6.2 Average
Canyonlands National Park, Utah

Canyonlands Needles Outpost (Concessionaire)

Canyonlands National Park, Utah

Hwy 211
Canyonlands National Park, Utah 84535
Phone: (435) 260-1699

Sites: 30
Recent Rate: $19 7/2016

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Latitude: 38.175360499441
Longitude: -109.74286398466
Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access no
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets no
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter no
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking no
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) no
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) no
  • Water Water no
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi ?
  • Free WiFi Free WiFi ?
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service no
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground no
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar yes
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing no
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) yes
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit no
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

Ratings overview

6 Reviews

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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $19.00
Overall Rating:      

First of all the campground is not privately owned. The School Trust Lands own it. They lease it to the business owners. I've been going there for years and the new owners do a good job, it has been and is clean and well kept. Gotta drive in on a dirt road and camp on sand, its clean sand though. I wish they still served food at the store, after a few days out in the middle of everything somebody else's cooking was something to look forward too. I miss the character the old operators had. Anytime of year or any type of weather the scenery is spectacular, awe inspiring. We camped at Canyonlands Needles Outpost (Concessionaire) in a Tent.

Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Site Surface
Campsite Features
Fire Ring
Sewer Connection

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $19.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Canyonlands Needles Outpost (Concessionaire) in a Tent.

Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Site Number
Site Surface
Dirt, Sand, Grass
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

This campground borders Canyonlands N.P.

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Review Count: 39
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: September, 2012 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Canyonlands Needles Outpost (Concessionaire) in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 12
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2012 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Canyonlands Needles Outpost (Concessionaire) in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 39
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2011 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

In contrast to the earlier reviewer, we saw no trees that presented a hazard and the sand in the roads is only an inch or two deep, so it's probably a hazard after a heavy rain but not otherwise. Some sections of the campground loop road are badly rutted and impassible for a big rig, but OK for smaller campers. We had no trouble getting into our site with a 34-foot motorhome, although it was so narrow we had to part the bushes to open bin doors on one side. It was a charming spot with a picnic table and fire ring on a raised platform with a few juniper trees for partial shade, up against the slick rock with a dynamite expansive view. The campsites are separated by perhaps 100 feet and we saw neighbors only to one side (on the other side they were around a bend in the rock), so we had enough privacy to use our sun shower each day and save the $2.50/person shower fee (for a 5 minute shower you could pause). The rather crusty manager denied owning a rake that we could use to ease the rutted exit from the really, really narrow and lumpy dump site. We've heard that she frequently is quite a nasty person and it's wise to not antagonize her, but she was nice the two times we spoke. The little store serves breakfast, lunch, and snacks and stocks basic food items like milk and eggs plus canned and frozen food. The restroom was basic but fine. The only reason to stay here, of course, is for access to Canyonlands Needles district and we were glad that they are in business. We camped at Canyonlands Needles Outpost (Concessionaire) in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 26
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: September, 2008 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

Highway 211 leads in parts under narrow trees to Canyons Land NP Needles District. If you have a big rig you should avoid this road. The campground is just before the National Park. The access road is full of soft red sand. The campground is in horrible shape. We were afraid not to get out again if it would have started to rain. So stay away from this campground. We camped at Canyonlands Needles Outpost (Concessionaire) in a Motorhome.

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