Camping at the Dunes

Last weekend I had the opportunity to go camping with my son and the 11 year old Boy Scouts. We had a great time visiting the “Little Sahara” sand dunes about an hour and a half southwest from us.

Not being a native of Utah, I have never explored this area and really enjoyed the outing.

This first photo was taken as various recreational vehicles were heading back into the campsite area from a day of enjoying the sand. I was amazed at the variety of recreational vehicles at this place, and I’m told it was a light weekend in terms of people there.

My son Spencer was looking out at the exapanse of sand for a few moments and I snapped off this shot. He was really surprised that this pocket of different terrain existed in Utah and was so big.

I am definitely planning to come back with my family and perhaps some friends to enjoy this locale again. The two chief complaints I have about the place though are a) It is $18/day/vehicle charged by the BLM to make use of the location which is pretty steep considering there are minimal services; and b) there is a “courtesy” noise curfew of 10pm to 6am that is clearly not recognized or enforced. This is not a state or national park, it is BLM land, and therefore is not patrolled by any staff.