Camp at Lone Mesa Campground

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Added by Josiah Roe

Relative solitude, bathrooms, trash disposal, excellent views, and easy access to the Navajo Rocks mountain biking trails, Dead Horse State Park, and Canyonlands National Park.

Lone Mesa Campground off Utah Highway 313, 8 miles from Highway 191, and 20 miles from Moab serves as an excellent basecamp for accessing the fantastic Navajo Rocks mountain bike trail system, Dead Horse State Park, and Canyonlands National Park. In fact, the Big Mesa trail goes right through the campground along with several other small hiking trails.

The views of Big Mesa from the park are breathtaking as are the sunsets, sunrises, and late afternoon thunderstorms that roll through the area in the last spring afternoons and during monsoon season.

There are two campgrounds that make up the Lone Mesa campsite: the first is Lone Mesa Group Campsite for booking large groups (the first right after you turn off onto Lone Mesa Campground road) and the second being for individual and small groups of campers.

There are bathrooms and trash facilities at both but no electricity or water.

There are 5 Group campsites which can be booked here.

The individual campground is dispersed, first come first serve.

Dogs are allowed but must be kept on a leash.

Note: winds can be very strong on the plateau, particularly in spring, so be sure to anchor your tent and any materials you do not want to blow away. Crows are known to quickly pick apart plastic trashbags so secure/protect your garbage.

 

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