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Established Camping

Windwhistle Campground

About

Bureau of Land Management

Quiet campground perfect for exploring the spectacular Canyon Rims Recreation Area. Individual sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis. One group site, Windwhistle Group Site, is available for reservation through Recreation.gov. Located 38 miles southwest of Moab, the campground is nestled against the smooth sandstone of Roan Bailey Mesa. At approximately 6,000 feet in elevation, it is somewhat cooler than Moab in the summer. A one-mile nature trail starts in the campground. Nighttime brings excellent star gazing opportunities. Individual Sites: 15 (limited to 10 people

Fee Info

$20.00 per site per night camping fee payable at self service fee station at campground (only exact cash or check only)

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Location

Windwhistle Campground is located in Utah

Detail location of campground

Directions

Drive 32 miles south of Moab on Hwy 191 to the Canyon Rims Recreation Area turn-off and drive 6 miles west on the paved road.

Coordinates

38.17627564 N
109.46201218 W

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Access

  • Drive-In
    Park next to your site
  • Walk-In
    Park in a lot, walk to your site.

Stay Connected

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

Site Types

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

Features

For Campers

  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Phone Service
  • Drinking Water
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Pets
  • Fires

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19 Reviews

Greg L.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 2, 2024

Great scenic and solitude

This BLM cg has 16 sites, all FCFS, $20/$10$ senior. 14d limit, camp host onsite sometimes. Vault toilets, large dumpster and well pressurized water in season. This CG is 6 mi from hwy 191 on a County paved road. Cell signal on T-Mobile was marginal 2 bars lte. Needles overlook is past cg 20 mi on a paved road entire way.

Month of VisitJune
  • Review photo of Windwhistle Campground by Greg L., May 2, 2024
  • Review photo of Windwhistle Campground by Greg L., May 2, 2024
  • Review photo of Windwhistle Campground by Greg L., May 2, 2024
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Greg L.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Mar. 31, 2024

Windwhistle is secluded beautiful

Nice secluded BLM CG. 16 sites, all FCFS no reserved. Water and host in season. Cell fair depending on camp, vault toilets, tables, fire-rings. No RV dump. Dumpster for trash. The road from hwy 191 is 6 mi and paved. This is not an OHV area so the OHV trailer types are absent. Views out at Needles Overlook are stunning and are about 20 mi pavement past the CG.

Month of VisitApril
  • Review photo of Windwhistle Campground by Greg L., March 31, 2024
  • Review photo of Windwhistle Campground by Greg L., March 31, 2024
  • Review photo of Windwhistle Campground by Greg L., March 31, 2024
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Ramona H.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Mar. 15, 2024

Perfect place to spend the night.

I highly recommend this campground. It’s clean, easy to access, and safe.

Site6
Month of VisitApril
Jay H.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Oct. 20, 2023

Windwhistle in Canyonlands

Convenient small campground on the way into Needles Overlook (6 miles from main highway 191). Close to road but quiet at night. 15 sites total. Clean bathrooms. Intermittent Verizon 1 bar service (meaning don't count on it).

The little nature trail is only .5 miles but you get up close to the rock formations and it has a lot of vegetation ID. Nice amenity.

Site#15
Month of VisitNovember
  • Review photo of Windwhistle Campground by Jay H., October 20, 2023
  • Review photo of Windwhistle Campground by Jay H., October 20, 2023
  • Review photo of Windwhistle Campground by Jay H., October 20, 2023
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LThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Sep. 25, 2023

Nice Camp

Amazing sunset! Nice camp sites Nice nature walk into the canyon.

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Month of VisitOctober
Laurie
Reviewed Sep. 11, 2023

Magical

In our second visit in 3 years, we easily found a site to accommodate our 37' RV. Quiet, serene, and full of earthly energy, this spot is a place to recharge and get in touch with the magical desert.

Site10
Month of VisitOctober
  • Review photo of Windwhistle Campground by Laurie , September 11, 2023
  • Review photo of Windwhistle Campground by Laurie , September 11, 2023
  • Review photo of Windwhistle Campground by Laurie , September 11, 2023
Chad R.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Sep. 1, 2023

Great stop leaving Arches

There's a bathroom and water, decent spot sizes and more great views.

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Month of VisitSeptember
  • Review photo of Windwhistle Campground by Chad R., September 1, 2023
  • Review photo of Windwhistle Campground by Chad R., September 1, 2023
  • Review photo of Windwhistle Campground by Chad R., September 1, 2023
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Kevin H.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jun. 10, 2023

Nice place struggle to get 30ft rv in

One in, it is great. No Verizon, Visible or Cricket cell service but Starlink works well.

Although some sites could take 30 ft, there is no maneuvering room as road In narrow. Other drive thru sites might work, but slide out would hit tree and stairs came down on bush. Site 12 was open and easy enough to back into

Sight is great ( if you ignore vault toilet behind us)

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Month of VisitJuly
  • Review photo of Windwhistle Campground by Kevin H., June 10, 2023
  • Review photo of Windwhistle Campground by Kevin H., June 10, 2023
  • Review photo of Windwhistle Campground by Kevin H., June 10, 2023
BThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Apr. 2, 2023

Quiet surrounded by beautiful sandstone bluffs

It was about half full when I got there at 3 pm on a Friday in March. There were a couple sites still empty by the end of the night. Nice little nature trail near the bluffs with signs indicating the fauna. Standard vault toilets. Campground very well kept and clean. $20/night or $10/night with Access/Senior pass. Not really setup for big rigs, but you might be able to squeeze in. My camper van fit nicely. Campground host was there.

