Sand Flats Recreation Area

Sand Flats Recreation Area



Sand Flats′ campgrounds offer stunning views of sandstone domes, canyons, and mesas with the La Sal Mountains as a backdrop, as well as access to biking, off-highway vehicle trails, and nearby attractions such as Arches and Canyonlands National Parks. Group sites can accommodate up to 16 people and include shade structures, picnic tables and fire rings.


Along with easy access to biking and off-highway vehicle trails, Sand Flats' campgrounds offer spectacular vistas of sandstone domes, canyons, and mesas in addition to the ever-changing La Sal Mountains as a dramatic back-drop. Visitors are awed by beautiful sunsets, the magic of howling coyotes and a night sky of seemingly unlimited stars.


The Sand Flats Recreation Area is home to the Slickrock Bike Trail, a world renowned mountain biking destination. The area is also a premier destination for 4x4 and backcountry motorcycle enthusiasts. There is nearly 40 miles of off-highway vehicle trails to explore within the recreation area.


The group campsites are located in the Datura and Echo campgrounds. All group sites accommodate up to 16 people. Both Datura A, B, and D and E-1 group sites have space for six passenger cars, or two to three RVs, or two to three trucks with camp trailers. The Datura C and E-10 group sites' parking areas are smaller and can only accomodate 4 passenger cars, or 1 RV and one truck with camp trailer. Facilities include shade structures, picnic tables and fire rings. There are nearby vault toilet facilities. Campers will need to bring drinking water.

Natural Features

The campground is set among slickrock domes and fins. The sites offer sweeping views of sandstone domes, canyons and mesas against the backdrop of the 13,000 ft. La Sal Mountains. Pinyon and juniper trees offer limited shade.

Nearby Attractions

The sites are located only five miles from downtown Moab, providing convenient access to many bike and off-highway vehicle trails, Arches and Canyonlands National Parks, Dead Horse Point State Park, the Colorado River and the La Sal Mountains.

Charges & Cancellations

If you do not arrive at the group campsite facility by check out time on the day after your scheduled arrival date, which is 11 am, you are considered a no show and your site will be made available to others.

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