23 Parks near Canyonlands National Park, Utah
Sep 2016 - $10.00
Why visit this national park and stay in this dry campground? For the dark skies and stars at night and for the vistas during the day.
Squaw Flats is a dry camp with two site loops, A & B, and no amenities beyond a central toilet and water spigot in each section. Most sites are suitable for cars and tents or small RV's. Only a few sites will accommodate larger RV's. First come, first served, so arrive by early afternoon for best choices of available sites. Also, there are no supplies available within the NP. If you don't bring it with you, you might find supplies just outside the national park boundaries at the private campground store located there. Also be aware that longer RV's may have trouble with the tight turn-arounds. There is no AT&T cell signal although there is Wi-Fi available at the visitors center.
Attractions? For me it is the night sky and the zillions of other stars that reside amongst the other well known landmarks of the sky. And yes, zillions is the proper term for the enormous amount of stars that cannot be seen when you're in a light polluted environment. Then there is the quiet... Long periods with no sound but the breeze in the pine needles and the chirp of the birds and in the evening, the buzz of the insects. Calming. Peaceful. Refreshing to the soul.
I cannot recommend strongly enough for you to also experience this place. It is simply wonderful. - Retired-n-Roamin
Nov 2013 - $8.00
Rate reflects 50% Senior Pass discount. We have stayed at Squaw Flat many times and love the campground and the Needles section of the park. Some of the 26 sites are small and best suited for tents. Others, including 2 handicap sites, are long enough for practically any rig. As has been mentioned, a few sites have significant dips that require caution when backing in to avoid scraping. Sites are well separated from one another. The campground fills quickly during the spring and fall. No reservations. Overflow camping is allowed outside the park on BLM land. Water is available at the toilet facilities. Don't count on cell service, Wi-Fi, or over-the-air TV. This is a remote and beautiful area. - Desert Beacon
May 2012 - $15.00
Beautiful, remote sites. No services, not even an electric outlet in the bathroom, so be prepared. No reservations, so only way to snag a site is to lay-up outside the park the day before and cruise around the loops at 8:30am. Loop B has smaller, closer together sites, but seem level. Loop A has the larger sites, but some, like ours slope up and had a big dip. Was a challenge not to rip off the back of the trailer, but once in, what a spot! Beautiful views and absolute peace. Ahhhhhhh. - catsinacan23FB
Sep 2015 - $19.00
Under new & greatly improved management. We had a FANTASTIC experience staying at Needles Outpost over Labor Day weekend 2015. Well maintained roads, easy turn arounds, RV dump across from the bathrooms, clean level parking sites, clean grounds, clean restrooms with flush toilets and hot showers, clean office/store/gas station, and very friendly staff. Cost exactly the same for two nights camping as it would inside the park after factoring in the $10 park entrance fee. Needles Outpost had two restrooms - one for men and one for women. Two toilets, two showers, and two sinks in each. Even though they truck in the water, with our fee for a 2 night stay we got tokens for 1 shower per person in our group. Since it's the middle of the desert, the showers operate on 5 minute timers to conserve water - which has to be brought in by truck. HUGE red rock in the campground bordering all the campsites on the east side of the grounds. We took two hikes, each lasting more than an hour, up on the rock and still didn't get to explore it all. High on the rock we saw petroglyphs and were treated to fantastic 360 degree views. It was only about 3 miles from our camp site to Canyonlands N.P. Visitor Center. Thank you, new management, for a great desert camping experience. We'll be back again next year. - Sam P
Sep 2012 - $20.00
Regarding earlier comments, RT 211 is a typical canyon area entry road. it has some steeper sections, but is fully paved. We had no problem getting here in our 39' motorhome. We had a nice spot in front of a bluff with lots of separation. This is dry camping, no hook ups. There is a water station where we filled our tank. The campground loop has some ruts, but go slow and they are fine. It has great access to the needles section of Canyonlands NP. Bring a jeep or be prepared to hike to enjoy the Canyonlands. The lady is a bit flaky, but we got along just fine. Good Internet access at the camp store but not from your site. We would stay here again. Cash only, no credit cards. - CharlieS
Jun 2012 - $20.00
There are a few bumps in the campground, but they are no worse than the dozen or so cattle grates on the way to the Needles District. My Swarovski crystal collection survived just fine: and you know I can't leave home without that! There is some sugar sand around the dump station (gravel needed here), but the remainder of the place was fine. I thought $20/night was a little steep for a spot w/o hook-ups, even for a captured market, but it was nice to have a reservation instead of hoping for a walk-in site inside the park: a difficult proposition during peak season. - RoyGBiv
Green River Overlook Rd Canyonlands National Park, Utah 84532 (map) | (435) 259-4712
Sites: 12 | Latest Rate: $10.00 | 1 Reviews
May 2010 - $10.00
This park is in the National Park system which is about 34 miles northwest of Moab. We were actually going to stay at Deadhorse State Park and couldn't get in and were redirected to this Park, what luck. While there is no power, water or dump come prepared its a great place to have access to the south rim trail, Shafer trail and many more 4WD roads. As far as the park there is ten spots and 1 and 10 are the only ones that are big rig friendly but what a neat place to stay, we were here three days. - monaco cruiser
