We happened upon Sned Acres when Curveball was cancelled and had to make lemons out of lemonade. We were welcomed w a fresh loaf of bread and the owners made sure our group was able to stay together on neighboring sites. Out site was nicely shaded and across from the small lake. The showers were hot and the facilities were clean. It is a family campground w quiet hours after 9pm, so consider that when booking.
This is my go-to campground for climbing and hiking adventures at Seneca Rocks. I prefer to camp in the meadows and wake up to a misty morning view of the rocks. The sites are car-camper friendly with on-site toilets (but no showers). They are a short walk from trail heads and the local stores (the Gendarme is the place to go for great dear and guides).
It was a great decision to visit the Needles district after a few days in Island in the Sky. The landscapes were beautiful and we were lucky to nab a spot at the District Campground. The facilities were awesome - sites had some shade from being tucked into the rock formations. The restrooms were clean and had exterior space for washing dishes and water access. This would be a great place to set up shop for a few weeks and would be a great home base to explore the Needles. However, getting a site here can be tough!
We rolled into the Moab area a bit late in the day, so were unable to snag a site at our preferred location. We were lucky to find a decent enough tent-camping spot in the Big Bend overflow area. Our friends who were car camping joined us later that night and it proved a really easy place to meet. Bathrooms and water access were located just a short walk across the street in the main Big Bend campground. Being riverside for a night was great, but the combination of wind through the valley and the close proximity to the road resulted in a lot of dust being kicked up. Overall, we recommend Big Bend if you want to be closer to Moab and by the river (great for a quick dip/rinse!).
We moved to Lower Onion after a few nights in Big Bend and loved how much more scenic and quiet it was. This was one of our favorite campgrounds in the Moab area and highly recommend it. It's so worth the 25-30 minute drive into town.
Check-in was easy, but be sure to get there early during high season, especially if you're in a group looking for more than 1 site. The Sites are spacious and all have their own fire pit and picnic table. Toilets are on site and outside - they are walled off but don't have a roof. We recommend bringing extra TP during high season.
Most importantly, the ambiance here can't be beat. Nights under the stars were beautiful and the sunrise and cup of coffee with the amazing rock formations in every direction really couldn't be beat.