What are the Sand Flats Recreation Area camping regulations?

Camping Rules, Regulations and Other Information

  • Camp only in a designated site. 10 people, 2 vehicles maximum per site
  • Park vehicles and trailers in designated parking area
  • Tents must be on tent pad or within rock lined area and no more than 30 feet from metal fire ring. 
  • Build fires in metal fire ring only. Bring in your own firewood; no wood pallets. Gathering or cutting of firewood is prohibited; do not collect organic material. Do not put rocks or trash in the fire ring. Ashes must be cold to the touch when you leave camp. Use water to put your fire out, not sand. 
  • No littering. A trash dumpster is located at the Slickrock Bike Trailhead and Fins and Things parking area. 
  • Use toilets located at trailheads and in campgrounds. In the backcountry, pack out human waste in an approved waste kit. 
  • Quiet Hours: 10 p.m. to 8 a.m. No generator use from 8 pm to 8 am.
  • For after hour noise disturbance, call Grand County Sheriff at 435-259-8115.
  • Dogs must be attended to and kept under restraint. Please clean up after your pet. 
  • No discharging of firearms or fireworks.
  • Campsite checkout time is 11 a.m.
  • Camping is limited to 14 days within a 30 day period. 
  • Operation of motorized vehicle or mountain bike off designated roads and trails is a class A misdemeanor punishable by fine, imprisonment and/or forfeiture of vehicle. There are no open play areas, campground included Do not idly drive around in camping, picnicking and trailhead areas.  
  • The Fins and Things 4x4 trail section that lies south of the Sand Flats road is open for Day Use Only and restricted one half hour before sunset until one half hour after sunrise. 
  • Maximum speed on 4x4 trails is 15 MPH.
  • Drive or Ride Safe and Sober
  • To report off road travel or vandalism call Grand County Sheriff at 435-259-8115
  • Emergencies call 911
  • Respect Archeological, Paleontological and Natural Resources. Unauthorized removal or destruction is prohibited. Do not deface any surfaces with graffiti.
  • Dumping: None
  • Water: None

Show All Answers

1. How do I get to the Sand Flats Recreation Area?
2. Who manages the Sand Flats Recreation Area?
3. What is the user fee at the Sand Flats Recreation Area?
4. Does my federal or state pass work at Sand Flats?
5. Where do my fees go?
6. Does Sand Flats have an annual pass? How do I purchase a pass?
7. Can I camp at the Sand Flats Recreation Area and what does it cost?
8. What are the Sand Flats Recreation Area camping regulations?
9. Does Sand Flats take group site reservations?
10. What is minimum impact?
11. What is biological soil crust?
12. What are the Sand Flats Recreation Area day use regulations?
13. What do I need to know for playing it safe when riding my bike at Sand Flats?
14. Where can I ride my e-bike at Sand Flats?
15. How difficult is mountain biking on the Slickrock Bike trail?
16. What is the Porcupine Rim Trail like?
17. What is the LPS trail?
18. Where can I hike at Sand Flats?
19. Does Sand Flats have 4x4 trails?
20. What are some safety tips for traveling in the Sand Flats backcountry by motorized vehicle?
21. Where can I ride my ATV at Sand Flats?
22. Where can I ride my UTV at Sand Flats?
23. Where can I ride my motorcycle at Sand Flats?
24. Can I bring my dog?
25. Do you waive fees for volunteer groups?