A slew of campgrounds radiate from Moab into the surrounding areas, and these BLM-managed spots are perfect for campers looking to stay in the area. Down Kane Creek Road you’ll find one of your options, Moonflower. Just park and walk to your campsite, it’s that easy (well, pay first, too. Guess that’s important). This quiet spot is shrouded in foliage, making the sites well-shaded and pretty darn private. It’s a fabulous alternative to the busy National Parks! Be sure to snap a quintessential Moab pic of your tent set against the vibrant red rocks that this area of Utah is so well known for.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents
8 sites
Up to guests per site
Hike in
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
No picnic table


Offered near the campground.

Horseback riding
Off-roading (OHV)
Whitewater paddling
Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at Moonflower Camping Area.

River, stream, or...
Swimming hole
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Hipcamper Hannah
Hannah F.
didn't provide a recommendation.
November 1st, 2016

Most amazing place I have ever camped! It was quiet, beautiful and only 10 minutes to downtown Moab and 15 minutes from Arches. No running water (bring a water cooler and fill it up in the park), a pit toilet and you have to carry all your stuff past the front parking area but it was magical. There was a ton of stuff to explore in this little canyon! Don't miss the amazing petroglyphs at the front. The campsites had plenty of trees (for hanging your hammock!) and room between them. It was a little sandy with that classic red Moab sand but that was the only downside. Bring a cooler and a jacket because the sun only shines into the canyon in the middle of the day. Walk all the way back to the little pool at the end of the canyon too!

Do you see our tiny campground? We hiked up one of the sides of the canyon when we woke up and watched the sun rise.
Hipcamper Ryan
Ryan R.
didn't provide a recommendation.
December 6th, 2016

This is one of my favorite places to camp. Its quiet and secluded but also close to downtwon Moab. It is also really close to Kane Springs Canyon and the Ice Cream Parlor Climbing Crag where there is great sport climbing. The Indian Ladder at the front of the campground is also really fun to climb.

Hipcamper Lindsay
Lindsay R.
didn't provide a recommendation.
May 2nd, 2018

Moonflower is now a single group site and is no longer available for individual tent camping. For groups of 20 or less. Recommend booking in advance.

The site is stunning, though close to the road so there is some noise. Easy for car camping and plenty of space in the parking lot. One downside is that the site is close to a trailhead, so people will frequently, mistakingly walk through the campsite. No running water; dogs allowed.

Moonflower Camping Area
Hipcamper Andrea
Andrea W.
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February 4th, 2019

I actually stayed here for a couple of months in the early 90's and it was incredibly peaceful nearly every night. I hope it hasn't changed.

Hipcamper Serena C.
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September 30th, 2018
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May 2nd, 2018
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Hipcamper Ryan R.
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December 6th, 2016
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38.554° N, 109.587° W
Tent Only - Hike In: 8 Sites
(Up to people per site)

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