This is a GEM if you like to not see a lot of people and love the outdoors. This is a first come first serve camp area and there is no picnic tables and few out houses so please pack out your garbage and keep this area beautiful. There is some amazing fly fishing in the creeks and lakes in this area. The dirt road is well maintained and you can get a car or truck or trailer in no problem. Lots of amazing trails for side by sides and 4 wheelers.
North and West beach are first come first served past the pay station. You can camp right up on the water or there are some areas with light shade. If you want a reserved spot with hookups you'll need to go on the East side to the Oasis campground.
We go here 3-5 times a year. It's a favorite with the dogs.
I'll keep this short, but suffice it to say this place should be on your bucket list! If you're on The Dyrt, you probably aren't afraid of campfire smoke, bugs, or… well… dirt. So if that's the case this place is definitely for you. You can camp, park an RV, or rent a bus that toured with the Grateful Dead. (Allegedly). They also have little cabins and trailer homes you can rent as well. Amazing soaking and star gazing, and surprisingly easy soaking. Maybe I just got lucky!
Beautiful place. It is about a 15-20 minute drive from Capitol Reef National Park. Bad: Tent sites are small. Depending on the site, you will have to put your tent on the gravel spots for cars. Not many sites. I imagine on a spring/summer weekend it will fill up. Not lots of shade, but some juniper trees. Good: Flush toilets where a pleasant surprise. Great scenery. Kids wanted to explore all over. The red rock cliffs are pretty. It is close to town if you need something, but at camp it doesn’t feel close to town. We got there at 2 pm on a Thursday in July and only one spot had been claimed.
This is a primitive spot no tables or fire pits. You can camp in the lava tube they are warm in the winter and it is a fun place to explore. This is close to the hot pots and we stay here in the fall or spring. It can get crowded so be prepared not to camp in the caves on a busy weekend. If sleeping in a tent make sure you bring a sleeping pad because the ground is really rocky.
This is a primitive style campground on the Thousand Lake mountain range. You can look over and see into the desert on one side and see Fish lake mountain range on the other. We use this campground during the elk hunt and there is still lots of room. there are picnic tables and fire pits and out house style bathrooms. No hook ups but you can't beat the view of this camp site.
This campground is perfectly tucked away in the hills near Kanosh UT. About 15 mins down a back road from the freeway (I-15). It is small but large open areas for kids and/or dogs to run and play. It’s quiet and clean. There are two bathrooms within a short walk from every site. The creek runs near the sites and it’s the perfect sound to lull you to sleep. You can reserve a site ahead of time on the website or walk in and pay at the site as long as there is no reservations. Very simple. There is NO cell service so if you are coming from a long distance be sure to make sure there are availability’s before you drive into the site. If you’re ever taking that route through Utah and need a place to crash I would recommend this to anyone!
I really want to give a poor review so no one else will take my future reservations. However, they really are in a great location and easily accessible. The Dwelling is large enough to hold a really big family or two couples with small children. The cabin is pretty small but large enough for a family of four. Both have showers, toilet, with running water. The lake is about a mile down the road. The nearest open boat dock is on the other side of the lake (~3 miles). The ATV trails are endless and right out the driveway is access to Skyline Drive AKA God's Country. Fishing is good at Joe's spring and fall. Summer time is better for swimming and wake boarding. The smaller lakes and ponds are better suited for summertime fishing. Luckily the are short drives. Not much of a rock climber but I know the only reason my in-laws come is to go drag themselves up a rock while I wet a fly. Overall a pretty laid back place to spend a few days relaxing.
Family comes here every year around Mother’s Day. This year we went May 17th and it was still cold.The water was very high. We love palisades or we wouldn’t be going every year. It is getting busier so it’s harder to get a reservation. It’s so pretty and the golf course is gorgeous.
No water available, Restroom is Vault toilet
The Black Flat CUA Dispersed camping area is approximately 27.4 miles northeast of Loa. Head north on N Main St toward W 100 N St 0.6 miles. Turn right onto UT-72 N/E 500 N and stay on UT-72 N 9.6 miles. Turn right (east) onto FR015 for 5.6 miles. Turn left (west) on FR43F for 0.5 miles.
Take your fly rod, always remember to pinch your barbs. This includes meat-casters unless you are fishing to eat.
Not crowded at all.
This is a really nice campground it is primitive with some out houses and picnic tables. You are in the quackies and in the trees. It is higher elevation so make sure you bring your coat. We stay up here quite often during the elk hunt and it is quite busy in the fall but there is shill plenty of room for the kids to bring bikes and 4 wheelers. Dogs and fires are welcome in fire pits. So don't forget to bring the smores. The road getting up to the camp ground is dirt and sometimes can have ruts and is bumpy but has really good access and is well maintained.
