For years, this area was a boondocker's dream...close to town, free, next to the river, and did I mention free?
Now, for $18 per night, you get a porta-john and a table. No water, no trash.
Lacking many viable alternatives, we spent the weekend...
It's an easy drive from Moab or I-70 to get here, just at the top of the climb from the highway. The campground has a hill between itself and the highway, so road noise is minimal and one has the sense of being isolated. Mountain bike trails start...
We've stayed here a few times, until recently just on overnighters. However, we needed a place to stay while we waited for our closing (we bought a house in Fruita). We were able to stay here for two weeks, although the office had us move a couple...
If you can't find a place to camp on Union Pass Road, you aren't trying. The road traverses the high ground between Dubois (locals pronounce "DEW boys", FYI) and Pinedale (roughly). There is a lot of dirt road here, at least 70 miles from one...
..this isn't a bad spot. Shade, mowed grass, plenty of room. River close enough to hear at night. Water, sewer and power. Looked like maybe cable or phone hookups, but I use neither, so did not investigate further.
You can easily walk to the main...
Needed a place to spend the night while passing through. It's really a high level gravelled area. No shade, no trees. Everything is clean, well cared for and in good repair. The staff are nice. There is wifi. Spaces are large, you don't feel...
We had mechanical problems and were trying to find someplace to spend the night; on Fourth of July weekend. Yep. We were resigned to our first-ever stay at the WalMart when I remembered a buddy saying there was a campground just off Hwy 50 near...
We stayed just past the intersection of 525C and 9549M. There is plenty of hiking nearby. The spot we were in was far enough off the road so traffic wasn't annoying, but there is enough of it. Lots of cars, Jeep tours, and ATVs. We had ok cell...
We stayed here in the Fall, and promised ourselves that we'd return. While we stayed in the actual campground for a couple of nights, we prefer the overflow campground. While there are no hookups, there is a lot of room, and it's a bit quieter....
"Great site for camping with friends"
"So nice, it's almost not camping"
"Boondocking at it's best"
"If you need a place for the night...."
"Great for an overnight."
"Uncrowded and Semi-quiet"
"We want to come back here"
"Come for the petroglyphs, stay for the site."
"Nice place, need to come back!"
"Nice place to explore the area"
"We never stay at places like this"
"Ok, if you need a place to crash"
"Nice place to boondock."
"Driven past here dozens of times"
"Great place for a quick stop"
"Great place to use as basecamp"
"Great and off the beaten track"
"Great Campground, Awesome mountain Biking"
"Not a typical campground"
"One of our favorites- for a campground"
"VOG is a regular stopover for us."
"Really great place to visit!"