Oct 2016 - $44.00
Friendly workers and facilities were good. The location is on the side of a highway. We nicknamed this park ACT for "Always Constant Traffic". After two days we relocated to a park on the north side of Moab. Same price as ACT! - RV Dog
Oct 2016 - $44.00
Several previous reviewers have commented about this park being just a gravel dump. While the sites are gravel and somewhat unlevel (it is built on the side of a hill) it would be unfair to characterize it as a poor park. The friendly and accommodating owners have squeezed every space they can from the acreage they have. Moab has become so popular that RV sites are at a premium. The restrooms were spotless, the community kitchen an added benefit, the laundry room clean, the WiFi strong, the cable TV adequate. The attraction is the spectacular setting of mountains, canyons, arches, the Colorado River and thousands of acres of state and national parks. - rfmscat
Sep 2016 - $22.00
We have a class "C" motorhome and don't have any jacks. Our spot was level and although the roads are gravel the park is kept very nice. We came in under Passport and stayed 2 nights. It is very convenient to the National parks and also to downtown Moab. The buildings are spotless and the people nice. If you approach the park from the north the sign is hidden by a tree. We liked this place. - mainesailer
Sep 2016 - $28.00
Access into the park is along a narrow road that needs many repairs passing a variety of residences also in need of upkeep. On turning into the park we nearly pulled back out due to the appearance. We were in a bind for a place to stay so fulfilled our reservation. The park is a mix of dirt and sand with absolutely no grass anywhere. Also no gravel and nothing resembling concrete. The front part of the park is run down mobile homes, while the entry into spaces used for travelers is filled with long term tenants in run down rvs and even an old school bus. There is also an area assigned to tents as well as a rather large vacant dirt field. RV spaces are so tight that longer units are left with no space for parking tow vehicles. At max this park will adequately accommodate a 23' trailer. A brief visit to the bathroom revealed it to be reasonably clean and the showers appeared to have recently been retiled. The laundry room had no signage regarding the time to run wash and rinse cycles and the floor was wet from leaking machines. We also noted several dogs running at large and leaving their mess throughout the park. On a positive note, we found the staff courteous and helpful. Should we visit Moab again, this will be a stop of last resort. - Idtrvlr
Apr 2016 - $22.00
This campground is quite crowded but there's a beautiful path along the creek that offers an opportunity to get away from it all. Dogs are welcome and there apparently aren't any leash rules and there is no specific dog area, so campers have to be very aware if they let their dogs off-leash to clean up. That said, I saw no problems. I kept my dogs on leash the entire time, and there is a nice off-leash park in downtown Moab. Lot spacing was very close with a sunny/open exposure. Site surface was sand, featuring a fire ring and picnic table. - OmakMary
Apr 2016 - $28.00
We got here at ten after noon, so had to wait until one o'clock to check in. We just waited at the entrance with no problem. Some of the staff were very friendly, some not. One fellow gave us lots of ideas on trails to hike, where to drive and so on. Sites were adequate to park our 32' motorhome and the Subaru behind it. Sandy, yes, but this is Moab. Clean enough for us. We'd come back. Laundromat is only two washer with four dryers, so we went into town and did our laundry. - Red Wolf Deux
Oct 2016 - $39.00
The park has dirt/gravel roads so it can get dusty. My site was nice with a small grass area and concrete slab for the picnic table. My issue is that the RV Dump station is in the middle of the park, actually it was at the back of my site. BBQing dinner while someone dumps is not a pleasant experience. So if you go here ask for a spot away from the RV dump.
They are off road vehicle friendly we were there with a big group and enjoyed our stay. Cable TV included all the channels I normally watch so I didn't bother with my satellite set up. - jeep2relax
Sep 2016 - $39.00
Decent park. Our pull through space was neat and clean with a nice picnic table on a concrete slab adjacent to a patch of grass. Bathrooms were clean enough but a bit run down. Staff was very friendly and helpful in suggesting local attractions. We would definitely stay here again. - Fun Full-timers
Sep 2016 - $43.00
This park is adjacent to Hwy 191 so there is some traffic noise. Campers who've stayed there before told us there are new owners and they are making needed repairs and upgrades, which we saw ongoing during our stay. All utilities worked fine. Typical rv park wifi, works best when everyone is asleep. - Recycled
Oct 2016 - $50.00
Located in downtown Moab, that is why we stay there. Clean tight ship. Easy in, easy out. We go every year in October. We use our own RV bathroom, so really never see the restroom and showers. - Utah Crew
Oct 2016 - $48.00
Stayed here three nights while visiting Arches and Canyonlands National Parks. Weekends are very busy with off road vehicles.
Dog runs are dirt/gravel. No grass for dogs.
Located on Main Street which is crowded and difficult to get in and out.
Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. band practice at the high school next door and Friday night football.
