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Pack Creek Campground

The Pack Creek Campground is located in Moab, Utah. The property primarily caters to families and small groups looking for a rustic outdoor experience. There are varying types of sites, and Pack Creek has the ability to accommodate larger group sizes—up to roughly 200 visitors.

Moab, Utah, is known for its many different outdoor activities such as hiking, riding ATVs, and visiting national parks in the area. The area is mostly desert climate with a three-sixty view of red rock and sand dunes. Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Park, Dead Horse Point State Park, and the Manti-La Sal National Forest are in close proximity to the Pack Creek Campground. The weather in the area is primarily sunny year-round with very hot and dry summers, and a cooler, windy winter season.


The Pack Creek Campground is located on four acres of land and offers three different types of camping sites throughout its property. There are twelve full hookup RV sites, seven basic RV sites, and sixteen standard tent sites. Each of the full hookup RV sites are level well-graveled areas with pull-through access. Thirty and twenty amp GFCI plug-in options are available at each site, along with city water and city sewer services. A thirty-five-foot RV or camper with some slide-outs is the maximum size that will fit in the full hookup sites.

There is a separate parking area for overflow vehicles from all sites. The basic RV sites also come equipped with city water and electricity, though they were created for slide-ins, pop-ups, small RV's, and self-contained vans that do not need a septic hookup. These sites are large enough for rigs from sixteen to thirty-five feet long.

The tent sites are clearly designated. Each area is cleared for a large tent, but the woods remaining around the sites are left untouched, for the most part. All tent sites have a parking spot for the guest's vehicle, a picnic table, and a fire pit. The bathhouse is close to the tent sites, and each guest is given a bathroom key upon arrival. The bathhouse has multiple showers, restrooms, mirrors, and large sinks. A laundry area is connected to the bathhouse. Here there are three coin-operated machines for any guests to use. Eight of the sixteen tent sites are located near the creek.

Guests can set up their tents close to the creek further into the shade if they wish. The Pack Creek Campground offers group reservations to place tent or RV sites near each other for groups with more than one RV or tent. The group sites can accommodate up to two hundred people. At any given moment, half of the Pack Creek Campground is reserved for seasonal or long-term visitors.

Free Wi-Fi is offered throughout the entire campground. A children's play area and jungle gym are located on the property, along with a large pavilion that can be reserved for large groups to have meals, parties, or other gatherings. The Pack Creek Campground is located just five miles off the highway, so locating and entering the park has been described as a relatively simple process. A small office and store on the property offer inventory of basic RV repair supplies, firewood, and ice. Common activities in the area include visiting any of the nearby state and national parks, ATVing, and exploring historical ruins.


The Pack Creek Campground was built with the intent of creating a rustic campground with a quiet, peaceful atmosphere. Maureen Cain, the owner of the campground, hopes that guests can have a friendly, family-oriented stay without worrying about the accommodations or neighbors being too close or loud. Her idea for the property is for it be a place where guests can return to comfortably after a day of exploring nearby attractions.

The large group sites were created to cater to church groups, family gatherings, youth adventures, school camps, or military reunions. Guests have left generally positive reviews regarding the campground's privacy, quiet atmosphere, and hot showers with good water pressure. Even the general manager of the Pack Creek Campground says, "Pack Creek has the best water pressure on this side of the Mississippi."

The town of Moab is very adventure oriented with tourism being its primary industry. The area is surrounded by national parks, rivers, and other outdoor attractions. Here visitors can go ATVing, raft the rivers, and hike. Rock climbing, mountain biking, and propelling are also very popular activities in the area. Within the town of Moab, there are many locally-owned restaurants and gift shops. A nearby Indian reservation has many preserved buildings and artifacts that visitors can explore.


The Pack Creek Campground was initially established in the 1970s. Since its establishment, there have been many owners. The owner now is Maureen Cain. The park was originally a mobile home park, but the owners over the years decided to turn it into a campground. The bathrooms and general grassy areas were added by Maureen Cain in her past years of ownership.

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1520 Murphy Lane #23
Moab, Utah 84532
United States




Maureen Cain

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