Dead Horse Point State Park Hotels

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Kayenta Campground, Dead Horse Point S.P.: Under the stars

I checked this one out for all of you tent and RV fans.

The park’s campground - Kayenta- is a small but very sweet spot within steps of those killer overlooks. With only 17 RV/tent sites and three yurts, I read that it’s a favorite with campers in the know and fills quickly during peak season so advance reservations are highly advised if you want to snag a night or two here. What I really liked about this one was that each site has a paved drive, covered shelter, picnic table, charcoal grill, tent pad and electricity, and there looked to be just enough vegetation between most of them to provide a little seclusion. There’s a communal sink for washing dishes and whatnot, and very clean restrooms with sinks and flush toilets. The other big plus is that it’s only 15 minutes from the Island in the Sky unit of Canyonlands.

The minus column is short but worth noting:
• It's a 40-minute drive from Moab, and has no camp store or water station for RV tanks (drinking water is available) so you’ll want to fill and stock before you get here

• No showers or laundry

• Gates close at 10:00 PM so if you run into Moab for dinner, don’t dawdle

• Sites may be tight for large RVs, and your rig may need to be leveled.

• No campfires allowed

The three yurts are located just a little down the road from Kayenta, and are great choices for small groups or families who don’t want to haul a lot of gear. Each of them sleep 6 (2 double bunks and 1 futon couch) and are pretty darn close to glamcamping; fully furnished, propane bbq grills, heat, electricity and decks with chairs/tables. You do have to bring your own bedding and eating/cooking equipment, and the nearby restrooms are communal but with running water and flush toilets. No pets, tents, RVs or cooking inside the yurts but they’re a steal for large-group comfort at slightly less than $100 a night, and even more economical at weekly rates. Sleeping bags, cooking/eating utensils and other camping gear can be rented at Destination Moab in town if you don't have any of your own:

http://www.destinationmoab.com

Sound good? Check rates, availability and other campground details here:

http://utahstateparks.reserveamerica.com/camping/dead-horse-point-state-park/r/campgroundDetails.do?contractCode=UT&parkId=344161

  • Opinion of Price: N/A
  • Related to: Budget Travel, Family Travel, Camping
  • Written April 21, 2015
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  • Reviews: 10

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Kayenta campground: A quiete campground

This campground has 21 campsites. Electricity, tent pad, a sheltered table and a grill are at each site.
The restrooms are modern and clean, you can wash your dish but there are no showers.
You have also a great look from here. The campground is quiete!
We paid $ 13 for the tent.

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Written January 27, 2008
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