, but easy if you're determined. I'd absolutely stay here again! No drinking water, but there are bathrooms and trash recepticals on the side of the drive in sites.

  • Review photo of King's Bottom Campground by Ashley S., October 21, 2020
  • Review photo of King's Bottom Campground by Ashley S., October 21, 2020
Sam B.
Reviewed Jul. 3, 2020

Mosquitoes

Beautiful site, however, I cannot convey enough the amount of mosquitoes. Choices were - too hot in the tent to sleep, or eaten alive by mosquitoes.

Month of VisitAugust
  • Review photo of King's Bottom Campground by Sam B., July 3, 2020
  • Review photo of King's Bottom Campground by Sam B., July 3, 2020
  • Review photo of King's Bottom Campground by Sam B., July 3, 2020
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Casey W.
Reviewed Jun. 13, 2020

Well Maintained and Close to Hiking Trails

Pretty nice tent spots, although the spots feel relatively private, the proximity to the road of some spots make it too close for dogs. The hiking nearby up The Devils Crack jeep trail offer beautiful sights for a relatively easy and straightforward hike. Moonflower canyon down the road is a beautiful hike. Temperatures were absolutely perfect in the second half of September.

  • Review photo of King's Bottom Campground by Casey W., June 13, 2020
  • Review photo of King's Bottom Campground by Casey W., June 13, 2020
K
Reviewed Jul. 14, 2019

King’s Bottom

This campground is right next to the main road and right on the water. It was nice as a close option to the downtown and we came in fairly late on a weekend.

Will warm about tons of mosquitoes. Because of the proximity to the river. Only a few sites have shade.

Hamen L.
Reviewed Jun. 17, 2019

Beautiful, but loud

This campground sits right next to the river and wedged between two canyon walls. Dusk was gorgeous as the setting sun turned the whole mountain orange and pink. The river was also really nice to look at for a few minutes. That is before the mosquitos started attacking. Camp was basic with a picnic table and fire pit. Toilets had toilet paper and no running water. I probably will not be returning to this campsite. Even though it had a great view and was very clean, I had a hard time with the noise. I was able to hear everything my neighbor campers were saying and doing. The campsites are close to one another and the noise carried really well within the canyon. It's also really close to the road and I woke up every time a vehicle passed by during the night. I also had a fear of cars running off the road and into the campsite, which added to me not sleeping well. But the location was convenient. It was less than ten minutes from Moab.

  • Review photo of King's Bottom Campground by Hamen L., June 17, 2019
  • Review photo of King's Bottom Campground by Hamen L., June 17, 2019
  • Review photo of King's Bottom Campground by Hamen L., June 17, 2019
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Austin C.
Reviewed May. 29, 2019

Riverside Camping Outside of Moab

This was a fantastic campsite down the Colorado river just 10 or 15 minutes south of Moab.  All sites were first come first served, and filled up in the early afternoon every day.  This campsite had water, restrooms, trash, and access to nearby hikes.

This was a great home base for visiting Moab, Canyonlands NP, and Arches NP.  Moab is close enough to go in for services, groceries, and supplies.  10 of the campsites are drive in, and a few of the sites are walk in.  Our site required a 50yd walk in or so to carry our gear, but that meant our sites was a bit more secluded at private.

I believe sites 1-10 were drive up, and 11-15 were walk in

  • Review photo of King's Bottom Campground by Austin C., May 29, 2019
  • Review photo of King's Bottom Campground by Austin C., May 29, 2019
  • Review photo of King's Bottom Campground by Austin C., May 29, 2019
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Samm R.
Reviewed Jul. 3, 2018

Kane Creek Drive in Premium Site Review

We stayed down the road a bit farther from kings bottom. King’s bottom didn’t look very appealing to hammock camping. We landed at Kane creek which is not listed at this site for review. It is extremely expensive. Weekends are $50/night for premium sites -with limits on how many people and vehicles you can have or else a higher cost or fee for them too- (trees/picnic tables/potable? water access/fire pit) or $45 for basic sites (open dirt parking lot) with the vault toilet between the two on a dirt ridge divider. The premium sites are pretty cool if you get the right one. There are only 2-3 good sites worth having towards the back. You need to have 4wd or AWD to get through the DEEP 1-2’ red rock silt sand. It’s fantastically soft and pillowy to walk on but we watched several vehicles get stuck during our stay. We had to coach a few to be able to drive out of it. They didn’t stay there needless to say. I’m talking about dry weather too, it wasn’t muddy, the sand is just that soft and deep. There are signs saying that it’s a low spot for the flood basin and can flash flood you out of there and to be forewarned you may die in the case of a storm haha... the weekday fees are $45/$40. We figured out pretty quickly that the site is not supervised or checked on or maintained in any way shape or form. Not one even vaguely official human came by even once. We were there for the better part of a whole week. Great views, quiet spot, respectful campers, awesome hammock trees, temps were perfect in mid June, tons of shade to keep your camping gear fresh while you’re out, felt safe and secure... not so much like the closer to town ones that may get raided by shady locals which was nice. Up the road is a nice intermediate level off-road trail (Honda accords shall not pass, Subaru Forester did fine but definitely is used it’s abilities) there is a small rock up the road with petroglyphs. Some bouldering if you’re into that. Down the road 5-7min you’re smack in downtown. Turn at the McDonald’s and Burger King and follow that road all the way down to the site. Easy directions for people in town and easy to remember. If you’re logical you’ll understand what could make this site a great and affordable experience. All you have to do is put two and two together and it will make this most expensive site in town ever, the best bang for your buck by far. Many reviews of this site say the owner of the site is a scammer and a thief. He probably lives down the road aways where you’ll see a RV next to a paneled up house where the reserved group sites are. We always saw someone tooling around over there. From what I read I guess it’s good we didn’t meet him

Month of VisitJuly
  • Review photo of King's Bottom Campground by Samm R., July 3, 2018
  • Review photo of King's Bottom Campground by Samm R., July 3, 2018
  • Review photo of King's Bottom Campground by Samm R., July 3, 2018
Halee E.
Reviewed Jun. 16, 2018

Paid camping, never very dispersed

The spots were pretty close together. Thankfully, we had awesome neighbors!

Month of VisitJune
  • Review photo of King's Bottom Campground by Halee E., June 16, 2018
  • Review photo of King's Bottom Campground by Halee E., June 16, 2018
Halee E.
Reviewed Jun. 16, 2018

Paid campground, not very dispersed

The campsites were very close together. Thankfully, we had awesome neighbors!

Month of VisitJune
Halee E.
Reviewed Jun. 16, 2018

Paid campground not very dispersed

The spots were very close together, luckily we had AWESOME neighbors :)

Month of VisitJune
E
Reviewed Apr. 18, 2017

Great location

Recently spent a night here after moving from a private RV/tent campground a few miles away. The sites are spacious and spread apart enough for privacy. The campground was well shaded and just a short drive from downtown Moab. We would definitely camp here again.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does King's Bottom Campground have wifi?

No, according to campers on TheDyrt.com, King's Bottom Campground does not have wifi.

Is there cell phone reception at King's Bottom Campground?

According to campers on TheDyrt.com, Verizon signal is available, AT&T is available, and T-Mobile is unknown.