Open Year-round
Yes
Reservations possible?
No
RV Hookups
No
Potable water
No
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Goose Island is a very popular campground located only 4 miles from both Downtown Moab and the entrance of Arches National Park. It is the first campground travelers come to along Highway 128, therefore sites here tend to fill up quickly. Thankfully there are many more campgrounds further up the highway if unable to snag a spot at Goose Island.

There are 19 campsites available at Goose Island. All the sites are quite nice and large enough to fit those with long trailers or RVs. Tent campers are of course welcome here too. The Colorado River runs right behind the campground, although sadly it isn’t visible from most of the campsites. The towering red rock walls of Arches National Park are visible though and make quite the backdrop.

Two group campsites are also found at Goose Island. These sites feature ample space to camp, as well as a covered area with picnic tables. Click here for more information on reserving these sites.

Other than vault toilets and dumpsters, there are no amenities at Goose Island, not even drinking water. Note that all campsites (with exception of the two group sites) are first come, first serve with no reservations possible.

 

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Spring
Fall

Congestion

Frequently full

Parking Pass

Not Required

Price per night (basic site)

20.00 $ (16.79 €)

Pros

Close to Moab and Arches NP. Nice campsites with some trees for shade.

Cons

Fills up quickly. No hookups or water.

Pets allowed

Allowed

Managed by

BLM

Features

Vault toilet
Big vistas
Wildlife
Fishing
Family friendly
Picnic tables
Near lake or river

Access

Vehicle

Total number of sites

19

Lodging type

Lodge

Maximum trailer length

40.00 ft (12.19 m)

Location

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