Glen Canyon National Recreation Area

Lake Powell Shoreline & Backcountry Camping

Camping is allowed anywhere along the lake shore outside the developed areas. Camping in Glen Canyon NRA requires an entrance fee in addition to a nominal camping fee at the following primitive camping areas where toilets are provided: Lees Ferry, Lone Rock, Stanton Creek, Dirty Devil, Hite and Farley Canyon. See locally posted signs for fee amounts or visit:

There are no facilities. Campers must have a portable toilet or toilet facilities on their vessel. The amount of camping is dependent on the lake level. On average, Lake Powell has 1960 miles of shoreline. Approximately 150 miles of this is campable at any given time. Primitive backcountry camping is permitted within the National Recreation Area away from the Lake Powell shoreline. Please bring plenty of water and pack out all trash.

Wahweap Marina Developed Campground

Wahweap has the largest campground facility in Glen Canyon, which is operated by Lake Powell Resort & Marinas. Located at the Wahweap Marina, there are 112 dry tent sites with trees and barbecue grills (no hookups), 90 full hook-ups, and 6 group camping sites. Facilities include restrooms, laundry, showers, store, phones, dump station and potable water. Evening programs are given by the National Park Service seasonally. The amphitheater, picnic area and swim beach are nearby. Open all year. Fees vary. 

To make reservations for full hook-ups, group or dry camping please call (800) 528-6154 or visit To reach the Wahweap camping store: (928) 645-1059.

Lone Rock Beach Primitive Camping

Primitive camping is on a sandy beach or in dunes. No designated campsites. Open fires permitted, must be within four foot squared area. Quiet time 10pm-6am. 4 micro flush toilets, 6 vault toilets, 1 comfort station/wheelchair accessible, outdoor cold shower, Off Road Vehicle area, dump station, potable water (seasonal), and day use area. No launch ramp. $14 per vehicle/per night. No reservations.

Lees Ferry Campground

54 designated sites, no hookups. Amenities: Modern bathroom/comfort station, potable water available, grills provided, no open fires, launch ramp 2 miles, and RV dump station. Quiet time 10pm-6am. Gas and supply store at Marble Canyon, about 5 miles away. No reservations. $20 per site/per night. Accommodates vehicles up to approximately 35 feet. May be full on weekends and holidays. Next available camping is about 45 miles away. Open all year.

Primitive Camping on the Colorado River Between the Glen Canyon Dam and Lees Ferry


Do not boat below the cable downstream from the Lees Ferry launch ramp. There are dangerous rapids below the cable. Downstream waters are restricted. A permit is required from Grand Canyon National Park to float this section of the river.

Camping is limited to 14 days.

Camping is permitted in designated areas only. There are six designated areas, marked with signs, on a first-come first-served basis. Upriver campsites are provided with toilets and fire pits. All campsites are located well above the river and require a short walk from your boat. This is to prevent camps from being damaged due to high water releases, such as those that occurred in the summer of 1983.

Fires are permitted only in the fireplaces provided or in portable fire pans. No ground fires are allowed. If portable fire pans are used, all burned charcoal must be carried out. Collection of wood is prohibited.

Carry out all litter and garbage. There is no regular garbage collection upriver. Plastic litter bags are available free of charge at the ranger station. Dumpsters are available at the launch ramps for garbage disposal.

Federal law prohibits the disturbance, defacement, or removal of historic or archeological sites. Do not deface rocks and cliffs. Do not disturb plants or animals, and do not feed wildlife.

There are no fees or permits required to camp upriver. Entrance fees and vessel use fees apply.

Bullfrog Developed Campground

Bullfrog has a large developed campground with 78 sites with restrooms, phones, picnic tables, grills, centrally located bathrooms in each loop, potable water station. No reservations. Accommodates tents, campers, small to medium length RV's. Open all year. Fees apply.

Lake Powell Resorts & Marinas also operates a separate RV park with 24 sites, full hook-ups, restrooms, showers, and 1/2 mile to laundry, store, post office, launch ramp. For reservations call (800) 528-6154 (for same day reservations: (435) 684-3032) or visit Fees vary.

Bullfrog Primitive Camping Areas

Primitive camping at Bullfrog is normally available at Stanton Creek, Bullfrog North, and Bullfrog South. However, due to low water levels, Bullfrog North and South are closed until further notices. No facilities except for pit toilets. Fee is $6 per person/per night (not to exceed $12 per vehicle). NOTE: The roads into Stanton Creek may be very sandy and rough in places. They may not be suitable for low-clearance vehicles and/or longer trailers or RV's. Open all year.

Halls Crossing Developed Campground

Halls Crossing has a developed campground with 43 sites and 2 group sites, dump station, potable water, 2 dish sinks, hot/cold showers. Laundry, store, gas, phones, and launch ramp 1/2 mile. Fees apply.

Lake Powell Resorts & Marinas also operates a separate RV park with 32 sites, full hook-ups, restrooms, showers, laundry, store, post office, launch ramp. For reservations call (800) 528-6154 or visit Fees vary.

Hite Marina Area

Hite has several primitive camping areas. Camping is permitted near the launch ramp, in Farley Canyon, and along the Dirty Devil near Highway 95. All these areas have toilets only. No reservations. The fee is $12 per vehicle per night in addition to park entrance fees. Campers camping more than 200 yards from existing toilet facilities must have a portable toilet. Camping is also available at White Canyon and Blue Notch Canyon. No facilities, no fees. Portable toilets are required. Open all year. NOTE: Due to current lake levels, the Hite Launch Ramp is CLOSED. All water-based facilities at Hite (marina, gas dock, etc.) have been removed. The land-based store and gas station are still operating.

Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

Camping is one of the many ways people enjoy the beauty and solitude of the Monument's backcountry. To protect these resources, please camp in already disturbed areas. Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument offers two campgrounds.

Calf Creek Recreation Area Campground

Lower Calf Creek Falls

Lower Calf Creek Falls

At an elevation 5400 ft., Calf Creek Campground offers 14 campsites along Calf Creek. The Recreation Area also offers a self-guided interpretive trail to Calf Creek Falls (126 feet). 6 mile round trip. Located 15 miles east of Escalante on Utah Scenic Byway 12.

Deer Creek Campground

At an elevation of 5800 ft., Deer Creek Campground offers 7 campsites along Deer Creek. This small campground is located on the scenic Burr Trail Road 6 miles southeast of Boulder and Utah Scenic Byway 12.

Primitive Camping

Visitation has increased to the point that we are recommending the following specific places to camp. These locations have no water, toilets, refuse collection, or other developed facilities, so please remove your own litter and provide for your own waste disposal. Limit your vehicle travel to existing, well traveled routes.

Grand Staircase Region


Kaiparowits Plateau Region


Canyons of the Escalante Region


Camping opportunities around Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument is surrounded by various national forests, state parks, and other public lands. For a complete list of camping opportunities around the Monument, check out this list.