There are only two campgrounds in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. Calf Creek is the larger and more developed option for you and your camp crew. Just 11 miles outside the town of Boulder, this National Monument is totally a bucket list item. You'll have the time of your life in this quiet gem of a camping area.
The main attraction here is the easy access to the six-mile Calf Creek Falls interpretive trail, which leads to a 126-foot high waterfall. It's a fairly level trail, too. Sites are first-come, first-served.
Offered near the campground.
Natural features you'll find at Calf Creek Recreation Area Campground.
Drop some Calf Creek Recreation Area Campground knowledge on us.
Camped here on our annual spring road trip to Southern Utah. Cute campground on the creek with a river crossing. Access to the short hike to the falls right in the campground. What is great about Escalante National Monument is that is dog friendly! This spot was a great campground right in the middle of the park. Access to many other hiking spots and the river nearby. Wildflowers were amazing in late April!
This spot has drinking water right near the trail. It's located right next to the river, so it has shade. It is not very private - the world comes here to hike Lower Calf Creek Falls and there is a lot of traffic, vehicular and human. That said, it has amenities such as flushable toilets and a good location close to Escalante and roads to sights.