Drinks Canyon Campground

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Highway 128
Moab, UT 84532
435-259-2100
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GPS: 38.6344, -109.484

Last Price Paid: $15
Number of Sites: 17
Elevation: 4000 ft
Tent Camping: Yes

2 people have reviewed this location.

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38 reviews
Nightly rate: $15
Days stayed: 4
Site Number: 13

Vicaribus would stay here again

“awesome spot along river in canyon, got lucky with large group for MDW”

Reviewed May 29, 2018

Overall Rating

We were looking for spots to accomodate 10-15 people for memorial day weekend and found this gem around 9 am on thursday morning- the campers had just pulled out before we pulled in and as we were scoping out the spot the next spot over was packing up to leave as well- so we ended up with spots 12 and 13 which are at the end of the Middle Drinks area and theres a cul de sac turn around- this was great as our large group was not disturbing other campsites and it gave us more room to park all our tent camping friends cars.

This is more of a tent camping campground, but smaller rigs can fit. Our sites had a short path down to the river and there were more spots to put tents there and feel less like you were in a campground. We also had one of a few places along the river with a "sandy" beach area that made getting in and out of the river much easier and allowed us to set up a few chairs on the shore to hang out by the water. We floated in our tubes the 5-6 miles down to the bridge at 191- we learned that life jackets were required as we were getting out- oops. The water is pretty calm around this stretch with no rapids and a slower flow rate- so it is great for a lazy river float. There were also a lot of people kayaking and paddleboarding this stretch.

Site 12 was right next to the bathroom and you could definitely smell it- we used that site more for parking and storage and hung out and used the picnic table at site 13 and down closer to the river where we were not affected by the smell.

The site is in between 128 and the river going through the canyon- this is a well trafficked road and you can hear the road noise- we noticed it a lot when we were holding the fort down before everyone arrived- but once we had a large group we were noisier than it.

There is no cell service at this campground- if you drive back towards 191 you get service around goosenecks campground and have great perfect LTE at the parking lot at the intersection of 191 and 128- this is also a great place to fill up on water- there are some spigots in the parking lots, or you can cross the street and get in directly from the spring.

There is also no dumpster at this campground- but there is one at big bend about half a mile farther up 128 or at goosenecks about 4-5 miles back towards town.

We're still not sure how we pulled off a spot like this with such a big group for a holiday weekend in a place as popular as Moab, but boy are we glad we did!

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OneAddictedTraveler
Lake Elmo, MN
24 Pleasureway Plateau FL
29 reviews
Nightly rate: $6
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 2

OneAddictedTraveler would stay here again

“Colorado River BLM ”

Reviewed May 19, 2018

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This site is close to Moab along Ut. 128. It is sandwiched between the highway and the river. In May the sites fill up fast. People are looking for a site before the last campers leave. Site 2 has little space and is next to a smelly biffy. Some sites are very nice.

Regular rate $12 Sr rate $6.

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

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