Newspaper Rock Campground

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Newspaper Rock Campground


(435) 587-1500

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Camping in the area of Newspaper Rock has been CLOSED due to flash flood danger.

The Newspaper Rock site remains open for day use. This rock displays multiple periods of rock art from cultures dating to 1500 years ago to this century. The older art is attributed to the ancient Puebloan people who inhabited this region for approximately two thousand years, from 100 B.C. to 1540 A.D.. The more recent art (lighter in color) is attributed to the Ute people who still live in the Four Corners area. This day-use site has toilet facilities and ample parking, including pull through sites for larger vehicles and RVs.

This is a worthwhile stop on your way into the Needles District of Canyonlands National Park.

Camping is available in the Indian Creek area of HWY 211 and Hamburger Rock, close to the entrance of the Needles District.

Map of Newspaper Rock Campground

Latitude, Longitude: 37.987910, -109.518371



  • Bicycling

    Bike Trails nearby.

  • Camping

    Hamburger Rock is the only developed campsite in the corridor and is located near the entrance of Canyonlands National Park. A private campground is located at the Needles Outpost, just outside the entrance to the park. Squaw Flat campground is located just inside the park and fills early during busy seasons.

    Camping at Bridger Jack Mesa, Creek Pasture, and Hamburger Rock Campground, is restricted to designated camping zones.

    Camping in the area of Newspaper Rock has been CLOSED due to flash flood danger.

    There are primitive dispersed camping opportunities on public land within the corridor. Please do not trespass onto private land.

  • Climbing

    Indian Creek affords many opportunities for rock climbing. New routes and bolting are allowed. Alteration of rock surfaces and removal of vegetation is prohibited.

    Rock Climbing at Indian CreekMany of these climbs can only be reached by crossing private land. Please use existing trails, respect private land signs and fences. Climbing on petroglyphs is unlawful and destructive.

  • Picnicking

    Picnicking area available.


Open year round.



From Monticello go 15 miles north on US 191, then 13 miles west on UT 211.

Phone Numbers


(435) 587-1500