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.
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!
We needed a spot not too high in elevation (there was still snow) and right off the road so we could just pack up in the AM and get going.
It was easy to set up and was far enough off the road where we didn't hear the loud trucks passing by. Easy to get to Cedar Breaks from there. Just up the road you can see the overlook of Zion, which was super cool!
I wouldn't camp here in the rain, it seems easy to flash flood through this canyon.
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.
When we start planning our trip every summer we plan it around Red Canyon Campground. Unfortunately last year they had an unusual amount of rain and they had a slide in the upper campground trapping some campers in rock. After digging them out, they closed the upper campground and said they would fix it over the winter.
This is a really nice little campground. Sites are pretty small, but nice. They're also right along this little river that runs through the campsite. The best part about the campground though, is the trail that begins in it. It leads to lower calf creek falls, this little water fall that dumps into a small pool. It was the most picturesque thing I've ever seen. Also, along the trail are these cool little markers that tell you stuff about the area and the national monument.
It does get super hot in this part of Utah though. I was there in May and it was already in the high 90s. If you hike the trial, bring plenty of water.
On the junction of 20 and 89 near Bryce Canyon this RV park is quite large and hosts a gas station and a fairly large convenience store. There are also little wagons, a teepee and and small frontier cabin you can rent if you dont have an RV. Firewood is available for purchase but there is no shade at all!
Great spot to relax and fish or hike. Plenty of shade and privacy, pleasant even in summer when the weather is very hot. A lot of the sites have direct access to the creek and are in the shade all day.
It has friendly staff,Nice bathrooms with showers
Upon entering Bryce National Park last year we discovered all of the campgrounds were full. We decided to ask a park ranger where else we could camp, he handed us a map (in the pictures) and sent us on our way. About 5-10 minutes outside of the park there is a series of dirt roads on the left hand side that offers free dispersed camping. Forest road 090 or 1173, the main road in the area is called The Great Western Trail.
The spots here are your typical dispersed camping, with no official marking for sites. No picnic tables or restrooms and there a no fire rings. We found a nice clearing with a rock fire ring already made. While driving down the dirt road we did see a few RV's and trailers, i would say you could comfortably take any vehicle down this way to spend a night camping. The road was fairly well maintained, a few bumps and holes along the way but nothing major. Id say all in all we drove about 10 or 15 minutes to find a camp spot.
The distance back to the National Park was about 10-15 minutes from our camp spot, well worth it to stay outside the park and save some money as well as have a nice quiet and private area. The directions we were given by the park ranger had us take an immediate left after the Bryce Canyon NP sign onto rd 090. We eventually found a spot about a mile or so down that area.
Note on the map, if you follow road 087 down towards the reservoir, the Park Service recommends this as the best place to view wildlife before dusk. Next time you are down in the area, try out these spots. You will not be disappointed.
Lower Calf Creek hike is located in Grand Staircase Escalante, 5 hours away from Las Vegas, Nevada. The hike itself is 6 miles round trip with beautiful scenery and a beautiful waterfall at the end. Go during the summer time when the water is warmer so you take a dip in the waterfall.
First come basis for the campground, no reservations allowed. You have to pay a $5 campground fee at the trailhead. Make sure you get there ealry, there’s only 14 spots total and the place gets crowded quick as it the most popular hike/ campground in Escalante. Have fun!!! Totally worth the long drive!!!
The campground is right next to a super busy highway so you won’t get much sleep. There are porta pottie.s right next to campsites (practically in them).
There is a nicer bathroom at the gasstation/hotel that the campground is run out of. It has supplies wifi and showers as well.
The campground is fairly close to Bryce Canyon but it is not worth staying at unless you absolutely need to.
Yankee meadow is a nice campground that is a short walk from the reservoir where you can fish or kayak.
Something for everyone with this resort campground! We were interested in it for its full hook-up RV area, but you can rent or buy cabins, ride horses, rent boats, off-road vehicles, go fishing, hiking, exporing, or just relax and enjoy the views of Panguitch Lake. There is even an area for special events, such as weddings, family reunions, or parties. Great place to visit if you don't mind spending the money.
