Best Free Camping in Utah

If you are planning your budget trip to Utah, you’ve come to the right place! Free camping, or dispersed camping, in Utah can be quite hard to find, as we had to experience ourselves. This is why we we created the following list of free Utah campgrounds. All of these campgrounds are within close proximity to all major national parks and places to see. These campgrounds are managed by the BLM who would like you to follow these rules when camping on public land. Please adhere to them and keep nature clean.

The following campgrounds in Utah are all suitable for RVs, tents, camper vans and cars!

Free Camping Moab (for Canyonlands and Arches National Park)

  • Lone Mesa Campground
  • Amenities: Fire Pits
  • Coordinates: 38.64428206383567, -109.81928291134822

Free Camping Torrey (for Capitol Reef National Park)

  • Cathedral Valley Campground
  • Amenities: Picnic Tables, Pit Toilets, Fire Pits
  • Coordinates: 38.47454403658588, -111.36639641924472

Free Camping Escalante (for Grand-Staircase Escalante National Park)

  • Get a free camping permit at the visitor center and camp at any pull-out
  • Amenities: None

Free Camping Bryce Canyon (for Bryce Canyon National Park)

  • Dispersed USFS Campground
  • Amenities: Fire Pits
  • Coordinates: 37.72378719249807, -112.25213738296975

Free Camping Zion National Park

  • Hurricane Cliffs Recreational Area BLM
    • Amenities: Fire pits
    • Coordinates: 37.19542858580743, -113.21791501091418
  • Zion Scenic Byway Dispersed – BLM
    • Amenities: Fire Pits
    • Coordinates: 37.2504638952614, -112.76014355458078

Free Camping Page (for Horseshoe Bend and Glen Canyon National Recreation Area)

  • Stateline Campground
  • Amenities: Firepits, Bathrooms, Picnic Tables
  • Coordinates: 37.0106289465117, -112.02570115187923

Free Camping Monument Valley

  • Valley of the Gods Camping Area
  • Amenities: None
  • Coordinates: 37.264526, -109.931702

About the Authors

Authors Ryne Cook and Denise Braun from He Said or She Said

Ryne and Denise Cook: Utah was one of our bucket list destinations for a long time. That’s why we were so excited to finally check it off of our list with an epic road trip. We hope our insights will help you plan your own amazing trip to Utah.

4 thoughts on “Best Free Camping in Utah”

  1. This Free Camping guide in Utah is incredibly helpful. You’ve really thought through everything you need to know before planning a trip. Thank you for this helpful resource. Saving this guide for later!

    1. We’re so glad you like it! Please come back and let us know about your next camping trip in Utah! 😀

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