Shady riverside camping for tents and small trailers near the popular Poison Spider Trailhead. Williams Bottom Campground is located 5.5 miles from the junction of U.S. Highway 191 and Utah Highway 279. This 17-site facility is located in between the Wall Street climbing area and the trailhead for the Poison Spider four wheel drive route. Campsites are available on a first-come, first served basis. There is no water available. Fee: $10.00 per vehicle Number of campsites: 17 Toilets: Yes For a photo and a brief description please visit: http://www.blm.gov/ut/st/en/fo/moab/recreation/campgrounds/highway_279/williams_bottom.html
We did a lot of camping over a week and a half in different areas in Utah and this was my least favorite camping spot(We camped in other spots around Canyonlands and Arches). The smell was what bothered me the most… The outhouses stunk horribly. We could smell them from our campsite and we werent even the closest ones to them. Sites werent very private but we just parked our car in between the campsites for added privacy. It was shaded and cool in the afternoon. The perk of this site was that we got there around 8pm and there was still a spot for us. Its close to town, arches, and canyonlands. No water so bring your own.
There is so much near this campground! Nearby are ~100 climbing routes both trad and sport. A little bit of all styles featuring all sandy sandstone.
PSA: please don't climb on the rock after a rain storm. The rock is weak and could break. If the ground usn't dust dry at the base of the climb the don't try to send
The campground is perched right along the Colorado and steep red sandstone wall. There is also a intermediate crack climb right in the campground! It also gives easy access to Arches National Park
Lots of rock climbers here but there are also hiking trails. It’s a drive-up primitive camp site, there aren’t too many sites but most of them aren’t too private. It’s relatively shady. There’s a vault toilet but no drinking water, as I expect with Bureau of Land Management sites (bring your own water and lots of it). Absolutely beautiful area.