Goblin Valley State Park RV & Campground Guide


Hoodoo? You do, at Goblin Valley State Park -- so called because the unique geological formations that characterize this landscape are also sometimes known as “goblins.” Encompassing just over four square miles of the Utah countryside, the surreal landscape of Goblin Valley draws visitors from across both the state itself and the country -- and it’s weird and wild enough that many compare the experience to landing on Mars.

Whether you come to ogle the not-so-spooky sandstone sentinels or you’re ready to take on a hiking or mountain biking adventure, there’s all manner of reasons to put Goblin Valley State Park onto your travel bucket list. Read on to learn everything you need to know to enjoy your visit to this one-of-a-kind state park in comfort and style!

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Spring 30-75 F
Summer 57-94 F
Fall 27-84 F
Winter 16-47 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Goblin Valley State Park

Goblin Valley State Park does offer an on-site campground, which features 14 RV-friendly sites each equipped with a picnic table, metal fire ring, and shade shelter. There’s also communal water available, as well as showers, flush toilets, and a complimentary dump station.

However, these limited spaces fill up fast -- who wouldn’t want to park their rig in front of such an awesome view? The good news is, there are a number of other campgrounds in the area, so you don’t have to worry about finding yourself stranded… although even being stranded isn’t so bad when you’re in your RV rental

Duke's Slickrock Campground & RV Park

Open year-round and offering up full hookup sites and big rig access, Duke’s Slickrock Campground and RV Park is considered a premium place to stay amongst the southeastern Utah options. Plus, you can enjoy a hearty meal right at the on-site restaurant -- talk about convenience!

  • Water hookup: yes

  • Electrical hookup: yes

  • Sewer hookup: yes

  • Wifi: yes

  • Pet-friendly: yes

  • Other amenities: on-site restaurant, bath house, laundry facilities

Sleepy Hollow Campground

Located just down the road apiece in nearby Caineville, Utah, Sleepy Hollow Campground is a no-frills option coupling affordable partial hookup sites with a view that just won’t quit. Some sites with electric service are available and there is drinking water on-site, but you may also find yourself dry camping.

  • Water hookup: n/a

  • Electrical hookup: yes

  • Sewer hookup: n/a

  • Wifi: n/a

  • Pet-friendly: yes

  • Other amenities: drinking water, dumping facilities, hot showers, flush toilets

Shady Acres RV Park

Tucked away in nearby Green River, Shady Acres RV Park offers year-round service with generous, pull-through sites, many of which are paved with concrete. If you drive a big rig, you’re in luck: the campground has slots available for rigs totalling up to 100 feet or even bigger, and also offers complimentary high-speed internet.

  • Water hookup: yes

  • Electrical hookup: yes

  • Sewer hookup: yes

  • Wifi: yes

  • Pet-friendly: yes

  • Other amenities: proximity to convenience stores and a laundry facility, on-site dog park, bath house with flush toilets and hot showers

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What to Do at
Goblin Valley State Park

Inside Goblin Valley State Park

Although it’s worth the trip just to gape at the weirdness of the so-called sandstone goblins, there are plenty of other diversions to keep you occupied during your visit! Here are just a few.

Hiking - If you’re looking to familiarize yourself with the area on foot, you can take advantage of the network of marked hiking trails, which includes a number of short, easier routes suitable for beginners. Moderate and strenuous trails are also available if you’re looking to get in a workout!

Mountain biking - Seeing the world from your own two feet is one thing, but what about your own two wheels? If that sounds more your speed, you’ll be pleased to learn that Goblin Valley is home to the Wild Horse Mountain Biking Trail System, a five-loop mountain biking network that exposes riders to parts of the park inaccessible by other means.

Disc golf - What could make this surreal landscape even weirder? How about a round of competitive frisbee? Goblin Valley State Park offers a challenging and scenic nine-hole disc golf course for your hand-eye-coordinating pleasure.

Dark skying - Whether you’re a junior astronomer or you just want to kick back and take a peek at the milky way, Goblin Valley State Park offers some of the darkest night skies in the nation. The purple night sky with the red rocks as a backdrop is a sight to behold!

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How to Get to
Goblin Valley State Park

Goblin Valley State Park is located in a remote stretch of southeastern Utah, which means it’s a good idea to get your directions before you set out as opposed to relying on your cell phone data. The park is accessible from Moab via I-70 and UT-24 -- but we recommend finding complete directions online and printing them out beforehand. The park’s address follows:

Goblin Valley State Park

Goblin Valley Road

Entering Goblin Valley State Park

Goblin Valley State Park is open from 6 a.m. until 10 p.m. local time, and the day-use fee is $15. (Utah seniors 62 and older get a reduced entrance price at $10.) The nightly campground fee is $30, and please be advised that drone use is not allowed except with a permit, which may be obtained at the visitor center for $5.

Goblin Valley State Park Day-Use : $15.0

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Frequently Asked Questions About Goblin Valley State Park

What is the best time of year to visit Goblin Valley State Park?

Spring and fall are the best times to visit. In March and April, the average temperature is 68 degrees or below. October is another great month to go to Goblin Valley State Park since the average daily high is 71 degrees.

What is the climate of Goblin Valley State Park?

The climate is seasonal. The park experiences cold winters due to its elevation with the occasional snow flurry. The summers are sweltering, with temperatures reaching 100 degrees. Spring and fall are temperate.

What kind of wildlife can be found in Goblin Valley State Park?

Scorpions, kangaroo rats, kit foxes, coyotes, pronghorns, midget faded rattlesnakes, and jackrabbits can be spotted at Goblin Valley State Park. Due to the extreme heat, most wildlife doesn't come out during the daytime in summer.

Are there designated RV camping spots in Goblin Valley State Park?

Goblin Valley State Park has 12 RV camping spots, which the park refers to as standard spots. Each RV site includes a metal fire ring, a picnic table, and a shade tent. There are no electrical hookups.

Do you have to reserve a camping spot at Goblin Valley State Park and what is the cost?

With only 12 spots, it's best to call or go online to reserve your campsite at Goblin Valley State Park. The reservation fee is $35 and includes the daily park entrance fee. You can bring in an extra vehicle for a $20-per-night fee.