Top Equestrian Camping near Capitol Reef National Park

Do you love the outdoors and horses? If you're looking for a rustic but comfortable experience, horse camping in Capitol Reef National Park is the way to go. Finding a place to camp in Utah with your horse is easier than ever. Search nearby equestrian campsites or find top-rated spots from other campers.

Best Equestrian Camping Sites Near Capitol Reef National Park, UT (9)

    Camper-submitted photo from Escalante Cabins & R.V. Park
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    1.

    Escalante Cabins & R.V. Park

    12 Reviews
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    46 Saves
    Escalante, Utah

    Escalante Cabins & RV Park has the largest RV sites with full hookups, many of which are pull-through. Tent sites are convenient to clean bathrooms with flush toilets and hot showers. All cabins have full private bathrooms within the cabin. Escalante, Utah is central to Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument and within day-tripping range of Bryce Canyon National Park, Capitol Reef National Park, Kodachrome Basin State Park, and Escalante Petrified Forest State Park.

    RV's: All sites have full hook-ups. Some sites have as much as 1/2 acre of space around them. Many are pull through sites with views of the valley and cliffs. We offer the most spacious pull through, full hook-up RV sites in the area. They are designed to comfortably accommodate big rigs and smaller rigs alike. You can park your RV, toad, dinghy, motorcycle, or off-road vehicle in one convenient location. We also offer large & small back-in sites for longer stays at a discounted rate.

    Tents: Our tent sites are great for a little camping for the entire crew to pitch a few tents. All sites are under the extraordinary dark sky at no extra charge!

    Cabins: Waiting for your arrival are our cozy, comfortable, always-clean log cabins to give you the respite you need after a long day of adventure. In addition, the hilltop vacation homes have awesome mountain views!

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $25 - $250 / night

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    Posy Lake Campground

    5 Reviews
    21 Photos
    87 Saves
    Escalante, Utah

    Overview

    Posey Lake Campground is located next to its beautiful namesake lake high on the Colorado Plateau at an elevation of 8,800 feet. Visitors enjoy canoeing, fishing and exploring local trails.

    Recreation

    Posey Lake offers rainbow and brook trout fishing, canoeing, kayaking and non-motorized boating. Two hiking trails begin at the campground. The Posey Overlook Trail is a mile long and leads to a beautiful overlook. The Posey Spur Trail connects the campground to the Great Western Trail, which provides excellent hiking and mountain biking.

    Facilities

    Posey Lake offers rainbow and brook trout fishing, canoeing, kayaking and non-motorized boating. Two hiking trails begin at the campground. The Posey Overlook Trail is a mile long and leads to a beautiful overlook. The Posey Spur Trail connects the campground to the Great Western Trail, which provides excellent hiking and mountain biking.

    Natural Features

    The campground is situated on a hillside above Posey Lake. A scenic forest of towering ponderosa pines covers the area. Clusters of aspens dot the landscape and summer wildflowers are abundant.

    Nearby Attractions

    Posey Lake offers a cool escape from the surrounding desert landscape and is often used as a base to explore the surrounding region. The Escalante area of southern Utah offers breathtaking scenery nearly everywhere you look. Sightseeing along Forest Road 153 (Hell's Backbone) and Utah Highway 12, a National All American Highway, is very popular. The Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Anasazi State Park, and the Escalante Petrified Forest State Park are all located in the area.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group

    $58 / night

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    Durffey Mesa

    2 Reviews
    6 Photos
    48 Saves
    Boulder, Utah
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Tents
    • Group
    • Equestrian
    • Standard (Tent/RV)
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    Pine Lake Campground

    14 Reviews
    81 Photos
    176 Saves
    Tropic, Utah

    Overview

    Pine Lake Campground is located next to its scenic namesake lake high on the Colorado Plateau at an elevation of 8,100 feet. Visitors enjoy canoeing, fishing and exploring local hiking and off-road vehicle trails.

    Recreation

    A short trail leads from the campground to Pine Lake, which offers excellent canoeing and kayaking, as well as fishing for rainbow, cutthroat and brook trout. Hiking and off-road vehicle trails are plentiful within the area, however off-road vehicles are not allowed in the campground. The Pine Lake OHV Trailhead is located adjacent to the campground. A loading ramp is provided.

    Facilities

    A short trail leads from the campground to Pine Lake, which offers excellent canoeing and kayaking, as well as fishing for rainbow, cutthroat and brook trout. Hiking and off-road vehicle trails are plentiful within the area, however off-road vehicles are not allowed in the campground. The Pine Lake OHV Trailhead is located adjacent to the campground. A loading ramp is provided.

