Gooseberry Mesa

BLM

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Main Street Apple Valley, UT 84737 435-688-3200 Official Website

GPS: 37.1416, -113.1535

Last Price Paid: $0
Pad Type: dirt
Open Seasonally: Yes
Elevation: 5085 ft
Max Stay: 14
Tent Camping: Yes

Accessibility is not guaranteed, always scout ahead before driving down dirt roads.
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9 people have reviewed this location.

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5 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: Anywhere your heart desires
“Can't ask for more”

Reviewed May 02, 2019

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When you turn off the highway onto the dirt road that leads to Gooseberry Mesa BLM right away you will be hit with some crazy dirt roads and some wash board that will give you a back massage to remember. But the views and this BLM land right next to Zion should not be missed. We saw basically everything from tent campers, car campers, ... more

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Indysgirl4ever
36' Jayco Eagle 325 BHS Dodge Ram 2500
6 reviews
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Days stayed: 0
“Not For Big Rigs! Lots of new Private Property signs.”

Reviewed May 01, 2019

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We followed the directions of a previous reviewer here saying that it was okay for big rigs. But the road we turned off on had lots of signs posted at all the campsites saying ‘private property no trespassing’. There was no where to turn around and the road kept going up and twisting. There were deep ruts, one spot in particular that w... more

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Chumley
Warren, VT Ford 2018 F150
8 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: NA

Chumley would stay here again

“Gorgeous Location Near Trails”

Reviewed Apr 25, 2019

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It’s hard to tell how many sites are up here with dirt roads leading everywhere but I had no problem finding a spot 100 or so feet off the road with a view of the valley. I believe this location is not that well suited for trailers as turning around can be an issue. Best for tent camping. There are two pit toilets on the Mesa nea... more

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Days stayed: 1

Tristans would stay here again

“Lots of options for a quiet night near the trails”

Reviewed Mar 27, 2019

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The drive in was stressful - lots of deep ruts from recent mud, and some bigger rocks. That said, people made it in with cars, trailers, fifth wheels, and vans.
Not a lot of shade to be had. Plenty of options for sites, many with fire pits.

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Days stayed: 10

Mjmoore17 would stay here again

“Great Boondocking”

Reviewed Aug 10, 2018

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Beautiful boondocking sites overlooking Zion Nation Park and Virgin Utah. Two ways to access. Cross Grafton Bridge and follow Road signs to Smithsonian Butte. This road is very rough and 4 wheel drive recommended. At top of Mesa turn right at sign for Gooseberry Mesa. Alternative access is 2 miles outside of Apple Valley. Well marked ... more

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WhatsNext_OutWest
Bisbee, AZ Ford Transit Connect
34 reviews
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Days stayed: 2

WhatsNext_OutWest would stay here again

“Incredible views at the Mesa's edge”

Reviewed Jun 07, 2018

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Arrived Monday 5/14/18, left Wed 5/16/18 GPS 37.1239,-113.1102 It's about a 3-mile drive down Main St. until you get to the Gooseberry Mesa sign that points left turn. We explored some side roads (off the Gooseberry Mesa road), which were narrow & rutted, but camped at the GPS location I listed above (Thank You Grand Adventure!!)... more

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Cheryl
Riverside, CA 25' Lance Ford F350
4 reviews
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Days stayed: 1
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Cheryl would stay here again

“Breath taking”

Reviewed Apr 21, 2018

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Followed the directions to bike trail head then followed path to the right and large pullout overlooking Zion was occupied but found nice, quiet camp site to the right nestled in trees. Great views, private, quiet. Previous folks left a lot of broken glass and trash which we cleaned up and packed out. Road rutted but no problem dr... more

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Grand Adventure
Salt Lake City, UT 26' Evo T2050 2014 Toyota Tundra
44 reviews
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Days stayed: 0
Site Number: N/A

Grand Adventure would stay here again

“One of the most spectacular boondocking sites I've ever found”

Reviewed Dec 06, 2017

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(Video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_CeDJtVs0s. While that video focuses on our camp on Sheep Bridge Road nearby, there is also footage shot at this site.) We were in the area just prior to Thanksgiving 2017, camped at Sheep Bridge Road (https://www.campendium.com/sheep-bridge-road) for convenience. While in the area, however... more

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“Not for RVs”

Reviewed Nov 05, 2017

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We were really excited to stay here but the roads were nearly impassable for a 31 Class C RV. it was like driving over a road full of speed bumps. Unfortunately if you are in an RV I'd suggest you go to the road across the street down about 1/2 mile to a pull off. Beautiful views and quiet. 😊

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Grand Adventure Ep. 11: Zion National Park

Join us on our continuing Grand Adventure! In Episode 11 we're in southern Utah for a few days of boondocking and sightseeing, camping on BLM land near Virgin and visiting Zion National Park.Filmed Nov...

Hookups:
  • dry camping
  • Dispersed Camping
Recreation:
  • recreation trail
Pets:
  • pets

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