Colorado Riverway Recreation Area
This page covers the camping possibilities along the Colorado Riverway Recreation Area in Utah.
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Camping is permitted only at improved sites with camping facilities managed for overnight use and at designated camp sites. Camping at all sites is limited to 14 days within a 30 day period. Fees are charged for campgrounds and semi-developed campsites.
Campgrounds have graded roads, toilets, tables, parking areas, fire rings with grills, information boards, and self-service pay stations. Semi-developed camping areas have simple toilets, metal fire rings, parking barriers, an information board, and self-service pay stations.
Designated, undeveloped camping areas are identified by brown flexible posts with tent symbols. No facilities are provided at these sites except for fire rings. Primitive camping is allowed only at these designated locations. Portable toilets are required for these sites.
Group sites at Big Bend and Goose Island, on Utah Highway 128, are available on an advance reservation basis. There are also group sites at Gold Bar on Utah Highway 279.
- See Camping Tips.
Camp fires are limited to metal fire rings at improved sites and existing rock rings at designated, undeveloped sites. Barbecue grills and metal fire pans may also be used. (See Campfires and Wood Gathering for additional tips.)
- Wood collection for fires is limited to drift wood.
- Do not put cans, bottles, aluminum foil, and other non-burnable items into your fire as these items foul the fire pit.
- Do not extinguish a campfire with soil, as it will make it difficult for the next visitor to use the same fire ring.
- Allow wood to burn to ash and douse the fire with water, then stir it until it is completely out.
- Fire pans should be at least 24 inches in diameter and have a three inch lip. Set the pan on rocks a couple of inches above the ground so that the heat from the fire does not scar the soil. Take care of cold ashes by transferring them to a trash bag for proper disposal.
Campgrounds and Undeveloped Camping Sites