Carbonville, UTAH
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Great place to camp and fish.

This is a fun place close to the lake. Lots of really good fishing from shore as well as boat access. The camp sites are big with nice tables and lots of room.

They have nice bathrooms, and big campsites.  Nice tables at the campsite and it is close to the lake. We caught lots of crawfish and lots of trout.

Great place to camp

Lots of rivers close, and a view of Joes Valley. Nice big camp sites.

When we stayed here it was in the summer and we were the only ones in the whole campground. Big campsites with nice tables and bathrooms.

Camp close to the Lake.

This is a great place to come to get away from the city. Big fish, great views, and lots of wildlife.

The campsite is nice. Great bathrooms, and nice tables. great place to roast some SMORES. Make sure you get up here in the fall and watch the Salmon spawn it is really cool.

Great place to get away from the city.

One of my favorite summer get away spots. Lots of fish in the lake, great bike trails and amazing views all around. With it being a 15 minute drive from Payson makes for a great time.

Nice bathrooms, tables, fire pits, and in the trees. This campground can be hard to find a spot on busy weekends because it is so close to town. Amazing mountain views and fun for the whole family.

Very basic rogue camping area

This was 5 minutes from the little grand canyon. Very basic camping. Rogue camping if you will. But I nice place to park and set up. Amazing views 5 minutes away at wedge overlook.

Several lakeside Campgrounds

Mountain View Campground is above the lake, but a path leads down to the boat ramp and beach. Some bring boats and go fishing for brown trout, walleye, bass and yellow perch. There is a paved path for kayak or paddle board put in.

This and the adjacent Beach Campground have dozens of sites, most with water and electric hookups, shaded picnic tables and lovely lawns. Tenting however is relegated to gravel strips with the signage: No Tents on Lawn.

Restrooms include individual toilet/shower stalls as well as pit toilets.

In mid May there are no staff or hosts readily available, so Iron Rangers (metal posts) take your money. (Have cash or a check with you.) Fees are very reasonable and the views from the Mountain View back-in sites just above the lake are pretty darn nice. I painted a picture that includes the high Uinta Peaks as well as sandstone tablelands, the lake, the junipers, the sky… it doesn’t get much nicer.

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Free and open

This is a great FREE site; however there are no amenities. Bring everything you need. If you don't have a portable toilet, visit the rest area down the road for a last minute bathroom break before settling in for the night.

There is plenty of open, level space. Not a lot of privacy, so during the busy season you'll most likely make friends with your neighbors.

Beautiful and crowded

Great campground. Popular and crowded. Should reserve well in advance or get there early for the walk-in sites.

Great spot for Little Grand Canyon hike

This campground is small, primitive, and quiet. We stayed here for a night before starting the Little Grand Canyon hike, just across (and up) the road. It was the perfect place to stay for a short rest before venturing out on our journey. We were there in early Spring and we only had two neighbors. Since it's a BLM campground, you can bring your dog, which is great for the area. The sunrise was beautiful, it made for a great start to our day.

Quiet canyon camping

Buckhorn Draw is a great place to bring friends or family for quiet, shaded summer camping. The San Rafael Swell is a gorgeous area in Utah that hasn’t yet been overrun with tourists. Buckhorn Draw Rd has a bunch of dispersed camping spots, of all sizes. There are a few campgrounds too, so if you need a bathroom you can go use one down the road a bit. The Buckhorn Draw pictographs are a sight to see, and the Wedge isn’t far. In the other direction, Goblin Valley is nearby, and there is a ton of hiking. I love this area and make a point to visit regularly.

Views are unbelievable !

This is dispersed camping. No amenities provided such as table or grills. They do have rock fire rings and sign/posts identifying the campsites. There are bathrooms at the Wedge Overlook as well as a more established campground with tables provided if you’d rather do that. Views are amazing there too! What I lived about our site ( site 5) was that is was at the halfway point of the mountain bike trail. This site is at the top of a shallow drainage. Other sites are literally right on the rim…see video.

Desert-like but awe inspiring

This campground, specifically, the tent only part is awe inspiring. You have the ability to camp super close to the lake and the pictures you can take are amazing. The bathrooms are quite spartan at the tent camping only site, but showers and flush toilets are available at the other side of the campground. Watch out for rocks going in, we got a flat.

Great Free Dispersed Camping

This is a great spot just a about 2 miles off the main highway. It’s paved until you get to the campground turn off which is a good dirt road. Wide open space with tons of options to tent or RV. There’s a huge sign that says Sheep Creek Campground so you can’t miss it. Drove here with my front wheel drive sedan and tent camped. Train goes by occasionally but not loud enough to disturb. Access to hiking trails all around because it’s national forest land. You can stay 14 days. No permit required. No amenities.

Very Nice State Park Oceanfront.

Such a contrast to the busy over crowded Myrtle beach area. This campground has awesome natural beaches with no crowds. Two different sections of campround. newest one is more modernbut very close together. Older on has shade and character. We saw alligators walking across road into the marsh.

Private gem along Nebo Loop!

Such a beautiful campground! Very private and not crowded, even during the busiest weekends. Access to lots of pretty places to run around and explore. Great places for kids to play. Lots of tall pine trees. I definitely recommend!

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Gorgeous, peaceful, chill camp spot

It has a ton of wildlife to see. So much to do, including hiking and hanging out in the creek. It’s very beautiful and peaceful. There are a ton of bugs so bring lots of bug spray. There is a fee to stay at this campground.

