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Camp at Willow Springs Trail

Moab, Utah

based on 3 reviews


Added by Chris Engelsman

Free camping outside of Moab, Utah.

Willow Springs Trail is state-owned land located 13 miles north of downtown Moab Utah. The state provides some vault toilets and port-o-lets throughout the area, but there are no designated campsites or fire rings. Along the main road, there are plenty of large flat spots that people with RV's or big trailers grab, but there are spurs with plenty of other places to choose a campsite. Since this is dispersed camping, there is no fee. Just be sure to leave the area as you found it.

Willow Springs Trail is located near many trail systems such as Klondike Bluff Dinosaur Tracks, the Magnificent 7, Bar M, and more. 

Enjoy a night out under the stars and the Milky Way with your friends!

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Camp at Willow Springs Trail Reviews

Stayed here 9/1-5/2022 in a 39ft 5er. Now being part of UtahRaptor State Park there is an entrance/camping fee. According to either the entrance board or online portal, there is a two-night maximum. So, we paid for 2 nights then paid for 2 more. Stayed in the site just before the large area with paybox/pole. Surprisingly, only a few others came past us over the Labor Day weekend. Daytime temps were over 100F so our A/C was unable to keep up, even running all day. figured it cost us almost as much per day in generator gas as it would to stay in an RV park, but they were all full. With a 2wd DRW, we didn't venture past the creek bed, so we didn't explore other possible sites. Roads are so rough we took the first available spot to minimize wear & tear on our 5er. Convenient spot for exploring Arches, Canyonland and Dead Horse SP. Could see the "Windows" on the horizon from our site and several mornings were graced to watch a hot air balloon rise up and float over the valley. We'd stay here again, but would pick a cooler time of year to do it.

This campground goes on forever!! You will always be able to find a campsite here, even when the rest of the campgrounds are full. Not to mention, the view of the stars here is spectacular! There may be fire rings here but we didn’t see any. Next time we’re bringing a propane fire or our own ring (fire restrictions out here are common).

Everything in the description is totally accurate (except there are indeed fire rings). Ive never seen the stars so bright in my life. And this place being ABSOLUTELY FREE makes it even better.

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