This campground does not take reservations, and is first come first serve. We arrived to the campground being full. It looked clean and well maintained. The pit toilet bathrooms were clean as well. We ended up camping down the road on an amazing primitive site, so don’t discount that as an option as well. The visitor center also has outdoor access heated bathrooms which helped relieve the stress of cold camping nights. Such a lovely park and would definitely recommend it! We saw stars for miles!
After seeing photos of the beautiful modern shade structures in a friend’s Facebook post, I knew that Hovenweep was a camping spot I should keep on my list of possibilities. Sure enough it was truly lovely and very clean. The remodel allowed for large sage bushes to remain between the level gravel camping pads so that despite the lack or large trees in this region there is still a sense of privacy between sites. The modern shade structures provide a great way to string up a lantern for your late night or a way to tie your hammock up as well. The position of the campsite on the bluff of the canyon provided a great view of the sunset as well. Clean and cared for restrooms are just a close walk on well marked paths. Highly recommend this campground. Hovenweep is a really special place!