Description

A trip to Moab wouldn’t be complete without checking out Goose Island Campground, one of the area’s most popular sites. Close to town? Just four miles down the road. Impressive redrock cliffs? Only the best Arches National Park has to offer. Proximity to the Colorado River? A quick stroll and you’ll be dipping your toes in the water. RVers and tent campers alike can enjoy the fresh air and open desert sky at this gem of a spot, and maybe knock back a few cold ones while you’re at it.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
21 sites
Up to guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Picnic table available

Activities

Offered near the campground.

Biking
Hiking
Horseback riding
Paddling
Off-roading (OHV)
Climbing
Whitewater paddling
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Goose Island Campground.

Beach
Cave
Desert
Lake
River, stream, or...
Swimming hole
Waterfall
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Hipcamper Todd
Todd S.
didn't provide a recommendation.
December 8th, 2015

Goose Island is a PERFECT spot to throw up the tents, pop-up, or camper. It's right on the CO River and super close to town, Arches, Dead Horse, Canyonlands, Bar M...all in and all good! $15/night is a killer deal and has toilet facilities. You can go to Poison Spider to shower and clean up if it's longer than a couple of days. Have fun and rubber side down!!

Sweet spot right in the middle of the campsite on the riverbank!
Hipcamper Cody
Cody H.
didn't provide a recommendation.
November 11th, 2016

Goose Island was a great spot for my first trip to Moab. Right off of the beautiful HWY 128 drive, you can pitch your tent and enjoy the Colorado River. Goose Island Trail runs through the campsite allowing you hop on your bike and head out with ease. $15 a spot, toilet facilities, and good vibes. Just across highway 128 you can do a some light exploring or find shelter when the wind is coming our of the NE.

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Hipcamper Rachel
Rachel N.
didn't provide a recommendation.
March 15th, 2017

An absolute perfect campground! We went in early January and it was empty! It was incredible location to the town of Moab, boarders Arches, and is about a thirty minute drive to Canyonlands. It was winter so it was a little cold but our fire kept us warm. This would be a great camp spot in the summer. It was on the water and it was calling for us to swim in it.

Hipcamper Sarah
Sarah T.
didn't provide a recommendation.
April 3rd, 2017

This was an amazing spot, with an awesome host. We got there really early, about 7:30, to make sure we got a spot, because most of them are gone by 10. However, we later found out that even if you pay for your spot and leave the slip clipped to the site number, people can take your spot if you don't leave something on the site. The camp host was nice enough to go over and leave a jug of water, so nobody tried to take it before we could return. The site itself was really nice. There are two restrooms on each end. The river is right next to the site, it's only a couple miles from the main road, about five miles from the town, and about five miles from the entrance to Arches National Park.

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Hipcamper Ryan
Ryan R.
didn't provide a recommendation.
April 26th, 2017

Goose Island is one of the first campgrounds on the south side of Arches National Park and the Colorado River, east of Moab. This is a really great spot, close to hiking, mountain biking, bouldering, kayaking and other river activities. Expect this site to fill up quickly on popular weekends.

Hipcamper Lydia
Lydia K.
recommends this listing.
April 18th, 2019

GET THERE EARLY. Incredible campground but fills up so quickly. Cash only.

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September 18th, 2017
Hipcamper Ryan R.
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April 26th, 2017
Hipcamper Sarah T.
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April 3rd, 2017
Hipcamper Billy D.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
February 23rd, 2017
Park
Moab Field Office
State
Utah
Country
United States
Phone Number
(435) 259-2100
Directions
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Official Website
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Coordinates
38.611° N, 109.558° W
Unknown price
Tent / RV / Trailer - Group: 2 Sites
(Up to people per site)
$15/night
Tent / RV / Trailer: 19 Sites
(Up to people per site)

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