We just arrived at this free campground. Concrete picnic tables and fire rings provided. We are surrounded by what looks to me like oak trees, but I have yet to confirm that. It reminds me of my home state of Minnesota!
We are near the Rio Grande Bosque, and are looking forward to our ventures observing the migratory birds of the area.
We stayed here for a week. $150 for a week, or $30 a night. 24 hour security is provided. Staff was very friendly and they are very strict on campground policies. The only little hassle was they have a lot of weekend shows going on and they change the line of travel for getting in and out of the facility. Other than that it was a very good stay and we would stay here again.￼
This is by far the best national Park campground we have stayed at. They have planted lots of trees in the campground for shade in the middle of the desert. So from the highway you come in at, it looks like a little oasis in the middle of the desert. We arrived on Wednesday and had about 3/4 of the campground to choose from. There were fire rings, picnic tables, and a trash dumpster, plus clean restrooms. There is a dump station and also fresh water to fill your freshwater tank. No hook ups, so bring everything you need. Highly recommended!
Very rocky and pothole-ee area. Still free though, and excellent cell service!
There’s free camping site served our needs, but at a minimum. Very bumpy road, but doable even in our class C. The biggest problem as noted in the title, is the constant barrage of ATVs, OHVs, and dirt bikes.
Moab seems to be the Mecca for these activities, which is fine. It’s hard to complain when you have a safe quiet place to sleep, which we did. And we spent a lot of time touring Arches and canyonlands national parks. But when we returned in the afternoons, there’s a hell of a lot of dust and noise to deal with.
Not that I’m judging! If I had had the money, I would have been first in line to rent an OHV! Perhaps I was a little jealous of all of those people, and there were many, that brought their own!
The city of Moab is Perhaps 15 minutes south.￼￼￼ There was one lane closed a few miles before Moab, and we were caught in several traffic jams.
It didn’t matter though, the city of Moab is a boomming town full of all sorts of restaurants, activities, food trucks, you name it.
There are many companies ready to set you up with a kayak, canoe, ATV, or OHV.
And it was great that you can walk into the local aquatic center and buy a hot shower for seven bucks.
I would probably only stay here again as a last resort.
Just to let folks know, this is not a BLM site. BLM sites have a pay station right when you pull into the campground. This one does not, and I believe it is Utah state land that is managed by SITLA . (Google that if you want.). Anyway it was Wednesday October 21, and we pulled in here about 2 PM. I would say the campground was about half full and we did manage to find a spot that was pretty level. There were several spots that had small trees near them and those were all taken for obvious reasons.
We were traveling on Highway 24 South going west, and about 5 miles past the northernmost entrance to the park, is the dirt road that leads to the campground. Past the first dirt road there’s another dirt road with other campers, but we did not go down there.
The best part of this free camping ground is that the Internet is working great! We are not on Wi-Fi, but we have unlimited data and are very happy with our reception.￼
It is a little close to Highway 24, but as I write this at 11 PM, I don’t hear a thing on the road.
I highly recommend this free campground!￼￼
We stayed here for seven nights and we do it again! Electricity 30 amp and water at the post. Dump station nearby. We were visiting relatives in this area, so really only need a safe place to park the rig. This worked out fine. I noticed in the office that they have four cameras covering the entire fairgrounds parking lot. In general there is no tree coverage, but we were assigned to spot F4, Which had a pretty big maple tree that we were able to park the toad under. There were only four other bags in the lot so nice and roomy. We had a sense of safety the whole time we were here. One drawback was the farm next-door. We could smell common or no one then, but not too bad. And once we were in the rig, no smell at all.
A pretty good deal at $25 a night.
This is a lovely park with beautiful trails that wind through very large, old growth cedar forests. The Rangers and the campground hosts were very friendly and helpful. We stayed at a full hook up campsite that included electricity sewer and freshwater.
Somethings we would change forever. The eight full hook up sites sat right on a very busy highway with loud logging trucks going by. It did quiet down at night however. The reservation system is very strict and though you can change your reservation online for eight dollars a change, there are hefty penalties for canceling.
The camping sites across the street had no amenities at all, but they were across the street and deeper into the forest and very beautiful. I’m not sure if any of the sites in there would be big enough to fit our 31 foot RV.