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The Needles Outpost Campground

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813 reviews
· Monticello, Utah
640 acres
9 sites
4 Lodging
5 RV/Tent
This Outpost and campground is located on 640 acres of private property surrounded by park and public land. It has been here for over 30 years in some form or another. We are Caleb & Amber who enjoyed managing this little oasis in the middle of the desert from March to June of 2017 when we decided to purchase the business & make it our own. This is a dry, rugged campground with a bathhouse that provides coin operated showers and flush toilets. In addition there is little old rustic camp store placed in the middle of nowhere where we provide fuel, snacks, firewood, ice, showers, cold drinks & more. If you are looking for a more private site with lots of space and shade, book our Small Group at the Rocks. For a warmer stay during the cooler months book one of our Glamping Tents listed. We have the larger, and spacious tent in the grove of the Juniper Trees (which is also amazing in the warmer season) and rent a heater from us inside the general/camp store. BE SURE TO GIVE YOURSELF PLENTY OF TIME TO CHECK IN NO LATER THAN 5PM. THANK YOU!! DON'T FORGET TO TAKE A SCREEN SHOT OF THE DIRECTIONS HERE, YOU WILL LOSE SERVICE ON YOUR WAY.
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Monticello , Utah, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Amber S.Joined in September 2017
Response rate: 100%Response time: Within 4 hours
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1069 ratings · 813 reviews
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Karla J.recommends
November 14, 2022
Tipi 2 at the Rocks
Amber and Caleb were accommodating, friendly and gave us great suggestions. The view from the campsite is breathtaking! Our campsite had everything we needed like a fire pit and was very clean. It was fun being able to climb on the rocks in the property. We even saw some petroglyphs. Will definitely be staying here the next time we are in the area. Highly recommend!
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Cecilia W.
November 1, 2022
View of the Needles Campsites
A valid alternative for The Needles
Needles is a remote section of Canyonlands. I believe it's very convenient to have the choice for another campground if needed. Amber was very diligent, and friendly from day 1. The campground also offers showers, that the Park don't. Maybe there are not the best showers on Earth, but I can't imagine the difficulties these people might face to run a busy campground, bathrooms, showers, etc, in a remote place, with no running water. If the bathrooms can be improved? Certainly, yes. How difficult it is? I don't know. We had booked for 4 nights, but we left earlier because of rude fellow campers, and one of those, once in a lifetime availability inside the Park. Not the host's fault. If I would stay there again? Yes. No doubts.
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Brian S.recommends
October 24, 2022
View of the Needles Campsites
Beautiful location with super easy access to Canyonlands. The campsites are fantastic but are fairly close together. The owners are very friendly.
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Satomi F.recommends
October 23, 2022
Tentsile - The Tree-House Tent
It was a wonderful experience. We loved the location and atmosphere. Very peaceful and quiet. Kids also had so much fun climbing up the rocks right behind us.
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Magdalena P.recommends
October 17, 2022
View of the Needles Campsites
Loved it!
Such a beautiful campground and such a quick drive into Canyonlands! Would love to camp there again :)
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Kelly P.recommends
October 16, 2022
View of the Needles Campsites
Hosts were available and at the ready to make the stay successful. They were so generous and friendly! The site was well maintained and spaced far enough away from other campers. Loved having a reservation to stay so close to the park too!
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Brian R.recommends
October 16, 2022
Open View Tipi
Place was amazing. We had the tipi further from the wall and I think that was better. Bathrooms could use improvement but hey, this is camping. Ask about the hidden campsite.
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Maria D.recommends
October 15, 2022
View of the Needles Campsites
What an amazing place to stay at! I received a warm welcome from Amber. Picked my own campsite. It does pay off to arrive earlier in the day so I had some sites to choose from. The other lots filled up quickly around 4-5PM. If I decide to return to hike The Needles, I will definitely come back!
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Autumn E.recommends
October 15, 2022
View of the Needles Campsites
Beautiful surroundings and sunsets. Campsites are nice and roomy. You get to pick out your campsite once you arrive. The camp hosts were super friendly and helpful.
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Janine N.recommends
October 14, 2022
Mo~Rock'n Tent
Cute and comfortable hideaway in the desert! Definitely would recommend.
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Chad R.recommends
October 13, 2022
Tipi 2 at the Rocks
Great place to stay. Welcoming, beautiful place. The landscape is incredible, the campground felt safe and well cared for. Beautiful skies. Great little store for anything you might have forgotten. Was fun to spend a night sleeping in a tipi. The cots are comfortable and you are off the ground. Nice floor covering. Bathrooms are clean. Will definitely be back.
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Elisabeth C.recommends
October 12, 2022
View of the Needles Campsites
The campsite is just outside Canyonlands and is very scenic itself. Amber and her husband were so kind and their outpost had some great stuff.
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Volker M.recommends
October 12, 2022
View of the Needles Campsites
Lovely sunset view
I enjoyed our camp site and the minimal but adequate amenities.
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Cheri B.recommends
October 11, 2022
Mo~Rock'n Tent
Camping in the Desert
All the info was clear, directions were clear, and it was such a remote and peaceful location. Got to witness thunderstorms in the desert and unlimited stars at night. Amber is a fantastic hostess. Everything exceeded our expectations.
