7 Parks near Monticello, Utah
May 2016 - $35.00
I stayed here after finding no spot in Moab. This park is just an hours drive away. The park is fairly new with easy access. Big rigs will fit. The park is graveled with little grading (meaning it is not level). Bring extra leveling equipment. There is one row of long-term tenants whose trailers were in fair shape. I paid in the morning and the owner was friendly. The location is quiet. The only noise was from a neighboring farmer who was plowing a field. He quit plowing at sundown. - RudyBaga
Apr 2016 - $30.00
The park was okay, as far as it goes. The website advertises free wifi. It did have wifi in as far as one could connect to it after numerous tries. However, it was so slow that nothing would load. I tried to use it next to the office, it was no better there.
The person working in the office was unfriendly and gruff. We did not meet any other personnel.
The site was gravel and not very level.
We would not stay there again. - pourquoi45
Sep 2015 - $30.00
If we were not on a trip with others to visit Canyonlands National Park, I would not have stayed here.......it is crowded, not level and just a small parking lot with hook ups. The town of Montecello is cute but this campground felt too much like it was thrown together with a minimal budget.
Come to find out, our reservation was not secure and we almost lost our site because we were not there at an early enough hour. Earlier that day, I informed the management that we would not be there until after 6pm and to please hold the site for us. Management called at 5:45 to ask if we were coming because there was someone there wanting a camping site. Thank goodness, we had cell service or otherwise we may not have had a place to stay even though I reserved the site, 3 months in advance. - arteacher
Jun 2014 - $20.00
A park from long ago. sites are large enough but hard to get into due to poor road layout. Lights in the restrooms only work at night? However it is a nice location and a great price. On site restaurant was recommended by other campers. Has a on site Geocache! Owner is a cool guy. Would stay here again. - Brian & Corky
May 2014 - $20.00
Narrow dirt access road, hard to enter, go to restaurant to register. This is an older campground, the sites are not level, access for larger vehicles is tricky with tight turns. The bathrooms are a disgrace, standing water on floors, dirty, dark. Although it is in a rural area, there is a steep grade on the highway and truck noise was considerable. Nice mountain views and shade, but I would not stay here again. - dzwelch
Sep 2012 - $1.00
Made a reservation based on the closest location to Canyonlands. No one was there to check us in, so we checked out the campground and bathrooms on our own. Bathroom and showers were disgusting. Left after about 30 minutes and checked into another RV park back in town. - coffmake
Apr 2015 - $1.00
We had hoped to stay in the Needles section of Canyonlands NP but even though we arrived by 10:00 am we had just missed out on an NP site so the visitor center recommended a few BLM campgrounds on Route 211 (access road to park). This campground was about 8 miles just outside the park. There were about 25 sites and the gravel road in was safe and easy on the motorhome. We took the last site in the campground just before the Group section and found this site to be very nice with a picnic table, fire pit and the vault toilet nearby. There is no water at the campground so come in full and prepared for boondocking. We were in a 28 foot motorhome. Sites are a bit small but don't think a larger rig would have too much trouble finding a spot. Since it was free at the time the Group area could accommodate any size. We would stay again. Great views from site and some hiking. Very quiet and easy access to park. Virtually no trees for shade. Vault toilet obviously had not been cleaned in quite some time so we went in and did our own cleaning. That is reason for the 6 rating. Had to put at least $1 for this review for the site but it was free at this time of year. - travlinphoolz
Sep 2014 - $1.00
Quiet campground just outside of the Needles area of Canyonlands National Park. It could be awesome, but it isn’t very well taken care of. Some of the sites were overtaken by all the weeds growing on them. Other sites were fine, but needed some shade trees. The surrounding area was beautiful with the high red rock cliffs. The price (free) was right, too. We would stay here again if visiting the Needles, but wish they would spend a day getting rid of the weeds. - Bobbi1948
Monticello, Utah (map) | 435-587-1500
Sites: 15 | Latest Rate: $15.00 | 4 Reviews
Jul 2016 - $15.00
This is a BLM campground with an iron ranger to accept registration fees. It is quiet and little used, we stayed here 3 nights. The first night July 2nd we were alone. The location is beautiful and breezy. The toilets (3) are pit type with a drinking water spigot & fountain outside the main one. This a great place to decompress. We would stay here again. - SCClockDr
Apr 2014 - $8.00
This low rating applies to big rigs. This campground is just not suitable for our 40 foot RV. While our site was long enough, we were never able to level even with leveling boards. We could not extend our slides to the full extent due to close trees and bushes. This is a BLM campground, without hookups, in a truly gorgeous setting in the plateau overlooking the Southern area of Canyonlands National Park. If you are camping in a travel trailer or Class C motor home the rating would be much higher, and consistent with a nice BLM campground w/o hookups. But if you are in a big rig -- better to go north to Ken's Lake or south to Devils Canyon campground. - hoppytoad
Sep 2013 - $9.00
One of our favorite BLM campgrounds. It is 8 miles off the main highway out in the vast Canyonlands park area. Pit toilets were very clean and the available water spigot put out good clean water. It's DARK at night so if the clouds are away the Milky Way is very visible. We paid senior rate. - bobojay
Aug 2016 - $10.00
You can book this BLM campsite online, just be aware there is a $9 booking fee. There were plenty of sites available so we probably could have just driven in without a reservation. The campground has two loops and is big rig friendly with several pull through sites. There are no hook-ups but there are water spigots in each loop to fill up containers (not to fill your RV tank). The campground hosts were very friendly and helpful with things to do in the area. Even though the campground is near the highway, it was very quiet. Vault toilets were clean. There is even a short nature hike and nearby jeep trails. The town of Blanding is nearby. We enjoyed our stay here. - mohocamper
Oct 2015 - $10.00
This is a no hook up no dump NF campground with very clean pit toilets and water spigots. There are two loops and the more rv friendly of the two was closed during our stay. We thoroughly enjoyed our nine day stay. Most of our neighbors seemed to stay a night or two at most but this may have been due to the season. The cg is wooded and we had several deer hiding from the hunters, it is quite nice. There are no amenities or things to "do" in the campground but lots of options within easy driving distance.
