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21 Favorite Utah Boondocking Camp Sites Plus Maps

Utah Boondocking Camp Sites

If you’re looking for Utah boondocking camp sites in a variety of locations, the ‘Beehive State’ might be the place for you. These are some of the top free Utah dispersed campgrounds.

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

Utah’s 5 National Parks

The natural wonders of Arches, Bryce Canyon, Capitol Reef, Canyonlands, and Zion national parks are desert vistas of red rocks, hoodoos, and rock arches. The Mighty Five national parks are strung in a straight line through southern Utah, all within a few hours’ travel of one other.

Arches Bryce Canyon Canyonlands Capitol Reef Zion

 

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

21 Favorite Utah Boondocking Camp Sites

1. Losee Canyon Area

Address
Casto Canyon Road
Panguitch, Utah
GPS: 37.768002, -112.336418
Elevation: 7105′

Management: Public – Forest Service (USDA) (Unofficial)

The road in is Dirt. There are 1-5 Utah boondocking camp sites at this location and the maximum RV length is 45′. You may stay 16 in 30 nights at Losee Canyon Area. There are 3-6 camping areas nestled in the tree line along a secondary dirt road. Getting past two trees right at the beginning of the left turn off may be a issue for larger RVs. As we are less than 30′ it is hard for me to judge.

2. Gravel Pit

Address
Panguitch, Utah
GPS: 37.755223, -112.338574
Elevation: 7123′

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

The road in is Dirt and 2 miles from a paved road. There are 1-5 Utah dispersed campgrounds at this location and the maximum RV length is unlimited. Highway 12 to the Losee Canyon turn off. Highway 1700. Around the first Bend you will find a gravel pit.

3. FR121 – Near Red Canyon

Address
Forest Road 121
Panguitch, Utah
GPS: 37.734466, -112.268171
Elevation: 7681′

Management: Public – Forest Service

The road in is Dirt. There are 1-5 Utah boondocking camp sites at this location. You may stay 16 days at FR121 – Near Red Canyon. Free campsites under the pines along FR121. In the Utah Dixie National Forest’s Powell Ranger District, right down the road from Red Canyon. Located on a dirt road off of scenic Highway 12 en route to Bryce Canyon National Park.

4. Tom’s Best Spring Road Dispersed Camping

Address
Tom’s Best Spring Rd, Escalante, UT
Bryce Canyon, Utah
GPS: 37.721502, -112.254688
Elevation: 7816′

Management: Public – Forest Service (Official)

The road in is Dirt and 0.5 miles from a paved road. There are 6-15 Utah dispersed campgrounds at this location and the maximum RV length is 35 feet. You may stay 16 days, after which you must move at least 10 miles. at Tom’s Best Spring Road Dispersed Camping.

5. Roundup Corral

Address
Tropic, Utah
GPS: 37.69764, -112.12731
Elevation: 7608′

Management: Private – State Trust Land (Unofficial)

Utah boondocking camp sites just across Highway 12 from the park maybe a mile up the road to the left at a Roundup Corral. Big open space lots of room to park. Most of the guys we talked to including a ranger and a couple of cowboys agreed that we were probably okay there.

6. Hw 22 Near Bryce Natl Park

Address
Highway 22
Bryce Natl Pk, Utah
GPS: 37.731735, -112.094475
Elevation: 7566′

Management: Public – State Trust (Unofficial)

The road in is Dirt and .5 miles from a paved road. There are 1-5 Utah dispersed campgrounds at this location. An off highway boondock site not far from Bryce National Park. The main asset here is your proximity to the National Park. Full services at the Park. An off highway boondock site not far from Bryce National Park. The main asset here is your proximity to the National Park. Full services at the Park.

7. Yankee Meadows Dispersed Camping

Address
Bowery Creek Road
Parowan, Utah
GPS: 37.771496, -112.750694
Elevation: 8224′

Management: Public – Forest Service (USDA) (Official)

The road in is Dirt. There are 6-15 Utah boondocking camp sites at this location. You may stay 14 days at Yankee Meadows Dispersed Camping. Yankee Meadows designated dispersed campground is situated in a beautiful valley near Yankee Meadows Reservoir. On the edge of a meadow. Some of the campsites are near a stream.

8. Paragonah(Red Creek) Reservoir WMA Disbursed

Address
Red Creek Road
Paragonah, Utah
GPS: 37.86642, -112.680058
Elevation: 7838′

Management: Public – Fish and Wildlife

Utah dispersed campgrounds. Pulled in here after dark on a Wednesday night and only saw one other person. It was very difficult to determine where the designated campsites were. There weren’t many branches off the road, so we ended up just parking our car next to the farther bathroom and pitching our tent in that open area.

9. 5 Mile Ridge

Address
Panguitch, Utah
GPS: 37.83698, -112.52523
Elevation: 7625′

Management: Public – Forest Service (Unofficial)

The road in is Dirt and 5 miles from a paved road. 5 Mile Ridge is open spring – fall. There are 30 or more Utah boondocking camp sites at this location and the maximum RV length is 15 feet. You may stay 14 days at 5 Mile Ridge.

10. Otter Creek Reservoir – Fisherman’s Bench

Address
Otter Creek 76
Antimony, Utah
GPS: 38.180119, -112.012039
Elevation: 6421′

Management: Public – Bureau of Land Management

Utah dispersed campgrounds in the Bureau of Land Management: Richfield District. First come -> First Camped. Reservations not accepted.

