Calf Creek Campground

  • Address: Boulder, UT 84716, USA, Escalante, United States
  • Phone: +1-4358265600
  • Tags: Camp, Family And Kids

About Calf Creek Campground, Escalante

Nestled within the Grand Staircase of Escalante National Monument, the Calf Creek Campground is a desert oasis that provides thirteen campsites, RV Trails, a nature trail and day-use picnic shelter along the Calf Creek on a first-come first-serve basis. Apart from the picturesque sandstone cliffs, the highlight of this rustic campground is the six mile Calf Creek Falls trail leading to a 126 feet cascading waterfall. Along your 2.75 mile hike, you will come across Anasazi Petroglyphs and ancient storage rooms. The campsites are rustic with limited amenities and will provide you a perfect experience in wilderness. A number of activities are provided in this campground, for example, biking, fishing, boating, whitewater paddling, swimming, horseback riding, rock climbing, wildlife watching and so on.

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  • 32.91% of people who visit Escalante include Calf Creek Campground in their plan

  • 64.29% of people start their Calf Creek Campground visit around 4 PM - 5 PM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Calf Creek Campground

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Calf Creek Campground, Escalante Reviews

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  • Gets crowded but it is a nice hike that anyone can make. If you are more adventuresome drive a little farther (towards boulder) and find the upper falls.

  • Typical campground congestion. A beautiful place but all the people take away from the real beauty which surrounds.

  • Our (my wife and I) extended labor day journey started here at Calf Creek Campground recreation area. Daily parking is $5 and overnight camping is $15 per car. There are limited parking spaces, about 10 and camping sites, maybe 15. Both Go super fast so I would suggest getting there before 10am in order to secure a spot. The campsites themselves are all first come, first serve. All have a central drinking water pump, one central outhouse (actually pretty clean and sanitary) toward the back and a regular bathroom with 3 stalls towards the front of the recreation area. Individually, each site have there own BBQ grill and fire pit while luckily others have canopies and picnic benches. If you're feeling adventurous there is the Lower Calf Creek Trail that leads to a 126 ft high waterfall and (refreshing for me but freezing for my wife) swimming pool. The trail itself is about a 6 mile round trip hike through some forestry, shrubbery, rocks and sand. There are slight elevation and climate changes so make sure you bring enough water an proper clothing. Now go get your adventure on!!

  • Absolutely stunning campground in one of the most beautiful places. Rates are average at $15 per night. There is some hiking, a river, lots of trees, drinking water, toilets. It can be hard to turn around, so no big trailers or RVs. The campground sits in-between Bryce canyon and Capitol reef, but not close to either.

  • Beautiful campground. So amazing to be down in the green trees and next to the cool, clear creek with red rock walls. Several places for drinking water, a fun suspension bridge, flushing toilets option (at the trailhead parking area so can be a bit of a walk unless you're in campsites 1/2/3). Campsite #9 is where we stayed and is the biggest and best access to the creek right from your site with lots of room around. We stayed this weekend and the campground wasn't full Friday or Saturday nights, but close. We hope to come back someday!

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