Campgrounds Operated by the National Park Service
Lees Ferry Campground
Lone Rock Beach Primitive Camping
Campgrounds Operated by the Park's Concessioner
Wahweap Developed Camping
Bullfrog Developed Camping
Lake Powell Shoreline Primitive Camping
When planning a camping trip by boat or 4-wheel-drive road in Glen Canyon, it is best to buy a map beforehand. These show the side canyons, good hiking spots, points of interest and marinas, explain the navigation system, and may provide fishing information. In an emergency you will need to report your location on Marine Band 16 or call 911.
Colorado River Primitive Camping, Between Glen Canyon Dam and Lees Ferry
Do not boat below the cable downstream from the Lees Ferry launch ramp. There are dangerous rapids below the cable. Downstream waters are restricted. A permit is required from Grand Canyon National Park to float this section of the river.
Camping is limited to 14 days. Camping is permitted in designated areas only. There are six designated areas, marked with signs, on a first-come, first-served basis. Upriver campsites are provided with toilets and fire pits. All campsites are located well above the river and require a short walk from your boat. This is to prevent camps from being damaged by high water releases.
Fires are permitted only in the fireplaces provided or in portable fire pans. No ground fires are allowed. If portable fire pans are used, all burned charcoal must be carried out. Collection of wood is prohibited.
Carry out all litter and garbage. There is no regular garbage collection upriver. Plastic litter bags are available free of charge at the ranger station. Dumpsters are available at the launch ramps for garbage disposal.
Federal law prohibits the disturbance, defacement, or removal of historic or archeological sites. Do not deface rocks and cliffs. Do not disturb plants or animals, and do not feed wildlife.
There are no fees or permits required to camp upriver. Entrance fees and vessel use fees apply.
Camping Fees and Information
Lees Ferry Campground
Stanton Creek, Hite, Farley Canyon, and Dirty Devil
Lone Rock Beach
Glen Canyon NRA Backcountry (Including Lake Powell Shoreline)
Camping is limited to 14 consecutive days and 30 days total per season. No camping is permitted at Rainbow Bridge National Monument.
Camping is not subject to fee waivers. A 50 percent discount applies to holders of the Senior Pass or Access Pass. The holder of the pass must occupy the discounted site.
Note: Additional developed campgrounds, operated by Lake Powell Resorts & Marinas, are available at Wahweap, Bullfrog, and Halls Crossing. For details and rates call 1-800-528-6154.
Backcountry camping in the Orange Cliffs area of Glen Canyon National Recreation Area requires a permit from Canyonlands National Park
Last updated: June 22, 2017