Where Can You Camp When Visiting Arches National Park?

One of the most popular attractions in Utah is Arches National Park. This park is home to over 2000 natural sandstone arches, each one unique and breathtaking in its own right. With so much to explore and discover, camping in Arches National Park is a great way to experience the beauty of the area.

Campgrounds in Arches National Park

The campground within Arches National Park is aptly named the Devils Garden Campground. It has 51 campsites for tents and RVs, with all sites having a picnic table and fire pit.

The campground also has flush toilets, drinking water and trash collection. Campers should be aware that there are no showers at this campground, so it’s best to be prepared for some primitive camping.

Devils Garden Campground is open year-round but can fill up quickly during peak season in the summertime months. Reservations can be made up to six months in advance and it’s recommended that campers book early if they want to secure their spot.

Other Camping Options

For those who don’t mind being outside of the park boundaries, there are several other camping options nearby. The Moab KOA offers tent sites as well as RV hookups and is located just outside of Arches National Park. There are also several private campgrounds throughout the area including the Portal RV Resort which offers full hookups for RVs as well as tent sites.

Backcountry Camping

For those who prefer more remote camping options, backcountry camping is available with a permit from the Arches Visitor Center or Canyonlands Visitor Center (depending on where you plan to camp). Backcountry camping requires that all food, garbage and scented items be stored properly in bear-proof containers or hang at least 10 feet off of the ground.


Camping is a great way to enjoy all that Arches National Park has to offer. Whether you decide to stay at Devils Garden Campground or venture out into the backcountry for some remote camping, you’ll be sure to find an adventure waiting for you when visiting this unique park!

Photo of author

Samantha Mckinney