We are a 38 foot fifth wheel towed by a semi (same footprint as a big dually) and we were able to fit in site 23. Parking the jeep alongside was tight but easy. This site has a large picnic/side area. The were a few other sites is this loop large enough for us. TIP: Go to the second turn around in this loop if you are large!
We really liked this campground and would be happy to return. We highly reccomend it. - PBuds
Jul 2014 - $10.00
What a gem! Almost a 10. One of the nicest NF campgrounds we've been to. The sites and the road from the highway is paved. The southern loop is flat with several pull through sites large enough for big rigs. The trees are juniper/ponderosa mix. The northern loop appears to be older and the sites are not as flat, but it has lots of big ponderosa pines to keep your rig cool in the summer. At least 75% of the sites were not taken or reserved when we arrived at 3pm. - rvfulltime
Oct 2015 - $33.00
This is a no-frills park. Some of the sites, including the one we were in are very nice; other sites -- not so nice. Our site was level and wide with room for our toad to park side by side with the RV. Nor all sites have shade and a picnic table, but some do and these are nice sites indeed. When make reservations, request the nicest sites and a pull-through site. - hoppytoad
Sep 2015 - $33.00
This is the least expensive campground within the Blanding area. It is basically a flat piece of property with a few trees between sites. Side to side leveling was not bad, front to back needed some adjustments. The width and length of the sites were a mixed bag. Some of the sites can accommodate a large rig with a tow.
Check in at the Shell (7-11) store.
Choose your site carefully. Some sites have 50 amp service, some 30 amp, some have both. One electrical box had a 15 amp plug shoved into a 30 amp outlet. This 15 amp plug had a 30 amp breaker switch. Some boxes had the old fashion screw in circuit breakers. Some boxes did not have any circuit breakers. Another box had a 30 amp plug replaced but installed incorrectly (the negative plug was on top instead of on the bottom).
Most of the water spigots were OK but some were too low into the ground. One was actually buried in the dirt. The sewer connections within most sites were too close to the water spigot.
Surprisingly, the voltage was good - hovering around 120 volts. WiFi was available but we did not use it. Verizon air card and cell phone reception was good at this location.
The bathroom and showers were clean but we did not use them. It was quiet at night.
We would come back to this campground but we would be very careful in selecting a camp site. We have a 32 foot 5th wheel. - adsaxs
Oct 2014 - $30.00
We stayed here three nights while exploring the surrounding area. The pull-through sites near the grass area were huge. Our site needed a small amount of leveling. Very quiet park with very few people camping. Huge amount of digital over the air TV channels. A basic park but we would stay here again. All hookups at the site worked perfect. Staff at the store was friendly. Mexican fast food was a good cheap lunch. - hilgrant
Aug 2016 - $46.00
We had a 70 foot level gravel site which was more than long enough for a one night stay with our 36-foot fifth wheel and truck. Utilities were easily accessed . There is no cable but we were able to get over 30 channels on antenna. Free Wi-Fi is provided and service was good. The upper sites have grass and some trees while those on the lower levels are just gravel. All sites have a cement walk way and a pucnic table and barbque. They have put in a packed dirt walk in a field for dog access. This park looks like it is under construction or improvement as there are many areas that have been leveled but are still dirt. It is immediately next to the highway so there is some traffic noise. Because it is immediately off the highway it is perfect for an overnight stay. - bbmidwife
Jul 2016 - $40.00
Beautiful grass between the sites. - TweenerLJ
Jun 2016 - $40.00
Clean campground with manicured green lawn between the pull throuough sites. In a part of the country where trees and lawns are rare, I walked barefoot in the grass just for fun and lounged under the shade tree. The RV Park included a unique Trading Post with Indian art, jewelry, custom knifes and flutes. Several items made from petrified dinosaur bone really caught my eye. The pull through site included full hookup, picnic table, grill, cement walkway patio and beautiful sunsets. Verizon 4G LTE was good and park WIFI was strong. - MIL-SAT