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19 Great Utah Boondocking Spots With Maps

Utah boondocking spots

Utah boondocking spots takes the trophy as one of the most exciting destinations for Utah dispersed campsites in the United States. From forested mountains and alpine lakes in the north to odd red-rock formations in the south, the terrain is incredibly diverse.

These Boondocking & Camping Areas are concentrated in the North East part of Utah
More sections of Utah and Other South West States are listed below

Utah Boondocking Spots

This may just be the best state for boondocking and Utah dispersed campsites in the US. Much of the property is held by the Bureau of Land Management, which allows free camping as long as you stay for no more than 14 days and transfer your RV at least 25 miles away after that.

A fresh, more stunning view awaits you at every turn, whether you’re Utah hiking through strange slot canyons or fishing wild rivers under the autumn trees.

That’s just the beginning. Rock climbing, mountain biking, free camping at Utah dispersed campsites, kayaking, photography, and more are all available in Utah. Furthermore, because more than 60% of this magnificent wilderness is public land, there’s never a shortage of fresh boondocking spots in Utah. Every month of the year, Utah provides world-class free camping and experiences.

Bryce Canyon is in the far north of the state, just outside of Brigham City, and Box Elder Campground is ideal for RV boondocking in Utah. It’s for campers who don’t want to get too far away from civilization.

It’s run by the Forest Service and provides flush toilets and clean drinking water for a $22 fee. Mantua Reservoir, with its crystal-clear and cold water, is also close by, tempting would-be swimmers.

UTAH & Other South West States

19 Great Utah Boondocking Spots With Maps – North East Section
32 Free Utah Boondocking Areas Along With Maps – North Central Section
24 Top Utah Boondocking Locations Including Maps – North West Section
51 Amazing Utah Boondocking Campsites And Maps – East Central Section
33 Best Utah Boondocking Sites Also Maps – Central Section
21 Favorite Utah Boondocking Camp Sites Plus Maps – West Central Section
36 Free Utah Boondocking Camping Sites And Maps – South East Section
43 Amazing Utah Boondocking Campgrounds With Maps – South Central Section
54 Top Utah Boondocking Camping Areas Including Maps – South West Section
OTHER SOUTH WEST STATES

19 Great Utah Boondocking Spots With Maps

1. Atchee Ridge 1

Address
Atchee Ridge Road
Utah
GPS: 39.66062, -109.096279
Elevation: 7740′

Management: Public – Bureau of Land Management

Utah boondocking spots in the Bureau of Land Management: Vernal District. Reservations are not accepted at this campsite. This is a high elevation location.

2. Atchee Ridge 2

Address
Big Park Road
Utah
GPS: 39.706898, -109.143243
Elevation: 7234′

Management: Public – Bureau of Land Management

Free Utah dispersed campsites in the Bureau of Land Management: Vernal District. First come -> first served. No reservations accepted. This is a high elevation location.

3. Green River Bridge

Address
Utah 45
Jensen, Utah
GPS: 40.313998, -109.482127
Elevation: 4715′

Management: Public – Bureau of Land Management

Utah boondocking spots in the Bureau of Land Management: Vernal District. First come -> First Camped. Reservations not accepted.

4. Cliff Ridge

Address
Blue Mountain Road
Jensen, Utah
GPS: 40.367729, -109.11962
Elevation: 8114′

Management: Public – Bureau of Land Management

Free Utah dispersed campsites in the Bureau of Land Management: Vernal District. First come -> first camped. No reservations are accepted. This is a high elevation location.

5. BLM Land outside of Dinosaur National Monument (drive through on the Utah Side)

Address
Jensen, Utah
GPS: 40.406242, -109.182781
Elevation: 5299′

Management: Public – Bureau of Land Management: (Official)

Utah boondocking spots in the Bureau of Land Management: Vernal District. First come -> first camped. No reservations are accepted The road in is Gravel and 4-5 miles from a paved road. There are 1-5 campsites at this location and the maximum RV length is 15 feet.

6. BLM Just Outside of Dinosaur National Park

Address
Jensen, Utah
GPS: 40.41822, -109.20546
Elevation: 5108′

Management: Public – Bureau of Land Management: (Official)

Free Utah dispersed campsites in the Bureau of Land Management: Vernal District. First come -> first camped. No reservations are accepted The road in is Gravel and 4-5 miles from a paved road. This campsite is just outside of the Dinosaur National Park border. You need to drive through the park from the Vernal, Utah side to access this spot, but it’s great if you are planning to visit the park.

7. Massey Meadow Dispersed

Address
13400-13540 Forest Road 031
Vernal, Utah
GPS: 40.625296, -109.786508
Elevation: 7730′

Management: Public – Forest Service

Utah boondocking spots in the Ashley National Forest’s Vernal Ranger District. First come -> first served. No reservations accepted. This is a high elevation location.

