4 Parks near Hanksville, Utah
Oct 2012 - $14.00
This park is convenient to the Southern part of the San Raphael Swell and the Goblin State Park area. The rate we paid reflects a weekly rate negotiated for a rally, and is about half the regular nightly rate. The park is a flat gravel park and is somewhat dusty. The state of the hookups is variable and the park is rather poorly maintained. There are not many suitable RV parks in the area, and this park, while poorly maintained and not particularly attractive, is satisfactory for either an overnight stay or an extended stay to enjoy the area for hiking, touring or four-wheeling. - hoppytoad
Jun 2011 - $28.00
Wish I could say something positive about this park, but I cannot. Most sites are very short pull-through. Very dusty. ATVs joy riding at 9 p.m. Voltage fluctuated wildly. Disconnected laptops and printers. Only park for miles around. No park map at check-in: had to figure out how to leave. Did get a weak cell signal, no thanks to the CG. Restaurant was mediocre. Another camper paid for six nights, but left after two. - bbonnell
Jun 2010 - $25.00
This park might be okay for an overnight. It's basically a gravel parking lot. They advertise shady sites, but all the trees are much too small to provide any real shade. The laundry machines worked okay, but the couch has a broken leg, and the place is dirty, as are the restrooms and showers. Hosts were friendly. This park is mainly used by overnighters and off-roaders. It's run down. The Wi-Fi was weak at first, and then the server crashed and never came back online while we were here. We would not stay here again. - Ken and Lee
Sep 2016 - $35.00
My overall rating is relative to RV parks in general, not those in Hanksville. Duke's is the only game in town, and Hanksville is a great central location for exploring Utah's red rock country. The park is a dirt parking lot with tight sites without patios or tables. 3/4 or more of the sites were occupied by workers for a project on the road to Capitol Reef. With the additional transients like us, the park was full the 3 days we were there. Wifi was OK except at busy times (like after 5 pm) so we had to switch to Verizon 3G. On the positive side, there were large lush grass area for tenters that were great for dog walking. Also, the restaurant was very good. If you want to visit Hanksville then lower your expectations and stay here. - Dr. John
Oct 2014 - $32.00
The new owners,bless their hearts, have done everything possible to improve this 1960 era campground. Everything is clean and ship shape. There is a reason that KOA sold its vintage campgrounds and started over from scratch. No matter what you do to these old campgrounds the RV sites are going to be too short and tight for today's rigs. My trailer is only 22 feet and I had to park my tow vehicle in the tenting area because it wouldn't fit in the site. Even with that I couldn't reach the sewer connections. The tenting areas,however, are great especially those behind the bath house. Tenters can pitch their tents on beautifully manicured green grass and if they walk to the back of their sites they can even have shade. This is only option with hookups between Green River and Torrey. It is a clean/safe place to rest your head. Management will work with you to fit your rig in if they can. - NT2013
Oct 2014 - $30.00
We stayed for 4 nights in order to see the many area attractions. We stayed in October and the campground was not very full. Our site was gravel, level, and had 50 amp service. The (I think new) owners seem to be making improvements and we would stay here again. The rate is Good Sam. The restaurant serves a good breakfast. - tajmahaulers
Oct 2014 - $20.00
Well maintained campground in a beautiful setting. Only one bathroom-shower building for both individual and group sites. Large group came in the afternoon we were there. Glad to have gotten my shower early and have my own facilities in the morning. Goblins are interesting as are the cliffs and other formations in the surrounding area. Reservations are definitively a good idea. - oldmac
Oct 2014 - $20.00
We'd stayed here many years ago and wanted to see the area again. This is a very popular park and you would do well to reserve a spot well in advance of your intended stay. We lucked out as there had been serious rain storms just few days before our stay and many of the tent sites had been rained out. Because they weren't taken and were first come, first served, we were able to use one of them. Each tent site has two parking spaces and the park will allow small trailers or RVs in these sites as long as your equipment will fit in the two spaces. We were able to park our 17' trailer in one spot and our tow vehicle in the other. As others have commented, the regular RV spaces all have paved parking pads. Every site has a fire pit, and a covered cabana over a picnic table. There is one central restroom/shower building for the whole park and since there was a large group in the group site during our stay I would say it was barely adequate for the needs of all the campers. The women's restroom was often in need of cleaning. I didn't use the showers but my husband reported that they were only lukewarm and at least one of them had a broken door that wouldn't lock so no one wanted to use that one of course. The "goblins" are a bizarre and fun geological feature to explore. Families will love this park as there are lots of kid size rock formations to crawl around on. In addition to the campsites there are also 2 yurts that can be rented. Without a generator to run an air conditioner, this park would be a very hot place to camp in the summer, as there is no shade. - BruceandKathyWA
May 2013 - $16.00
Sunday, May 5 – Goblin Valley State Park, Utah This campground is off of route 24 about 20 miles north of Hanksville, Utah then follow the signs in. Very well marked! The GPS may take you on an unpaved road but don’t go that way follow the directions using the signs. All roads in are paved. It sits in the San Rafael Reef and the landscape is different with sandstone goblins that look like they are from outerspace. The movie Galaxy Quest was filmed here. There are 24 sites without hookups but the bathhouse does have showers. The campground is surrounded by rocks to protect the sites from the wind but the sand can still blow. One can hike or drive to the observation point to view the formations and even walk the steps down to get a closer view. All sites are paved with a screen picnic table. There are exhibits at the Visitor Center, an OHV stage area and an amphitheater. It was a stopover for us and a great place to camp. $16 a night and all sites were taken so one might want to reserve a site. - gsnakehill
Aug 2016 - $25.00
We have a 34 foot RV and wanted somewhere close to Capital reef national park.
We searched the internet and came up with Sleepy Hollow Campsite at Caineville.
We gave them a call, and the guy was very polite, helpful and informative, he said he wasn't busy and we didn't need to reserve just come on down. Don't be put off when you first arrive, no it doesn't look much, but I love this place. The owner met us at the entrance and welcomed us to his RV park. Apart from a guy who is here long term we were the only ones. It is not full hook up, you do have electric, water is available and there is a dump site on site. This guy brings us fruit and veg from his garden and is so helpful and personable it makes me want to stay longer.It is a short drive to Capital reef NP and there is Hanksville (18 mile) and Torrey 29 mile), two small towns with fuel and shops.
The views are great, there are about 31 sites plus additional ones for tenting.
The showers and toilets are clean, hot and free to use.
I cant believe this one is so quite, but the main thing for me is Forests hospitality. 10 out of 10. - wadders
May 2016 - $20.00
A no-frills very basic park that caters mostly to dirt bikers but is a fine choice as base camp for sightseers. Dirt/gravel sites are very close to level and there is some shade. There is nothing in the park itself to do; all the attractions are in the surrounding area and it's a place to come back to at the end of the day. There is no cellular service in this part of Utah, no nearby stores, no gas stations so come fully supplied. Internet is weak and slow at best and the very friendly and personable owner will tell you this up front. I will camp here again next time I am through the area. - Old Mountain Man