Warner Lake Campground

Area Status: Closed

Warner Lake campground is at an elevation of 9,400 feet among dense aspen trees with Warner Lake close by.  There are 19 camp sites with picnic tables and campfire rings.  A group area can accommodate up to 50 campers and a small cabin nearby sleeps up to 4 people. Views of the surrounding La Sal mountain peaks are stunning with Haystack mountain visible from a few of the campsites. 

Activities nearby include fishing for rainbow trout in the lake and hiking on the extensive trail system accessed from trailheads a short walk away. No powerboats are allowed on Warner Lake but canoeing and kayaking are allowed. A fishing license is required per Utah state regulations; you can purchase one online here.

Warner Lake is about 30 miles from Moab but it takes about an hour to reach the site from Moab and it is a 1.5 hours drive to Arches and Canyonlands National Parks. 

There is currently no potable water available at the campground, lake or cabin. Plan on bringing all the water that you will need for your stay. We hope to have the well up and running this summer. Please call the Moab Ranger District for further details.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Currently closed due to snow. 
Reservations: This site can be reserved by calling Toll Free 1-877-444-6777 (International 518-885-3639 or TDD 877-833-6777) or on-line at www.recreation.gov. Reservations can be made for the cabin, group site, and some single sites from June 12th- Sept. 30th and must be made at least 5 days in advance.  The cabin must be reserved online and is only available June 12th- Sept 30th. Other campsites are offered on a first come, first served basis. Outside of the reservation period of June 12th-Sept 30th, all of the campsites and the group site are first come, first served.
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets
Fees: $20/night for single unit, $50/night for the group site. The cabin rents for $50/night.
Usage: Heavy
Best Season: Summer, Fall
Closest Towns: Moab, UT
Water: Water available seasonally
Restroom: Vault Toilets
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information


From Moab, go south on US 191 to the turn marked Ken's Lake/ La Sal Mountain Loop Road. Turn left onto county road and then right at a T-intersection (Spanish Valley Drive/La Sal Mountain Loop Road). Continue on this road following signs for La Sal Mountain Loop Road for 13.5 miles past the turn off for Oowah Lake. Turn right at the sign for Warner Lake and follow the gravel road to the campground, 5 miles. Please drive slowly on gravel road leading to campground as it is heavily used.

Recreation Map

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Campground Camping

No. of Sites 19 single sites, 1 group site for up to 50 people
Fire Information Fire Rings
No. of Accessible sites None
Sleeping Shelter None

Group Camping

Day Hiking

There are numerous trails in the area including sections of the Trans La Sal Trail, Miner's Basin, Warner to Oowah Lake, Burro Pass, amd Dry Fork-Beaver Basin Trail.



Camping trailer: Yes up to 20ft
Picnic tables: Yes
Tent camping: Yes
Toilets: Yes

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