Perception Park is located on the banks of the South Fork Ogden River at an elevation of 5,200 feet. Huntsville, Utah, is just over 7 miles away. Campers love the park for its shade and great river access. Tubing and fishing are very popular activities.
Fishing and tubing are popular activities on the river at this family-friendly and fully accessible site. A paved nature trail runs alongside the river. Playgrounds, volleyball courts and horseshoe pits are on-site.
The campground contains three group sites that can accommodate up to 50 people each. Most sites are equipped with picnic shelters, tables, campfire circles, grills and cement site pads. Vault toilets and drinking water are provided. Firewood is available for purchase from the host. Roads and parking spurs are paved.
This scenic campground is situated among shady cottonwoods and willow. Moose and deer wander through the campground on occasion. The South Fork runs alongside the campground.
Beautiful Ogden Valley has numerous boating, fishing, hiking, horseback and off-road vehicle riding and scenic driving opportunities. Pineview Reservoir is a short drive from the campground with boating, fishing and swimming.
Causey Reservoir is close by, offering great canoeing and fishing, as well as hiking, biking and horseback riding trails.
Highway 39 continues on to Monte Cristo Summit with sweeping mountain views. Off-road vehicle and hiking trails are also abundant in the area.
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
Clean, nice and pretty scenery. We pulled in here on 9/15/2020, just wanted to get off the road and took a chance. We were able to find a spot, and the host came over and told us it was $48.00. Sorta taken back since there is no electric, water or dump service here.
Learned a lesson.
A campground better suited for large gatherings rather than secluded getaways. It also serves as a nice place to have a picnic for a day trip as they also have spots specifically for that. Other than the day sites they also have 9 single sites, 6 double sites, 1 triple site, and 3 group sites. There's more non standard sites than there are normal single sites which gives you an idea of how many people would be in the area if everything were booked up on a busy weekend or holiday. As with the rest of the sites in the canyon there are picnic tables and fire rings as well as vault toilets and drinking water spread throughout the compound. There is also a trail system to the south that leads to river access for tubing or fishing.
We've been visiting Perception Park as a family for over 10 years! It's always our go to spot for a close weekend getaway. The campground has various sizes of spots, and is kept clean. On one visit, we had a rattlesnake camping out in the roots of a tree in our spot, and the camp hosts took care of it quickly and safely (no snakes harmed)! This campground is also next to the river, and has easy access to get into the river in multiple locations.