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Stayed at campsite 37 at the equestrian camping area. All other sites in this campground were empty so it was very quiet. My campsite offered great views of the canyon and an amazing array of stars at night. Flush toilets, showers close by and water pumps at the site. Great site and worth the $15.
If you are looking for peace and quiet this is the place. It is a National Dark Sky site and perfect for star gazing. The sites are almost 70 feet apart. Well maintained. Daily activities run by staff. Great hiking and a nice lake. Staff super friendly. If you love nature this is a great spot. It’s worth a couple day trip. They even have a herd of longhorn steer.
We camped here in May 2019 in the tent camping area right on the river, just below the dam. There is no electricity for the tent sites. There is water, but not at every tent site. Each tent site had a picnic table, fire ring and grill. This campsite caters to RV's and it looks like several of the RV's live there year round. There is a store. We were the only ones camping in the tent area until our last day, we stayed 3 nights. There is a bathroom (no shower) at one end. Other bathrooms in the campground have showers. We drove to the bathroom by the store and took a shower one day. Even though we were the only tent campers, there was an extreme amount of traffic on the road. The area had record amounts of rain and all the gates on the dam were open which had not happened in 20 years. So, there were a lot of locals that came to see it. We climbed Quartz Mountain on the first day. There is not a well marked trail, you just have to try and find the path of least resistance and not die. The view is well worth the hike (hiking shoes are a must, lots of slick rock). You can see all the surrounding mountains, the dam, the lake, etc. from the top. There are many hiking trails, not very many bike trails. There is a paved bike trail, but it's not very long. We did use our bikes to ride around the campground and up on top of the dam. Tent sites are $10/night. If you're looking for a campground with lots of amenities, this is a good one.
We camped here over New Years. It got down to 10°, which was crazy cold. This park is a dark sky park, but it was overcast while we were here, so I haven't seen that part of it, yet. The rangers and camp hosts were all very sweet. Bring a mallet and as thick of a mattress or pad as you can find - the campsites are rocky and the ground is very hard.
Campgrounds are modern with electricity, water, tables, and facilities nearby. The park is subject to being under a burn ban for a significant portion of the year. I forgot my shoes (this sounds crazy but it happens when you pack for five people and a dog), I really recommend having shoes at this campground. There are a lot of biting bugs and the trails are not easy to hike in flip flops. Trails are listed as being accessible for mountain biking, however they are not necessarily maintained for mountain biking. There is also a swimming area which makes the kids very happy.
Copper breaks is acknowledged as an International Dark Sky Park meaning that stargazing is spectacular. Kids can also catch fireflies, which are abundant in the evening and after dark.
The only reason I give this park a 3 is because we did not stay long enough to explore the trails. We went for it's epic dark skies! Took our big Orion telescope and had great clear views of the milky way, even got to see Venus as a cresent! It was very peaceful, went in March. More of a dessert-y feeling park so if you are looking for think forest this is not that park. We will definitely go again!