Didn’t know that this type of camping (actual woods) existed this close to San Diego. Located under stonewall peak south of Julian; this campground is close to Lake Cuyamaca, hiking and plenty of mountain biking. Flushable toilets and showers were clean. Our site had a running water spigot. There are reservations on recreation.gov but we just showed up and paid via the iron ranger (envelope drop box). Any site on on the board at the entrance station was fair game when we arrived. The rangers update the board daily depending on the online reservations. Will definitely stay again in the future! Our site was #41.
Willow Flat campground is located in the Canyonlands National Park: Island in the sky section. It’s rather small with only 12 spots on a a first come first serve basis. Most spot fill up by noon. Fee is only $15 and is payed to an iron ranger (envelope drop box). Has 2 vault toilets that were serviced daily and the cleanest I have ever seen. Park rangers were very nice and asked us about our stay/ if we needed any additional information about the area. No water is available here though you can fill up at visitors center; use sparingly as this water is trucked up there from Moab. Only thing I could think of being a nuisance is the meat bees than seem to hang out in the mornings and nights. Simple screen room under the shade shelters solves this for cooking and just relaxing with out being bothered. Would definitely stay here again as it’s hard to beat this location near the Moab area! The campground is maybe 100 yards from the Green River Scenic overlook into Canyonlands! Our spot was number 5.
The campground is rather quiet with ample space between sites. No water, but vault toilets were clean. It’s conveniently located just outside of Dead Horse state park and Canyonlands National Park: Island in the sky entrance. We stayed here one night because we couldn’t find camping in the NP at Island in the sky (willow flat) campground. Very clean and on the RV side of the campground had nice big flat areas for tents. The fee was $20 and you payed at those iron ranger kiosk’s (envelope drop). Would stay here again as the temperature stayed 10 degrees cooler than downtown Moab.
We stopped at Single Tree Campground on our way to Capitol Reef from Bryce Canyon and it was a fantastic stay. We stayed at site 16 and our closest neighbor was probably 100ft away. Very quiet and spacious; the grounds had flushable toilets which were very clean as well as drinking water spigots and trash dumpster. The price was right at $12 for tenting, $6 for a bundle of wood. It’s a cash only but the campground host, where you pay, was able to break a $20; so exact dollars wasn’t needed. Didn’t see full RV power and water hook ups but many people had their own generators. Our stay was during the first week of August and campground wasn’t even half full. With only a handle full of sites that can be reserved, the majority of the people just drove up and easily found a spot like we did. Would definitely stay here again!
The campground is just outside Zion National Park. It’s located in basically a small town with whatever you will need during your stay. The campground itself has lots of shade; some spots even next to a small river. Being able to cool off either in the river or the pool is clutch in the summer months. It’s definitely packed in here on the weekends with neighbors right next to you. People were friendly and staff was great! Bathrooms had A/C and were very clean; showers as well. Would definitely stay again in a tent; our spot J24!