We payed for our site, hung up our tag, set up our tent and went hiking. We returned to a notice that our tent was outside of the 20 feet radius of the camp fire and therefore threatening the plant life (it was on a flat completely gravel plot) and if it wasn't moved we would be fined and removed. Not a big deal to move the tent we are just lucky we weren't gone long. It's not easy to tell where they want you to set up there are developed and non- developed sites so read the rules carefully before you set up.
We arrived at 11 am on a Thursday to find 50 % of sites available - by 3 they were full.
But other than that very pretty, well spread out, clean and stocked restrooms no showers. This park does not stock soap in any restrooms - like there is no dispenser even installed so bring your own or wet wipes. Beautiful hiking!
Check out the North camp ground first (They have SHOWERS!)
Arches is going through major renovations - multiple roads and over looks are closed as well as the camp ground. The park is closing at 7 pm Sunday -Thursday to repair roads too. Plan around this when you visit! Tons of other places to camp in the area check out camping on Potash road.
Camp sites are the size of a single car port and stacked side by side. Even if your neighbors are normal people they still seem loud. The bathrooms were always accessible and clean stayed two nights never waited in line. Get a free shower a night by coin given at check in but twice it didn't work and had to get re-dressed and walk to the front office. You can't pick a site when you book its assigned when you check-in. I would stay there again if everything else was booked but $40 a night is steep for the space provided. Check Watchman and South campground in the park first and then book here.
Amazing place to camp! If you've seen the south rim it's time to venture to the less crowded forested North Rim! The camp grounds were well spread out, quiet, amazing staff, and clean restrooms, showers, and coin laundry. 1 mile hike to the lodge (you can also drive) - I've added a picture to the map. We were in 10, but I would reccomend any of the T (tent) sites - they were on their own peak with wonderful views - but the park has strict generator rules so it won't be loud even if you're next to an RV. Be prepared for a long drive in and a long touring drive to see all the views, it is amazing but a little harder to navigate. The staff at the visitors center is wonderful though and they'll help you see what you want to see.
Arrived late on Sunday night of a holiday weekend - we were able to find a spot right on the shore. The beach was packed but no one minded us squeezing into a spot. Be prepared for it to be loud, bring your own toilet paper, and don't push it if you don't have a AWD car. Very very beautiful worth the noise. $14