Over 7,000 Improved Campsites to Discover
This year, campers may want to venture from their traditional spots and find a whole new area to explore in Utah’s 7,000 improved campgrounds. Every corner of the state is brimming with exciting campgrounds for all levels of outdoorsmen from primitive to full service.
For those who love the outdoors but do not want to sacrifice the comforts of home, Utah Lake State Park, located five miles from Provo, Utah, is just the place. The state park is home to Utah’s largest fresh water lake and offers year-round catfish, walleye, white and black bass fishing. With 96,600 acres of wide open spaces, the lake is perfect for boating, canoeing or kayaking. Providing campers with boat launching ramps, sheltered 30-acre marina, rest rooms, showers, 71 campsites, a fishing area for the disabled and sewage disposal and fish cleaning stations, this may just become your new favorite spot.
Wasatch State Park, one of Utah’s most developed state parks, is located in the beautiful Heber Valley. This campsite offers a variety of activities from golfing at the Wasatch Mountain and Solider Hollow golf courses to hiking and horseback riding. It includes 139 camping areas, two pavilions available for group use, restrooms, showers and a ranch-style home usually used for group summer or winter outings.
Looking to do some sightseeing, campers should definitely think about Mount Timpanogos Campground located near Deer Creek State Park. This campground is located close to Timpanogos Cave National Monument, which is a spectacular view not only of the caves, but also of the valley below.
With its impressive red rock formations and other fantastic views, Zion National Park has several campsites that must be experienced. The Watchman and South Campground are Zion’s developed campgrounds. Watchman is open year round and reservations can be made between March and October. This campground has 63 RV electrical sites, 16 riverside sites, 66 tent sites and seven group sites, all with individual fees. The South Campground is open March through October and site availability is on a first come, first serve basis. In its 127 sites, there are no hookups or showers.
For the more primitive camping experience in Zion, the Lava Point Campground has six sites open June through October and are, again, of the first come, first served basis. Unlike the other two Zioncamp grounds, there is no fee.
If camping in a tent just isn’t your thing, Park City RV Resort just might be. Located minutes away from world-class ski resorts, champion golf courses and hundreds of hiking and biking trails as well as fly fishing locations, the RV Resort is open all year long so campers can enjoy every season. The Park City RV Resort provides a laundry room, free Wi-Fi to all sites, a club house, a hot tub and pool, a fitness center and so much more.
Only Utah can provide outdoor enthusiasts with such a diverse variety of camping experiences. From high mountain ranges to, surreal red rock, and wildly untamed backcountry to cozy RV resorts, Utah provides campers of all ages the chance to experience the pure nature around them this mountain desert has to offer.