Great Campsite, but very busy!

Our group got there late in the day, and the camp hosts were amazing! They came around to take our nightly fee and made sure we knew where all the facilities were and what time checkout was. Bathrooms were super close which was nice, and the view of the reservoir was amazing! Only downside was that it was very busy.

nice local campground

Stayed here at the end of the camp season. It’s a nice campground, but the spots are a little confusing. First, their normal campsites are really small. We’d actually accidentally set up residence in a double spot without knowing it. So that was unexpected, given the spots are kind of pricey already (normally it’s $23/night, but the doubles were $46/night). And although we only had 6 people (limit for a single site is 8), we also had to pay an additional $8 for the extra car. Besides that, it’s nice that they allow pets.

Beautiful and undamaged by Dollar Ridge Fire!

Thought this might have gotten torched by the recent fire but everything is in pristine condition! Very serene camping here with Strawberry Reservoir being less than 5 minutes away. There is also a day use area that has a dock and marina. Loop A has more shade than B, but B is closer to the reservoir with more wide open views

Good for Families.

This is a lovely campsite for families with trailers. There are grass patches and you can see the reservoir right from your camper!

Quiet and Peaceful

Wonderful campground just down the road from Fifth Water Hot Springs. Campground is next to the river. Perfect trees to hang hammocks in. Very quiet and peaceful. While I was there only one other couple was staying a few sites away. Clean facilities. A lot to explore out in this area.

Beautiful. Family friendly.

Great campground. Bathrooms and drinking water available. Lots of shade. Easy walk to the lake. Great fishing. Very fun for kids.

The reservoir and OHV trails are the attractions ; don't expect quiet

Joe's Valley Reservoir Campground is in the Manti-La Sal Forest about 22 miles off the main road (Route 10). The water and OHV trails outside the campground are what draw people here. 

No campsites are close to the water, but you can find a path to the water from the campground and there are nice views from many sites. The marina and boat launch are past the campground entrance. This is not the type of place for a quiet camping experience, but I didn't expect that at a reservoir campground with nearby OHV trails. (Trail maps are on the back of the information board as you enter.)

Sites 1 through 7 are the only non-reservation sites, but we had no problem on a Thursday afternoon choosing a site for one night among the reservable sites. Based on the reservation placards on the posts, the campground was filling up on Friday.

Site notes:

  • Our site (23) was wide and deep and had lots of trees. We enjoyed the privacy as we couldn't see sites on either side, and we were far enough back that we couldn't see the site across the road.

  • As you enter, sites 7 up through the 20s have many tall trees. The other side of the campground is more open, and the trees are not as tall.

  • Double sites (D on the post, 17 out of 48 sites) cost $18 instead of $10. A double site has two picnic tables and a pad that is double in width. There are no discounts on double sites with a pass such as the America the Beautiful Senior Pass.

  • Tenters, this doesn't look like the best place for tents, but people were managing to find relatively flat spots.

  • Pads on single sites for back in or pullthrough easily accommodate large trailers and fifth wheel campers. That translates to many generators which can be run from 6 am to 10 pm.

  • ATVs and larger OHVs are popular. People were riding the smaller ones on the campground loops…fast.

This is a no frills Forest Service campground with vault toilets and drinking water. Be prepared to take your trash home because there are no dumpsters.

Unbelievable Views

Deep in The San Rafael Swell lies The Wedge Overlook campground. The campground lies right on the rim of The Little Grand Canyon. Beautiful views, hiking and biking trails. Some areas you can put a RV but it is a first come first serve area. Be prepared to drive on long dirt roads. If you love not so developed campsites, this area is a place for you.

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First Time

The campground was very nice. Our dogs were very welcomed although they do want you to keep them leashed. The creek ran right behind our campsite so you could go enjoy it about 10’ away. There was plenty of shade, a picnic table, and a fire pit. they have firewood for sale for $6 a bundle. There was a restroom at the base where you park your cars. We did see a baby rattlesnake that I helped relocate off the main trail so be aware that they are out there this year. Overall I would recommend this site to anyone and I personally will be returning!!

Sunrise Glory

This campground is beautiful! The sunrise is spectacular, especially when you wait for it out by the lake! It’s a wonderful place and is family friendly! 10/10, would camp again

Just one night

This campground is amazing! Don’t miss the sunrise over the tree line on the lake. It was pretty full when we got here(it was a holiday weekend) but we off roaded a little bit and found a beautiful little haven. we brought our dog who herded deer through our campsite twice, the kids loved it. Highly suggest coming here and hike the grotto because it’s a short hike and so close to the campground.

Grab an Equestrian site

Blackhawk is great if you can’t find reservations elsewhere. we booked equestrian sites up at the top - highest elevation. Good views, pavilions, fire pits and pit toilets. Don’t have to have horses to book equestrian and they seem to be more available since I don’t think people k ow this.


This place is beautiful! it is nice to have a lake to walk to for fishing, playing, or just admiring. each campsite really only has room for 1 or 2 tents. it does havw running water and a hole in the ground bathroom to use. i would be back again, the only real complaint is that it feels too pricey. one night is $23 and an additional vehicle is $8.

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great location close to town

Diamond is a great go to if you live in SLC. Not far up Spanish Fork Canyon. Great getaway for a weekend for locals.

River near by campground and also the trailhead to hot springs is a few miles up the canyon