Camping in the gorge were some great memories I have as a kid. My wife won't camp plus we have a 2 year old which makes it a little tough. But this year my 9 year old son and I are going to take the pontoon boat out and camp for a couple of days just us.
Back in the day we camped on that little sand island 200 yards north of the sandbar on the Cali side. Outstanding evening.
I believe it is illegal to camp. I figured at any minute we were just getting ready to leave and not spend the night.
For years a guy I used to work had a small houseboat parked at the Moabi Marina. On weekends he would go to the beach where the cable crosses the river with the cart on it. He would stay for 3-4 days. He never had a problem. He sold the boat about 5 years ago though.