8. Old Quarry

Address
U.S. 191
Vernal, Utah
GPS: 40.875583, -109.463922
Elevation: 7195′

Management: Public – Forest Service

Free Utah dispersed campsites in the Ashley National Forest’s Flaming Gorge Ranger District. No reservations. First come, first served. This is a high elevation location.

9. Green Draw Road

Address
Vernal, Utah
GPS: 40.801497, -109.459868
Elevation: 8115′

Management: Public – Forest Service (Unofficial)

The road in is Dirt and 0.5 – 8 miles from a paved road. Green Draw Road is open Spring – after snow runoff. There are 30 or more Utah boondocking spots at this location and the maximum RV length is unlimited. You may stay 16 days at Green Draw Road. Numerous dry camp sites along and near US FS Green Draw Road off US 191 approx. 30 miles North of Vernal, UT. Forest Service campground with dump and water within 3 miles.

10. Long Park Reservoir

Address
Forest Road 043
Vernal, Utah
GPS: 40.774076, -109.76492
Elevation: 9970′

Management: Public – Forest Service

Free Utah dispersed campsites in the Ashley National Forest’s Vernal Ranger District. First come -> first served. No reservations accepted. This is a high elevation location.

11. South Fork

Address
Forest Road 214
Vernal, Utah
GPS: 40.734983, -109.73956
Elevation: 9672′

Management: Public – Forest Service

7900-foot elevation. 6 Utah boondocking spots on the South Fork of Rock Creek, and near the south shore of Upper Stillwater Reservoir. Trail from campground goes north into the High Uintas Wilderness.

12. Windy Park Dispersed

Address
Forest Road 545
Vernal, Utah
GPS: 40.760807, -109.639998
Elevation: 9383′

Management: Public – Forest Service

Free Utah dispersed campsites in the Ashley National Forest’s Vernal Ranger District. This campsite does not use a reservation system. First come, first served. This is a high elevation location.

13. Oaks Park Campground

Address
Forest Road 018.
Vernal, Utah
GPS: 40.748333, -109.626667
Elevation: 9334′

Management: Public – USDA Forest Service

The road in is Dirt. Oaks Park Campground is open during summer. There are 6-15 Utah boondocking spots at this location and the maximum RV length is 25 feet. You may stay 16 days at Oaks Park Campground. 9200 ft. elevation. 11 campsites on the south shore of large and lovely Oaks Park Reservoir. There is a pump handle well on the west shore of the reservoir. Trails lead north from the lake, and the area is open to OHV use

14. North Fork Dispersed Camping Area

Address
Red Cloud Loop Road (FR 018)
Vernal, Utah
GPS: 40.741201, -109.679777
Elevation: 9252′

Management: Public – Forest Service (Official)

The road in is Dirt. North Fork Dispersed Camping Area is open seasonally. There are 1-5 Utah dispersed campsites at this location. You may stay 16 days at North Fork Dispersed Camping Area.

15. Grizzly Ridge Meadow Camping Area

Address
Forest Road 468
Red Canyon, Utah
GPS: 40.752657, -109.486711
Elevation: 8474′

Management: Public – Forest Service (Official)

Free Dispersed camping in the Ashley National Forest’s Flaming Gorge Ranger District. No reservations. First come, first served. This is a high elevation location. The road in is Dirt. There are 1-5 Utah boondocking spots at this location and the maximum RV length is unlimited. You may stay 14 days at Grizzly Ridge Meadow Camping Area.

16. Kane Hollow Dispersed

Address
Forest Road 426
Vernal, Utah
GPS: 40.712105, -109.532332
Elevation: 8583′

Management: Public – Forest Service

Free Utah dispersed campsites in the Ashley National Forest’s Vernal Ranger District. No reservations. First come, first served. This is a high elevation location. Plenty of room for 6-12 larger RV’s with vault toilet. FS Rd. 18 is paved all the way to this site. Nice weather at 9000′ elevation but limited phone and tv, 40 min. to Vernal for grocery and fuel. Not really an ‘overnight’ stop but more like a Week’s stay among the nice trees !

17. Range Study Area Dispersed

Address
Forest Road 217
Vernal, Utah
GPS: 40.715021, -109.47561
Elevation: 8425′

Management: Public – Forest Service

Utah boondocking spots in the Ashley National Forest’s Vernal Ranger District. Reservations are not accepted at this campsite. This is a high elevation location.

18. Dispersed BLM land off 341

Address
Daggett County, Utah
GPS: 40.991447, -109.453027

Management: Public – Bureau of Land Management: (Official)

Dispersed Pull off with level grassy site, great views, no facilities The road in is Gravel and 1 miles from a paved road. Dispersed BLM land off 341 is open Always. There are 1-5 Utah dispersed campsites at this location and the maximum RV length is 45 feet. You may stay 16 at Dispersed BLM land off 341.

19. Navajo Cliffs

Address
Forest Road 619
Manila, Utah
GPS: 40.989178, -109.560269

Management: Public – Forest Service

Utah boondocking spots located within the Ashley National Forest’s Flaming Gorge Ranger District. Navajo Cliffs is open May-Sep



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