Sand Island Campground

BLM

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Sand Island Road
Bluff, UT 84512
435-587-1500
Official Website

GPS: 37.2612, -109.6173

Last Price Paid: $5
Number of Sites: 24
Elevation: 4318 ft
Tent Camping: Yes

2 people have reviewed this location.

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3bars
Verizon 4G
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TurnKey&Smile

31 Winnebago Vista
20 reviews
Nightly rate: $5
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 0

TurnKey&Smile would stay here again

“Nice Spot At River”

Reviewed May 12, 2017

Overall Rating

Needed a spot to stay for the night. All the spaces were taken so I went to the general parking area and parked there (near the cliff). Was quiet even though the place was full. Easy to get in and get out. Weekends are full of locals with boats so you have to be there before Friday afternoon.
Convenient. Paid using my senior pass so half price.

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3bars
Verizon 4G

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


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John & BJ
Mesa, AZ
19 Scamp
2017 Ram 1500
120 reviews
Nightly rate: $10
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 10

John & BJ would stay here again

“Good Base for Exploration”

Reviewed Apr 15, 2015

Overall Rating

Sand Island is located about 2 miles west of Bluff, Utah. It serves as the launch point for San Juan river trips to Mexican Hat & Clay Hills. In the spring, the launch ramp can get busy.

There are 23 camp sites in two loops. Loop A, to the left as you approach the area, is best for tents and very small rigs. The turn-around at the end of the A loop drive is very small, and may be obstructed by camper vehicles. Sites are $10 with 50% off for National Land Access passes. There are several vented outhouses, and some water sources, but no electric or dump.

I ended up in Site 10 in the B loop in mid April. I was looking for a site that wouldn’t shade my solar panel. I arrived about 9:30 a.m. local time and every other site was full although later in the day many of them had cleared out. The campground runs nearly full each night in the spring with people planning to launch in the morning.

In addition to the launch ramp and camping, Sand Island is known for a large petroglyph panel with hundreds of individual images. The panel is now fenced off, but still visible, thanks to people who found defacing the petroglyphs an irresistible activity.

The Highway 191 bridge over the San Juan river may have a deck of steel grating. The traffic across it seems unusually noisy. On the other hand, there isn’t much traffic, especially at night, and it certainly didn't keep me from sleeping!
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I sometimes had two bars of AT&T Edge, but more often didn’t have anything.

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Hookups:
  • dry camping
Site Amenities:
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
Facilities:
  • group sites
  • restrooms: vault
  • water available
Pets:
  • pets

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