Standard (tent/RV)
Dispersed
Group
RV Sites
Tent Sites
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Drinking Water
About King's Bottom Campground

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

Operator
Bureau of Land Management
Access
Drive In
Walk In
Hike In
Features
ADA Accessible
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Phone Service
Picnic Table
Reservable
No Showers
Toilets
Trash Available
Location
King's Bottom Campground is located in Utah
Latitude
38.5565 N
Longitude
-109.585 W
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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.
11 Reviews of King's Bottom Campground
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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

Paid camping, never very dispersed

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

Paid campground, not very dispersed

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

Paid campground not very dispersed

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

Small campground along the Colorado River minutes from Arches Nationals Park

Campground is first come first serve basis. It's right along the Colorado river with beautiful views! Perfect for visiting Arches Nationals Park!