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Escalante Petrified Forest Campground is located in Utah
37.789 N
-111.633 W
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4 Reviews of Escalante Petrified Forest Campground

We stayed here for one night on our way from Escalante through BCNP and back to SLC. We had a spot next to the water. It was calm and quiet. The bathrooms were immaculate and we loved the little mile hike in the campground. Despite the crazy amount of red ants, we loved the spot and would definitely come back!

Very Welcoming and Accommodating

Our original camping spot was invaded by small ants but the office was super accommodating when we wanted to switch spots. We were able to move to a great spot near the bathrooms. Sadly there aren’t many trees for hanging hammocks in the single spots.

its close to the town of Escalante and close to some great hikes!

accessible with amenities

I feel we got lucky with our camp site, not close to the RVs and hidden by shrubbery from other sites. We went in late April 2017, a bit windy and cold but worth it! Beautiful hiking trail that starts at the mouth of the campground. Its is close to Bryce, Kodachrome, and Staircase. If you don’t mind gravel road driving you can even get a trail that leads to Lake Powel. There are facilities for showering and bathrooms. It is also right on the edge of a lake.

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A campground that offers a bit of everything!

This is a beautifully maintained campground just outside of Escalante, Utah. The park rangers are extremely helpful and gave us great information about the park itself and things to do in the sorrounding area. There are many nature trails around the park that offer learning opportunities about the area's geological features and of course the amazing petrified forests of the region. It was an especially hot few days when we visited, so being right next to the Wide Hollow Reservoir was wonderful. We spent an afternoon laying in hammocks by the water, swimming around and even rented paddle boards for a few hours. There are standup paddle board, canoe and kayak rentals available by the dock (which is also a great place to go swimming and fishing!). The day use fee is $8 and camping is $20 per car. We had two tents at our site but they did not charge us a group fee. There are also RV camping options available. The bathrooms here are very clean and the showers were very refreshing after a hot day of hiking and swimming. There is even a camp kitchen area which were really helpful for scrubbing our cookware after many days of staying in more primitive campgrounds. All in all I would say that this is one of the best maintained state park campgrounds I have ever stayed in. It offers a bit of everything and is super family friendly as well!