Goosenecks State Park RV & Campground Guide
Goosenecks State Park is on the edge of a steep canyon, at the bottom of which the San Juan River winds like a gooseneck. This small park offers stunning views of the river, twisting and turning on its way to Lake Powell. After 300 million years of carving its way through the rock, the river now flows 1,000 feet down on the desert floor.
The weather in this desert area is dry and arid, with less than a week of precipitation in one month for most of the year. Highs in the summer can hit an average of 96 F, while lows in winter bottom out around 19 F.
RV Resorts & Campsites in Goosenecks State Park
Primitive camping is available at the park, and dry camping is possible. While there are no amenities, many people say it is well worth the $10 campsite price to stop and get an unimpeded view of the stars at night and enjoy the solitude.There are also several nearby campgrounds where you can stay while you visit the park:
The View Campground
The View Campground offers beautiful views of Monument Valley, and is attached to The View Hotel. The sites are all dry campsites, but there are showers and restrooms available.
Water hookup: no
Electrical hookup: no
Sewer hookup: no
Pet friendly: n/a
Monument Valley KOA
Monument Valley KOA has striking views of the valley and the sandstone formations it’s famous for. The campground hosts dim the lights and focus them downward at night so guests can appreciate one of America’s most amazing stargazing areas.
Water hookup: yes
Electrical hookup: yes
Sewer hookup: yes
Pet friendly: yes
Other amenities: showers, laundry, playground, Jeep rentals, horseback rides
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What to Do at
Goosenecks State Park
Inside Goosenecks State Park
Although the park is small, there are several ways to enjoy the scenery there.
Driving: There is lots of scenery to see from your car, or from overlooks when you stop to get out and take in the amazing vistas. Look for Alhambra Rock, the dark volcanic rock beyond Mexican Hat along the horizon. You can also see the buttes, spires, and outcroppings of Monument Valley to the southwest.
Hiking: While there are no hiking trails in the park, nearby Honaker Trail is pet-friendly, and is a great place to wander and possibly bring a lunch to eat while taking in the views.
Biking: There are no cycling trails in the park, but bikes are permitted on public roads. If you are hiking or biking, be aware that Goosenecks State Park can be quite hot during summer, with no shade. Plan any exercise during coolers hours and be sure to hae plenty of water.
Stargazing: The park is rather remote, and is the perfect place to take in the night sky.
How to Get to
Goosenecks State Park
Goosenecks State Park is approximately 349 miles southeast of Salt Lake City, and 25 miles west of Bluff. Take US-163, then head west on SR-261. Go southwest on SR-316 until you reach the park.
The address for the park is 660 W. 400 N, Blanding, UT.
Entering Goosenecks State Park
There is an entry fee for Goosenecks State Park
Goosenecks State Park Per Vehicle : $5.0
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Frequently Asked Questions About Goosenecks State Park
Goosenecks State Park is open year-round. The best time to visit is fall through spring because summers get scorchingly hot. Sunrise and sunset are the best times of the day.
The park’s warmest month is July, and its coldest is January. The precipitation average for the year is 6.4 inches, with August being the wettest month. On average, 3.1 inches of snow falls on the park. The snowiest month is December.
There are eight designated camping areas along the rim of Goosenecks Overlook but no designated RV camping spots. Campground amenities include pit toilets, fire pits, picnic tables, and shade structures. There is no potable water.
Goosenecks State Park does not accept reservations. All fees are paid upon arrival at the park, and spots are first-come, first-serve. The cost of camping is $10.00 per night.
Goose State Park is a dog-friendly park. Dogs are welcome in the camping areas but must be on a leash at all times. The park requires that you keep an eye on your dog and always clean up after them.
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