The date had finally arrived. It was April 10th. With a child like excitement and exuberance, we hooked up the 5th wheel and readied everything for our twenty-minute drive up to Dead Horse Point State Park. As excited as I was to head to a new campground, I was reluctant to bid farewell to our awesome boondocking site.
I made a reservation (along with my brother) to camp at Dead Horse Point State Park a few months ago. Last fall when we visited the Moab area we stopped by Dead Horse Point State Park and did a quick drive through the campground. I decided right then and there that I just had to stay at this state park sometime.
During that exploratory drive, I made notes as to campsites we might fit into. It’s because of campgrounds like this that when it came time to choose an RV, Al and I made a conscious decision to buy a RV that would not be too large and thus able to fit into some of these tighter campgrounds. Let’s face it; size does matter! If we had opposing slides or been much longer, we would not have fit so nicely into this site.
Most of the campsites at Dead Horse Point State Park are narrow and unlevel requiring some extra maneuvering or inventive leveling. The campground is also small with a mere 21 sites which book up quickly. Each site has electric only. Being located up on a mesa, water is not readily available. There’s that precious commodity issue again…..water!
Although there is an on-site dump station, there is no potable water to fill RV tanks. The restroom does have flush toilets, sinks for hand washing, but no shower facility. The beauty of having scoped out this campground last fall was Al and I knew exactly what to expect and how to prepare. So with waste tanks empty, water tank full, and our body’s scrubbed we embarked on our 5 day stay at Dead Horse Point State Park.
My brother and his wife joined us by camping in the campsite across from us. Fortunately, my brother and I made reservations months ago for these sites. It was great reconnecting and catching up on life.
The weather was perfect……well, almost perfect. We had a snow day with cold blustery winds that kept us indoors most of the day.
A snow day was the perfect excuse to hang out with family, visit, and enjoy my homemade nachos.
So why was it so important for me to camp here at Dead Horse Point State Park? The scenic views, of course….it’s all about the views. And those views are easily accessed from the campground. The visitor center is a quick walk from the campground and is filled with a wealth of information. This is also a great spot to take in the amazing scenery.
While camping 2,000 feet above the Colorado River, I found myself repeatedly walking the rim trail and taking in this amazing scenery.
Sunrise and sunset were especially stunning.
Yep, a pretty special place. Our five days were over before we knew it. Due to needed repairs on the RV, we reluctantly had to pull ourselves away from Moab with a promise to return again….. and again ….and again 🙂
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