Camping is one of the many ways people enjoy the beauty and solitude of the Monument's backcountry. To protect these resources, please camp in already disturbed areas.
There are three small developed campgrounds located on the Monument. Camp sites are first-come, first-serve with no advance reservations.
Interagency Senior and Access Pass Holders receive 50% off camping fees. Interagency Pass Holders receive free day-use of facilities at Calf Creek Recreation Area.
Calf Creek Campground
Deer Creek Campground
White House Campground
Number of campsites
5 walk-in sites
Pack it out
Pack it out
Pack it out
25 Feet/No turn around
No oversize vehicles or trailers
Access road may require high clearance
Calf Creek Day-Use/Lower Calf Creek
Please camp in already disturbed areas. We recommend using camp stoves at these sites. If you choose to have a fire, we encourage you to bring firepans and carry out ashes; you may collect dead and down wood for fires. Please practice "Leave No Trace" techniques at all times.
Conditions change seasonally - often suddenly - in this land of extremes. You may encounter unexpected snow storms, flash floods, impassable roads, extreme heat or cold, dried up water sources, and high water from floods or spring runoff. This is a beautiful but unforgiving landscape so please follow our safety tips.
Stop at a Monument Visitor Center to obtain current information on road and weather conditions, maps, and permits, which are required for all overnight use.
Developed campgrounds may be found at the perimeter of the Monument along Highways 12 and 89. There is a 14-day stay limit at all BLM sites.
All vehicles and bicycles must stay on roads. Driving off road is prohibited.
Suggest camping locations by region
Visitation has increased to the point that we are recommending the following specific places to camp. These locations have no water, toilets, refuse collection, or other developed facilities, so please remove your own litter and provide for your own waste disposal. Limit your vehicle travel to existing, well traveled routes.
A free over-night permit is required for dispersed camping outside of developed campgrounds. Permits are available at all Monument visitor centers. To protect soil crust, vegetation, and other resources, please park and camp in already disturbed areas. No dispersed camping is allowed in the front-country zone. Please pack out all waste and use portable human waste bags. Backcountry camping is one of the many ways people enjoy the dark skies and natural quiet of the Monument's backcountry. Thank you for limiting noise and use of artificial lights in order to protect the experience of other visitors.
|Deer Creek||6 miles southeast of Boulder||BLM|
|Oak Creek||18 miles north of Boulder||USFS|
|Pleasant Creek||19 miles north of Boulder||USFS|
|Lower Bowns||23 miles north of Boulder||USFS|
|Single Tree||24 miles north of Boulder||USFS|
|Escalante Petrified Forest||1 mile west of Escalante||STATE|
|Calf Creek||15 miles east of Escalante||BLM|
|Posy Lake||16 miles north of Escalante||USFS|
|Blue Spruce||18 miles northeast of Escalante||USFS|
|Barker||21 miles northwest of Escalante||USFS|
|Kodachrome Basin||9 miles south of Cannonville||STATE|
|King Creek||11 miles west of Tropic||USFS|
|Red Canyon||10 miles west of Bryce Canyon||USFS|
|Pine Lake||17 miles north of Bryce Canyon||USFS|
|Ponderosa Grove||15 miles northwest of Kanab||BLM|
|White House||43 miles east of Kanab||BLM|
|Zion Area||15 miles west of Kanab||STATE|