11. Smith Canyon / Sanford Creek Bluffs

Address
Panguitch, Utah
GPS: 37.939, -112.31547
Elevation: 7185′

Management: Public – Forest Service (Official)

The road in is Dirt and 6 miles from a paved road. Smith Canyon / Sanford Creek Bluffs is open summer / fall. There are 16-29 Utah boondocking camp sites at this location and the maximum RV length is 15 feet. You may stay 16 days at Smith Canyon / Sanford Creek Bluffs.

12. Buckskin Valley

Address
Utah
GPS: 38.01043, -112.58635
Elevation: 7385′

Management: Public – Forest Service (Official)

The road in is Dirt and 5 miles from a paved road. Buckskin Valley is open summer / fall. There are 6-15 Utah dispersed campgrounds at this location and the maximum RV length is 15 feet. You may stay 10 days at Buckskin Valley.

13. Parowan Gap Petroglyphs, Utah

Address
Gap Rd
Parowan, Utah
GPS: 37.909332, -112.984253
Elevation: 5553′

Management: Public – Bureau of Land Managment (Unofficial)

The road in is Paved. There are 1-5 Utah boondocking camp sites at this location.

14. Rocky Peak Campground

Address
Cedar City, Utah
GPS: 37.760069, -113.185968
Elevation: 5951′

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

The road in is Gravel. Rocky Peak Campground is open year round. There are 16-29 Utah dispersed campgrounds at this location and the maximum RV length is 25 feet. You may stay 14 days at Rocky Peak

15. Clear Creek Canyon Rd at I70

Address
Joseph, Utah
GPS: 38.59105, -112.27429
Elevation: 5630′

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

Utah boondocking camp sites in this Small flat site in Fishlake National Forest off Clear Creek Canyon Rd near I-70 and Hwy 89.

16. Pole Creek

Address
Sevier, Utah
GPS: 38.582172, -112.38933
Elevation: 6158′

Management: Public – Forest Service (Unofficial)

The road in is Dirt. Pole Creek is open Year Round. There are 1-5 Utah dispersed campgrounds at this location and the maximum RV length is 35 feet. You may stay 16 Days at Pole Creek.

17. Shingle Creek

Address
Sevier, Utah
GPS: 38.571094, -112.462964
Elevation: 6654′

Management: Public – Forest Service (Unofficial)

The road in is Gravel and .75 miles from a paved road. There are 6-15 Utah boondocking camp sites at this location and the maximum RV length is 35 feet. You may stay 16 days at Shingle Creek.

18. Manderfield Reservoir

Address
Forest Road 119D
Manderfield, Utah
GPS: 38.426179, -112.481241
Elevation: 7989′

Management: Public – Forest Service

Utah dispersed campgrounds in the Fishlake National Forest’s Beaver Ranger District. First come -> first served. No reservations accepted. This is a high elevation location.

19. Lions Club RV

Address
300 West Street
Milford, Utah
GPS: 38.401198, -113.014408
Elevation: 5003′

Management: Public – City Park

Utah boondocking camp sites. This park is managed by the city of Milford.

20. Amelia Green Banks Memorial

Address
Utah
GPS: 38.36465, -113.50775
Elevation: 5994′

Management: Public – Bureau of Land Management

The road in is Gravel and 10 miles from a paved road. There are 1-5 Utah dispersed campgrounds at this location and the maximum RV length is 35 feet. You may stay 14 Days at Amelia Green Banks Memorial.

21. North Wah Wah Mountain Wilderness

Address
Utah
GPS: 38.52437, -113.54351
Elevation: 6693′

Management
Public – Bureau of Land Management: (Unofficial)

Dirt road right off of northside of highway 21. Several Utah boondocking camp sites along dirt road. Slightly rocky, but able to traverse with 24′ motorhome and found fairly level spot away from highway.



Utah Boondocking Camp Sites

Utah boondocking camp sites has something for everyone, from the achingly stunning red-rock deserts of the south to the powder-filled slopes of the Wasatch Range. The Forest Service, Bureau of Property Management (BLM), and other institutions maintain nearly 35 million acres of public land, much of which is used for Utah dispersed campgrounds and other purposes.

When boondocking in the Beehive State, there are practically unlimited options for Utah dispersed campgrounds, but planning ahead is key to have a good time. Here are some of the most critical considerations while boondocking in Utah.

Muley Point is located near Mexican Hat in the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. Muley Point is one of the best places to find camping for free in Utah. Indeed, this could be one of the nicest free Utah dispersed campgrounds in the country, especially if you’re looking for spectacular views.

The best views are from the Utah boondocking camp sites near the southern end of Cedar Mesa, which are positioned high on a cliff with panoramic vistas of the desert below, including the San Juan River running through a deep canyon. On a clear day, Monument Valley can be seen in the distance.

Dry camping, also known as boondocking, is when you stay outside of a regular campground in an RV, camper, or motorhome with no hookups (no electricity or water). Dry campers frequently set up camp for free on public areas as well as private property (with the owner’s consent).

Boondocking, often known as “dry camping,” is when you camp in an RV without running water, sewer, or electricity. This could mean parking your truck deep in the bush or stopping at a highway rest stop.



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