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Places to Camp near Vernal, UT

424 Reviews

Join the fun near Vernal. With tons of outdoor activities and scenic camping, this is an excellent vacation spot for all kinds of travelers. Vernal is a great camping destination for everyone. There are tons of nearby hikes, adventurous activities, and sights to see. Find the best campgrounds near Vernal, UT. Read reviews from campers like you and find your perfect campsite.

Best Camping Sites Near Vernal, UT (148)

  1. Camper-submitted photo from Green River Campground — Dinosaur National Monument

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    Green River Campground — Dinosaur National Monument

    45 Reviews
    143 Photos
    178 Saves
    Jensen, Utah

    Overview

    The Green River Campground is located along the banks of the Green River at an elevation of 4,750 feet (1448 m). The highly eroded Split Mountain is visible to the north. The campground is about five miles (8 km) from the famous Quarry Exhibit Hall, where you can see 149 million year old dinosaur bones still encased in the rock. A short distance from the campground is the Split Mountain Boat Ramp where river rafters come off the Green River after trips through Dinosaur National Monument's canyons.

    Recreation

    Dinosaur National Monument covers over 210,000 acres (84984 ha).____ Visitor Centers. The monument features two visitor centers - one in Colorado and one in Utah.____ Quarry Exhibit Hall. You can see over 1,500 dinosaur fossils still in the rock inside the Quarry Exhibit Hall (Jensen, Utah).____ History & Culture. Numerous cultural sites reveal stories of the people who lived here before and include Fremont petroglyphs, homestead cabins and former ranches. Hiking trails allow in-depth exploration.____ Hiking. There are miles of trails for hiking and cross-country travel.____ River Rafting & Boating. Whitewater rafting, both commercial and private, are is popular on the Green and Yampa Rivers. The Yampa River multi-day rafting trips begin at Deerlodge Park. The Yampa rushes downstream 44-miles (71 km) to join the Green River at Echo Park. Boaters continue downstream on the Green River to the take-out at the Split Mountain boat ramp. The Yampa is the largest free-flowing tributary within the Colorado River system. As such, it has a shorter season marked by fluctuations in water level resulting from snow received in the winter. It is characterized by famous rapids such as Teepee, Big Joe and Warm Springs. Raft trips must be arranged in advance. For more information, visit Dinosaur's Commercial Guided River Trips page. Private River Trips require a permit.__ Scenic Drives. Several roads provide access to key destinations and scenic sites. Scenic drives allow the windshield visitor to see spectacular geology.__

    Facilities

    Green River Campground has 80 campsites suitable for tents or RVs. Each site has a picnic table and fire pit. Drinking water and flush toilets are available. RVs can not fill their potable water tanks at the campground. There are no showers or water/electrical hook-ups/dump stations for recreational vehicles.__

    Natural Features

    The campground is set on a bench along the Green River and is dotted by Fremont cottonwood trees and sagebrush. Many campsites offer views of Split Mountain. Some sites have shade while others are very sunny.

    Nearby Attractions

    The Quarry Exhibit Hall allows visitors to see approximately 1,500 dinosaur fossils exposed in the rock. Besides the monument, nearby Utah State Parks, the Ashley National Forest, Flaming Gorge National Recreational Area and Bureau of Land Management sites provide additional recreational opportunities.

    Charges & Cancellations

    No-Shows A camping no-show customer is one who does not arrive at a campground and does not cancel the reservation by check-out time on the day after the scheduled arrival date. Reserved campsites will be held until check-out time on the day following your scheduled arrival.__ If a customer does not arrive at the campground by check-out time the day after arrival or does not cancel the reservation by the times listed under "Late Cancellations" above, the customer may be assessed a $20.00 service fee and forfeit use fees.__

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

    $18 / night

  2. Camper-submitted photo from Steinaker State Park Campground

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    Steinaker State Park Campground

    19 Reviews
    66 Photos
    60 Saves
    Vernal, Utah
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
  3. Camper-submitted photo from Red Fleet State Park Campground

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    Red Fleet State Park Campground

    19 Reviews
    66 Photos
    61 Saves
    Vernal, Utah
    • Fires
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • Tents
    • Standard (Tent/RV)
    • Trash

    $100 / night

  4. Camper-submitted photo from Vernal / Dinosaurland KOA

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    Vernal / Dinosaurland KOA

    10 Reviews
    24 Photos
    29 Saves
    Vernal, Utah

    Get back to family fun at Dinosaurland KOA!

    Built to accommodate the largest rigs on the road, the campground's upgraded RV Sites are the first to be booked. Fire pits, patios, pull thrus - this KOA has them ready and waiting. You'll be so comfortable you won't want to leave, but one of the most beautiful regions in all of Utah is waiting for you. Raft the Green and Yampa rivers, hike or bike the trails in the Uinta Mountains, fish the Flaming Gorge or one of the many nearby lakes. Ancient history beckons in Dry Fork Canyon as you explore the petroglyphs in search of the Three Kings. Save a day to spend at the Quarry Exhibit Hall at Dinosaur National Monument examining the wall of more than 1,500 fossils. Daily ranger programs educate both young and old about Utah's long-gone inhabitants at this state-of-the-art facility. If you want to kick back and relax, this KOA's heated pool is just the ticket, and you'll find the best stargazing around. Northeast Utah is calling your name! Max pull thru: 75 feet.

