Camping around Moab next weekend

Craiger

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I've heard there is an event in Moab next weekend (Easter Jeep Safari?) that might draw a lot of people. Anyone have any guesses as to what the crowding situation will be like in the surrounding campgrounds? I plan to arrive on Thursday, 3/17 to do some car camping with the wife and kids and I'm hoping to secure a BLM spot along the river or at Sand Flats. Just wondering if I can expect to find a spot or if it will be full by then.
 

genez

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I know the Jeep safari starts on Sunday the 20th. You might be ok.
 

blueeyes

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It is busy! Good luck. We went last year for spring break and only found a campground because my friend went down early and he let us stay in his spot.
 

VisitMoabUtah

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Campgrounds that could be reserved sold out January 20 2016 this year for Jeep Safari, March 18-27.
Extra Bureau of Land Management law enforcement have been hired to prevent visitors from bushwhacking new campsites, as it is going to be BUSY< BUSY>BUSY. For that week, State Lands and Trust will open the Old Airport for camping. Must have a portable toilet for any backcountry camping around Moab. There is a short list of rooms available https://moabutah.wordpress.com/2016/03/14/jeep-safari-march-18-27-2016-rooms-available/
 

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I was in Moab this past weekend. I couldn't wait to get out of there, I slept in a rest area.
 

IntrepidXJ

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I was in Moab this past weekend. I couldn't wait to get out of there, I slept in a rest area.

I drove through yesterday on my way home from the Needes and stopped at Pasta Jays for lunch. I was actually surprised that it wasn't very busy in town as it can be this time of the year.
 

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I stayed at Willow Springs Friday and we got the last site that was accessible to us (2WD car) at about 5:30 p.m. The city was fairly busy around then, but not terrible. No idea what it was like later though. It seems if you get there early, you'll be fine.
 
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