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Sand Flats Recreation Area

22 Reviews

About This Campground

Bureau of Land Management

Along with easy access to biking and off-highway vehicle trails, Sand Flats' campgrounds offer spectacular vistas of sandstone domes, canyons, and mesas in addition to the ever-changing La Sal Mountains as a dramatic back-drop. Visitors are awed by beautiful sunsets, the magic of howling coyotes…

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Access

  • Drive In
    Park next to your campsite
  • Walk In
    Park in a lot, walk to your campsite
  • Hike In
    Hike a trail to your campsite

Stay Connected

  • WiFi
    Unknown
  • Verizon
    Available
  • AT&T
    Available
  • T-Mobile
    Unknown

Site Types

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

Features

For Campers

  • ADA Access
  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Firewood Available
  • Phone Service
  • Reservable
  • Drinking Water
  • Electric Hookups
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Pets
  • Fires

For Vehicles

  • Max Length: 30 ft.

Reviews

22 Reviews of Sand Flats Recreation Area

Ratings Breakdown

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  • 1
  • 4
  • 17
KThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jun. 14, 2021

Roomy site with great views

We camped at the Bobcat campground in Sand Flats recreation area. The sites are roomy and site 1 is fairly level. They all have beautiful views of red rock walls. There is no shade as you would expect for this area. They have pit toilets and hand sanitizer but the flies in the bathroom were…

SiteBobcat 1
Month of VisitJuly
Matthew D.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 30, 2021

Dispersed Camping ontop of the world

Awesome views at the very top. We used 4x4 most of the way up around corners and rocky areas. Be careful on the last 20 meters or so, I didn’t think my truck had enough clearance so we settled down just before the awesome view. Still had a good view of soMe rocks behind us.

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SiteDispersed
Month of VisitJune
Emma A.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Dec. 19, 2020

Scenic campsite on The Alcove Loop

The sand flats recreation area has nine loops. We stayed at the first one, called the Alcove which I believe is the highest elevation one and has the best views of all. We stayed at campsite number 7 which overlooked the sand flats area and it was very close to sandstone hill from which you could…

Location

Sand Flats Recreation Area is located in Utah

Directions

Directions from Your Location: The Entrance Station for the Sand Flats Recreation Area is located around 3000 Sand Flats Rd. We say "around" because there is no actual mailing address for the Entrance Station. Don't worry though, we have detailed directions. From the South: If heading north on Highway 191: Make a right onto 400 East (this is at a stop light with gas station on right.) Stay on 400 E for 1/2 mile, then turn right onto Mill Creek Drive. At the 3 way stop go straight onto Sand Flats Road. Stay on Sand Flats Road for another couple of miles and you will eventually be parked right in front of our Entrance Station. To reach the reservable group campsties E-1 and E-10 in the Echo Campground , travel two miles east along the Sand Flats Road from the Sand Flats Entrance Station to Echo Campground. E-1 is the first campsite and located on the right side of the Echo Campground road. To reach Group Campsite E-10 drive passed E-1 to the second loop and E-10 group campsite is located on the left side. From the North: If traveling in from I-70 west or east: Take exit #182 (Hwy 191) and head south for approximately 30 miles into downtown Moab. Highway 191 S will turn into Main Street as you enter Moab. Take a left onto 100 North street and follow that until it T's with 400 East. Take a right onto 400 East, and then a left in about a 1/2 mile onto Mill Creek Drive. At the 3 way stop go straight onto Sand Flats Road. Stay on Sand Flats Road for another couple of miles and you will eventually be parked right in front of our Entrance Station. To reach the reservable group campsties E-1 and E-10 in the Echo Campground , travel two miles east along the Sand Flats Road from the Sand Flats Entrance Station to Echo Campground. E-1 is the first campsite and located on the right side of the Echo Campground road. To reach Group Campsite E-10 drive passed E-1 to the second loop and E-10 group campsite is located on the left side.

Coordinates

38.582697429999996 N
109.52709727999999 W

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About This Campground

Along with easy access to biking and off-highway vehicle trails, Sand Flats' campgrounds offer spectacular vistas of sandstone domes, canyons, and mesas in addition to the ever-changing La Sal Mountains as a dramatic back-drop. Visitors are awed by beautiful sunsets, the magic of howling coyotes and a night sky of seemingly unlimited stars.

Recreation

The Sand Flats Recreation Area is home to the Slickrock Bike Trail, a world renowned mountain biking destination. The area is also a premier destination for 4x4 and backcountry motorcycle enthusiasts. There is nearly 40 miles of off-highway vehicle trails to explore within the recreation area.

Facilities

The group campsites are located in the Echo campground, campsites E-1 and E-10. Both campsites accommodate up to 16 people. E-1 has space for six passenger cars, or two RVs, or two to three trucks with camp trailers. E-10 parking is smaller and can accomodate up to 6 pasenger cars, or 1 RV and one to two trucks with camp trailers. Facilities include shade structures, picnic tables and fire rings. There are nearby vault toilet facilities. Campers will need to bring drinking water.

Natural Features

The campground is set among slickrock domes and fins. The sites offer sweeping views of sandstone domes, canyons and mesas against the backdrop of the 13,000 ft. La Sal Mountains. Pinyon and juniper trees offer limited shade.

Nearby Attractions

The sites are located only five miles from downtown Moab, providing convenient access to many bike and off-highway vehicle trails, Arches and Canyonlands National Parks, Dead Horse Point State Park, the Colorado River and the La Sal Mountains.

Charges & Cancellations

If you do not arrive at the group campsite facility by check out time on the day after your scheduled arrival date, which is 11 am, you are considered a no show and your site will be made available to others.

ADA Access: N

Connection Details

We rate connection speeds from campers like you who submit speed tests with Field Reports.

  • Good- 10+Mbps

    Campers can make calls and send texts & emails, watch an HD movie, play multiplayer games, and more.

  • Fair- 3Mbps-10Mbps

    Campers can make calls, send texts & emails, video chat, stream video, and play online games.

  • Poor- 0Mbps-3Mbps

    Campers might be able check email, send texts, and make calls.

  • Available-

    Campers have been able to connect here but we don’t know the quality of the connection.

  • Unknown-

    Connectivity is not known for this campground.

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