RVers and campers love Green River State Park. Its shaded and grassy landscape is the perfect backdrop for a day or even a week’s worth of relaxation. Located along Utah’s Green River, the park is a jumping-off point for paddlers and river rafters floating through Labyrinth and Stillwater canyons.
Although the park is small, it is a good camping location for visitors who want to park their RVs and trailers and take another vehicle to some of Utah’s most scenic destinations. Green River is located within a two-hour drive from Arches, Canyonlands, and Capitol Reef National Parks. It is also close to Goblin Valley State Park and Dead Horse Point State Park, two of Utah’s most picturesque parks in the region.
The park is named after the river that traverses much of the state. The Green River is a chief tributary of the Colorado River and is 730 miles long. The river begins in Wyoming and flows into Utah, Colorado, and then back into Utah again. Eventually, the Green River meets with the Colorado River and empties into Lake Powell. The river is the backdrop for many of Utah’s most photographed areas, and it provides recreation, like fishing and boating, for people all over the state.
RV Rentals in Green River State Park
Transportation in Green River State Park
Green River State Park is located approximately 182 miles southeast of Salt Lake City and 52 miles northwest of Moab, Utah. From Grand Junction, Colorado, the park is located 102 miles west.
The closest town is Green River, Utah and the park is located within the city limits of Green River, just off of Interstate 70.
All Utah state parks charge a day use fee. Visitors can pay the fee at the entrance station when entering the park.
Campgrounds and parking in Green River State Park
Campsites in Green River State Park
Green River State Park Campground
Green River State Park Campground is a by-reservation facility. On the day of arrival, all unreserved campsites are offered on a first-come, first served basis. This pet-friendly, seasonally operating campground is like a garden amidst the desert. Many of the spaces are shaded, giving campers more opportunity to sit outside. Each paved, back-in space ranges from 15 feet to 47 feet in length and accommodates RVs and trailers up 40 feet in length.
Most of the sites have water and 20/30/50 electrical hookups, as well as tent pads, a table, a grill, and a fire pit. Four of the campsites offer full connections. When making reservations, ensure your camper or motorhome will fit by checking the individual specs for each site. The campground has modern restrooms and showers, sheltered picnic tables, and a dump station. To keep the natural, peaceful ambiance, please silence your generators between 10:00 pm and 7:00 am, the park's quiet hours.
Seasonal activities in Green River State Park
Flat Water Paddling
The Green River isn’t just for white water adventures. If you prefer long days paddling the river in solitude, consider renting a kayak or canoe and float the still waters of the river. Because much of the river is isolated, only experienced boaters should forge the river without a guide. The river put-in is in Green River State Park, and the takeouts are at Mineral Bottom in Canyonlands National Park. To paddle the Labyrinth and Stillwater Canyons section of the river below Moab, a National Park Permit is required. Contact the National Park Service for more information.
White Water Rafting
The Green River is a favorite destination for white water rafting in Utah. Many local river outfitting companies take rafters on excursions through the still waters and raging rapids of the Green River. Guests who want an adventure should contact one of the river guide companies to find out about an extreme water adventure. Rafters can expect an exciting experience along with a different perspective of Utah’s unique geology and Native American ruins.
Golfers who want to play a challenging nine-hole golf course should consider playing the Green River State Park golf course. The course runs along the Green River and is partially shaded by cottonwood trees. The course, created to challenge experienced golfers, also accommodates those new to the sport. Golfers can play one round, or combine two rounds to equal 18 holes. Rent clubs, golf wear, carts, and other gear at the pro shop. Contact the clubhouse for tee times, course fees, and additional golfing information.
If golf isn’t your thing, or you are a novice golfer who would rather take the family on a sporting adventure, try the Green River State Park disc golf course. The 18-hole course is a championship level course, but anyone can play here. Don’t worry about not having any supplies, because you can rent supplies and discs at the clubhouse. To set up a tee time, contact the clubhouse.
Fish along the banks of the Green River, or opt to fish in the community fishing pond. Whatever your fishing preferences are, you will have many opportunities to catch fish. The Green River has catfish and carp, and four protected native fish. If you catch a Colorado pikeminnow, Humpback or Bonytail chub, or a Razorback sucker, release these fish to keep them from becoming extinct. If you’d like to keep your catch, try fishing for Largemouth bass, Rainbow trout, bluegill, or a Channel catfish in the pond. Don’t forget to purchase a Utah State Fishing License before heading to the water!
Group Day Use Area
Spend your days outside while staying in Green River State Park. The group day use area, located along the banks of the river, is the perfect place to pack and lunch, watch the paddlers pass by, and enjoy the outdoors. The day use area has sheltered picnic tables, and it is located close to parking, restrooms, and the boat launch. Pack a lunch and stay for a little while, or stay all day. Because the scenery is so beautiful, you will want to stay outside as long as possible.