Would not stay again. - E&E
Sep 2016 - $48.00
Stayed for two nights in Sept. The is the only park that is located in town, walking distance from several restaurants and City Market. Most of the sites are shaded which is very nice to have since Moab can be very hot, with temps in the 90's even in Sept. The laundry room was very nice and clean with modern machines that take credit cards so you do not have to worry about having quarters. Note that the entrance is a bit hard to find and if you have a big rig, entering when heading north can be tight. - Explorer58
Nov 2016 - $23.00
Rate was cash with Passport America. Gravel roads and pull-thrus. Could see roads being a little dusty but wasn't a problem during our stay. Pulled forward and sideways to obtain the best level and used the jacks to do the rest. All utilities including cable but with the exception of the wifi worked well. Surge protector showed voltage on the order of 127 volts. Wifi was very weak. Otherwise rating would have been higher. Dogs liked the fenced dog park. Almost all of the leaves were off the trees so a little better view but also possibly more road noise. Nice high shower heads for us taller folks. - Markk
Oct 2016 - $41.00
Decent park. Pull throughs were nice and pretty level for our 45'. We were in the back row with a lot of space behind. WiFi worked pretty well. Office was friendly and helpful. We were able to receive satellite and there were many OTA stations to choose from.
My only complaint are the rocks (boulders) they put at the end of each site. First in the motorhome you cannot see them and it makes the turn out of the site very difficult. I decided to back out of the pull through to insure I was clear of the rocks. This is very inconsiderate in an RV park that caters to large RV's.
The location is about 4 to 5 miles east of the city and about 9 miles to the National Park entrance. There are a lot of RV park's in or much closer to town. - JoeVinnie
Oct 2016 - $46.00
Fairly level packed earth site with some shade. Hookups worked well. Easy access to US-191. Helpful, friendly staff. Good WiFi. Road noise is a factor, but tolerable. Might stay here again. - MSTraveler
Oct 2016 - $50.00
Didn't use any facilities so cannot rate. However, front wheels in the motorhome were 6 inches off the ground. No effort made to grade the park grounds at all. This is Moab, so dusty roads and desert sites are normal. No pads at all, just step down into dirt. My biggest complaint was the Wi-Fi. Stayed for a week and was spotty, but not unusual for RV parks. On day 5, we were denied access. Not just "cannot connect" but actual denial. We did not stream movies or misuse the Wi-Fi at all. Just email and a few news pages. The office was no help, didn't care I guess. We would certainly find another place next time - and there ARE other better choices for sure. Also, for some reason, a congested entry/exit which was not necessary....plenty of space. If someone was entering, then no one could exit. - X-OEM
Sep 2016 - $60.00
This KOA and it's staff are awesome! They literally stood on their heads to help us during a very difficult time. The park is very "natural" but clean, well maintained, plenty of room in the spaces and the store was well stocked with usual needs. The staff is top notch and have never met a better group of people in any campground or resort. - Robihynn
Sep 2016 - $55.00
This KOA has a lot going for it: (1) spacious layout with good sized lots for RVs and trailers; (2) brand new cabins for those in need; (3) decent (but spotty) wifi and above average cable; (4) swimming pool etc. However the grounds are basically all sand and dirt, all trees are very young (meaning no shade), it's a bit confusing coming into your slot if there's no guide (I helped a poor lady coming in after hours as the signage can be confusing to the upper lots), and the worst problem is its right by the highway and gets road noise constantly (perhaps consider a buffer noise fence or something?). This appears to be a fairly new KOA which may improve over the years but right now I think it may be overpriced for what you get. - Mountain RV User
Oct 2016 - $23.00
Some of the sites are irregular shaped so some tight areas as everyone has toys. Front end of my camper got nailed by a guy trying to get into his site, hole in my fiberglass and other guys' awning torn all to hell. Campground off Hwy 191 enough to avoid most of the noise, good views depending on where your site is. Staff very friendly and hard working. Campground full almost every night with maybe 1/3 turnover daily. Laundry room very clean and all machines working. Wifi iffy at first but techs working on it improved it greatly. - susy1313
Oct 2016 - $20.00
First I want to praise the staff for getting us a spot. I called 3 days before our arrival on a Friday and they were able to fit us into a regular site. A few others who came later had to use the "dry camp area' or on the roadway near us. As far as the park, it is all gravel and some grass between sites. Our site was level so I didn't need to use any boards. Electric and water was good. Wifi worked well at times but not at all at other times. We were warned about this by staff and told they were working on improvements and I did see poles and repeaters ready to install. There was a lot of in and out traffic all the time so dust was a problem as our site faced the main road and there was an secondary road behind us. Campground is about half a mile from the highway and there aren't any railroad tracks so it was quiet at night. A plus!! location is about 5 miles from downtown and 10-15 from Arches. - RV'er
Oct 2016 - $33.00
Stayed for over a week at a blended Passport America/regular rate. Easy to get in/out off highway and our site. Site was pretty level. Utilities worked well. Wifi was all or nothing-it worked most of the time and was fast but went out a few times each day for a while. Verizon signal good. Quiet park. Dusty roads. The long narrow layout caused all traffic to drive by us going in/out so we got caked with dirt. Desk service was great, they allowed us to get mail/packages delivered. Laundry was great, bathrooms clean. Would stay here again. - cwier