Utah State Parks Blog

New Camping Fees Coming to Utahraptor State Park

May 6, 2022

Utahraptor State Park Management Area

MOAB, Utah —The Utah Division of State Parks is announcing the implementation of overnight camping fees for areas within the boundaries of Utahraptor State Park. 

Beginning on May 15, 2022, the Division will implement a $15 per night fee for each vehicle. This includes all overnight lodging including but not limited to tents, RVs, trailers, and vehicles. Overnight visitors who do not pay the fee may be issued a citation. Visitors are permitted to camp in the same manner that has historically been permitted at existing dispersed sites. 

The park will not be charging day-use fees at this time. This $15 fee only applies to those staying after park day-use hours. Individuals can pay these fees via the iron ranger locations found upon entering the park or online by scanning the QR code featured on park signage. 

We ask eager adventurers to remain patient as the area is currently underdeveloped and only primitive camping is available. Permanently constructed bathrooms, dumpsters, and portable toilets can be found throughout the area. Please utilize them appropriately and continue to practice responsible recreation. 

Utahraptor State Park

Utahraptor State Park is located roughly 15 miles northwest of Moab in the Dalton Wells and Willow Springs area of Grand County — where Utah’s most famous dinosaur was discovered. The site is also home to the historic Moab CCC Camp and the Moab Isolation Center. 

While it is still in the planning stages, visitors can look forward to a modern campground, restrooms, historical and paleontological displays, and trailheads for accessing nearby OHV and mountain bike trail systems. This will truly be a park that caters to a wide variety of outdoor enthusiasts.

Utahraptor Skull
Utahraptor Skull

The Division has been hard at work planning and preparing the Utahraptor State Park for updates and construction. Utah State Parks believes that — with proper planning and coordination with partners — we can better protect the area while maintaining its recreational value.

Learn more about Utahraptor State Park by visiting the park’s website and following along with their new official Facebook page

Utahraptor State Park
Utahraptor State Park

If you found this blog entry interesting, please consider sharing it through your social network.