Last Update: June 17, 2019
Notice – Day Use fee increase. Starting May 1, 2019 our day use fee was increased to $10.00 per vehicle and the fee for Utah resident seniors will be $5.00. Camp fees will increase starting in 2020.
The busy summer season is here, and the park is very busy. Campgrounds are usually full and reservations are highly recommended. Please note that we have no electric hookups in the old campground. The new campground has water and electric available. If you come to camp, please don’t bring more vehicles than your campsite will hold – we do not have an overflow parking area. Reservations can be made at 800-322-3770 or at www.stateparks.utah.gov.
We have a new campground at Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park! We have been able to add 9 new campsites near the Visitor Center and the really exciting part, is that they have water and electric hookups available. There is still more work to do on the campground (landscaping, paving, more sites, etc.) which will be ongoing, but they are ready to be occupied. If you have a site reserved in the old campground and would like to upgrade to one of the new sites with hookups, let us know when you get here and if one is available, we’ll take care of it then. The new sites won’t be on the reservation system until work is completed, so we’ll take care of everything in-house until then. The fee for the new sites is $30 per night and the old campground is still $20 per night.
Wildflowers in bloom at the park right now include: Globemallow, Silvery Sophora, Prickly Pear cactus, Primrose, Kanab Yucca, and the Rough Mulesear has started blooming and will peak in the next couple of weeks.
Once again this year, we have sand boards (stand up) and sand sleds (sit down) available for rent here at the park. They are great fun on the dunes, although climbing the hill again afterwards can be a bit of a chore. The rental fee is $25 per board and you can get them at the Visitor Center.
If you go riding out in the dunes, please be aware and respectful of our Conservation Area boundaries for the Coral Pink Sand Dunes Tiger Beetle. Vehicles are not allowed in the home range of the beetles. The area is well marked by signs. By keeping the beetle population undisturbed by people, we are helping keep it off the Endangered Species list and helping us all enjoy the park. Please watch for the signs and keep vehicles out of the conservation areas.
For weather information, please check the forecasts for Kanab (84741) or Orderville (84758).