Group
RV Sites
Tent Sites
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
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, 5 single family sites and 1 double site. Picnic tables, campfire circles and tent pads are provided, as are vault toilets. There is no water system in this campground. Bring all of the water that you will need for your stay.

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.

Charges & Cancellations

Change and Cancellation Policies and Fees

Overnight and Day Use Facilities: To ensure fairness, reservation arrival or departure dates may not be changed beyond the booking window until 18 days after booking the reservation. Camping / Day Use: A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation (including campsites, cabins, lookouts, group facilities, etc.). The $10.00 service fee will be deducted from the refund amount. You can cancel or change reservations through Recreation.gov or by calling 1-877-444-6777. Late Cancellations

Overnight and Day Use Facilities: Late cancellations are those cancelled between 12:01 a.m. (Eastern) on the day before arrival and check out time on the day after arrival. Individual Campsites: If a customer cancels a reservation the day before or on the day of arrival they will be charged a $10.00 service fee and will also forfeit the first night's use fee (not to exceed the total paid for the original reservation). Cancellations for a single night's reservation will forfeit the entire use fee but no cancellation fee will apply. Cabins / Lookouts: Customers will be charged a $10.00 cancellation fee and forfeit the first night's use fee if a cabin or lookout reservation is cancelled within 14 days of the scheduled arrival date. Cancellations for a single night's use will not be assessed a service fee. Group Facility: If a customer cancels a group overnight facility reservation within 14 days of the scheduled arrival date they will be charged the $10.00 service fee and forfeit the first night's use fee. Cancellations for a single night's use will not be assessed a service fee. Group Day Use Area: If a customer cancels a group day use facility reservation within 14 days of the scheduled arrival date, they will forfeit the total day use fee with no service fee charge. No-Shows

Camping / Day Use: 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 and group overnight facilities will be held until check-out time on the day following your scheduled arrival. Group day-use facilities will be held until check-in time on your scheduled arrival date. If a customer does not arrive at the campground or group facility 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. Reservation Fee: For some facilities, tours or permits an additional reservation fee is charged. For some overnight and day-use facilities, an additional non-refundable reservation fee may apply. The non-refundable reservation fee for tours and tickets is $1.00. The non-refundable reservation fee for permits varies by location. Refunds for Bankcard Purchases: Refunds for bank card payments will be issued as a credit to the original bank card. Refunds for Check or Cash Purchases: Refunds for Recreation.gov payments made by check or money order, and cash payments at selected campgrounds will be issued a check refund. A refund will be processed within 30 days of receipt and approval. Please Note: Refund requests made during or after departure can only be processed when approved by the facility management staff based upon local policy. 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. Recreation.gov Billing Information

Reservation transaction will appear on customer's credit card statements as "Recreation.gov 877-444-6777." Changes to Policies and Procedures

Recreation.gov reserves the right, when necessary, to modify reservation policies. These policies were last updated July 2018. ADA Access: N

Sites
7
Fee Info
5 Single Sites - $16.00, capacity - 8 people  1 Double Site - $31.00, capacity - 16 people 1 Group Site - $50.00, capacity - 35 people Day Use - $10.00 Extra Vehicle fee - $9.00 per vehicle
Price
$16.00 - $50.00
Operator
National Forest
Access
Drive In
Features
No Drinking Water
No Electric Hookups
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Picnic Table
Not Reservable
No Sewer Hookups
No Showers
Toilets
No Water Hookups
Location
Boy Scout is located in Utah
Latitude
40.4917 N
Longitude
-112.5783 W
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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!