Can You Camp Inside Arches National Park?

Arches National Park is a stunningly beautiful place, located in Utah and known for its thousands of sandstone arches and other unique formations. It is one of the most popular national parks in the United States, with over 1.5 million visitors each year.

The park is home to a wide variety of plants and animals, including coyotes, bobcats, jackrabbits and mule deer. But can you camp inside Arches National Park?

The short answer is yes; camping inside Arches National Park is allowed. The park offers two designated campgrounds, Devils Garden Campground and Campsite at Sand Flats.

Devils Garden Campground is located near the entrance of the park and offers up to 50 campsites for tents or RVs. Campsite at Sand Flats is located about 8 miles from the entrance of the park and offers up to 80 tent-only sites.

In addition to these two campgrounds, backcountry camping is also permitted in certain areas of Arches National Park. Backcountry camping requires a permit which can be obtained from the Visitor Center or online through Permit holders are required to follow specific rules such as staying on established trails, disposing of waste properly, never cutting down trees or disturbing wildlife.


Camping fees vary depending on location; Devils Garden Campground charges $30/night for RVs with electricity hookups and $20/night for tent sites while Campsite at Sand Flats charges $15/night for tent sites only.

Other Considerations:

Due to its popularity, Arches National Park can be quite crowded during certain times of year so it’s important to make reservations in advance if you plan on camping inside the park boundaries. Additionally, it’s important to note that due to extreme temperatures during summer months (temperatures often exceed 100 degrees Fahrenheit), it’s best to visit Arches National Park during late spring or fall when temperatures are more moderate.


In conclusion, yes you can camp inside Arches National Park! There are two designated campgrounds as well as backcountry camping opportunities available within the park boundaries; however it’s important to remember that reservations should be made in advance and extreme temperatures should be taken into consideration when planning your trip.

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Chris Powell