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Camping in Canyonlands National Park

Canyonlands National Park offers some of the most unique, magnificent, and memorable camping opportunities to be found. If you are a fan of camping, or a fan of magnificent and incredible opportunities, don’t overlook spending a night or two in Canyonlands National Park under the starriest night skies you’ll ever see.

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Island in the Sky Campgrounds

Willow Flat Campground

Open year round, this first-come, first-served campground, near the Green River overlook, offers 12 sites with picnic tables and fire rings. Please Note: There is no water at this campground.

Needles Campgrounds

The Needles (Squaw Flat) Campground

Dotted with Utah juniper, pinyon pine, prickly pear cacti, and other desert plants, this 30-site campground (27 standard & 3 group) is best suited for tents and small self-contained campers and RV’s.

Backcountry Camping

Much of Canyonlands National Park is undeveloped land, and the the Park is popular for backcountry travel. Backcountry camping in canyonlands requires a permit that can be obtained up to four months in advance. More information on backcountry camping permits

Other Campgrounds Nearby Canyonlands National Park

Kayenta Campground

Nestled amongst the junipers, Kayenta Campground at Dead Horse Point State Park offers 21 sites with lighted shade structures, picnic tables, fire rings, and tent pads. All sites also have RV electrical hookups, and modern restroom facilities are available.

Horsethief Campground

With a convenient location just off highway 313, this campground makes a great basecamp for those exploring Dead Horse Point State Park or the Island in the Sky District. This campground is first-come first-served and accommodated tents, trailer, and RV’s.

Lone Mesa Group Campground

Located near Island in the Sky and Dead Horse Point, this campground offers 5 group sites, perfect for large gatherings. This site does not provide water, dump stations or electric hookups.

Archview RV Resort and Campground

With RV, tent sites, cabins and cottages, Archview RV is the closest commercial campground to the Island in the Sky district of Canyonlands National Park.

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Tours in Canyonlands National Park

Cataract Canyon Express Whitewater
Cataract Canyon 2-Day Express

Starting at $955
per person

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Cataract Canyon Dead Horse Point
Cataract Canyon 4-Day Classic

Starting at $1,935
per person

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