Oowah Lake CG (Moab, Utah) Campsite Review

Inexpensive primitive camping at Oowah Lake Campground in Moab, Utah

Oowah Lake CG (Moab, Utah) Campsite Review
Oowah Lake at Oowah Lake Campground

Location: Manti-La Sal National Forest near Moab, Utah
Type: Forest Service Campground
Access: US 191 to La Sal Loop Road to Forest Road 076
Elevation: 8,800 Feet
Road Conditions: Gravel
Phone Coverage: Verizon: None
Fee: $5/night
Amenities: Vault toilets, day use area with picnic tables, lake, hiking trail access


Oowah Lake Campground is a Forest Service campground in the Manti-La Sal National Forest near Moab, Utah. This is a high-elevation campground at approximately 8,800 feet so you may encounter snow during spring and fall months. Oowah Lake is nestled in the forest with lovely woodland scenery around the sites, but is only a short hike or drive from stunning views of canyons and mountains.

There are 11 tent sites at Oowah Lake Campground. This is a primitive campground with two vault toilets and three picnic tables in a Day Use Area. Oowah Lake is a small, mountain lake and many campsites overlook the lake.

Oowah Lake Campground provides easy access to several hiking trails: Trans-La Sal Trail System, Warner Lake, Moonlight Meadows, Boren Mesa, and Clarks Lake Trail. The campground also provides access to short hikes to vistas of the Canyonlands region.


Take US 191 south from Moab. Turn left onto Ken’s Lake/La Sal Loop Road. Continue on La Sal Loop Road to Forest Road 076. Turn right onto Forest Road 076 (there should be a sign for Oowah Lake Campground). The campground is approximately 2.5 miles up Forest Road 076.