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    Best places to camp in Moab?

    Some friends and I are planning a trip out West. We'll be staying in or around Moab for three nights, and don't really want to pay for a motel.

    Could you guys suggest a good place to crash?

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    Lazy Lizard hostel.

    Never been, Never seen it, just heard that it exists and is cheap,
    Visiting St george/Hurricane? Stay at my vacation rental. Discounts for MTB's

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    There used to be a lot of free, uncontrolled camping around Moab, but it is pretty much all controlled now.

    There are several commercial campgrounds, but unless you really need that kind of experience, they are to be avoided if you are tent camping. The only exception is the Up The Creek campground, which is tent-only, and right in town. It is a very cool spot. It is *not* a party spot though. http://www.moabupthecreek.com/

    There are literally dozens of BLM campgrounds around Moab with pit toilets. Along the river along Highway 128, Potash Road, and Kane Creek Road are several campgrounds. The best BLM campground in Moab is Moonflower, but I didn't tell you that. BLM has bumped their fees to $12 per night. Here is a link to all the BLM campgrounds.

    http://www.blm.gov/ut/st/en/fo/moab/...mpgrounds.html


    You can still camp for free about 20 miles north of town in various uncontrolled areas, but you must have a porta potty with you. There are some absolutely insanely cool sites up there, but if I told you about them, I'd have to kill you.

    If you are going in summer, there are free and beautiful NFS sites in the La Sals.

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    Slickrock area

    From AK. We found a cool campground up above the slickrock trail. There are several organized spots up there as well as a few tucked away. We spent 3 nights there, and a few nights other places. That was a cool spot. Take a dust cover mask for the crappers. They are some of the narstiest things I have ever hovered an ass over. Other than that, epic place I thought. $10/ night, and you can ride right to the slickrock trail.
    "Having lack of self-preservation makes biking more fun."

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    haha thanks for the heads up about the outhouses.
    do those camps have a name?

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    Quote Originally Posted by -slickwilly-
    haha thanks for the heads up about the outhouses.
    do those camps have a name?
    Sand Flats Recreation Area.

    You can get more info on Sand Flats through the link honkinunit provided above. Good info in that post by the way.

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    There are also some uncontrolled spots south of town about 20 miles in the "Behind the Rocks" area-a couple of caves set into a slickrock 'island'. Again, a porta-potty is a must.

    When I just need to get out of town for a night I'll head up to the campsites at the far end of the the Slickrock Rec area I think it's $10/night, but the sites are well maintained and kept clean, and there are some killer views!

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    I like Sand Flats too. Can't go wrong with any of the riverside camping either.

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    I'm not sure of a name

    Check out Slickrock Campsites and somethign might pop up on google.

    Good luck. We are heading to St. George Utah and Bootleg Canyon in NEvada for riding in a few weeks. Will be nice to get out of the snow.
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