Campsites located in oak groves along the banks of the Colorado River that accommodate tents only (no trailers or large vehicles). Individual sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis. The campsites offer more secluded sites and beautiful views of the Colorado River canyon with early summer shade. (Do not enter the river without wearing life jackets; it has dangerous undercurrents.)
Individual Sites: 7 (limited to 10 people & two vehicles per site) Water: No Toilets: Yes Hook-ups: No
Busy BLM campground, first come first serve. Right off of Scenic Byway 128 in Moab, which can make the campground very noisy. Most of the day large 4x4 cars are zooming by and in and out looking for a site. Views were great, across the Colorado river is Arches NP. TONS of very pretty brightly colored birds in the area that fly in and out of your site. Pit toilets are maintained and aren’t too bad to use. There is no dumpster at Oak Grove, so you have to drive to Goose Island where they have a large dumpster to take your trash. Bring all of your water you need, there is no running water and you can’t filter the Colorado River. Per night the fee is $20, you can stay a maximum of 14 consecutive days. A BLM officer comes by to check your status on how long you are staying and if you have paid. Lots of other people camping for multiple days, and most left during the day to explore and left campsite set up. Arrive early in the day to claim your spot, we camped the week before Memorial Day and left on a Friday, and at 7:30 am people were already coming in asking if we were leaving and if they could have our site. The only downside to this site is how busy it is, and the constant circling of cars looking for a place to camp. I can not stress enough to get here early to find a site at this campground or the others along 128.
great views of the rIver and the park in the morning! its so cIIse to Arches, I couIdnt believe it! it’s difficult to get a spot in the summer though, as it’s first come-first serve. relatively quiet, though also not the most private. you can definitely see and hear your neighbors. no showers, and pit toilets, but they do a good job of keeping everything clean!
But, after 6 miles of dirt road, I encountered the first sign saying that the campground was closed… and the road went nowhere else. Sigh