Ranger Review: OOFOS Sandals at Panguitch Lake Campground (north side), UT
North side: We really enjoyed this area of the campground, with its paved camp road, clean sites, tall pines, dark night skies, and enjoyable/audible location near Panguitch Creek in the ravine below. Friendly hosts, clean and well-stocked restrooms, water on taps, fire pits, picnic tables, and plenty of space between sites. Because the campground was so nice, the campers were happy and neighborly too. Panguitch Lake is not close enough to walk to, but there are elevated lake views from the sites in the northeastern area of the campground. Panguitch Lake is fun for kayaking, boating, and fishing. 5 stars (north side only)
Here is a brief video of the area near our campsite: https://youtu.be/W-EoKZ6au4A
South side: Better for tent camping; however, there were plenty of RV's squeezed into the tiny sites in this area of the campground. The south side campground road is packed dirt, the sites are uneven and crowded, and all are fairly close to the road (noisy). There are restrooms and water on taps. 2 stars (south side only)
As a ranger for The Dyrt, I get products to test from time to time. While camping at Panguitch Lake Campground, we tested OOFOS Sandals (Women's OOLaLa & Men's OOriginal Sport)
I LOVE these sandals! I wore them around the house for about 3 weeks prior to camping, and I already was getting significant relief from plantar fasciitis and sore knees. To wear them camping, over rocky surfaces and all throughout the campground was a pure delight! Their design and shape are very unique… soft/thick foam (but not too bouncy), great arch support, dip in the heal (like 1970's Earth shoes), all of which give your feet and legs a wonderful, relieving experience. I've continued to wear them at home and will be adding more to my collection!! 5 stars, for sure!!
Here I am modeling them at the campground: https://youtu.be/EtkkyJ6BN8s
My fiance ditto'd everything I said, of course ;-) https://youtu.be/lCTv15j67kA
In summary, this was one of our best camping trips (5 days, 4 nights). The campground was peaceful, weather was perfect, fishing was great, and our sandals made our feet very happy!!
For a National Park Service Campground, this one leaves much to be desired. There are no views of Cedar Breaks; however, there are concrete (wheelchair-friendly) walking paths all over the area, in and out of the campground, across the street to the look-out views, and all along the rim. There are signs near Cedar Breaks that the area was developed in the 1930's by the CCC (Civilian Conservation Corps), which may explain the funky campground. The actual campsites are strange, many are narrow, uneven, or just along side the campground road. Picnic tables, water on taps, and restrooms with showers.
The most attractive feature of this campground is the little white-railed "bridge" over Panguitch Creek that you must cross over when entering the campground. This is a US Forest Service campground in the Dixie National Forest, so accommodations are expected to be sparse. There are clean restrooms, water on taps, very convenient dump station, and very close-together & small sites along a narrow camp roadway. Lots of fun things to do in the area, fishing, boating, off-roading, hiking, and site seeing.
This is a super family-friendly campground and with so many "camping" options! There are full hook-up RV sites, cabins, and pre-assembled tent structures in various sizes. Amenities include: Swimming pool, playground, dog park, laundry, restrooms with showers, and Wi-Fi. It's a little close to the main street of the town, but that makes it easy to find!
Campsite was HUGE! 12 kids, 8 adults, 5 cars, 2 nights. We set up 9 tents and there was still room for more. Vault toilets and 2 water spigots were a very short walk away. 2 big picnic tables. 1 other table near campfire. 1 campfire. I wish the site had its own water spigot. Near highway and near cute little creek. Zero cell service but no one seemed to notice. 15 minutes from Cedar City. 20 minutes from the lake for fishing and boating. No showers. Great time was had by all! Will definitely go back!
Love this campground. Abosolutely beautiful. Favorite Mountain of all time is Monroe Mountain. Monrovian is great for overnight camping or you can just go up and do dinner if a local. You can fish the river, ride atvs, hike, and cook over the fire. Such a beautiful place.