If you’re looking for a fun backpacking camping trip where you’re guaranteed to see tons of wildlife, this is it. Not only will you avoid the crowded campgrounds, but you’ll be able to do it without hiking a million miles from your vehicle.
You can park at the trailhead and hike up only 2 miles before you start seeing deer and elk everywhere. You simply follow the river up the canyon, and choose from any of the small flat locations for tent camping, or pick a couple trees to hang a hammock. Choices are abundant. In the summer months, water is scarce so bring water. If the creek is full and running you can simply filter water.
There is a beautiful meadow area at the top of the trail before you begin to descend down the other side (another beautiful area).
Was able to hike in with my 8 year old, and he loved it. Great secluded dispersed spot for wildlife watching.
Ferron Campground is located across the lake from the southwest campground near the guard station. The campground has picnic tables, fire pits, and a gorgeous view of the lake from nearly every site.
This side of the lake is a bit more dense with trees, including downed old growth so firewood is readily available. This area is also a bit more guarded from the wind the area tends to get in summer months.
Overall, a beautiful place to camp.
Just driving through, we heard about this place and have to come back! Makes you feel like you’re back in the 80’s just having a good time, away from all the stress and worries of the city. Not to mention the super warm hot spring rubs. Even the little store they have there is so cute! We want to stay in one of the buses next time!
Since I was about 3, my family has gone to Joes Valley Reservoir for an extended family reunion! We tend to reserve the entire lower loop for a week in August. It's a bit of a downhill walk to the lake, but worth it given that there are plenty of fish and crawdads to catch for a big fish-fry!
There are toilets and picnic tables, and the roads have been paved in recent years. The best part about the campground is its ability to host a large group. The area is spread out yet open enough to feel like everyone has their own space and still together as a group. So, if you're wanting to plan a family trip, this may be where you want to go!
It is a bit noisy, however. Everyone has 4-wheelers and most people bring RV's with generators… so expect some noise, lol.
Ferron Reservoir is one of Utah's best kept secrets compared to many of the crowded campgrounds in the High Uintas.
Ferron sits right on the top of the Manti-La Sal mountain range that divides the state in two. You can get to the reservoir from either side of the range, and the roads drivable for just about any vehicle.
The campground has vault toilets, fresh water, fire pits, a couple-dozen individual sites, 1 group site, and a gorgeous view of the reservoir from just about any location. Feel free to bring your canoes or kayaks and spend the day paddling around and fishing. The fishing is great!
We take our entire family every year for our Family Reunion Camping Trip! It's one of those campgrounds that our kids will remember forever.
Have stayed here on two occasions, more recently in April. Our campsite lacked a fire pit or picnic bench however the showers are warm and bathrooms kept clean. If you’re in the area to go digging for trilobites this may be your only option for camping as the town of Delta is small and has little options for overnight staying.
This is a very easy place to throw a tent up or park an RV close to lake and good fishing. In some beautiful country.
There are some primitive bathrooms, and nice tables. The campsites are big. The only downside to this campsite is the road is close by and can be noisy.
This is a fun place to visit while in Wayne County. The fishing is awesome and there is always lots of wildlife to see. You can also camp in the aspen tree.
Big campsites with tables, close to Fish Lake and lots of mountain views.
Amazing views, red rock cliffs and red dirt for miles.
Primitive camping with nice tables, and bathrooms, and fire pits. It can get hot here in the summer and it is nice that they have drinking water at the campsites. They have a big group site that can be reserved and it will hold lots of people. Lots of fun hikes close by. Lots of fun hills for the kids to climb.
Dont let first glance or reviews of run down facilities deter you, unless your a germaphobe. We have been to many hot springs in various levels of improvement or natural state, and these are a gem. Sure some upgrades and improvements could be made, but well worth the cost. Great water, unique tubs built into the side of springs, crazy painted buses or old cabins to stay in. If your looking for different, fun, and awesome- this is a great place to check out. Off the beaten path, nothing much in town but one drive in diner plus a few shops. And such helps the feeling of the whole experience. Cant hear the interstate or traffic, views a plenty, ducks, geese and some stunning peacocks running around. It was a great experience and cant wait to go back!
This place is hilarious. The pools are awesome, and the retro busses outfitted as campers are rustic. It has showers, bathrooms, and a gift shop. It has a stage on site where there are impromptu bands and yoga classes that take place. I love the wild feel of the place.
This campground is really clean and quiet. There’s room for tents and also it has many RV sites with electric, water and sewer. We were there in late September and the lake was very dry down to the creek bed. We saw many deer and jackrabbits. We would definitely stay there again. It is a developed campground.
This campsite was superb. Nestled in the pando forest in fish lake national forest this campground was very basic. No showers (you could shower at the local store nearby) and the bathrooms we just a couple stalls and a sink. We faced our tent towards fish lake as the sun was setting