Colorado River Beach (10/15/2005) Big Bend displays one of the rare Colorado River beaches. The river used to be lined with wonderful beaches ... before the idiots planted the tamarisk. Anyway, you will want to stop at this site to see the beach.
Big Bend Recreation Site (10/15/2005) Looking up at a Tamarisk Tree and at the Wingate sandstone cliffs from the shores of the Colorado River.
Tamarisk Forest (10/15/2005) The Park Service clear a little bit a beach in the tamarisk jungle. I wonder, as the tamarisk gets larger, maybe some of the beach will come back.
Facilities (10/15/2005) Garbage container at Big Bend. I can remember when simple garbage cans used to suffice.
Camp Host (10/15/2005) The site of the campground host at Big Bend.
Individual Camp Sites (10/15/2005) The individual campsites are among oak trees. They get more traditional park benches.
This page includes pictures of Big Bend Campground on the Colorado River. This campground is round about 12 miles up river from Moab. The campground includes both group and individual camping sites. The area is popular. The campground is likely full on the weekend.
I like to stop at this campground as it has a small beach reminiscent of those that were on the Colorado River before the white man contaminated the Colorado River area with Tamarisk trees.
I hope that as the tamarisk trees age, that some of the beaches will return.