• Camarasus skull in the cliff face, rafters on the Green River, McKee Springs petroglyphs

    Dinosaur

    National Monument CO,UT

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Camping

Dinosaur National Monument campground locations
Dinosaur National Monument Campgrounds
 

Enjoy the crackling of a campfire and sleep under a canopy of stars in Dinosaur National Monument. With six different campgrounds located around the monument and over 120 sites to choose from, options are plentiful. Three campgrounds are located on the Utah side of the monument (Green River is the shortest distance from the Dinosaur Quarry) and the other three are on the Colorado side.

 

Campground Information

Location

Dates Nightly Fee Sites Elevation Reservations Features
Green
River
4 miles east of Quarry Visitor Center Open April 4, 2014 to early October $12 79 4795 ft Sites in B loops are available on Recreation.gov. or 1-877-444-6777
All other sites are first come, first served

Flush toilets, no showers, no hookups, accessible site, along Green River

Split
Mountain
4 miles east of Quarry Visitor Center

All year, water available April 4, 2014 to early October, group campground in summer, open to all visitors when Green River Campground is closed

$25 4 4800 ft Available on Recreation.gov or 1-877-444-6777 for high use season Flush and vault toilets, picnic tables and campfire rings, on Green River near Split Mountain boat ramp
Rainbow
Park
28 miles from the Quarry Visitor Center Open all year, road may be impassable in winter or after rain Free 4 4960 ft First-come, first-served Tent camping only, no water, vault toilets, near the boat ramp at the head of Split Mountain Canyon

Echo
Park
38 miles north of the Canyon Visitor Center Open when road to Echo Park is passable, water available late May to mid-September $8.00 for regular & walk-in sites;
$15.00 for group site
22 including 1 group site 5085 ft First-come, first-served Vault toilets, picnic tables, campfire rings, 1 group site, road not suitable for RVs

Deerlodge
Park
53 miles east of the Canyon Visitor Center Open all year, road may be impassable in winter, water available May to July $8.00 7 5620 ft First-come, first-served Vault toilets, tent camping only, picnic tables, campfire rings, on the Yampa River at the boat ramp at the head of Yampa Canyon

Gates of
Lodore
north end of monument,106 miles north of the Canyon Visitor Center Open all year, road may be impassable in winter, water available late April to October $8.00 17 5356 ft first-come, first-served Vault toilets, picnic tables, campfire rings, RV and tent sites, no hookups, on the Green River at the boat ramp at the head of Lodore Canyon


 

Fees are not charged for any of the monument campgrounds when the water is shut off for the winter. Dinosaur National Monument is black bear country. Proper food storage is required at all monument campgrounds. Visit our page on camping in bear country for more information. Email us or call (435) 781-7700 if you have any other questions.

 

Group Camping

The Split Mountain Campground has 4 sites that can be reserved through Recreation.gov for groups from 8 to 25 people. Echo Park Campground has one group site that can accomodate groups of 8 to 25 people. The Echo Park Campground group site can be reserved by contacting the monument either by email or phone at (435) 781-7759.

 

Backcountry Camping

Camping is allowed in the monument's backcountry. Campsites along the Green and Yampa Rivers are reserved for boaters during the high use season. Designated backcountry campsites at Ely Creek may be reserved by calling the Quarry Visitor Center.
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Did You Know?

Peregrine chicks on cliff.

A population of peregrine falcons has been established at Dinosaur National Monument. The park's rugged canyons make ideal habitat for the once endangered raptor. Fossils show that dinosaurs evolved into birds--and so still live in modified form at Dinosaur.