Your quest to find a tent only Moab Campground can stop. Base all of your adventures and exploring in Arches & Canyonlands National Parks from Moab's best, Up the Creek Campground.
Just two blocks from Main Street, Up The Creek is a cozy, urban campground - an oasis of peace and relaxation in the heart of Moab. Our 15 site, tent-only, park & walk to your site campground is nestled within a grove of large shade trees next to a cooling perennial stream.
We are located off the beaten path, yet a just a short walk to Moab's many restaurants and shops. Our close proximity to Arches and Canyonlands National Parks as well as the World Famous Slick Rock Bike Trail gives you easy access to any adventure you choose!
Up the Creek Campground was established in 1989 and has served multitudes of happy campers since then. In 2022 we sustained a 500 year flood which damaged and altered the property significantly, forcing the campground to close for the remainder of the season. As we rebuild, we are taking the opportunity of a clean slate to make the campground more sustainable and environmentally friendly to our desert surroundings. Up the Creek will have a different look and feel yet will still serve as an oasis in the high desert as well as the perfect base camp for your adventures.
Walk in tent camping. There are no noisy RVs or cars in the campground. It is only 100 feet from the parking area to the first campsite.
Clean bathhouse. Hot showers, flush toilets.
Outside sink for washing dishes.
Creek side camping on level sand, dirt, and rock beds with well kept natural landscaping makes this campground a perfect place to relax after a day of Moab fun.
Grilling stations available on the property.
From Moab's Main St./Hwy 191, turn east on 300 South. Up the Creek Campground will be on your right, after about two blocks. Look for our sign at the entrance to the parking lot.
The bathrooms are closed from 11am to 1pm for cleaning. Please plan accordingly.
Quiet hours are from 10pm to 6am. Sound travels quite easily throughout the campground. Please respect your fellow campers.
Campfires are not allowed, this includes wood and propane fire pits.
Half of the campsites border a grassy orchard area and we don't allow tents to be pitched in this area. There are level dirt and sand areas in the campsites to set up tents.
The campground is next to a perennial stream and there are large cottonwood and other trees throughout. The shade moves around with the sun, so your site might not be shaded all day, but overall the campground and campsites are shady. Please note, during early Spring there will be minimal foliage in camp and if we are experiencing a regional drought the stream will be less full.
All the campsites at Up The Creek are tent only, park and walk to your site. There are no vehicles allowed in the campground or sleeping allowed in cars. Cars are parked in a parking lot. People walk to where the campsites are.
Some campsites are a less than 1 minute walk and some campsites are a less than a 2 minute walk from where the cars are parked. The campground provides carts to help you with shuttling your supplies from where you park to where your campsite is.
There are different options for bicycle storage. There is a bike rack near the bathhouse where bikes can be locked up. We suggest keeping bikes at your campsite where they can easily be locked to the picnic table provided at each campsite. We do not recommend leaving them in the parking lot locked to your car.
We do not have an office onsite. however we are in camp 3+ times a day in the morning, afternoon and evening. If you need assistance or are having a problem please call and leave a message (we will call you right back), email us, or put a note in the post (we check it 3x/day). The house located next to the campground is a Private Residence, please do not disturb.
We have a small private parking lot for reserved guests of the campground, it can accommodate large and small vehicles. If you will be needing to park a trailer, please contact us as you may need to use the street parking in front of the campground.
The campground's bathhouse has outlets where you can charge your electronics.
There is no WiFi at the campground. It is just a short walk to places where you can get online: laundry mats, the library, coffee shops, etc.
The closest laundry is three blocks from the campground, open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day, and provides free WiFi.
Moab, Utah, home to Arches and Canyonlands National Parks, is surrounded by some of the most stunning red rock landscapes on Earth. Moab’s unique combination of small resort town hospitality, beautiful scenery and the cool waters of the Colorado River has made it one of the most sought after destinations in the American Southwest.