Families and large groups will enjoy the three reservable group sites at Big Bend. Group sites A and B are located within the main campground along the Colorado River. Group Site C is located across SR 128 and up a small canyon offering a more secluded location. Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy hiking, mountain biking, whitewater rafting, rock climbing, and four-wheel drive tours in the surrounding parks and public lands. The town of Moab is approximately 30 minutes away and has dining, shopping, sports rentals, tour companies and museums.
The Big Bend group areas have fire rings with grates, picnic tables, vault toilets, shade shelters, and trash removal. Sites A and B are near the river. Site C is in a side canyon, allowing for privacy. Water, dump stations and electricity are not available. Trailer and RV parking is limited. (Multiple trailers and RVs can be accommodated at the Lone Mesa Group Sites along SR 313.) Please call the Moab Field Office for more information on vehicle limitations 435-259-2100.
Maximum group size:
Group Site A: 40 people.
Group Site B: 20 people.
Group Site C: 30 people.
Gusty winds are possible; ALWAYS secure your tents and camping gear.
Ravens, chipmunks and other wildlife frequent the sites; NEVER leave food or trash unattended.
Wedding ceremonies and receptions require a Letter of Acknowledgement from the Moab Field Office. Call 435-259-2100 for more information.
Reservation calendars are posted weekly on the kiosk near the fee tube or adjacent to the group site.
No amplified music.
Big Bend group sites A and B offer shade and access to the Colorado River. Site C is across SR 128 and in a side canyon with no river access. All three sites have spectacular canyon views.
Big Bend is near Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Park, and Dead Horse Point State Park. The "daily" section of the Colorado River offers half and full day river activities suitable for the whole family. The Manti-La Sal National Forest and the La Sal Mountain Loop Road provide cooler explorations during the hot summer months.
Big Bend Campground is a great base camp for mountain biking, hiking, rafting, rock climbing, taking scenic tours, and exploring the area's backcountry roads. Those looking to relax enjoy sitting under the cottonwoods at the group site or on the small beach nearby.
You may contact the BLM Moab Field Office for assistance with changes and cancellations at 435-259-2100.
You can make changes to a reservation through your online Recreation.gov user account any time prior to the arrival/first date of the reservation.
Please cancel your reservation if you do not plan to use it. This opens highly sought-after campsites for others to reserve.
You can cancel your reservation online through your Recreation.gov user account or through the call center (call center incurs an additional fee). You may also contact the BLM Moab Field Office for assistance. A $10 service fee will be withheld from any refund for a cancellation.
A late cancellation occurs less the 14 days before the arrival/first date of the reservation (a.k.a. cut-off window).
Late cancellations will incur a $10.00 service fee AND forfeit the first night's use fee.
If you spend at least one night and then leave prior to the scheduled departure check-out date, please contact the BLM Moab Field Office (435-259-2100) to open the remaining nights for others to use. You will not be able to cancel these nights through your Recreation.gov account.
You will be eligible for a partial refund of the nights AFTER you depart that you did not use. If you depart after the facility check-out time, you will not be eligible for a refund for that night
A No Show occurs if you do not arrive at your campsite or cancel your reservation by check-out time (Noon) on the day after the scheduled arrival date. Staff will hold a campsite until check-out time (Noon) on the day following the arrival date.
No-shows are assessed a $20.00 Recreation.gov service fee and forfeit the first night’s recreation fee.
You can submit a refund request through your Recreation.gov account within 7 days of the departure/end date of your reservation.
Interagency Pass Discounts
Interagency Pass discounts do not apply to group campsite reservations.
MOAB FIELD OFFICE 82 E. DOGWOOD AVE Moab UT 84532
For campground inquiries, please call: 435-259-2100
From Moab, drive north to the junction with Highway 128. Turn right and travel 8 miles along the river road. Group sites A and B are in the main campground, site C is up the dirt road directly across from the main campground.