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Old 07-22-2016, 09:56 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by richp View Post

For ten years, I was a long term volunteer river ranger on the Colorado Riiver near Moab. It's true that the developed river sites are hot properties. But in addition, BLM has other campgrounds at places that are a bit more remote, like the Westwater Ranger Station and Wind Whistle.

Also, there are vast at-large camping areas elsewhere on other BLM lands and near the entrance to the Needles district of Canyonlands -- to the south of Moab. Great boondocking potential, if you are into that.


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Here is a good list of all Moab Field office campgrounds...

Some on Kane Creek can be difficult to access with long trailers and part is a dirt road. River road gets very hot during the summer months due to the canyon walls, but usually cools down at night.

For arches, canyonlands district area, there is a lot of dispersed camping areas (north of Moab), some is on SITLA lands (School trust).

This map shows most of the dispersed camping in the Moab Field office area..
Note some areas where you can disperse camp (the hashed area on the map) require camping in designated spots only. And they are starting o require toilets in many areas due to the billion cat holes that have been dug.

And Windwhistle is one of my favorite campgrounds. (Actually hatch point is nicer but it not friendly to long trailers). Windwhistle stays cooler than Moab area; higher elevation, and nice breezes.

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Old 07-22-2016, 10:23 AM   #12
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Hi f5,

From 2001 through 2010, I worked at Westwater pretty much every Spring and Fall, helping open and close the station. (In those days, only one real ranger was on the payroll early and late in the season.)

While I made an occasional run into the Moab Field Office, for supplies and equipment or to drop off paperwork or water samples, most of my time was spent on the river.

Have a good one.


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Old 07-23-2016, 10:25 PM   #13
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Any Berkshire owners with recommendations for campgrounds in Moab, UT?

I stayed in Moab back in October, but I'm a 5th wheel owner, so take it for what it's worth.

We stayed at Archview RV campground and had motorhomes on either side of us at different times during our stay.

Beautiful place. If love to go back and boondock.
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Old 07-24-2016, 12:03 AM   #14
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We, too, stayed at Canyonlands RV Resort for a week in mid-July with our 36' TT. We are about 14' wide with all slides out. Space was tight, but manageable. We liked the central location, and the shady sites provided relief from the heat. A serious electrical issue during our visit was addressed and repaired within 4-5 hours. The owner and his staff were most gracious about the incident and worked hard to minimize the inconvenience. We would return to Canyonlands if we visit Moab in the future.
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We stayed at Portal Campground a few years back. There is a Campground and there is a "Resort". We stayed at the Campground and snuck into the resort to use the swimming pool.

Nice place.

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