7 Parks near Monticello, Utah
Nov 2016 - $34.00
Before I start this I must say that I'm not that 1 person who always has something bad to say about an RV park. But..... I can not give this park anything higher than a 3. We have only been in 1 park that has been worse than this. Granted this is fall so I have no problem with leaves and gravel sites. What I do have a problem with is the dog crap on the ground, the filthy showers, the filthy toilets, the filthy sinks and the dirty laundry machines. They have not been cleaned in some time. The 50 gallon trash can in the laundry has not been empty in some time. If you look at their website the photos are not of this park. I was very disappointed upon arrival. If ever in this area again, we will find another place. - kathiecarlson
Sep 2016 - $30.00
We stayed at this small RV park twice during a fall trip from Albuquerque to Boise. Each time I called ahead to reserve a site which turned out to be a good idea. The sites fill up quickly, so reservations are recommended. This small easy to access RV park has a combination of pull-thru and back-in sites. Looks like most of the pull-thru sites are 50 amp and the back-in sites are 30 amp. With plenty of room to maneuver there are accommodations for even the largest motor homes or 5th wheels.There is a rather run down looking bath house and laundry room near the entrance to the park that we didn't use. Between the highway and the bathhouse is an enclosed dog run area. The owners as has been mentioned are sometimes absent, but when available are very friendly and courteous. We will stay here again. - Bert Rooster
Sep 2016 - $30.00
This is a very small park only about 50 miles from Moab. We stayed here because we wanted to drive on Hwy 191 during daylight hours. The owner is not always on site so we just pick a spot and wait for her to get in. Sites are level and have room between. Park has both back in and pull thru sites. - Grammy8
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
Needles Overlook Rd Monticello, Utah 84535 (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
Oct 2016 - $31.00
Stayed for a week. Conveniet home base to visit Mesa Verde, Monument Valley, Canyonlands, Arches, Dead Horse, etc. Very nice staff. Great value compared to Moab. Best wifi we have encountered. - Della W
Sep 2016 - $36.00
Good value and location for the price. We stayed in the upper-level sites (Site 12). There was a nice grass section in front of each unit in upper level (the lower-level sites were just gravel). We had a beautiful tree on our grass area. The lower-level sites appeared to be filled each night with overnighters. The upper-level sites seemed to be more for campers staying a few days. The sites were level, long and very easy to pull through because roads are very wide. All sites had a nice long cement sidewalk running 40-50 feet along side of their unit which really cut down on dirt tracking in. The sites were twin sites so our back was just a few feet from our neighbor's back--our back slides were pretty close. Not a problem at all unless you're both trying to connect/disconnect at the same time. There are no firepits because of fire ordinance but there is a nice charcoal grill at each site. The campground is right on Main Highway 191 but wasn't noisy. We got in 30 channels off antenna. The staff was super helpful about things to do. They have a big screen with detailed maps to show you the area and how to get from point A to point B. The trading post was a fun store. The bathrooms were very basic, but clean. We would stay here again. - Smashcamp
Sep 2016 - $30.00
We stayed here for a week while we explored the greater Moab area. Great park for big rigs - wide turns, large sites. The guy who checked us in was very friendly, inviting us to use the newly created fire pit area at the rear of the park. It was well-maintained, quiet and no frills, just what we needed. The only downside was that the rigs park opposite each other and share the utility area, which means being sort of close to the rear side neighbor, but it wasn't a problem at all. This park was nicer and more professional looking than any other park in the area. - ErikaN