COUNTY WIDE LODGING CLOSURE 3/17/20-4/17/20
Effective 3/17/20 the Southeast Utah Health Department (SEUHD) has issued an order that lodging be suspended in Moab and surrounding areas for 30 days to minimize the spread of COVID-19.
Up the Creek Campground will be closed during that time and we will not be accepting reservation for 3/17/20-4/17/20. Please note, that the SEUHD will be re-assessing the risk in 14 days and may reopen lodging and business if they feel the risk has decreased on 4/1/20.
Thank your for your patience and understanding. We will be notifying and refunding all reserved guests about this closure ASAP.
Construction is underway for a new Middle School adjacent to Up the Creek Campground - this is a fantastic thing for our community and youth! Please be advised that there may be construction noise, dust and other disturbances that are out of our control.
We are a tiny, cozy Urban Campground located right in the bustling town of Moab. We are nestled within a grove of large shade trees, beautiful landscaping and next to a cool perennial stream. (Please keep in mind that if you are coming in the early spring, there will not be foliage or flowers yet and camp will look more bare than the website photos!)
We are just 2 blocks off of the Main street, close to shopping, restaurants and the bike/walking path. We are a self check-in, (no onsite office), tent-only, walk-in only (park and walk in), campground. (No cars in camp, no camping in parking lot allowed.)
We have both tent sites and fully furnished, canvas "Glamping" tents. The Canvas tents sleep 1-2 with either a Queen or two Twins for $120/night plus tax. Those are large canvas tents on a wooden deck. Furnishings include carpet, cozy beds with linens and comforters, side table, chair, lantern, towels, luggage rack, etc. 2 night minimum on weekends for Canvas tents only. Additional room for 1 small tent on site if you have more than 2 people for additional fee. Not heated or cooled.
Sites are primarily rocky and/or bare ground, with a perimeter of watered lawn. We are in camp 3+ times a day to check, clean, mow, etc. If you don't see us, but you need something...call and leave a message, email, or put a note in the post that we check 3x a day.
We have clean bathhouses with hot showers (closed daily from 11-1) and an outdoor sink for dishes. There is a picnic table at each site, and 3 communal propane BBQ grills.
Sorry, but no campfires, propane fire rings or open flame allowed. Camp stoves are fine! Sorry, no dogs.
Our sites are small and can only accommodate 1 family size tent (7-12' wide max) or 2 if they are small, 2-3 man backpack size (6' wide max.). Sites are limited to 4 people so larger parties may require 2 sites.
Due to our small size, this camp is not recommend for children under 3.
A deposit is required to reserve a campsite. The minimum deposit is the cost of the first nights stay per site and is due within 24 hours of receiving your invoice or your space will be released. The deposit is due at the time of reservation if less than 72 hours until arrival. No sites will be held without a deposit. The full amount of your stay can be paid at anytime, but is due prior to setting up on the day you arrive.
If notice is received by 12pm MST 5 days prior to arrival: Full refund less $20 service fee per
site. If notice is received less than 5 days prior to arrival: Full refund less the first nights stay per site
Changes are defined as any request to change dates, number of days/nights, number of people, number of sites or number of tents.
1 st change request: Free Additional change requests received 5 days prior to arrival: $10 service fee
Additional change requests received less than 5 days prior to arrival: May not be granted or will be charged cancellation fees.
Early Departures are defined as reservations exceeding one night who decide after their day of arrival to leave before their reserved date of departure.
Early departures that request a refund and give notice of an early departure will receive the remaining balance less 1 nights stay per site.
Refunds will be returned in the form of check by mail and will require an address for us to send them to.
You will be charged for excessive cleaning or any damage done to the Canvas Tents and or furnishings. Check-in is 2pm, check-out is 11am. 2 night minimum on weekend (Fri & Sat).
Campsites are non-transferable!
A group is defined as a reservation for 11-16 people and/or 3-4 sites. We do not take
reservations for groups larger than 16 people or more than 4 sites.
We are a small campground with 18 sites and can only accommodate small groups up to 16 people and/or 4 campsites. We are happy to reserve camping for your group but please be advised that we do have strict group policies that differ from our general policies.
A deposit is required to reserve a campsite. The minimum deposit is the cost of the first nights stay per site and is due within 24 hours of receiving your invoice or your space will be released. No sites will be held without a deposit.
The full amount of your stay can be paid at anytime, but is due 30 day’s prior to the first nights stay. Once paid, this is non-refundable. If we do not receive your full payment 30 days prior, you will forfeit your reservation as well as the deposit.
If notice is received by greater than 30 days prior to arrival: Full refund less the first nights stay per site. If notice is received less than 30 days prior to arrival: No refund.
You have PAID IN FULL, prior to setting up your camp and have read the rules. (You can pay any balance due at the post or by calling with your credit card.) Leave your nametag on the table clipboard for duration of your stay. If this site has a nametag with someone else’s name with today’s arrival date and/or you are not listed on the check in board, contact us at 435-260-1888 and leave a message and we will get right back to you
Check-in is at 12:00 noon (2:00 pm for Canvas Tents) and Check-out is 11:00 am. (Early check in or late check out must have prior approval.) Showers are closed for cleaning from 11:00am to 1:00pm. Plan accordingly! Quiet hours in camp are from 10:00pm to 6:00am. Consider the many nearby places you can go if you want to stay up late, as a courtesy to your neighbors.
We are an Urban Camp! Local noise includes but is not limited to; trucks, cars, motorcycles, 4X4’s, school bells, marching bands and perhaps even a parade! We are self-check in (no onsite office or staff), walk in and tent only. We are in camp 3+ times a day to check, clean, mow, etc. If you don't see us, but you need something or have a problem, call and leave a message, email, or put a note in the post that we check 3x a day.
Your tent and equipment must fit and be set up between the camp dividers and NOT ON THE GRASS. Set up left of, or behind your table. To preventing getting wet from the automatic sprinklers, your tent and equipment must be set up at least 2 feet from the edge of the grass. You can lounge on the grass, but when you leave camp, remove chairs, etc. or it will get wet!
Do not move the picnic tables, as they are chained down. Each camp table is numbered for that site. No cleaning, repairing or working on bicycles and/or motors on the picnic tables. No Motorcycles are allowed in the camp area for any reason. All motor vehicles and trailers must be in parking lot. No exceptions!
This is the desert! We have rocks, sand, dirt, sun, heat, cold, rain, wind, etc. Most campgrounds in the city area of Moab have the same desert aspects as we do; the difference is our close proximity to downtown. You are camping! Be prepared for bugs, insects, ants, spiders, Cottonwood beetles, caterpillars, lizards, deer, cotton from the trees, etc. Leaving food out or unsecured, attracts bugs and Ravens. Ravens are smart, they will wait until you leave and will get into everything except zippered tents, closed coolers and locked cars, (at least thus far)! Plan accordingly. No dogs allowed in camp or parking lot.