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Desert Moon Campground and RV Park

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· Thompson Springs, Grand, Utah
11 acres hosted by The Desert Moon T.
5 RV/tent sites
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Setup your tent and enjoy some respite before and after exploring the beautiful canyons and desert landscapes that surround the Desert Moon and beyond. We have 2 showers, bathrooms, potable water, picnic tables, and wifi on site. There is also a covered seating area for guest use by our Inn. There are 5 campsites total. Please note, the Union Pacific Railroad is right across the street, with trains passing by multiple times a day and night. There will be noise at night. Campsites are relatively close together so you will likely see other campers during your stay. Also, there is not a lot of shade on the property so be prepared. Thompson Springs began as a railroad stop on the Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad in the mid to late 1800's. It soon became a shipping point and community center for local farmers, cattle ranchers and sheepherders. It is now a ghost-town with a population of 50 people. The Desert Moon has a true wild western past. The old dancehall on the property, The Cactus Caberet, once served as the town bar and brothel. We are currently in the process renovating the dancehall into a venue for live music and retreats. There are 8-12 staff members living on site in their personal RV's at all times. We are a small community of artists, builders, and adventurers. We are constantly working to improve this property that came under our ownership in July of 2020. Feel free to come say hello and ask us about what we are building here! Thompson Springs is a true "ghost town" with no retail or restaurants except a 7-11 off the I-70 exit. The towns of Moab and Green River are only a half hour drive away and are full of regional and eclectic restaurants and shops. The Desert Moon is located just four miles from the Sego Canyon Rock Art in the Bookcliffs featuring pictograph and petroglyph panels from three different Native American cultures: Barrier, Fremont, and Ute. Be sure to check them out! There are miles of off-road trails accessible from our property. Some require a 4x4 vehicle or dirtbike, but many are well maintained enough for almost any vehicle.Setup your tent and enjoy some respite before exploring the beautiful canyons and desert landscapes that surround the Desert Moon and beyond. We have 2 showers/bathrooms and potable water on site. The Desert Moon has been serving the greater Moab area since the coal mining days of the mid 1930's. Thompson Springs began as a railroad stop on the Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad in the mid to late 1800's. It soon became a shipping point and community center for local farmers, cattle ranchers and sheepherders.  It is now a ghost-town with a population of 50 people. The Pacific Union Railroad is right across the street with trains passing by around 5 times per day.    There are 10 staff members living on site in their RV's. We are always working on projects around the property, feel free to come say hello at any time!  *under new management as of July 2020*
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Matthew K.recommends
June 8, 2024
Desert Moon Tent Camping
Great spot to spend a night. Beautiful campsites with nice fire rings. Easy to access from highway.
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Dejan A.recommends
June 3, 2024
Desert Moon Tent Camping
Convenient spot right outside of Moab. Clean bathrooms!
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Julian H.
June 2, 2024
Desert Moon Tent Camping
The sites are quite close together and the area itself is ~40 minute drive from Arches. There was also a train that went by multiple times at night blaring its horn and shaking our tent
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David R.recommends
June 1, 2024
Desert Moon Tent Camping
Pleasant atmosphere.
Convenient location about a mile or so off of I -70. Bathrooms were cleaned regularly. Enjoyable atmosphere. Bruce greeted us well and answered all our questions. Accent lighting around camp was very pleasant.
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Amy W.
May 31, 2024
Desert Moon Tent Camping
Easy access from the hwy
I appreciate they took my last minute booking. Easy to access off the hwy, the other HipCampers were tents and they were respectful with noise. There were a couple loose dogs, I believe from the RV park area and I chose not make my dog’s bathroom breaks very quick so nothing would occur.
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Emma J.recommends
May 31, 2024
Desert Moon Tent Camping
We loved this site! It was well kept and very cute.
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Thompson Springs , Grand, Utah, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Timpanogos and Núu-agha-tʉvʉ-pʉ̱ (Ute) First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by The Desert Moon T.Joined in March 2018
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