Hipcamp host Amber S.,
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We are NOT NEAR MOAB, ARCHES, or ISLAND IN THE SKY. DO NOT BOOK THIS SITE IF YOU CAN NOT MAKE THE 5PM CHECK IN TIME. MOAB is 1.5 hours away, ARCHES is almost 2 hours away, and ISLAND IN THE SKY is about 2.5 hours away. PLEASE READ THIS ENTIRE LISTING BEFORE contacting us. Most of your questions can be answered this way.  Be sure to read all the rules upon booking.

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We are NOT NEAR MOAB, ARCHES, or ISLAND IN THE SKY. DO NOT BOOK THIS SITE IF YOU CAN NOT MAKE THE 5PM CHECK IN TIME. MOAB is 1.5 hours away, ARCHES is almost 2 hours away, and ISLAND IN THE SKY is about 2.5 hours away. PLEASE READ THIS ENTIRE LISTING BEFORE contacting us. Most of your questions can be answered this way.  Be sure to read all the rules upon booking.

ARRIVE NO LATER THAN 5PM to keep your reservation.

TAKE A SCREEN SHOT of the written directions here (bottom of your confirmation page). YOU WILL LOSE SERVICE ON YOUR WAY. Thank you!! You choose your own site upon checking in. All guests must check in at the store. If you will be staying during the months of June, July, August, September and want more shade book the small group site where there are more trees. ABOUT OUR CAMPGROUND:   The Needles District of Canyonlands National Park visitors center is only 1.5 miles away.  We are approximately 1.5 hours from Arches and approximately 2 hours from Island in the Sky.  You do not need 4wd to get to our place.  Set up your own tent in one of the sites YOU CHOOSE YOUR OWN SITE UPON CHECK-IN with a beautiful wide open view of the Needles "hoodoo" rocks with the park only a stone's throw away. BATHHOUSE : There is a Bathhouse with Showers and Flush Toilets. Showers are with a token and must be purchased during store hours. The bathhouse is shared with other campers and gets dirty. We are surrounded by red dirt. Toilets get clogged, it sometimes happens in public bathrooms. It is cleaned everyday. The bathhouse is under renovation but still fully operational. ABOUT THE AREA : There are several hiking trails in the area as well as bicycling & 4 wheel drive trails on BLM (public land).

This IS the Wild, Rustic, Dirty Desert, not for Everyone.  This is Camping & keep in mind this is a rugged camping experience not for the faint at heart. The desert is Hot in the summer and cold in the winter, the weather is Unpredictable and you May experience our Wild storms...Monsoon season runs from July-August which is amazing if you are into photography. Be sure to bring proper gear for the rain (if we get any).

You may hear coyotes, see spiders, experience the annoying desert gnats at certain times of the day during the hotter summer season. You will want to bring bug spray, but if you forgot we do sell it in our camp store. If you stay with us you will get the experience of desert camping, wild, raw and rugged. It is an amazing experience to be had, with beautiful views and the feeling of freedom that is hard to find in more civilized and populated locations.

The rocks nearby are kid friendly, great for climbing and taking amazing photos of our fantastic views and gorgeous sunsets.

Hipcamp messages, email, and texts are the best way to reach us.  We are off the grid with poor cell phone reception. The WRITTEN DIRECTIONS will be at the bottom of your screen

Campsite area
Tent or RV sites
9 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Up to 1 vehicle
No wheelchair access
RV Information
Campervans and Cars allowed
Vehicles under 40 feet allowed
Pull-in site
Ask about slideout accommodation
surface type
surface levelness
No Travel trailers, Fifth wheels, Toy haulers, Pop-up campers, Class A RVs, Class B RVs, or Class C RVs
Hookups: No electricity, water, sewage, or TV connection
Generators not allowed
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
No potable water
No kitchen
Have a question? Send Amber a message!
  • Check in: After 11AM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Strict (30 Days)
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Hiking
Off-roading (OHV)
Climbing
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at View of the Needles Campsites in Utah.

Cave
Desert
Canyon
Driveway

Places to see near The Needles Outpost Campground

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Hipcamper Ellen
Ellen M.
doesn't recommend this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 25th, 2022

Loved our stay at Needles Outpost. We loved that we could choose our site when we got there. I went for the shadiest spot I could find. We loved how close it was to Needles Canyonland section. So much hiking available 8n the area!

Hipcamper Jarno
Jarno V.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 24th, 2022

Great views, decent places with quite a bit of shade. Restrooms are simple but great to have in what is basically the middle of nowhere in a desert.
Friendly staff!

Hipcamper Joshua
Joshua K.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 24th, 2022

Great spot to camp practically in the Needles area with great views. Having the shower and the store to grab anything you forgot or a beverage was a plus.

Hipcamper Nathan

Needles outpost near canyonlands

Nathan W.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 22nd, 2022

Site was clean and well kept. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Had nice views and a section of red rock to climb right there at the site. Beautiful view of the sunset at night. It was also very kid friendly for our young ones

Hipcamper Alyssa
Alyssa V.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 19th, 2022

Lots of options for campsites when we got there around 1! Alicia in the outpost was nice and everything was good. Bathrooms were clean, though I wouldn't worry about paying $3 for a 5 min shower. They have lots of rules about the 5 pm check-in and quiet hours after 9, but no one really enforced it, so it was quite loud with lots of music, teenagers running around after 9:30, and a good bunch of people coming in after 5 pm. Other than that though, absolutely loved the place! Definitely will be trying to come again!

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Hipcamper Laura
Laura M.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 16th, 2022

We would come back here in a heartbeat. Staff were lovely and kind and the location was otherworldly.

Hipcamper Chloe

Great location!

Chloe B.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 16th, 2022

Great site in a great location. I wish they had a place to hang a hammock, but everything else was good!

Hipcamper Devin

Five stars for the needles outpost

Devin D.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 16th, 2022

The campsites up against the slickrock are absolutely outstanding, A+ sites. The shop is cute, the staff is friendly, and they have everything you could need, from aspirin to chips to dehydrated eggs. My main focus was on the ice cream! There are board games to rent, and a community library shelf. I don’t know if people fully appreciate how great it is to be able to take a shower this close to the Needles. It’s five minutes; more than enough time. (They truck all their water in). The tipi was a very cool experience for one night also. Amber and Caleb are usually very easy to find and are more than eager to help with any requests, though I did not have any. The Needles Outpost is a fabulous place to make as your basecamp for trips to the Needles District. I will be definitely be back!

Hipcamper Cynthia
Cynthia D.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 12th, 2022

We loved camping beneath the red rock with sweeping uninterrupted views of the Needles.

Awards

Best of 2022 Tent Site
Finalist
Best of 2022 Utah
Finalist
Best in 2021 Utah
Finalist
Best in 2021 Tent Site
Finalist
Best of 2019 Utah
8th place
Property
The Needles Outpost Campground
State
Utah
Country
United States
$30/night
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