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Hidden Gem in Utah

This is one of my favorite campground in the entire country.  Whoever designs and maintains it really understands what campers want all in a setting that lets you have classic Utah views while camping.

We were in the basin campground.  The campsites themselves range in size and ours (#23) was roomy but in a part of the camp loop where we were surrounded a bit by the road. There is good spacing between sites and some low trees for shade and a visual break.   If you have big tents, you'll definitely want to scout out the best site.  Some of the outside ones had a short walk-in (30 feet) but almost looked like camping out in the desert.  No-see-ums in July were bad around breakfast and dinner time but went away the rest of the day.  Off-season, we didn't see any.  Temperatures went into the 40s in July which made for very nice sleeping after the heat of the day.

The showers are maybe the most notable difference- neutral woods and rainforest heads create and almost spa-like setting. Considering how many Utah campgrounds have no showers at all, this is a great break if you're on along trip in the area. Outside the bathrooms is a nice dishwashing sink.

The campground is set in a basin, surrounding about 270 degrees by low Utah mountains.  There are a few interesting hikes right in the park and also lots of low clambering on the rocks for kids.  It is remote enough to have great night skies with clear milky-way views.  We used this as base camp for Bryce, which is about 40 minutes drive away.

Right on the lake

Beautiful to wake up right next to the lake and surrounding hills, clean amenities and even some charging ports nearby. Perfect location for hiking in Utah, or seeing nearby sites

Nice & Quiet Campground

We stopped at Single Tree Campground on our way to Capitol Reef from Bryce Canyon and it was a fantastic stay. We stayed at site 16 and our closest neighbor was probably 100ft away. Very quiet and spacious; the grounds had flushable toilets which were very clean as well as drinking water spigots and trash dumpster. The price was right at $12 for tenting, $6 for a bundle of wood. It’s a cash only but the campground host, where you pay, was able to break a $20; so exact dollars wasn’t needed. Didn’t see full RV power and water hook ups but many people had their own generators. Our stay was during the first week of August and campground wasn’t even half full. With only a handle full of sites that can be reserved, the majority of the people just drove up and easily found a spot like we did. Would definitely stay here again!

Dusty and noisy but plenty of places

There are a few campsites along this road. The road is dirt and that area doesn't get a lot of rain so things are often dusty. Also, the road is the main access to a few areas on the national forest so traffic is a little high at times for a dirt road but not bad.

Wooded, Well Spaced, On a Creek, near a Lake

With 32 sites and multiple additional Group Sites this is a hidden gem near Bryce Canyon National Park.

Some of the best sites are walk in only, but many are reserve-able online in advance.

The camp host sells wood for $7 a bundle and they are smaller sized pieces and there is not any real foraging in the campground (surrounded by a fence to keep out free ranging cattle.  You can forage for firewood in the national forest outside the fence …

Lots of ATV and boaters use this campground

Boondocking is available as you approach the campground and pass it …

This is a great campground

This is a very nice campground.  Most of the sites have shade.  2 of the loops are tents only, which is where we stayed.  Right now, this is the only campground open in the park.  The other one (Sunset) is closed for repairs.  The campground filled up by noon on most of the days, though we left on a Sunday and it was pretty empty at 10:30 am.   I would recommend getting to the campground between 9:30 am and 11:00 am to find a site, then pitch your tent or set out chairs!  This is reduce any confusion as to whether the site has been registered and paid for.  Also, grab a registration envelope as you enter the campground, so once you have pitched your tent or set out chairs, you can pay as you leave to go explore the park.  This is in walking distance to the General Store and the Visitor Center.  The park has a shuttle that helps to get around the park.  Lastly, the General Store has showers ($3 for 8 minutes)

Great site

It was a weird site. The reservoir was pretty low and I’m not sure if people actually go in it even when it’s high. Great shower and toilet. There was a fish cleaning station. A couple of good pull through spots. There’s a cool trail through a petrified forest that was neat. It was a bit long for the kids (elementary and preschool), and they’re not nearly as impressed by petrified deadfall as we were. We hiked Lower Calf Creek falls from here. The campground at the trailhead was is where we’d try to get in next time. There were a lot of ants, they didn’t get into anything and didn’t bother us much. Probably could though if you’re camping equipment is more tempting or your site is more appealing for them.

Outside Torrey

We got a tent site. The tent sites are all gravel with a table and water. The good: Location close to Capitol Reef National Park. We used it as a base camp for hiking in the national park. Has water, table, fire pit, and wind break. The small swimming pool was loved by the kids The grassy park area was nice. The views. Red cliffs and Thousand Lakes Mountain to the north and Boulder Mountain to the south. The bad: Not enough trees. There are several small very pruned Cottonwood trees, but it is not a shady place. Small spaces. Like most RV parks, you are very close to your neighbors. Everyone near us was quite and kind though. There is no grass for the tent sites. You put your tent in gravel. About the only grass is very small pieces for the RVs and the grassy park area.

