It was nice to know that we could leave each day to explore the many choices of activities and home would be waiting when we rolled in at night. It was also nice that since we were in the Moab area during one of the busiest time (second and third week of April during Jeep Safari) there were camp hosts dedicated to keeping the peace....ie monitoring the generator quiet hours and party times along with rip roaring off road vehicles.
I frequently hear horror stories of inconsiderate neighbors making noise and the constant roar of engines that destroyed the peace making poor neighbors. Sometimes groups of friends will gather without anyone (or common sense) managing the peace. Mostly I have found this in areas where off road vehicles love to gather. Since this is more common, I simply visit those areas for brief periods of time and find a more remote place to hang my hat.
We experienced none of this staying in a regional campground with on site hosts. Our $ 10 fee was money well spent for our spacious spot and peaceful experience.
Mostly we found campers who wanted services stayed in RV parks in Utah. Some of the National or Statestate campgroundsParks had services.... but required reservations. I will definetely need to change my gypsy ways to get it together and PLAN for stays in those areas. Rarely have I found a site that was open when using a reservation park.
Goblin Valley State Park had a wonderful campground amidst goblins with most of the bells and whistles complete with restrooms with flush toilets and SHOWERS and sewage disposal station. Water was available as well as garbage disposal for $18 if you plan ahead.
Once you leave Goblin Valley State Park we followed a road to the west marked to Wild Horse Canyon. It was paved to the canyon with several spur road to beautiful boondocking spots.
Some local wildlife posing for a glamor shot.....
My favorite site
Check out the view from my site looking the opposite way!!!
Bring your own water, solar and porta potty!!