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Stanton Creek Primitive Campground — Glen Canyon National Recreation Area

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Glen Canyon National Recreation Area

Designated primitive camping areas that are accessible by vehicle and sometimes by vessel as well. First-come first served, no reservations. No designated sites. No potable water. When pit toilets are unavailable, campers must bring portable toilets for use and proper disposal into the sewer system.

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Location

Stanton Creek Primitive Campground — Glen Canyon National Recreation Area is located in Utah

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Directions

Turn onto the access road just north of Bullfrog Marina on Hwy 276.

Address

Lake Powell
Lake powell, UT 00000

Coordinates

37.498985 N
110.699117 W

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Access

  • Drive-In
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Site Types

  • Tent Sites

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  • Toilets
  • Alcohol

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6 Reviews

Cortlan S.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Oct. 24, 2023

Tons of Shoreline!

It costs $12 per night to camp here (you just pay with self serve envelopes). The road in is a little rough, but most SUVs should be able to handle it. There’s tons of shore line available to camp at, just keep driving around until you find a spot! The weather was perfect in late October, 70s in the day, 50s at night and not too many bugs. We could hear coyotes howling all night, so be careful if you have smaller dogs with you and keep your trash out of reach. We saw lots of other wildlife, too! Herons, peregrines, and little lizards everywhere. This is primitive camping, so there’s no services at all. But Bullfrog is just 10 minutes back up the dirt road and has a gas station, gift shop, restaurant, and other amenities.

Month of VisitNovember
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Reviewed Apr. 12, 2021

Bikepacking Camping

We rode here from Upper Miley twist area on the Burr Trail. It was very windy, but tons of spots. Lots of clean bathrooms too. You can pretty easily find access to water as well...water seemed low so we had to gravel ride down for quite a while (pretty fun ride, but def be prepared for gravel riding). Some trash.

I left a sea to summit dry sack with a sleeping bag inside on Tuesday 4/6. If you found it, please email christymckinney722@gmail.com!

Thanks!

Month of VisitMay
Isabelle K.
Reviewed Jun. 10, 2020

Car camping on the shores of Lake Powell

Car camping options at Lake Powell are tough to come by due to the incredibly steep canyon walls that surround this unique reservoir. We planned a last minute trip to the lake over Memorial Day weekend and visited this campground so we could be right on the water. Thankfully, we arrived early on Friday morning and were able to fight the crowds and claim a campsite. By mid-day, we were surrounded by other campers on all sides. Despite being a large campground and having plenty of sites, it is quite popular and you must arrive as early as possible to snag a good spot. I am used to dispersed camping, so it still felt a bit crowded for us. However, all of our neighbors were super friendly and we were just steps from the warm water. The location can’t be beat considering the limited options on the lake. Bathrooms are basic but clean and well spaced out. Tons of dispersed sites to chose from, each marked by a fire ring. The road can be rough to get there and to reach certain sites, so I would recommend a high clearance vehicle. Also be sure to stake down your tent, the winds pick up here out of nowhere!

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Preston G.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 27, 2020

Beach Camping on Lake Powell

This was my first time at Lake Powell. We took our camper and found a spot on their dispersed camping area. The water was warm and clear. Kids had a blast on the beach and my brother was able to park the boat right on our beach. It was amazing and i can’t wait to go back.

  • Review photo of Stanton Creek Primitive Campground — Glen Canyon National Recreation Area by Preston G., May 27, 2020
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Laynie R.
Reviewed Jul. 27, 2018

BEST PLACE EVER

This is a lovely area. Best place to go if you want to boat. There are a lot of spots you can go right off the beach. Very sandy, but worth it.

Month of VisitOctober
Shannon C.
Reviewed May. 20, 2018

Right on the lake!

There are no designated campsites. Find a suitable spot on the lake and set up camp! The amount of available campsites changes year-to-year with changes in lake levels. Although portable toilets are available, you are required to have your own self-contained unit if you camp on the lake. There is no potable water available, so bring your own.

Supplies are available at the Marina, gas station, and boat store; however, if you don't want to pay Park-Service prices, take the 10-mile trip to the Off Shore Marina outside the National Recreation Area.

Fishing, Kayaking, swimming, and other watersports available in Lake Powell right at your campsite!

SiteEast and West sides of Stanton Creek have equally good camping spots.
Month of VisitAugust
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Frequently Asked Questions

Does Stanton Creek Primitive Campground — Glen Canyon National Recreation Area have wifi?

No, according to campers on TheDyrt.com, Stanton Creek Primitive Campground — Glen Canyon National Recreation Area does not have wifi.

Is there cell phone reception at Stanton Creek Primitive Campground — Glen Canyon National Recreation Area?

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