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Memorial Weekend in Moab

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Memorial Weekend in Moab

How busy does camping in Moab get on Memorial weekend? We are looking at some campsites that are first come first serve and were wondering if those would be hard to come by on the holiday weekend. We are planning on arriving late Friday night.

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Siri

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1. Re: Memorial Weekend in Moab

Think, really busy.

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2. Re: Memorial Weekend in Moab

Welcome to the forum. Memorial Day weekend is the single busiest of the entire year. You won't be able to get an improved campground with an arrival late Friday night. If you are a bit adventurous and are OK with dispersed camping, you can likely find a spot. Look at areas along the east side of US191 north of Moab. Note that you will need to bring a portable toilet for dispersed camping. I would not advocate you arrive after dark. It will be a bad experience trying to find a site at night. If you're going to be late, stay somewhere else Friday night and come in Saturday.

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3. Re: Memorial Weekend in Moab

If you are arriving late Friday there is no chance that you will find a campsite. A option is the Kane Springs campground. Locate on Kane Springs Rd just West of town. It is a large open piece of land that you can always pitch a tent, park a RV, trailer or whatever. Nothing fancy, think festival camping but they have vault toilets and space.

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4. Re: Memorial Weekend in Moab

Thanks for your input everyone. Sounds like another weekend might be my best option though :/

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5. Re: Memorial Weekend in Moab

Most weekends in Moab between Spring and fall you will not get a site Friday night. They are usually gone early in the day Friday, if not many by Thursday. You can get dispersed camping if you know where to look, but you need to be prepared and do it in daylight

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6. Re: Memorial Weekend in Moab

BLM has an office in Moab you can call for suggestions

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7. Re: Memorial Weekend in Moab

Just found this saying Kane Springs is closing, but it also has a link for a new location

http://kanespringscamping.com/

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8. Re: Memorial Weekend in Moab

I went early Thursday last week and everything was busy. Memorial day will be very busy. On a Friday, I would be looking for disbursed camping off of 191 near the airport area or Dewey Bridge area.

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