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

    $29 - $72 / night

  5. Camper-submitted photo from Split Mountain Group Campground — Dinosaur National Monument

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    Split Mountain Group Campground — Dinosaur National Monument

    11 Reviews
    81 Photos
    41 Saves
    Jensen, Utah

    Overview

    The Split Mountain Group Campground is located along the banks of the Green River at an elevation of 4,800 feet (. The highly eroded Split Mountain towers over the campground. The campground is near Quarry Exhibit Hall, where you can see 149 million year old dinosaur bones still encased in the rock. Adjacent to the campground is the Split Mountain Boat Ramp where river rafters come off the Green River after trips through Dinosaur National Monument's canyons.

    Recreation

    Dinosaur National Monument covers over 210,000 acres (84984 ha).____ Visitor Centers. The monument features two visitor centers - one in Colorado and one in Utah.____ Quarry Exhibit Hall. You can see over 1,500 dinosaur fossils still in the rock inside the Quarry Exhibit Hall (Jensen, Utah).____ History & Culture. Numerous cultural sites reveal stories of the people who lived here before and include Fremont petroglyphs, homestead cabins and former ranches. Hiking trails allow in-depth exploration.____ Hiking . There are miles of trails for hiking and cross-country travel.____ River Rafting & Boating. Whitewater rafting, both commercial and private, are is popular on the Green and Yampa Rivers. The Yampa River multi-day rafting trips begin at Deerlodge Park. The Yampa rushes downstream 44-miles (71 km) to join the Green River at Echo Park. Boaters continue downstream on the Green River to the take-out at the Split Mountain boat ramp. The Yampa is the largest free-flowing tributary within the Colorado River system. As such, it has a shorter season marked by fluctuations in water level resulting from snow received in the winter. It is characterized by famous rapids such as Teepee, Big Joe and Warm Springs. Raft trips must be arranged in advance. For more information, visit Dinosaur's Commercial Guided River Trips page. Private River Trips require a permit.__ Scenic Drives. Several roads provide access to key destinations and scenic sites. Scenic drives allow the windshield visitor to see spectacular geology.__

    Facilities

    The campground offers four group sites that accommodate both tents and recreational vehicles. Each campsite has a picnic table, campfire ring with grill and can accommodate up to 25 people and six vehicles. Drinking water and flush toilets are available from early April to early October. However, no water, sewer or electric hookups are available for recreational vehicles. RVs can not fill their potable water tanks at the campground.

    Natural Features

    The campground is set on a bench along the Green River and is dotted by Fremont Cottonwood and sagebrush. Campsites offer views of Split Mountain. Limited shade is provided by the few trees in the campground.

    Nearby Attractions

    In addition to the monument, nearby Utah State Parks, the Ashley National Forest, Flaming Gorge National Recreational Area and Bureau of Land Management sites provide additional recreational opportunities in the area.

    Charges & Cancellations

    No-Shows. A camping no-show customer is one who does not arrive at a campground and does not cancel the reservation by check-out time on the day after the scheduled arrival date. Reserved campsites will be held until check-out time on the day following your scheduled arrival.__ If a customer does not arrive at the campground by check-out time the day after arrival or does not cancel the reservation by the times listed under "Late Cancellations" above, the customer may be assessed a $20.00 service fee and forfeit use fees.__ Refunds Customers must request refunds no later than 14 days after the scheduled departure date. Recreation.gov will not grant refund requests after 14 days of departure. Refunds for Bankcard Purchases: Refunds for bank card payments will be issued as a credit to the original bank card. Refunds for Emergency Closures: In the event of an emergency closure, the Recreation.gov team will attempt to notify users and offer alternate dates (as appropriate). If this is not possible, reservations will be cancelled and all fees paid will be refunded. Reservation fees for free tickets are non-refundable in the event of an emergency closure.

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

    $6 - $40 / night

  6. Camper-submitted photo from Fossil Valley RV Park

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    Fossil Valley RV Park

    8 Reviews
    1 Photo
    7 Saves
    Vernal, Utah
    • Pets
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • RVs
    • Tents
  7. Camper-submitted photo from McCoy Flat Road

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    McCoy Flat Road

    7 Reviews
    40 Photos
    66 Saves
    Vernal, Utah
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Standard (Tent/RV)
  8. Camper-submitted photo from Range Study Area - FS Road #217

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    Range Study Area - FS Road #217

    8 Reviews
    41 Photos
    18 Saves
    Ashley National Forest, Utah

    Camping in undeveloped areas (outside of designated campgrounds) is permitted. Please stay on existing roadways when accessing these undeveloped areas, and follow the practices in "Caring for the Forest" when camping in undeveloped areas. Camping in undeveloped areas must occurr within 150 feet of a designated route in Utah and within 300 feet of a designated route in Wyoming, at least 1/4 mile away from any administrative site, (boat ramps, guard stations, campgrounds, or visitor centers).

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Dispersed
    • Alcohol
  9. Camper-submitted photo from KOA Campground Vernal

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    KOA Campground Vernal

    6 Reviews
    18 Photos
    1 Save
    Vernal, Utah
    • Pets
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs
  10. Camper-submitted photo from Outlaw Trail RV Park

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    Outlaw Trail RV Park

    6 Reviews
    9 Photos
    16 Saves
    Jensen, Utah

    Over 50 sites.

    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Standard (Tent/RV)
    • Trash

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