Site#8
Month of VisitApril
  • Review photo of Windwhistle Campground by Bill , April 2, 2023
  • Review photo of Windwhistle Campground by Bill , April 2, 2023
  • Review photo of Windwhistle Campground by Bill , April 2, 2023
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Deku L.
Reviewed Jun. 21, 2022

Amazing stay!

Fun experience, there's a trail you can walk, but didn't get the chance to see due to next day early driving. Will visit again and explore!

Site10
Month of VisitJuly
  • Review photo of Windwhistle Campground by Deku L., June 21, 2022
  • Review photo of Windwhistle Campground by Deku L., June 21, 2022
Karley B.
Reviewed Oct. 9, 2021

nice quiet spot

nice area! we came for the moab 240 a few sites still open thank goodness. Fairly flat sites, we stayed in site 7 and had 4g although it seems it will vary by site. bit windy at night but awesome views. vault toilets are clean.

Site7
Month of VisitNovember
Greg L.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Sep. 26, 2021

Beautiful serene setting

Great small BLM CG, with piped in water in season. Trash dumpster and vault toilets. Each site has table and metal fire ring. $20/$10 senior camping fee. No reservations, only FF 16 sites. Some sites large enough for larger rvs. Very quiet since 6 mi from main hwy 191. County/BLM road from Hwy 191 to CG is paved. Cell signal is spotty, Verizon and TMobile best but need line of sight to Moab to hit antennas. ATT does not seem to work. Nature trail behind group area has a spot that seems to be a phone booth!

Month of VisitOctober
  • Review photo of Windwhistle Campground by Greg L., September 26, 2021
  • Review photo of Windwhistle Campground by Greg L., September 26, 2021
  • Review photo of Windwhistle Campground by Greg L., September 26, 2021
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S
Reviewed Jul. 19, 2021

Quiet and beautiful

It was very quiet here, just us and one other camper. The views were beautiful to enjoy.

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Month of VisitAugust
B
Reviewed Jun. 19, 2021

Beautiful

Great location. Beautiful scenery. Amazing sun sets. There are plenty of sites to pitch a tent/park and rv at. I spent a night in a tent. There was one rv a few sites down from me and another tent across the park. Extremely quiet spot. Highly reccomend.

Site10
Month of VisitJuly
Gail W.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 19, 2021

Very small sites and a little close together but very beautiful and quiet.

$20 a night seems a little high for boondocking but it is nice. Each site has a firing and a picnic table but most of them have barely enough room to drive in. One or two sites might be big enough to bring a slightly larger unit but most of them limit to 20-25 ft. There are vault toilets one water spout near the toilets for freshwater and a trash facility.

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Month of VisitJune
  • Review photo of Windwhistle Campground by Gail W., May 19, 2021
Greg L.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Apr. 23, 2021

Great CG in a beautiful setting

Very nice BLM CG tucked into scenic sandstone buttes. 16 sites, first come, no reservations. Vault toilets, trash cans, picnic tables, fire rings...and spring water in season (may-sept?). Cell signal is weak for all carriers. 6 mi access road from hwy 191 is paved and turnoff from hwy 191 is right at mp 93.

Month of VisitMay
  • Review photo of Windwhistle Campground by Greg L., April 23, 2021
  • Review photo of Windwhistle Campground by Greg L., April 23, 2021
  • Review photo of Windwhistle Campground by Greg L., April 23, 2021
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Atley The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Dec. 27, 2020

Great spot.

No litter. Easy to find. Wonderful views.

  • Review photo of Windwhistle Campground by Atley , December 27, 2020
  • Review photo of Windwhistle Campground by Atley , December 27, 2020
A
Reviewed Jun. 20, 2019

Great secluded campground near Moab and Canyonlands!

Typical BLM campground not far off of 191. Stayed here during the very busy Memorial Day weekend and was one of only a few campers. Vault toilets.

  • Review photo of Windwhistle Campground by Ashley N., June 20, 2019
  • Review photo of Windwhistle Campground by Ashley N., June 20, 2019
Aliina S.
Reviewed Apr. 16, 2019

The perfect campsite

Very clean, empty trashes, full toilet papers, and not to mention hiking trails and gorgeous views right outside your tent! We had a group of six and plenty of room with lots of memories made :)

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Month of VisitMay
  • Review photo of Windwhistle Campground by Aliina S., April 16, 2019
  • Review photo of Windwhistle Campground by Aliina S., April 16, 2019
  • Review photo of Windwhistle Campground by Aliina S., April 16, 2019

Frequently Asked Questions

Are fires allowed at Windwhistle Campground?

Yes, according to campers on TheDyrt.com, fires are allowed at Windwhistle Campground, although make sure to check current fire restrictions in the area.

Does Windwhistle Campground have wifi?

No, according to campers on TheDyrt.com, Windwhistle Campground does not have wifi.

Is there cell phone reception at Windwhistle Campground?

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