If you are visiting Arches or Canyonlands and are planning to camp, you should know that camping within these national parks is very limited. Fortunately, the Bureau of Land Management operates 25 developed campgrounds (with over 400 individual sites) outside these parks around the city of Moab.
Each of the BLM campgrounds are first-come first-serve, so it is best to arrive early and plan ahead. Outside of the busiest weekends, the camping is quite ample. Fees for each site are $8 or $12 per night, depending on campground amenities. Some of the campgrounds are more primitive than what you would find at a national park. Drinking water and garbage receptacles are not always available, and the restrooms at the smaller campgrounds are quite rustic.
The Moab Field Office is more internet-friendly than most of bureau and there is plenty of campground information on these campgrounds available on the World Wide Web. For details about individual campgrounds and to see where they are located on the map, visit the Bureau of Land Management’s Moab camping page.
This half-mile hike visits a swimming hole that offers refreshing escape from Utah’s summer scorchers.
|Negro Bill Trail to Morning Glory Bridge|
This 4.65-mile round trip hike travels through a scenic canyon to a 243-foot long natural bridge.
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