Beach camping

I've been coming to lone rock beach for years, its a good inbetween spot coming from canyonlands, monument valley and heading to Zion.    It is dispersed primitive camping and there are no trees so bring umbrellas and easy ups to protect yourself from the sun.   I do not recommend you camp at the beach if its windy unless your in any rv.   Be very careful where you drive it is sand and can swallow your car pretty easily, if you think your getting stuck stop immediately and dig out your tires.   Keep in mind if you are coming here on the weekend or holidays it gets very crowded and is known to the locals as party beach. 

There is water available and a dump station.   The water gets shut off in the winter months.   There is also vault toilets available. 

It costs $30.00 entry fee and $14.00 to camp.   If you have an annual national park pass the entry fee is free.

Can’t wait to go back

This campground was clean and calm. We liked having the store on site, and the drive to Capitol was an easy one. The staff was very friendly, the showers and bathrooms were very clean, and we loved the open lawn in the middle. We really liked how shallow the fire ring was. Capitol Reef is one of our favorite National Parks , and we will camp here next time we go!

Breathtaking!

We enjoyed this campground! We traveled in mid May to Arches National Park and unfortunately encountered quite a bit of rain. The campground itself is situated deep in the park and takes about 20-30 min to drive to from the front gates of the national park. The bathrooms are very clean, although no soap is provided (just hand sanitizer) so bring your own! There is also a dishwashing station which is very convenient. The campground is in a perfect spot in the park to do a lot of the major hiking. 

The reason I am providing only four stars is due to the location of our specific campsite number. It is out in the open with no form of shade or protection. If you are wanting some protection from the elements (whether that is rain or sun), I would suggest sites 28-49 as they appear to have some trees and rock formations closer to them. 

Overall we enjoyed our time here!

So peaceful

This place was quiet and secluded. There was a nice trail to walk. There is a river but it looked to be dried up when we went. The stars are amazing. It’s $5 to camp and it’s first come first serve. There is a water fill up area at the trailhead.

Beach Camping

First-time beach camping and loved it. I arrived at Lone Rock Beach Campground early in the evening after viewing the sunset at Horseshoe Bend. It was already dark, so driving there at night wasn't ideal as I drive over soft sand. Luckily, I have an SUV and a four-wheel drive. There are no designated sites as it is a primitive campground. Many of the larger RVs are parked along the shore with their noisy generators. I found a little spot next to the shore and was able to pitch my tent. There are no picnic tables or fire pits, but you may have an open fire within a four-foot square area. 

This campground does get very crowded. There are many boat ramps along the Glen Canyon Recreational Area, so water activities are very popular. However, there are no lifeguards on duty, so go in the water at your own risk. It didn't click to me why this place was called Lone Rock Beach Campground until sunrise when I actually saw a lone rock right in front of where I camped. It was an "AHA" moment. The weather was perfect the next day, as to suppose to the rain that added to the difficulty of getting to the shore. 

There were showers, toilets, and dump stations for campers to use. Pets are allowed. Page, AZ is about 15 minutes away if you needed to get supplies as there is no camp store nearby. The fee is free to get in if you have the America the Beautiful Pass but $14 dollars to camp there. It is a great location to camp out especially if you're visiting Zion NP, Antelope Canyon, Page, Glen Canyon, and Horseshoe Bend.

Fruita at capitol reef national park, July, 2019

We were lucky to get a reservation at this campground as it is in the National Park. While they have no showers or cell service, the campground was nice, toilets had running water and were clean. Our particular site had a downhill slope so we had no flat ground to set our tent on, but we made it work. Great hikes in this park that I dubbed the stepchild Utah Park, the rangers are awesome, lots of activities, we were there over the Fourth of July and they had patriotic sing-a-longs along with other ranger led activities. Highly recommend this park and campground.

Everything you need

The general store has everything you’ll need and a good bakery.

Great find

We were on our way to four corners and have been camping on public land most of the time. When driving through town we saw their sign “cabins $50”. Very cool place, great vibe, the owner is very friendly. The pizza down the road is an added bonus.

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Off road

Great place to stay on the way to Bryce Canyon National Park.

