Originally Posted by HappyCamperr
I have a full week off ( 9 days counting weekends on both ends) in early October.
I am leaving from Minnesota.
any ideas ? We were trying MOAB, checked a few campgrounds and all of them were sold out.
We are open to boon docking, actually prefer it, but I don't know the area well enough, would I absolutely be guaranteed a spot somewhere ?
Can I reserve a boon docking spot somewhere ?
There are boondocking spots along the river east of Moab. These fill up early from what I hear. The are many more spots over the river in the San Juan Mountains and other scattered around the desert west of town. You will very likely find a spot but maybe not your first choice. I suggest https://freecampsites.net/#!Moab,+Utah,+United+States
I see at least 20 spots around Moab.
Now last I heard the county that Moab is in had closed all boondocking sites in the county. That was months ago and they probably dropped that but I'd check if I were you.
Have you done any extended boondocking? You do not seem to be very familiar with it. It is a skill with a definite learning curve.