Standard (tent/RV)
Tent Sites
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Water Unknown
About Rainbow Park Campground
Operator
National Park Service
Access
Drive In
Walk In
Boat In
Features
Alcohol Allowed
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Picnic Table
No Sewer Hookups
Toilets
Trash Available
Location
Rainbow Park Campground is located in Dinosaur National Monument in Utah
Latitude
40.4916 N
Longitude
-109.181 W
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Directions
Rainbow Park Campground is 28 miles from the Quarry Visitor Center in the Utah portion of the monument. It is located on a dirt road that is impassable when wet.
2 Reviews of Rainbow Park Campground
Quiet river campsite down a dirt road

Down a 30 minute dirt road sits this breathtaking park with 4 campsites. We visited on a busy weekend (labor day weekend) and we only had 1 neighbor. This made for a very quiet, relaxing stay.

Each shaded site is equipped with fire ring with attached grill, an adjacent picnic table, and spots for a maximum of 2 tents in each campsite. The skies were very dark at night, perfect for seeing shooting stars and the milky way. You can park your car abut to the site, increasing ease of access to things stored in there, and walk down to the rocky beach for some toe-dipping. Note that you are not allowed to launch boats from there (even kayaks) without a permit, as the water gets fast quickly past the beach.

Sites are $6/night at the campsite payable via personal check or with cash. River rafting trips launch from the adjacent beach daily, so you'll have company at 10am and 6pm daily for ~15 minutes.

Pro tips:

- There is little firewood around these sites, bring your own from in town.

- Site has pit toilets, hand sanitizer, recycling/trash, but no running water. 

- Closest grocery store is the Walmart in Vernal, UT.

- Bring bug spray! The mosquitoes are vicious here.

- Road is easily accessible by sedans, SUV's etc…just not in the rain (the road will easily wash out).

- Be on the lookout for the house about 10 minutes away from the main road that is equipped with its own residential water slide…that was a fun discovery!

First to Review
Remote getaway from civilization

This campground is super remote and offers 4 primitive campsites. There are pit toilets and no accessible water. The river runs directly behind camp and trails run through the hills. If you're lucky, you will come across the herd of elk roaming the grounds. There are amazing petroglyphs a short drive down the road. The Dinosaur Nat'l Monument Quarry Visitors Center is approx 45 minutes away but completely worth the drive. Make sure your gas tank is full as there is no cell reception at the campsite.