4 Parks near Monticello, Utah
Monticello, Utah (map) | (435) 259-2100
Sites: 15 | Latest Rate: $8.00 | 3 Reviews
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
Apr 2010 - $12.00
Beautiful setting at the base of a butte with a nature trail off group site. Would have stayed longer, but no water until the following week. On the road to Needles Overlook--very quiet. - shepherdmoon
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
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
Sep 2015 - $30.00
The bathrooms and showers are desperately in need of a good cleaning as well as some paint and updates. There are dirty curtains for doors on the toilet stalls. I was really disappointed with the condition of the bathroom facilities and the rates they charged. The owner was not very friendly. The sites are fairly level with gravel. It does have good shade. The wifi is weak. I would check it out before paying and setting up. There are other campgrounds in town. - CortTom
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