Grandstaff Campground

Moab, Utah

Road trip Day 10 Camping 3 times

June 21st 2009 Sunny

Details of this campground

  • Private 15 campsites
  • $12/night per sight
  • First come, first served basis.
  • Campfire & Table/Chair
  • No Shower/ No Flash bothroom

This night, we didn't have a reservation for camping. Once we arrived in Moab Utah, we went to the Moab Information Center. The staff there are very friendly. We got a camp site list/map and asked which one is their favorite. There are many camping grounds in and around Moab. This is my normal style…. Ask people who know the place! Hehe. One nice lady told me that she loves campsites that have tables/chairs. She recommended some places by the Colorado River.

We drove HWY 128 along the Colorado River. Heading toward a campground she recommended, but we found a campground which isn't even on the campgrounds map. This is the Grandstaff Campground. Grandstaff was close to a Negro Bill Camping Area(yes, that is apparently the real name).

We didn’t even think to use this site, but we decided to check it out. It was around 5 pm and there was only one site left open. We had no hesitation to take this site because the view is fantastic, nice enough space, table/chairs and campfire. This site was closest to the bathroom, that could be why it was the last spot. 20 times of camping during this trip and this campsite is one of my favorites.

The scenery was incredible and the sunset was amazing. At night, I could see millions of stars. The downside was that there were no flush bathrooms, but tons of mosquitoes. I put mosquitoe smoke sticks around the tent. I guess it worked well as I only got one mosquito bite. I hate mosquitoes! But the view is why I really liked this site. The sound of the river, the stars. I can’t forget the sunset hitting the big stone wall across from the river.