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

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Gates of Lodore Campground

Gates of Lodore Campground

Campers enjoy a morning at the Gates of Lodore Campground

NPS Photo

Gates of Lodore Campground is located on the Green River at the boat ramp at the head of Lodore Canyon. The campground is located 106 miles north of the Canyon Visitor Center. The campground is popular with river rafters who often stay here before launching on the Green River. A permit is required for boating inside Dinosaur National Monument.

There are 19 sites, some with shade. The sites have tables and firepits. During the summer, there is running water and vault toilets, but no showers. The campground handles tents and RVs (but there are no hook-ups). Gates of Lodore Campground is open year-round, but winter access can be difficult due to snow.

 
Sites
19 sites that accommodate both tents and RVs. 1 site is handicapped-accessible
Maximum group size of 8 people per site.
No water, sewer or electric hookups. Vault toilets available, no showers.
Fees
$8.00 per site, per night for regular and walk-in sites. $4.00 per night with Interagency Senior or Access Pass
Cash or check (payable to National Park Service) only at self-pay station.
No fee when water is not available.
Season
Open all year. Road may be impassable in winter.
Water available mid-May to early-October.
Reservations
All sites are first come, first-served except for the group site.
Campground rarely fills.
Facilities and Services
Water and vault toilets available
Picnic tables
Campfire ring with grill. See information kiosk for any fire restrictions.
Bear proof storage lockers for food and items with scents
No trash pick up. Pack out all garbage
Hiking trail
 
Gates of Lodore Map

Did You Know?

Photo of paleontologist Earl Douglass.

Paleontologist Earl Douglass first came to Utah looking for mammal fossils. He returned in 1909 and discovered an immense deposit of dinosaur bones, now protected at Dinosaur National Monument. Although made famous by dinosaurs, Douglass died preferring his beloved mammal fossils over dinosaurs.