Group
RV Sites
Tent Sites
No Fires
No Pets
No Drinking Water
About Boy Scout

Boy Scout Campground is located southwest of Grantsville, Utah, in South Willow Canyon at an elevation of 6,320 feet. Visitors enjoy exploring local trails.

Recreation

The multi-use Stansbury Front Trail and Medina Flat Trail begin across the road from the entrance, offering access to the rugged Deseret Peak Wilderness. Willow Creek offers rainbow and brown trout fishing.

Facilities

This primitive campground contains one group site that can accommodate up to 35 people. Picnic tables, a campfire circle and tent pads are provided, as are vault toilets. There is no water system in this campground. Bring all that you will need for your stay.

7 Single Sites - $15.00, capacity - 8 people 

1 Double Site - $31.00, capacity - 16 people

1 Group Site - $50.00, capacity - 35 people

Extra Vehicle fee - $8.00 per vehicle

Natural Features

The remote desert canyon is forested with oak, maple and juniper trees, which offer partial shade. Willow Creek flows through the site.

Nearby Attractions

South Willow Canyon Road is a very scenic drive in the Tooele County, in western Utah, USA. The road is mostly paved but becomes gravel at the National Forest boundary and winds through some very interesting narrows, but any vehicle should be able to make it. 

The road is 7.1 miles long. The last 4 miles are unpaved. It’s noted for its fantastic wildlife. Along the road there are five forest service campgrounds. Snow can usually be found on the upper part of the trail from November to the middle of June. The road is pretty steep and narrow. Although the South Willow Canyon road is paved, it is pitted with chuckholes and is not recommended for trailer use. The road ends at an elevation of 7,470ft (2.276m) above the sea level, at the beginning of the Deseret Peak Trail.

ADA Access: N

Sites
7
Price
$15.00 - $50.00
Operator
National Forest
Access
Drive In
Features
No Drinking Water
No Electric Hookups
No Fires
No Pets
Not Reservable
No Sanitary Dump
No Sewer Hookups
No Showers
Toilets
No Water Hookups
Location
Boy Scout is located in Utah
Latitude
40.4917 N
Longitude
-112.5783 W
Get Directions
Directions
From Salt Lake City, head west on I-80 for 36 miles. Take the Stansbury-Tooele/Route 35 exit and travel south 3 miles to Route 138 West. Follow it 10 miles to Grantsville. Go through Grantsville to Cooley Street and turn south; go 5 miles to the South Willow Canyon turnoff. Boy Scout Campground is located 1.7 miles from the forest boundary.
1 Review of Boy Scout
First to Review
Great Medium Sized CG with Small and Large Group Sites

Despite its name this campground is for everyone, not only boy scouts!  I honestly have no idea why they named it this.  It's probably due to the fact that this is the only campground in the canyon that has a large group site capable of fitting up to 50 people.  This campsite lies at the end of the campground and has parking for 10 vehicles at least but you'll have to pay extra beyond what's included in the booking price.

The campsites in this campground have all the same amenities as the other campgrounds in the canyon which includes a picnic table, metal fire ring, and vault toilets withing walking distance.  It also appeared to have horse corrals but they could have just been a fence to keep people out of restoration areas.  As with the other campgrounds bring all the water you need or a filtration system and then trash bags to haul all your garbage out as there are no trash cans!