Moab Camping Guide

Located in southeast Utah, Moab is one of the most beautiful places in the world. If you’re interested in Moab camping, we’ve got all the information you need to know!

Use this Moab, Utah vacation guide to help you plan your vacation: when to make reservations, campground facilities and more!

Moab Utah camping

Moab, Utah should be at the top of your list of places to visit in Utah if you enjoy outdoor activities.

With its stunning red rock formations and vast open spaces, it’s no wonder why so many campers choose to spend their nights in the Moab area. So come explore the beauty of Moab and experience the joys of camping! 

Be sure to use a Moab, Utah packing list so you have the right clothing and gear to enjoy all the outdoor activities in the area any time of year! Grab your free printable packing list by clicking the image below!

Moab packing lists for spring summer fall and winter
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A Photo Tour of Moab, Utah

Take a visual tour through the Moab, Utah area to see the stunning landscapes you’ll see when you visit!

Visiting Moab, Utah

Moab, Utah is a great destination for adventure seekers and nature lovers alike. It’s home to 2 Utah National Parks and 1 Utah State Park:

Best Time of Year For Camping in Moab

It’s important to know what to expect during the various seasons of the year so you can decide the best time to visit Moab for what you want to see, do and photograph.

The Moab weather varies drastically from spring, summer, fall and winter. 

Spring Weather in Moab: temperatures vary quite a bit from month to month in the spring: March Highs 64 | Lows 35 – April Highs 71 | Lows 42 – May Highs 82 | Lows 51 degrees F.

Summer Weather in Moab: temperatures will be HOT! Since the temperatures are brutal this time of year, plan your outdoor activities for the cooler mornings and evenings! June Highs 93 | Lows 60 degrees – July Highs 100 | Lows 67 degrees – August Highs 97 | Lows 66 degrees F

With the hot summer temperatures, you’ll want to protect yourself from the sun by wearing a sunhatsunscreen and sunglasses. It’s important to stay hydrated and carry a hydration pack or a refillable water bottle in your backpack.

Fall Weather in Moab: it starts to cool down making it a great time to explore the park because it will be cooler in the mornings and evenings, and the daytime temperatures aren’t too hot compared to the summer. September Highs 85 | Lows 54 degrees – October Highs 71 | Lows 40 degrees – November Highs 55 | Lows 30 degrees F 

Winter Weather in Moab: there are some drawbacks to keep in mind when visiting in the winter: visitor services are reduced and you’ll need to be more self-reliant in the winter. December Highs 45 | Lows 23 degrees – January Highs 44 | Lows 22 degrees – February Highs 52 | Lows 28 degrees F

During the winter it is especially important to dress in layers. We recommend an insulted winter jacketfleece jacketwarm hat and gloves if you’ll be doing any outside activities. Here’s the full list of the outdoor winter clothing we use!

Moab Camping Guide

With its stunning canyons, rivers, and trails, it’s no wonder why so many people choose to camp in this unique area. From tent camping to RVing, there are plenty of options for those looking to explore this beautiful region. So grab your gear and get ready for an unforgettable experience!

Be sure to check about Moab winter camping – many campgrounds and RV Parks close during the offseason winter months.

BLM Campgrounds in Moab

You’ll find camping spots at BLM Campgrounds in Moab. Most individual campsites are first-come, first-served (no reservations available). Be prepared to pay at the campground with exact cash or check.

Some campgrounds are closed seasonally from the end of November to mid-February so be sure to check updated information!

Here’s a list of some of the campgrounds in Moab that are open year-round and offer RV camping:

There are three BLM campgrounds near Canyonlands Island in the Sky:

With its stunning canyons, rivers, and trails, it’s no wonder why so many people choose to camp in this unique area. From tent camping to RVing, there are plenty of options for those looking to explore this beautiful region. So grab your gear and get ready for an unforgettable experience!

Moab camping
Moab tent camping

Arches National Park Camping

Reservations for camping at Arches are required from March 1 to October 31. Between November 1 and February 28, all camping sites at Arches are first-come, first served.

The Devil’s Garden Campground is the only place in Arches where you can camp. This campground is a limited development campground.

It’s awesome to camp in a location surrounded by juniper and pinyon pines, and beautiful slickrock landscape. There are many Arches National Park hiking trails in the area to explore. 

Devil’s Garden Campground Facilities

  • 53 sites
  • Potable water
  • Grills 
  • Picnic tables
  • Pit-style and flush toilets
  • Pets are allowed in the campgrounds
  • Sites range in length from 20 to 40 feet.
  • RV Max Length in Feet – 40
  • Trailer Allowed – Yes

The campground does not have the following:

  • RV hook-ups
  • Dump station
  • Shower facilities
Camping near Canyonlands
Camping near Canyonlands

Canyonlands National Park Camping

There is only one small developed Island in the Sky campground in addition to a few backpacking camping areas. The Willow Flat Campground is small with only 12 sites. It is fully operational all-year-round, but the sites fill quickly.

The site has a “first come, first served” policy. You can stay for a maximum of seven days.


  • Areas for pitching tents
  • Fire pits with grill plates
  • Pit toilets
  • Covered and uncovered picnic tables with benches
  • Pets allowed

The campground does not have the following:

  • Potable water
  • RV hook-ups
  • Dump station
  • Shower facilities

There options for Needles Canyonlands camping is one developed campground and a variety of backcountry campsites. At The Needles Campground you’ll find 26 individual camping sites at this campground

  • Fourteen campsites in Loop A are always on a “first come, first served” basis. 
  • Twelve campsites in Loop B an be reserved in the spring and fall.. and they fill quickly!
  • Group sites are open from mid-March to mid-November. They are closed during the winter. 
RV camping in Moab Utah
RV camping in Moab

RV Parks in Moab

The following list of RV Parks in Moab are private or commercially owned with modern conveniences like running water, showers, RV hook-ups, and more. 

Glamping in Moab

Glamping allows you to enjoy the outdoors in comfort and style in deluxe tents, cabins, tipis, and Airstreams! When glamping in Moab you can choose from a variety of glamping sites that offer amenities such as hot tubs, fire pits, and kitchenettes.

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