It’s time to camp among the beautiful sandstone arches and desert landscape of Arches National Park!
The vibrant red rock pressed against a bright blue sky is one of my favorite views in the National Park system, and the best part about camping in Arches is that you never have to leave the gorgeous scenery that you traveled so far to see. Numerous trails in the area provide some fantastic places to watch the sunset cast a rosy glow over the already colorful landscape.
What You Need to Know About Camping in Arches
- Reservations are required to stay in the campground from March 1 to October 31.
- No showers are available while camping in Arches.
- Each standard campsite only accommodates ten people. If you have a larger group, you will need to book two campsites or a group campsite.
- Dump stations and RV hookups are not available within Arches National Park.
- Firewood must be purchased from the camp host. Burning of collected wood is prohibited.
- Summer temperatures in Arches National Park can often be unbearably hot during the day. This area has very few trees and little to no shade and your tent will likely be in the direct sunlight for most of the day. I highly suggest bringing a canopy of some kind to create some shade in your site.
- Be sure to bring water bottles for every person in your group (preferably not disposable bottles). Arches National Park does not sell disposable bottles of water.
This article contains information on the frontcountry camping experiences that are available within Bryce Canyon National Park. In other words, it covers places you can get to with your car! If you’re interested in hike-in backcountry camping options, click here.
Getting to the Devils Garden Campground
The Devils Garden Campground is located 18 miles from the Park Entrance. Drive along the Park Road until you reach the very end. The campground is on your right along the one-way loop in the Devils Garden area.
How to Get a Campsite in Arches
Based on how busy Arches National Park is, you may be surprised to find out that there is only one rather small established campground in the Park. If your vacation is between March 1 and October 31, click over to Recreation.gov to get a site. Sites are released 6 months in advance of the beginning date of your trip.
If you are visiting during the off-season, all sites are first-come, first-served.
Because Arches National Park only has one small campground, consider camping in a nearby campground in the Moab area if there is no availability. Check out this map to see other campground options in the area or go to this website for more information!
Open Season: Year-round
Max RV Length: 40 feet
Generators: Ok from 8-10 a.m. and 4-8 p.m. only
Dump Station: No
Reservations Required: Yes for dates between March 1 and October 31. Click here to check availability.
Number of Sites: 50 individual and 2 group sites
Pets Allowed: Yes, but please review Arches’ Pet Policy
Restrooms: Pit and Flush toilets available
Wheelchair Accessibility: Site 007 and H01 are designated as accessible sites
Planning a trip to Arches can be overwhelming.
How do you make a solid plan if you’ve never been to the park before? How do you keep everyone in your group excited and engaged?
You can spend hours on the internet searching for things to do, but you still won’t find the insider tips and first-hand knowledge that I’ve gained from working as a park ranger.
If you’re hoping to see the best sights without getting stuck in traffic, circling parking lots, or being surrounded by people, check out this Arches Itinerary.
You will see all of the can’t-miss spots, plus get lodging and dining guides, driving directions, and insider tips!
Now that you’ve taken a look at your camping options, are you ready to make sure you don’t miss any of the best sights in the park?
Click NEXT to learn about the 10 things you can’t miss on your first visit!