Hipcamp host Amber S.
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PLEASE READ THIS ENTIRE LISTING BEFORE CALLING. 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!!

SITE SPECIFIC: This large g

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PLEASE READ THIS ENTIRE LISTING BEFORE CALLING. 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!!

SITE SPECIFIC: This large group site is for those who want a gathering of family members, friends or events.  This a quiet escape for those who want to experience the serenity of the outdoors yet with the comfort of a few amenities nearby.  The group site provides you with some shade of the beautiful Juniper trees along the base of the rocks.

ABOUT OUR Campground & LOCATION : The Needles District of Canyonlands National Park visitors center is only 1.5 miles away.  We are 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 with a beautiful wide open view of the Needles "hoodoo" rocks and the Park only a stone's throw away. There is a bathhouse with warm showers and flush toilets.  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 are the best way to reach us.  We are off the grid with poor cell reception.

Messages are usually returned within 12 hours, however, during open hours you may not get an immediate response. THE 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 between daily cleanings, (especially during the high season) . We are surrounded by red dirt. Toilets get clogged, it happens in any public bathroom. It is cleaned everyday. The bathhouse is under renovation.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
1 site
Up to 20 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Toilet available
Pets allowed
No campfires
Amenities
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
No potable water
No kitchen
Camping vehicle details
Generators allowed
No electrical hookup
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Pull-in site
Max length 35ft
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: loose gravel
Surface levelness: requires leveling
Have a question? Send Amber a message!
  • Check in: After 12AM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Strict (30 Days)
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 2
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 5% off
  • Response time: Within 24 hours
  • Response rate: 80%

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Hiking
Off-roading (OHV)
Climbing
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Large Group Site at the Rocks in Utah.

Driveway

Very strict 10mph speed limit to the store, and 5mph in the campground.

Cave
Desert
Canyon

The vibe at Large Group Site at the Rocks

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Hipcamper Kimberly
Kimberly K.
recommends this listing.
May 25th, 2020

Beautiful site and had a wonderful camping trip. Very family friendly and enjoyed our peaceful quiet desert nights. My only suggestion is to make large group site sign more noticeable to others because many people walked directly through our site. Great hosts and felt like dispersed camping but with some basic facilities and a general store that was a hit for the kids.

Hipcamper Amber
Response from Amber, the Host, on June 5th, 2020

Thank you Kimberly, I appreciate your feedback!! I am so sorry this happened to you. I don't believe it is a normal thing to happen to guests who stay in the group site as this is the first I've heard of this. I will be sure to communicate to not disturb other guests in occupied sites to climb the rocks as we have many places to go up that are not through other sites. Thank you again!! :-)

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Hipcamper kelly
Kelly M.
recommends this listing.
June 19th, 2020

Awesome views, sunsets, star gazing, and very close to park entrance. Amber was super nice and accommodating, her camp store was well stocked with ice and pantry items. Would definitely visit again. Check out her sweet pottery for a souvenir!

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Hipcamper Benedicte
Benedicte L.
recommends this listing.
June 23rd, 2020

The site is majestic, the views memorable and the hosts fabulous. I would highly recommend this site.

Hipcamper Richard
Richard M.
recommends this listing.
June 30th, 2020

Great hosts and great site. I would stay here again.

Hipcamper Natalie

Insanely beautiful, peaceful escape

Natalie H.
recommends this listing.
August 2nd, 2020

My family absolutely LOVED our time at Needles Outpost. What a cool spot to camp! Easily the most interesting camping experience we’ve had to date.

We camped in the group camp site and it was so spacious and private. There are tons of trees that not only add shelter, shade, and a place to hang hammocks, but tons of charm and character! We were RIGHT next to beautiful red rock formations that look like a set from Star Wars. We could easily climb the rocks to get a better view of the gorgeous horizon and sunsets as well as stargaze.

Every night, the campsite was peaceful and quiet. The bathhouse was close by and the showers were warm (they were a little short due to the fact that they have to bring in their own water, so conservation is important). However, we were able to pause the shower while we soaped up and felt we had plenty of time to wash. Of course, you could always just buy more tokens form the store to increase the length of time.

When we checked in, we met Amber and Caleb (and their adorable kitties) at the store. Amber was very friendly and welcoming. We were pleased to see they have stocked plenty of food, toiletry, and camping items.

One night when my cousin wasn’t feeling well, Amber ran into us after hours outside of the store and opened it up just to give us ice and a special hydration drink for my cousin. She even let us use her phone when we were struggling to make a call over WiFi. She was extremely kind!

We were glad there was WiFi since we were out in the middle of nowhere. It’s not the best signal, but that’s to be expected when you’re in the middle of nowhere. Some of us were able to get signal on top of the rocks, however.

The beauty of this site is that it’s affordable and in one of the most picturesque spots in the country! It’s a little ways from Moab (1.5 hours) but worth the drive. It’s amazing how close we were to the Canyonlands Needles entrance. We couldn’t believe how lucky we were. We will definitely return back to Needles Outpost in the future!

Hipcamper Daniel
Daniel L.
recommends this listing.
September 22nd, 2020

Had a great time at the Needles outpost campground. It’s a great location for access to the south side of canyonlands. It’s also a great spot to watch the sunset.

Hipcamper Matt V.
recommends this listing.
September 14th, 2020
Property
The Needles Outpost Campground
State
Utah
Country
United States
$97/night
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