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Kens Lake Campground

Google Map Coordinates: Latitude: 38.554846 / Longitude: -109.526440

Kens Lake Camping Guide Continued

Ken's Lake Campground has 31 sites and is Moab BLM's newest recreation site. The campsites are suitable for the largest RV's. Hiking and horseback trails are located in the campground complex, while Ken's Lake Reservoir (non-motorized boating only) is walking distance from the campground. The reservoir is stocked for fishing.

Campsites are available on a first-come, first served basis.

Camping at all sites is limited to 14 days within a 30 day period.

Fee: $12.00 per site

Number of sites: 31

Toilets: Yes

Location – Directions

Moab Field Office
82 East Dogwood
Moab, UT 84532

Ken's Lake is located 10 miles south of Moab. To get to Ken's Lake, drive seven miles south of Moab on U.S. Highway 191. Turn left (east) and follow the signs approximately three miles to the lake.

Points of Interest

Ken's Lake Recreation Area is located ten miles south of Moab. Ken's Lake itself is a reservoir that is regularly stocked with fish. The primary feature of the recreation area is a 31 site campground which accommodates even the largest motor homes. The campground has picnic tables, vault toilets, grills, graveled roads and a trash receptacle; there is no drinking water at the campground. Campsites are available on a first-come, first-served basis, and camping is limited to 14 days within a 30 day period.

Day use activities in the area include, boating, swimming, fishing, horseback riding, and hiking. Boating is restricted to non-motorized craft (except for electric trolling motors). Swimming is at your own risk, as there is no lifeguard on duty. Anglers will find five species of fish: brown and rainbow trout, largemouth bass, sunfish, and channel catfish. A Utah fishing license is required for all persons 14 and older. Licenses are available at several locations in Moab. The Red Rock Horse Trail passes through the Ken's Lake Recreation Area. There are three constructed hiking trails in the vicinity of the campground that afford excellent views of the red rocks and the LaSal Mountains.

All vehicles are restricted to roadways. There is no driving on the beach. If you wish to drive right up to the lakeshore, use either the fishing access road located on the southwest side of the lake, or follow the marked signs around the lake to the east shore.

To get to Ken's Lake, drive seven miles south of Moab on U.S. Highway 191. Turn left (east) and follow the signs approximately three miles to the lake.

The Moab area is home to several of Utah's most diverse National Parks. Within minutes of town you will find yourself surrounded by out-of-this-world red rock landscape of Arches National Park. Less than an hour's drive will put you atop the mythical sounding Island in the Sky, a remarkable district of Canyonlands National Park that makes you feel as if you are on top of the world. The views from the Island encompass thousands of square miles of colorful canyons, mesas and buttes. The great scenery, however, doesn't end with our National Parks. Dead Horse Point State Park is a short drive from Moab and offers visitors amazing views of the snaking meanders of the Colorado River 2,000 feet below. All of the amazing scenery in this part of world is why Moab has such a rich history of filmmaking. However, seeing it on the big screen is one thing, experiencing it for yourself will fill you with enough memories to last a lifetime.