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Awesome

This camp ground was easily the nicest and most well taken care of on our camping trip! The cleanest bathrooms I’ve ever seen at a camp ground! Staff was super helpful and friendly!

Family Favorite

We have been coming here since 2005 and each year it gets better. We started with just friends and now we bring the whole family. The fishing is always fantastic in Anderson reservoir. Each of the 10 camp spots has it's own feel from cozy for 2 to group camping for 30. This place has what you need.

Fishing is awesome, but not so much with the vault toilet smell

The reservoir is amazing! You can fish offshore, but it’s best with a float tube. My visit was in Aug 2017.

This campsite is FCFS-no reservations. I believe it’s either 8-9 sites, which are nicely tucked away in large trees and shrubbery. It was damp at this time. We arrived around 11pm, and only had 1 option…next to the vault toilet and road. It was a nice campsite, but the smell of the vault toilet was off-putting. But because we drove a decent distance to be there, we sucked up the smell and eventually the smell went away as long as you were at the site.

Back to the reservoir, it’s so beautiful! There are grazing cows, so be aware of your surroundings.

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Beautiful lighting for pictures

All the reviews are spot on, so I won’t bore you with my details. However, the bugs were relentless. On one occasion, a horsefly bit through my husbands shirt, so be sure to pull out of the bug repellent hacks you can find!

We visited mid-June of 2017…that’s when the massive Brian Head fire happened. We got some ashes at the campsite, but were still able to enjoy the visit.

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Fantastic area to visit- pretty campground

Been to this campground 3 times. The spots near the eastern part of the campground are really close together. In the past we snagged a spot in the grass under a Cottonwood tree and that was great. This most recent time we got site 04 which is very convenient and sunny. Not suitable for large tents- the designated space is TINY and boxed in. My extended family was offered a temporary spot right next to the lake.. and the road. They still enjoyed their stay. The Reservoir is amazing- in the past there have been vendors to rent canoes and rafts from but we went on Memorial Day this year and they weren't around yet. 

In late June the Cottonwood trees release their floating fluffy seed. If you are allergic this will be a problem but for me it was absolutely magical. There are stores nearby and the entry station has a small store that sells stickers and maps but not food. Stores in this area close early and on Sunday, come prepared.

The bathrooms are clean and the staff is friendly and informative. It can get VERY cold in early season May- we left early due to a major snow storm on Memorial Day so it's a good idea to check the local forecasts. There is also a fantastic hiking trail onsite which is great for the younger kids.

Close to U.M. Creek. The views are amazing!!

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.

Amazing views of Sand Creek wash and red rocks.

This is a nice little Gem. It has tent spots for $20 a night, RV hook ups and nice little cabins for $45 or a deluxe cabin for $65 a night. There is a store on site and it is still close to town. Picnic tables, and fire pits at each spot and lots of shade. This is a really nice camping spot. Close to Capitol Reef or the Boulder mountain and also lots of great jeep trails up Sand creek road. This is God's country.

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!

A Truly Mystical Experience

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!

Great fishing

Kent’s campground is great place to have an RV or pitch a tent. Amazing scenery all around Beaver area. Rainbow trout are average size. Running water and bathrooms all around the campsite. Camp host is very friendly to everyone. Busy on the weekend, during the week not so much. Kent’s campsite done by September 15, not sure when it opens again.

Nice, easily accessible campground

This is a nice campground conveniently located only 20 minutes outside of Beaver. We have been here twice and seen deer, beavers, and turkeys. The stars are spectacular and you can see the Milky Way on a clear night. Bathrooms are not great.

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 …

Pleasant Surprise

This location has clean bathrooms and showers centrally located on the grounds. So it doesn’t matter if you’re in a tent or RV, it’s a close distance for everyone. They are also pet friendly with trash cans and doggie bags placed around the site. Our tent area included water/electric, a picnic table, and fire pit/grill. We really enjoyed our little grass area and the quiet surroundings!

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.

Sunglow

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.

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Great primitive style campground with a view.

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.

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!

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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Dirt road

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Free

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Off road

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

A perfect campground!

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!

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.

Best RV Park In Southern Utah

This is one of the best RV parks in Southern Utah. It is about 10 minutes from Panguitch, They have a gas station with a snack store plus miscellaneous items, a game room, LOTS of washers and dryers and much more. If you are a person who hates crappy bathrooms, I have stayed here every summer for the past 3 years and I have not found not 1 bug or critter and they don’t smell either. The lot sizes are HUGE! You can stream videos on low quality with the WiFi. There is a playground, and the Staff is the nicest I’ve ever met. Please stay here, they deserve it!

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.

Business trip southern Utah

Me and my wife stayed at this KOA camp in our van in a tent site very well-kept nice place off the freeway