Get back to basics on Lake Powell’s Wahweap Bay, over at Lone Rock Beach’s primitive campground. Pitch your tent on the sandy beach, or in the dunes…it’s up to you! There aren’t any designated campsites, but it’s a large area. You can drive right on up, just try to follow established tire tracks or risk getting stuck in the sand. Even though there aren’t assigned spots, you’ll have access to toilets and outhouses, potable water, and cold showers. However, if you’re camping more than 200 yards from the outhouses, bring a porta-potty (park service patrols the area, so follow this rule!). While you’re in the area, take a break from the beach and the water and boogie on over to Lone Rock, a massive red rock formation.
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Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
54 sites
Up to guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Showers available
No picnic table


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Hipcamper Cody
Cody S.
didn't provide a recommendation.
September 18th, 2015

I love this campsite! As stated it is first come first serve with no designated spots. You can find a spot that you like and set up shop. The closer you go to the beach the sand does get really deep. ONLY GO THAT FAR IF YOU HAVE 4x4 and experience in deep sand or you will get stuck. TIP: When you come down the hill towards the beach after the outhouses go more towards the North West of the campground. It is more private and less sandy. If you are coming from Page make sure to get supplies before you leave as it is the last major town for awhile. Have a blast and make sure to take a swim.

Hipcamper Megan
Megan W.
didn't provide a recommendation.
September 29th, 2015

Awesome open campground right on the lake! It can be quiet or loud, depending on how many people are there. The lake is so much fun so be sure to bring your swimsuit and any water toys you might have and be sure to take a swim! Seriously - only go to the sand if you have a 4x4 and know how to use it - I have seen too many rescues here! Otherwise, park in the pavement parking lot and just walk down, its not worth the headache of trying to get towed out (and cell service is spotty down there).

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Hipcamper Julien
Julien B.
didn't provide a recommendation.
August 7th, 2017

I didn't camp there because this place is invaded by noisy RVs with fuel generators. If you're looking for loneliness and quiet just run away.
Maybe things are different when it's not season peak (I was there in late June).

Hipcamper Carley
Carley N.
recommends this listing.
November 14th, 2017

This site is typically crowded but even if you're not able to get a spot on the waterfront, there are still plenty of areas where you'll find solitude and wake up to a gorgeous sunrise over Lake Powell. The stars are incredible at night!

Hipcamper Meghan
Meghan B.
didn't provide a recommendation.
December 3rd, 2017

Awesome spot!

We got into the park a little after sunset so it was pretty dark on the ride in. It was not free- $14 fee if spending the night.

We were sketched about driving down to the beach in the dark but we followed the advice to stay on the northern side of the beach as we don’t have 4WD and it was perfect. Make a left at the bathroom building and follow that main path down, the sand is hard enough to support your vehicle- there were giant RVs parked along this part of the beach. Definitely some generator noise, which was a bit of a bummer. Though the bathrooms were closed for the winter, there were several vaulted toilets scattered about.

This place is totally worth the $14. Beautiful views, perfect location.

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Hipcamper Natalie
Natalie A.
recommends this listing.
January 9th, 2018

Lone Rock Beach is the perfect spot for a quick getaway trip. I'm sure this place can get pretty packed during the Spring / Summer months, so head over in Winter if you are able. The water is like total glass -- take the kayak out!

Taking out the ole Kayak!My trusty steed.The water felt like glass.
Hipcamper Kourtney
Kourtney W.
recommends this listing.
January 18th, 2018

Can get a bit crowded.

Hipcamper Jeffrey
Jeffrey C.
didn't provide a recommendation.
March 30th, 2018

Per Lone Rock Beach Primitive Camping
"...Open fires must be within a four-foot-square area..."

Hipcamper Bryan
Bryan E.
didn't provide a recommendation.
April 15th, 2018

Great place to camp next to the beach. Can get a bit windy at times but a beautiful place to stay

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