Quiet, Shady RV Camping near Moab

The Desert Moon Hotel and RV Park has been serving the greater Moab area since the Uranium Boom days of the early 1950's, with 20 RV hook up sites, 10 tent camping sites, and 4 private rooms available for rent. You could say our little park is pretty "Retro" but you could also call it mighty "Quaint" as it is situated in the little town of Thompson Springs (population 40-50) just off of I-70, next to the Union Pacific Rail Road. We are located just west of the Old Desert Moon Hotel, which was built in 1936 and served many travelers, miners, railroad, workers, truck drivers, and tourists over the years.

Electricity, water, and sewer utilities are available at each parking spot alongside big shade trees.  We also have modern restrooms and shower facilities to accommodate tent campers and smaller pop-ups. Ask us about our private rooms available for rent in the Old Desert Moon Hotel.

This little park is now under new ownership and management by Mr. John Lines.  

 

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RV sites

20 available spaces with full hook-ups

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camping

10 tent camping sites

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Private Rooms

4 private full/queen size beds

“Our little town offers a central location to many Canyonland activities - and we have some pretty amazing views of our own.”
 The critters feel right at home here

The critters feel right at home here

 We are right at the foot of the Book Cliffs

We are right at the foot of the Book Cliffs

 Abundant wildlife everywhere

Abundant wildlife everywhere

Leave your camper here and go explore.

 

We are the place to park your camper when you want to check out the Sego Canyon Petroglyphs in the Book Cliffs Mountains, or when you find yourself part way between Moab and Green River or Grand Junction.  

The Arches National Park is less than 10 miles away (north boundary). Canyonlands National park is about an hour south of us. Bears Ears National Monument, near Blanding Utah, is less than a half day's travel. The Colorado National Monument is an hour east, and three Utah state parks (including Dead Horse Point and Goblin Valley) are within an hour's drive from here.

We will also gladly consider accommodating folks who want to stay long term.

We will be happy to have you stay with us and we will personally be glad to share the local lore, history, special sites, and so forth with you.

 

 
 Sego Canyon Indian writings

Sego Canyon Indian writings

 Ancient Indian Petroglyhs 

Ancient Indian Petroglyhs 

Things to do around here

A historical hotel gets a new coat of paint

 

Thompson Springs began as a railroad stop on the Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad in the mid to late 1800's. It soon became a shipping point and community center for local farmers, cattle ranchers and sheepherders.

This little park is now under new ownership and management by Mr. John Lines.  It is just west of the Old Desert Moon Hotel, which was built in 1936 and served many travelers, miners, railroad, workers, truck drivers, and tourists over the years.

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“Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt”.
— John Muir
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