Harpers Corner Road Closed for Winter
The Harpers Corner Road is closed for the winter at Plug Hat Picnic Area which is approximately five miles from US Highway 40. The road is tentatively scheduled to open on March 31. More »
Ely Creek Backcountry Campsites Are Closed
The Ely Creek backcountry campsites located along the Jones Hole Trail are closed until at least May 1, 2014 due to bear activity. More »
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 (two near the Dinosaur Quarry) and the other three are on the Colorado side.
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.
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.
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.
Did You Know?
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.