Dead Horse Point State Park
Park Features & Amenities
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Credit Cards Accepted: Visa, MasterCard
Utilities & Amenities
Power: 50 Amps, 30 Amps
A ittle primitive but would camp here again. The views are worth the stay!!!
Living on the Edge
Dead Horse Point State Park near Moab, Utah, just may be our newest ‘favorite’ campground and definitely an all around favorite State Park. Although we’ve visited Moab previously, April 2014 was our first time staying at Dead Horse Point State Park’s campground. We knew this was a small remote campground with only 21 sites and only a few that would comfortably accommodate our 31 foot fifth wheel thus, we made reservations for our stay 4 months in advance. This campground is almost always booked. Well, maybe not in the winter and yes it is open year around.
My reason for staying at this campground was to be near the scenic viewpoints within the park for sunrise and sunset photography. Canyonlands National Park and its stunning scenery are also located just a few miles up the road. Both parks are loaded with great hiking trails and some of the best biking trails around. As a matter of fact, cyclists from around the world come to this part of Utah specifically for the trails. Many of these trails are accessible from the campground and a beautiful visitor center is within an easy walk.
Each of the 21 campsites at the Kayenta Campground at Dead Horse Point State Park is equipped with electric, a tent pad, sheltered table, and charcoal grill…no campfires allowed. The sites are narrow, nestled among pinion trees, and most are NOT level. Larger RV’s, especially those with opposing slides may have difficulty at this campground.
The campground is located on a large mesa 2,000 feet above the Colorado River valley and water is a precious commodity. All campers need to come equipped with their own supply of water and remember this is an arid - desert environment; dehydration can occur quickly. There is NON-potable water at the dump station and a deep sink of fresh water at the restrooms. No showers onsite. We had good Verizon cell phone reception but weak internet connection. We recommend your tow vehicle be in tip top shape and leave your A/C off as you climb in elevation on highway 313.
The day-use facilities are scattered throughout the park and offer stunning, unbelievable views with covered picnic tables, restrooms, and water. Whether it’s a day trip or an overnight camping trip, no visit to Moab, Utah, would be complete without experiencing Dead Horse Point State Park…. a definite favorite of ours.