Take in riverside camping next to the Colorado River in Moab. This campground places you in close proximity to the Fisher Towers, Canyonlands, and Arches National Park. It's the perfect Staging Area for the countless activities in the area.

Many of the campground in Arches National Park are extremely hard to book and almost impossible to get walk-in spots during the peak season in this area. However, the Colorado River near Moab has an abundance of beautiful campsites along its shore. Highway 128 heads northwest out of Moab following the Colorado River. There are a total of 12 BLM campsites along the river. Each one of them costs 15$ and most of them have toilets but no running water.

It is important to try to arrive early to these sites as none of the regular sites are reservable. However, there are two group sites at the Goose Island Campground.

Because none of the sites have potable water, it is important to bring an adequate supply of your own.

Pack List

  • Tent
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Cooking Gear
  • Food and Water
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Activities Chillin, Camping, Photography, Mountain Biking, Running, Hiking, Rock Climbing
Skill Level Beginner
Season Autumn
Features
Bathrooms
Beach
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Food Nearby
Forest
Groups
Handicap Accessible
Picnic Area
River
Romantic
Scenic
Wildflowers
Wildlife

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Beautiful Winter Camping

I stayed here in January 2016 and it was just incredible. Highway 128 is breathtaking, and camping alongside the river was such a great experience. Since it was winter, there was ample availability. I think only 2 other groups were there! And it did snow a little bit, but with proper gear it was fine. I totally recommend staying here-even in the winter! Nothing compares to the red rocks covered in snow 😍

amazing campsite

This is one of my favorite campsites I've ever been to. It's a beautiful spot and you are in a prime location to explore the Moab area...Arches + Canyonlands NPs plus world class climbing, hiking, and mountain biking pretty much surrounding you. Get there early on a Friday to lock down a spot as it can get filled up pretty quick on the weekends, especially during the busier seasons (late spring + early fall, the hottest months in the summer will slow down a bit, but you don't want to be down here then anyway...it's HOT).

Great site but it fills up quickly in the popular months, i.e. when it's not blazing hot or freezing cold.


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