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Moab Camping Guide: Best Campgrounds + Practical Tips

Moab Camping Guide: Best Campgrounds + Practical Tips

Discover the best spots for camping in Moab with this handy guide – from rustic spots to luxury glamping.

Why camp in Moab? Our main answer is because It’s absolutely gorgeous

Ask any outdoors enthusiast who’s seen the hidden parts of the “Uranium Capital,” and they’ll tell you the same. 

But then they’ll go on about how it’s a struggle to find a campsite if you don’t know where to look—that’s because most camping at Moab works on a first-come, first-served basis. 

But don’t feel deterred at all. We’ve got you covered with this handy guide to camping in Moab.

Best Spots for Camping in Moab

Sand Flat Recreation Area, near Moab Utah.

The scenic desert landscape of Moab is wild, untainted by civilization, and an absolute treat for anyone looking to escape. Prepare for peaceful nights under the stars. 

Psst: Why not explore more things to do in Utah while you’re there? 

Devil’s Garden Campground

Arches National Park

Open dates: Year-round

Number of sites: 51

Types of camping available: Tent, camper van/RV, and trailers 

Amenities: Seasonal staff, drinking water, and flush toilets 

Cost: $25.00 – $250.00 per night, depending on the group size (1-55) 

Devil’s Garden

The Devil’s Garden is a rustic, slightly developed site surrounded by slickrock outcroppings in Arches National Park. 

This campsite offers an authentic camping experience with no shower, laundry, or electric hookup facilities. Instead, you get both pit-style and flush toilets (how luxurious).

However, that’s what the toughest campers are after, plus you’ll have access to picnic tables, grills, and a bathroom two sites over. So, it’s not all that bad — perhaps not ideal for beginners. 

The Devil’s Garden sits 18 miles from the entrance and is the only campground in Arches National Park, meaning it’s sought after. 

You can reserve a campsite up to six months in advance between 1 March and 31 October. Then, between November and December, it’s back to first come, first served. 

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Under Canvas Moab

Northern Moab

Open dates: Year-round

Types of camping available: Glamping 

Amenities: Organic bath products, picnic area & grills, USB battery packs and EV charging, pet-friendly

Cost: +/- $179

Under Canvas Moab

More of an en suite bathroom and hot shower kind of camper? Find the most luxurious glamping experience at Under Canvas. Tucked between Arches and Canyonlands National Park, you’re guaranteed an exciting adventure filled with hikes, views, biking, and climbing. 

Under Canvas Moab offers elegant upscale canvas tents complemented with natural boho-chic-inspired West Elm furnishings. Choose from a standard suite, stargazer, deluxe or safari tent—all equally gorgeous! 

Under Canvas provides a fire pit and s’mores under the starry sky to enhance the mood, complete with complimentary camp activities. 

Best camping in Moab? Yes, if you adore plush king-sized beds, fresh towels, and luxurious linen. You can enjoy all the fantastic amenities, such as onsite dining and snacks, without lifting a finger—that’s right, you can request housekeeping. 

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Moab Koa Campground


Open dates: 10 March to 1 November

Number of sites: 236

Types of camping available: RV & Tent sites, Camping & Deluxe Cabins

Amenities: Wi-Fi, cable TV, Hot Tub/Sauna, and recreation area

Cost: $25 Deposit

Koa offers cozy cabins, spacious RV, and tent sites for an incredible outdoor stay topped with excellent amenities. You can access charcoal grills, picnic tables, a swimming pool, and even a dog walk area.  

A highlight is to soak your overworked muscles in a steamy tub or sauna after a day of exploring. This is an ideal spot for families camping in Moab, Utah, thanks to a lovely new playground. 

As a well-maintained campground, you can expect pristine conditions, friendly staff, a laundry, restrooms, showers, and dumping sites to preserve it further. Enjoy the abundance of scenic walks, hiking trails, and biking opportunities here. 

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Sun Outdoors Campground

North Moab 

Open dates: Year-round

Number of sites: 144

Types of camping available: Tent, RV & Cabin sites

Amenities: Pet-friendly, hot tub, and internet access 

Cost: $32+ for tent sites and $47+ for RV sites 

Camping near Moab’s National Parks with Sun Outdoors North Moab might be what you need for a quiet yet comfortable stay. 

You’ll feel close to nature without giving up many of the modern conveniences of everyday life. The laundry facilities, water, electric hookups, and restrooms will make you feel at home. 

Sun Outdoors is ideal for groups because of its amenities, facilities, and location. Visitors can enjoy the pool, playground, and attractions nearby. You can also stroll the Colorado River or explore Moab’s charming shops, breweries, and restaurants. 

