Sand Flats Recreation Area

Sand Flats Recreation Area

Along with easy access to biking and off-highway vehicle trails, Sand Flats' campgrounds offer spectacular vistas of sandstone domes, canyons, and mesas in addition to the ever-changing La Sal Mountains as a dramatic back-drop. Visitors are awed by beautiful sunsets, the magic of howling coyotes and a night sky of seemingly unlimited stars.

The group campsites are located in the Datura and Echo campgrounds. All group sites accommodate up to 16 people. Both Datura 4 and E-1 group site have space for six passenger cars, or two RVs, or two to three trucks with camp trailers. The E-10 group site parking area is smaller and can only accomodate 4 passenger cars, or 1 RV and one truck with camp trailer. Facilities include shade structures, picnic tables and fire rings. There are nearby vault toilet facilities. Campers will need to bring drinking water.

Need to Know

Natural Features

The campground is set among slickrock domes and fins. The sites offer sweeping views of sandstone domes, canyons and mesas against the backdrop of the 13,000 ft. La Sal Mountains. Pinyon and juniper trees offer limited shade.

Nearby Attractions

The sites are located only five miles from downtown Moab, providing convenient access to many bike and off-highway vehicle trails, Arches and Canyonlands National Parks, Dead Horse Point State Park, the Colorado River and the La Sal Mountains.

Recreation

The Sand Flats Recreation Area is home to the Slickrock Bike Trail, a world renowned mountain biking destination. The area is also a premier destination for 4x4 and backcountry motorcycle enthusiasts. There is nearly 40 miles of off-highway vehicle trails to explore within the recreation area.

Changes & Cancellations

If you do not arrive at the group campsite facility by check out time on the day after your scheduled arrival date, which is 11 am, you are considered a no show and your site will be made available to others.

Contact Information

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125 E. Center st. Moab UT 84532

Phone Number

For campground inquiries, please call: 4352592444

Rental Options

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Driving Directions

Directions from Your Location: The Entrance Station for the Sand Flats Recreation Area is located around 3000 Sand Flats Rd. We say "around" because there is no actual mailing address for the Entrance Station. Don't worry though, we have detailed directions.
From the South:
If heading north on Highway 191:
Make a right onto 400 East (this is at a stop light with gas station on right.)
Stay on 400 E for 1/2 mile, then turn right onto Mill Creek Drive.
At the 3 way stop go straight onto Sand Flats Road.
Stay on Sand Flats Road for another couple of miles and you will eventually be parked right in front of our Entrance Station.
To reach the reservable group campsite Datura 4 in the Datura Campground, travel 1.5 miles east along the Sand Flats Road from the Sand Flats Entrance Station to the Fins and Things 4x4 Trail Staging Area. Follow the road on the back side of the staging area. Follow signs to Datura 4 Group Campsite. 

To reach the reservable group campsites E-1 and E-10 in the Echo Campground, travel two miles east along the Sand Flats Road from the Sand Flats Entrance Station to Echo Campground. E-1 is the first campsite and located on the right side of the Echo Campground road. To reach Group Campsite E-10 drive passed E-1 to the second loop and E-10 group campsite is located on the left side.
From the North:
If traveling in from I-70 west or east:
Take exit #182 (Hwy 191) and head south for approximately 30 miles into downtown Moab.
Highway 191 S will turn into Main Street as you enter Moab.
Take a left onto 100 North street and follow that until it T's with 400 East.
Take a right onto 400 East, and then a left in about a 1/2 mile onto Mill Creek Drive.
At the 3 way stop go straight onto Sand Flats Road.
Stay on Sand Flats Road for another couple of miles and you will eventually be parked right in front of our Entrance Station.
To reach the reservable group campsite Datura 4 in the Datura Campground, travel 1.5 miles east along the Sand Flats Road from the Sand Flats Entrance Station to the Fins and Things 4x4 Trail Staging Area. Follow the road on the back side of the staging area. Follow signs to Datura 4 Group Campsite. 

To reach the reservable group campsites E-1 and E-10 in the Echo Campground, travel two miles east along the Sand Flats Road from the Sand Flats Entrance Station to Echo Campground. E-1 is the first campsite and located on the right side of the Echo Campground loop road. To reach Group Campsite E-10 drive passed E-1 to the second loop and E-10 group campsite is located on the left hand side.

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