All I Have to Say is AMAZING

If you haven’t been to Utah this is the campground to go to! It is absolutely gorgeous! The bathrooms and showers are probably the best I’ve seen in a campsite ever, they are spa like to say the least. The showers have rainfall shower heads and separate hand held shower nozzles. The campground itself is the cleanest we have ever been to and the ranger on site is extremely knowledgeable and friendly. Now let’s talk about the camp sites. We were at site 5 in the Basin. When we drove in to set up camp it was pitch black, there are no lights so bring plenty. The sites are set pretty far apart to where you have privacy as well. Site 5 has trees for shade but there is still sun. The nights get fairly cold so bring items to keep you warm. There is plenty of wildlife in-the campground, with lots of “good looking” spiders that like to come out at night. Fortunately they are more scared of you so if you leave them alone they usually scurry away pretty fast. There are two things to be aware when camping here: the cicadas and gnats. The gnats are awful, we tried just about everything to keep them away but very little helped. Since we weren’t at the camp ground during the day it wasn’t too bad for us, but if you plan on spending time at the site during the day then do some research on how to keep them away. One more thing to add: groceries. There is no local store so you travel to the next town which is fairly pricey. We did our shopping in Cedar City which is about 2 hours away. Our family loved the campground so hopefully yours will too!

AMAZING!!!

Absolutely beautiful. The trees against the sand stone is gorgeous. The lake was so pretty. I can’t even describe how beautiful this area is. There are two loops in the campground. The upper loop is for reservations only. The bottom loop is first come first serve. Bathrooms were clean and water spigots throughout the campground. There are dumpsters at the very end of the road on the way out which is super nice and convenient. A walking trail leads around the lake. Lots of ATV trails nearby. Bryce Canyon is only 30 min away. This has definitely become our new favorite spot.

One for the books!

We lucked out with perfect weather! Drove in on my Mazda CX-5 got stuck more toward the far end while trying to scope out the whole area. I was able to easily dig out some sand and head back to the middle area. Parked the car about 120 feet from the water. Without issue. Unfortunately we were side by side with other campers but all friendly and no issues. Overnight camping permits cost $14 +. $30 entrance fee BUT if you have your national park annual pass entry is free:) 15 minutes from horseshoe bend and 1 hour from Zion. Gas up before heading to Zion when heading west the nearest gas station is 50 miles away! This beach is also doggie friendly

Beautiful Campground

This campground sits above CR and is beautiful! It is super quite, has wonderful views, and is a bit cooler due to the elevation climb from CR. Stayed for only one night but will definitely come back for a longer visit.

Lovely Peaceful Campground

I loved staying at this campground. Arches National Park was our first stop on a road trip we did last summer. National Parks can often feel a little over crowded, almost like an amusement park, but the Devil’s Garden campground felt nice and secluded and peaceful, away from the crowds and buses. The campsites are nestled in between the amazing rocks that the park is famous for. My boyfriend and I loved watching the sunset from our campsite, which was #7. If you are planning on spending a day or more at Arches, I would definitely recommend staying at Devils Garden, but make sure you plan ahead because they fill up fast. I reserved our spot about 5 or 6 months before our trip.

Not terrible!

It was very windy! Our tents kept trying to fly away. We were a little further from the beach because my Toyota Camry could not get through the sand since closer to the beach it was deep sand. Overall not bad. Beautiful views. It was very hot in the morning and my friend and I would wake up sweating so be prepared for that! They have a cold shower to get sand off but at the resort which is very close they have 15 minute showers for $2. No cell service really and no WiFi available except for at the resort. It was the cheapest in the area though at $14 a night!

Proximity to Pie

We stayed here in September 2018, in the tent area. We didn’t have reservations, but lucked into a spot. The camp hosts we had were awful, yelling at people and definitely on a power trip. But otherwise the campground is great! It’s adjacent to the fruit orchards, which you can just wander into and pick fruit for yourself! There were a lot of deer in the CG, too. Nice bathrooms with a dish sink on the outside. I definitely hope to stay here again!

Great views, new facility, and amazing pancake breakfasts!

Located close to Bryce Canyon ad Kodachrome State Park. New facilities. Overall great atmosphere!

Oasis Group Site

Our group of 15 loved the proximity of the campground to newly remodeled rainfall showers. There are paved sidewalks at the site and it was nice to locate the front doors of our tents along this sidewalk. There were ample picnic tables for our group to sit. There was a large grill and separate fire pit for our use. Firewood is available for $5. New laundry facilities was located a short drive from the campsite. We were able to start our laundry, return to our campsite and return to finish it without any worries ($2.50/load). We chose this campground because of it’s close proximity to Bryce NP and the amenities it offers.

Your gateway to the Boulder Mountain

This is one of the nicest camp spots around. Close to town but close to the boulder mountains. Full hook ups for trailers. Cabins you can rent, and tent spots. Best views in Utah. If you like red dirt this is the place to be. Close to Capital Reef or the Boulder Mountains. The owners are on site and are very friendly. Lots of stuff to do in Torrey. They have a store on site plus it is close to gas station if you forgot anything.

Make sure you reserve a spot of Apple Days in July it is a fun time to be in Torrey. Lots of stuff going on. This place is busy all summer long so it is best to call ahead. Spring and Fall is amazing in Torrey and is not as hot as the summer months.

Loved his one!

Just absolutely loved this one! Perfect amount of shade, and wasn’t crowded at all. Will definitely come again!