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
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers
9 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Park at listing
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
No potable water
No kitchen
Camping vehicle details
No electrical hookup
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Generators not allowed
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 Jennifer
Jennifer N.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
November 27th, 2021

Loved staying here as a base camp for the needles, island in the sky, arches and moab! Incredible sunsets and spacious sites!

Hipcamper daniel
Daniel D.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
October 26th, 2021

I recently traveled to Canyonlands Needles district to explore this other worldly landscape. My backcountry and day hiking outings in the park where made even more successful given my basecamp being established at the Needles Outpost! I absolutely loved my campsite there. The surrounding landscape,the sunsets, the quiet, the night sky and certainly the hosts Amber and Caleb made my week there unforgettable! They provide a very welcoming experience as well as showers,firewood, food etc. I had an issue with firewood and Amber got to it and demonstrated her wood chopping skills. We had some rain which created a bit of a road washout and Caleb showed up with his pickup and had my back! I look forward to returning one day and hope all is well with those guys! Thanks again Donnie Darko

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Hipcamper Elise

Highly recommend

Elise L.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
October 23rd, 2021

This campground was great. Scenery is so beautiful and host, Amber, was wonderful!

Hipcamper Russ

Great view of the needles sunset

Russ C.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
October 21st, 2021

The View of the Needles campsite is just that, beautiful view of the Needles to the West in Canyonlands National Park. There are sites up against large rocks with some tree cover and sites more out in the open. Enjoyed meeting Amber. Recommend this site highly to self sufficient campers.

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Hipcamper Susan

Owner wouldn’t help anyone

Susan K.
doesn't recommend this listing.
(Dispersed site)
October 21st, 2021

Although the scenery was beautiful, our experience with Amber and The Outpost was disappointing.
Many times after our reservation was made we were told we had to be there by 5:00pm NO EXCEPTIONS. We arrived at 3:45 to a note on the door that they had gone to get supplies to repair their road. We continued to wait at the “store”. About 4:30, Amber steps out of her RV about 50 years away and yells over that she is not going to help anyone. She has been working so hard for the last two months and we were all on our own. She said her husband would be back the next day. So no one was able to get tokens for the showers, wood or gas. There was a group of kids who were there because they desperately needed gas and they weren’t getting any from The Outpost. All in all, very disappointing behavior from a business owner.

Hipcamper Emily
Emily B.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
October 19th, 2021

This campsite is amazing! Beautiful view and the convenience to the Needles District of Canyonlands is unmatched. Facilities were excellent and Amber was a superb host! I will definitely be staying here on my next trip to Canyonlands!

Hipcamper Summer
Summer L.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
October 19th, 2021

Just what we needed- very close to all things in Needles, easy camping with little general store and showers. Nothing fancy, but the location cannot be beat!

Hipcamper Tanner
Tanner C.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Dispersed site)
October 17th, 2021

Recommending the stay depends on the person. It's beautiful and conveniently located right next to the Needles district of Canyonlands. We enjoyed the views and being able to climb the rocks up behind our site. However, this is a very remote location, so basic amenities come at a cost. They do have a store with general supplies and showers ($3 per token) with hot water. For someone that likes well kept amenities and to be closer to town, this might not be the place for you. Also, sound bounces off the rock walls making it sound like the people next to you are right in your campsite, so if others don't obey the 9-9 quiet time it could be annoying. However, we overall enjoyed our experience here and for those that just need a good place to camp near Canyonlands I would recommend it . Amber and Caleb were very friendly as well, but they could use some extra help running the site it seems.

Hipcamper Jane
Jane B.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Dispersed site)
October 16th, 2021

Sadly I could not go at the last moment due to a family emergency at home. This host has a 30 day advance notice for a refund, so I was not expecting a refund. However, as a courtesy, I contacted the host to let them know I would not be there but never heard back.

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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