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.
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?
Dinosaurs were a remarkably successful group of animals. They lived on the Earth for 160 million years. The fossils at Dinosaur National Monument represent only 10 of the many dinosaur species that existed during that long era.