The four group sites at Gold Bar are located along the Colorado River and are ideal for large gatherings such as school groups or family reunions. Within close proximity to national parks and open space, outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy hiking, mountain biking, whitewater rafting, and four-wheel drive tours in the surrounding area. The town of Moab is approximately 15 minutes away and has dining, shopping, sports rentals, tour companies and museums.
Group areas have fire grates, picnic tables, vault toilets and sites A, B, and C have shade shelters. Site B has a hammock structure that can accomodate numerous hammocks. Site D does not have a shade shelter, but is ideal for groups with motorhomes. The group sites do not have water, dump stations or electric hook-ups. Trailer and RV Parking is limited as sites are meant for tent camping.
Maximum group size:
Group Site A: 30 people.
Group Site B: 30 people.
Group Site C: 90 people.
Group Site D: 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.
The group sites at Gold Bar are located on the Colorado River and provide for striking views of the red rock canyons and mesas.
Scenic Highway 279 parallels the Colorado River. There are numerous opportunities for hiking, biking, rock climbing, and four-wheeling. Arches and Canyonlands National Parks and Dead Horse State Park are nearby as well as the Manti-La Sal National Forest and the La Sal Mountain Loop Road, which offer cooler temperatures.
There is a boat ramp located at Gold Bar giving access to the Colorado River. The group sites are close to the trailhead for Corona Arch and numerous hiking and four-wheel drive roads. Both Arches and Canyonlands National Parks are nearby.
Please 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 the (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
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From Moab, drive five miles north on Hwy 191 to the intersection with Hwy 279. Turn left/west on Hwy 279 and drive ten miles to the campground entrance road.