Big Bend Campground

BLM

write a review
Highway 128
Moab, UT 84532
435-259-2100
Official Website

GPS: 38.6486, -109.4799

Last Price Paid: $15
Number of Sites: 23
Pad Type: dirt
Elevation: 4016 ft
Max Length: 40 ft
Tent Camping: Yes

2 people have reviewed this location.

Ratings Summary

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise

Cell Phone Coverage

0bars
Verizon
Thumb img 6678
Love and Vagary

17 Aristocrat Lo Liner
2010 Chevrolet Tahoe
12 reviews
Nightly rate: $15
Days stayed: 3
Site Number: 10

Love and Vagary would stay here again

“Basic but convenient”

Reviewed May 30, 2017

Overall Rating

I agree with mostly everything in the previous review. It's a basic campground, but that's ok because no one is spending any time here. And yes, you are right off of a main road. The scenery around the campground is beautiful though, and you are right on the Colorado River. There is so much to do in the area- Moab is just a 15 min drive and Arches and Canyonlands are 30-45 min away as well. There are also quite a few of BLM hikes to take the dogs on, and tons of river activities (rentals or tours available in town). Pit toilets were fairly clean over Memorial Day weekend, and the place was PACKED.

There are a series of about 6 or so of these BLM campgrounds dotted along the Colorado River just outside of Moab, none that take reservations. They all seem to be basically the same, so we just drove through and grabbed the first free site we saw. We spoke to a Ranger who said these campgrounds are packed from basically President's Day-Thanksgiving. You will probably have a better chance of grabbing a spot mid-week or early in the morning. And I will note that people are VULTURES. We knew it would be a busy weekend, so snagged a spot on Wednesday while we stayed up at Green River until Friday because we needed internet. We paid, (we even paid for 2 extra days just to hold the site) put our tag out and left a few things in the site, knowing we would be back on Friday. When we got there, our stuff had been moved as had our ticket and there were people in our spot! It created a ridiculous amount of havoc for us that day trying to find the people and get them out out of our site. So, be prepared and leave something substantial at your site if you pay in advance and plan to come back.

No cell service here. Maybe 1 bar of 3G on Verizon that allowed us to send/receive some texts, but not 100% of the time.

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise
0bars
Verizon 4G
0bars
Verizon 3G
0bars
Verizon Extended

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


Thumb image
AlVie AlBums
Ladysmith, WI
25 Airstream International
2014 Ford F150
93 reviews
Nightly rate: $15
Days stayed: 4
Site Number: 11
“Clean pit and clean and level site”

Reviewed Oct 10, 2015

Overall Rating

That's about all to say about this campground. Other descriptors would be overcrowded, the most highway noise I have ever heard from before dawn until after dusk, and cars driving the camp road all hours as well. Unfortunately there are not a lot of other options in Moab these days. No cell service.

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


Thumb thcheader111117sq
Big Bend Campground on the Colorado River in Moab, Utah | Two Happy Campers

Big Bend Campground on the Colorado River in Moab, Utah Jan 22, 2015Camping & Boondocking, Places to Camp, Utah On our way to Arizona we stopped over in Moab, Utah at a picturesq...

Hookups:
  • dry camping
Site Amenities:
  • big rig
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
  • pull thru
Facilities:
  • restrooms: vault
  • trash
Pets:
  • pets

Nearby

Upper big bend campground
Upper Big Bend Campground
BLM
Moab, Utah
Hal canyon campground
Hal Canyon Campground
BLM
Moab, Utah
Drinks canyon campground
Drinks Canyon Campground
BLM
Moab, Utah
Granstaff campground
Granstaff Campground
BLM
Moab, Utah
Goose island campground
Goose Island Campground
BLM
Moab, Utah
Slickrock campground
Slickrock Campground
RV Park
Moab, Utah