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Claudia H.doesn't recommend
October 10, 2022
View of the Needles Campsites
the sites are much closer together than it appears in the pictures. the only saving grace is the views, absolutely beautiful stargazing. the bathrooms were never stocked and broken.
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Michelle G.recommends
October 8, 2022
View of the Needles Campsites
This is an amazing camp experience and Amber is a wonderful host. Great to have showers and necessities nearby. She even lent us her dishwashing bucket. Great vibes here and spectacular views. Thank-you Amber and Caleb.
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Jens B.recommends
October 5, 2022
View of the Needles Campsites
Camping in the desert
Very nice remote spot in the desert with amazing sunsets. WiFi is only available in the area around the store, not on the campground itself.
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Melissa S.recommends
October 5, 2022
Mo~Rock'n Tent
Fantastic Camping Spot
We loved our little glamping tent. It rained all 3 days we were there but inside the tent was perfect, warm, and dry. The surrounding area was beautiful and we loved getting to explore the park so easily.
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Richard H.recommends
October 4, 2022
View of the Needles Campsites
Camping with amazing views.
An excellent off-the-grid campsite on the doorstep to The Needles, we could not have asked for a better location. The views at sunrise/sunset of the Canyonlands was wonderful, probably better than being in the park campsite as you got full appreciation of vastness. Showers/flushing toilets was a nice ‘add’ to this dispersed camping site, so while rustic, it was welcomed after our day(s) of long/hot hikes. Amber is a wonderful host - I appreciate her guidance to rules around quiet times and speed limit, as this keeps the campsite peaceful (and dust free) so guests can feel closest to nature. I would definitely recommend staying here, especially if you are familiar with what dispersed/off-grid camping really is.
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Shania W.
October 3, 2022
View of the Needles Campsites
So-So
Amber was super nice and the campsites were great. Great location and great views! Wifi is only at the lodge which kind of hindered us planning our upcoming hikes. Bathroom stalls were literally falling apart, not just outdoor camping dirty.
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Paula A.recommends
October 3, 2022
View of the Needles Campsites
Beautiful views, awesome campsites! We had a wonderful time. Thank you Amber & Caleb! We’ll be back for sure! :)
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Henry L.recommends
October 2, 2022
Sky Dancers Den
Red Rocks!
The Sky Dancers Den backed up to a wonderful red rock formation and was quite private. The site was very magical.
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Derek C.recommends
October 1, 2022
View of the Needles Campsites
View of the Needles
Really friendly reception nothing was too much trouble Fabulous basic camp ground with great views of the Needles Lots of space between each plot Situated just outside of the Canyonlands park boundary Would love to go back
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Jules G.recommends
September 30, 2022
View of the Needles Campsites
Great spot! Great host and hot showers!!
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Lisa B.recommends
September 29, 2022
Mo~Rock'n Tent
Paradise in Canyonlands
My best hipcamping experience yet! Amber's directions were clear and helpful and she had great communication. The location is excellent in both the aspect that it's extremely convenient for exploring the Needles District of Canyonlands, as well as that it has an isolated-out-in-nature feeling. There were great amenities such as the general store she runs which includes both necessities like food and drinks, but also fun things like jewelry and clothing. There were also showers, toilets, wifi, and even gas if needed. My partner and I stayed in the "Mo'Rockn" Tent which was our first time ever glamping (as we usually rough it in a regular tent.) It was so worth it!! Absolutely beautiful tent inside and out. She keeps it very clean and stocked with everything you'll need. She throws in some extra amenities for the glampers such as fire starters, shower tokens, cooking pots and pans, comfy chairs, and more. A real cherry on top of the whole experience was getting to climb and explore the rocks that surround the camping area. We got up there in time to watch the most beautiful sunset. Another bonus—she has the sweetest little dog who loves belly rubs! Thank you again, Amber, for such a wonderful time, if we're back in the area we'll be staying again!
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Paul B.recommends
September 28, 2022
Mo~Rock'n Tent
Amber was a wonderful host who made the whole experience of camping at the needles special. The tent was comfortable, clean, and stocked. The surrounding rocks were a blast to explore and the stars were amazing!!
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Allison S.recommends
September 27, 2022
View of the Needles Campsites
I loved the location and camping among the beautiful rocks! It was great that the store had cold drinks and snacks. Amber was a great host! Coco was so cute!
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Lisa P.recommends
September 26, 2022
View of the Needles Campsites
Big View Camping!
I loved camping at the "View of the Needles" Campground, just outside the Canyonlands-Needles District park boundary. Amazing views, spectacular sunsets and sunrises, and dark sky - star gazing make this a perfect basecamp for adventuring in the park. Camps host Amber is a delight to meet and so friendly and helpful. And how great that you can go hiking in the sun and then stop by the Outpost store for ice cream on your way back to camp. I highly recommend
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Pablo R.recommends
September 26, 2022
View of the Needles Campsites
Fantastic area with plenty of things to do that were close by. It was very quiet and climbing on the rocks behinds the campsite offers some great views without having to hike a massive trail. The host was very nice and accommodating and the small shop right next to the camp sites offers most of the things you need that you may have forgotten before arriving at the site. I would definitely recommend this place and plan on visiting again soon!
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Jarrett D.recommends
September 23, 2022
View of the Needles Campsites
Amber was an amazing host, very eager to please with lots of great recommendations for seeing Canyonlands!
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