    Natural Features

    Pine Lake is situated at the foot of beautifully forested peaks banded with red and white layers of sandstone. The campground is nestled among a forest of spruce and towering ponderosa pines, and is adjacent to Pine Lake.

    Nearby Attractions

    Bryce Canyon National Park is approximately 30 minutes from the campground, offering breathtaking scenery and excellent hiking opportunities. Kodachrome Basin State Park is an hour away, with towering rock spires, a natural arch and great hiking trails.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group

    $53 - $104 / night

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    Koosharem Reservoir

    7 Reviews
    10 Photos
    76 Saves
    Monroe, Utah
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • ADA Access
    • RVs
    • Tents
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      7.

      Barker Reservoir Area

      1 Review
      13 Saves
      Escalante, Utah

      A fishing lake in the North Creek Lakes area. The Department of Wildlife Resourses of Utah (DWR) stocks this lake with Brook Trout. Other fishing lakes near Upper Barker Reservoir are Flat Lake , Yellow Lake , Joe Lay Reservoir , Blue Lake , Lower Barker Reservoir , and Dougherty Basin . To hike to these lakes see the Barker Lakes Loop .

      • Pets
      • Fires
      • Reservable
      • ADA Access
      • Tents
      • Group
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      Dixie National Forest Barker Recreation Area

      1 Review
      8 Photos
      21 Saves
      Escalante, Utah

      Overview

      Barker Recreation Area is located high on the Colorado Plateau at an elevation of 9,300 feet. Visitors enjoy canoeing, fishing and exploring local trails.

      Recreation

      Upper Barker Reservoir provides canoeing, kayaking and fishing for rainbow and brook trout. Numerous hiking, biking and horse trails can be accessed from both the Upper and Lower Barker Reservoir trailheads. Trails, including the non-motorized Great Western Trail, lead to nine backcountry fishing lakes and beautiful mountain views. The area also has excellent stream fishing and spectacular fall colors.

      Facilities

      Upper Barker Reservoir provides canoeing, kayaking and fishing for rainbow and brook trout. Numerous hiking, biking and horse trails can be accessed from both the Upper and Lower Barker Reservoir trailheads. Trails, including the non-motorized Great Western Trail, lead to nine backcountry fishing lakes and beautiful mountain views. The area also has excellent stream fishing and spectacular fall colors.

      Natural Features

      A dense canopy of aspen and spruce trees forests Barker Recreation Area. Summer wildflowers are plentiful and a variety of wildlife frequents the area, including black bear, blue grouse, golden eagle, ducks and wild turkey.

      Nearby Attractions

      Both the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument and Escalante Petrified Forest State Park are located approximately 45 minutes away. Sightseeing along Utah Highway 12, a National Scenic Byway, is very popular. Travelers visit from every corner of the world to see the stunning red rock canyons and desert landscapes. Bryce Canyon National Park, Kodachrome Basin State Park and Anasazi State Park are also located in the area.

      • Pets
      • Fires
      • RVs
      • Tents
      • Group
      • Equestrian

      $60 - $115 / night

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      Tasha Equestrian

      1 Review
      15 Photos
      20 Saves
      Fremont, Utah

      Overview

      Tasha Equestrian Campground is located in central Utah, just 4 miles north of beautiful Fish Lake at an elevation of 9,000 feet. Visitors enjoy horseback riding and fishing for famous Mackinaw lake trout.

      Recreation

      Many miles of horseback riding, hiking, biking and off-road vehicle trails crisscross the area. Johnson Valley Reservoir is just a half-mile from the campground, offering boating, fishing and a boat ramp.

      Facilities

      Many miles of horseback riding, hiking, biking and off-road vehicle trails crisscross the area. Johnson Valley Reservoir is just a half-mile from the campground, offering boating, fishing and a boat ramp.

      Natural Features

      Tasha's high mountain setting is beautiful but remote and is prone to rapid weather changes due to its elevation. The site is forested with a mixed stand of aspen, spruce and pines, which provides partial shade. Most sites provide sweeping mountain and valley views.

      Nearby Attractions

      Fish Lake, Utah's largest natural mountain lake, is less than 10 minutes from the campground. The lake is famous for its 20-40 pound Mackinaw lake trout. Boating, swimming and scuba diving are popular activities on the lake. Boat ramps, rentals, a marina, fuel, groceries, restaurants and fishing and camping supplies can all be found at Fish Lake. The Mytoge Mountain Trail, a 25-mile hiking/biking loop, offers everything from easy cruising to challenging singletrack in the mountains around Fish Lake.

      • Fires
      • RVs
      • Tents
      • Group
      • Equestrian
      • Standard (Tent/RV)

      $75 / night


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