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ACT Campground 


Open dates: Year-round

Number of sites: 49

Types of camping available: Tent, RV & Cabins

Amenities: Pet-friendly, free Wi-Fi and parking, electric hookups, showers, bathrooms

Cost: $32 per night for tents, $51+ per night for RVs

Make ACT Campground the base of all your Moab adventures. 

Why? This is a green-integrated camp park that emphasizes environmentally friendly camping practices. They are a fantastic option for those who want to support eco-friendly camping around Moab. 

It’s also a brilliant spot to embrace the wild desert landscape that is fit for beginners and families with small children and pets. You’ll have access to superb facilities, including coin laundry, a community kitchen, a patio, and a grill. 

After taking on the scenic Mesa Arch Trail, or other fantastic Canyonlands hikes, you can hop in the onsite deluxe showers to unwind. 

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Ken’s Lake Campground 

Southern Moab 

Open dates: Seasonal closure from 29 November 2022 to 16 February 2023 & 6 July to 27 August 2023. 

Number of sites: 91

Types of camping available: Tent, camper van/RV sites & Group Camping 

Amenities: Pet-friendly, horse corral, boat launch, and picnic tables

Cost: $20 per night/

Ken’s Lake Campground 

Ken’s Lake is a gorgeous campground set between glistening lakes, cascades, and scenic overlooks. Their reservation-only sites sit near Faux Falls and Ken’s Lake Reservoir, which you can hike to. 

Unfortunately, there aren’t any electric hookups or drinking water on site, so come prepared. What you’ll have at your disposal are picnic tables, a vault toilet, a fire ring, and trash bins—primitive indeed. 

But who said backcountry camping isn’t fun? At Ken’s Lake, you can enjoy the great outdoors to your heart’s content. Fishing, swimming, hiking, boating, and paddle boarding are all available. 

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Island in the Sky (Willow Flat) Campground

Canyonlands National Park 

Open dates: Year-round

Number of sites: 12

Types of camping available: Tent, camper van/RV

Amenities: Picnic tables, pet-friendly, toilets and fire rings

Cost: $15 per night

Isolate yourself completely from modernity and civilization to immerse yourself in a primitive and secluded escape offered by Canyonlands National Park. 

At Island in the Sky, you cannot access RV hookups, showers, drinkable water, etc. Instead, you’ll have access to unspoiled nature, scenic areas to explore, and challenging trails. 

If this sounds like your thing, know that it operates on a first-come, first served basis and fills up pretty quickly in spring through fall. After putting your camera to work at the nearby Green River Overlook, you can cozy up next to a blazing fire and take in the glimmering stars—it’s that peaceful. 

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Dowd Flats RV Park & Campgrounds


Open dates: Year-round

Number of sites: 32

Types of camping available: Tent, camper van/RV sites & Group Camping 

Amenities: Internet access, laundry, RV hookups, and pet-friendly 

Cost: +/- $50 per night 

This is one of Moab’s RV camping sites that you can’t go wrong with. Dowd Flats is a blessing to those seeking a refreshing shower after fierce trekking through Moab’s parks. 

You can also enjoy the convenience of having access to the internet, laundry facilities, a clean bathroom, and water. 

There are multiple electric hookups for RVs and spacious sites, allowing ample room for comfortable parking. Relish the small, quiet atmosphere of this park as you fill the air with the comforting smells of a BBQ (sighs in relief).

Why not elevate your trip with some fun activities? Take up some hiking, canoeing, kayaking, whitewater rafting, fishing, wildlife watching, and more — all within reach.  

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Moab Rim Campark


Open dates: Year-round

Number of sites: 64

Types of camping available: Tents, RV sites & Cabins

Amenities: Internet access, RV hookups, playground, and pet-friendly

Cost: $10 -$30 per night for tent sites and $44-  $62 for RV sites  

Light up the campfire – Moab Rim Campark is ready for any happy camper seeking an authentic experience in the woods (only, in this case, it’s in the desert). 

Desert or not, there are enough pops of greenery, fantastic amenities, and facilities here to satisfy your craving. 

This scenic campground features group sites, a playground, a pet station, and Wi-Fi, making it the perfect option for groups or families. You’ll have access to a store selling snacks and beverages, keeping you fueled for hikes and activities. There are also grass sites, hot showers, and recycling for your convenience. 

Portable fire pits are available, but just be sure to pack in some wood. If you forget, you can buy some at the campground office. 

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Practical Tips for Booking Campsites in Moab 

  • As we’ve mentioned, Moab’s campgrounds operate primarily on a first come, first served basis, so spots aren’t guaranteed. However, you can use the site to check the availability of dates in specific camping areas. 
  • Make sure you have enough food and water (no surprise here), especially if you tackle the trails and canyons. 
  • Wear enough sun protection, a solid hiking shoe, and moisture-wicking clothing to combat the challenging desert environment. 
  • It goes without saying but don’t touch historic sites or rock art, and respect wildlife. 

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