Great location to camp and explore

The campgrounds were clean and well maintained, the vault toilets were clean and stocked. Water spigots were available at the campground, but no dump station or trash cans. So be prepared to pack your shit out. The sites are spread out well and not overcrowded. There are two separate areas, the first loop on the right side of the road is called deer loop. Down the road, is Racoon loop which is on the left side of the road. I would rate these as primitive sites.

Local recommendation

Broke down outside and Cozad and didn’t mind staying here. This place has electric, water, and a dump station for $15 a night. INSANE! It’s in a clean/well kept area. It seems like many people use the area just for the dump station as there is no posted charges. What kept me from giving this place 5 stars was the trains nearby. However, I used to live my tracks so it doesn’t really bother me.

Cons: Bathrooms on site are dimly lit and they are kinda creepy. No fire pits or picnic tables at sites. Only 5 sites available but it looks like they are building more.

Overall, it’s the perfect place to break down in Nebraska and I really appreciate how affordable it is.

Perfect for smaller rigs or tents

The Foster Falls campground has 26 rustic campsites ideal for tents or small trailers. The Foster Falls Campground is the only camping area in the park where guests may park a car and/or pop-ups next to the campsite. The campground is open year-round.

All sites have a fire ring and a picnic table. Most sites are wooded, offering some shade and have a level, gravel surface. A few are on a slight incline. There are no water or electric hook-ups but a restroom and heated showers are available. No gas generators are allowed at the Foster Falls Campground. Water must be filtered from natural sources or carried in, be sure to check with the ranger stations about water availability. A pit toilet is also available at each campground.

I recommend site 10!

Campsites are close to one another. If you camp at a site near the water, it is really nice, but everyone will walk by your campsite so they can go down the path to the river.

There are two trailheads in the surrounding area - Thunder Rock Express and Dry Pond Lead with parking available at the Campground entrance (no fee for hikers). Great waters for whitewater rafters and kayakers to enjoy. For the hiking and biking enthusiasts the Tanasi Trail system that adjoins at the Ocoee Whitewater Center, just a short hike or drive from the campground.

Popular campground

The R.V. sites are well shaded and well spaced and many will accomodate large R.V.’s. Several sites offer the opportunity for two R.V.’s to camp close together and some are located along a small stream. The group sites are set up with tent pads around a central fire ring and picnic table area.

Convenient to the Ocoee River, the Ocoee Whitewater Center, Parksville Lake beaches and boat ramps, many miles of mountain bike/hiking trails and whitewater rafting, it’s a great central location for day trips.

Quiet, not well known except to locals

The drive in on the gravel road takes forever but it is very peaceful once you arrive to the destination. It is nice to listen to the sound of gentle flowing water, to look around and only see one other camper well down the road, it all well worth it.

All the amenities were gone and it is fairly primitive. Overall though it was a great place to camp, for free, in the beautiful Appalachian Mountains

Remote camping

Ginger Bay is very remote but as always, remote is totally worth it. I don’t recommend a pull behind trailer as the road is so rough you wont get a camper up it. The sites are just a clearing in the trees so there is no place to park a rig. Campsites are right on the lake and no cell access. The free camping nearby is totally worth checking into if you’re in the area for a couple days.

More primitive sites

This is a very small gravel/dirt lot in a valley in the woods along a creek near the Green River Lake. Beautiful wooded area with a small intermittent stream that runs beside the sites. Pit toilets, fire rings, and tables. No trash cans so pack it all out!

Plenty of swimming, hiking, fishing, boating in this area!

$25 a night!

Canyon View RV Park is a long parking lot with 15-20 water and electric hookups and dump station. The sites (back in) are on one side, car (tows) are parked on the other. Most of them have a grassy area behind the RV. A short walk behind the campground and down a treed path is a park. The fee is $25 per night, paid thru a self check in (pictured).

All in all, I thought pricing was a little steep. It’s an option for the area but wouldn’t be my first option.

FREE Camping Near the Lake 🏕

This was the only camping spot we could find on the weekend. It was pretty packed here as many people like to fish Strawberry Reservoir. We found a decent spot to unload and set up camp about a mile in to Mud Creek Road.

There is a store down by the lake but you have to pay a fee to get in. We came prepared for our visit so we never went down there.

If you’re used to lower elevation camping, come prepared with extra warm sleeping bags or blankets. It was pretty cool at night (like down to 29 degrees at night). Check the weather beforehand!

We fished for trout and crawfish on the lake. The crawfish were easier to catch than the trout. We caught one trout (cutthroat) that we threw back and 4 crawfish. We caught the crawfish as we walked back to the truck along the shoreline. Our favorite spot to fish was ladders on the opposite side on the lake.

Tremendous view 🌄

Clyde Creek is about 5 miles up a dirt and graveled road about 1 mile south of US 40 on Strawberry Rd, at Strawberry Reservoir. The nearest town is Heber City 21.8 miles. The road is maintained by the forest service and is subject to closure when it becomes too wet.

This is a fantastic FREE camp site. It was very well kept and clean. There is quite a bit of shade because of the tree line the campsites are backed up to. The view is amazing. There is a nice little trail you can follow into the woods.

Area activities: OHV, fishing, hiking, and hunting.


This camping area is far enough from the highway that you do not hear or see any of the traffic yet it’s only a 2-3 minute drive. The camping area is slightly slopped and grassy with an open lot with a wooden fence on both sides.

Not much shade but there were 2 or 3 areas with a few trees. This area has a couple fire rings to utilize. Sheep Creek can be a bit windy due to how open it is. The nice part about the wind is it keeps the bugs away. Beautiful views!

Definitely would stay again!

Too intimate, keep traveling!

The facilities are average, with separate rooms for showers and toilets. However, there are many long-term residents with not enough space for regular camping. Some of these long term residents have multiple cars and end up blocking you in. We really just wanted a good spot to fill up on water and possibly stay for a night or two. Later we found out across the road is a Denny’s/Flying J/Truck stop where we could fill up with water.

Pros: Washer and dryers, small pool, close to Provo Cons: Road noise, train noise, small spaces, long term neighbors.

Overall, I wouldn’t recommend staying here.

If it’s free, it’s for me!

How to get there: From Springville, Utah, go about 10-12 miles up East Canyon Road, and keep to the right up Hobble Creek Road. We passed a golf course, a couple paid forest service campgrounds, and a shooting range. The road will narrow and as you go over a bridge, the road turns to gravel and that’s where the dispersed camping starts. We went about 2-3 miles up Hobble Road from the bridge to find our spot.

Pros: Free camping! The view is amazing and we found a few sites toward the top with fire pits. Road was in good condition all the way. Lots of great hiking.

Cons: No cell service with Verizon, lots of dirt bikers and campsites are close to the road. Very crowded on weekends. Also the road is very narrow and people don’t take the road slowly. Proceed with caution.

Overall, beautiful view and very peaceful at night.

Scenic views along the Mississippi

There are 241 Class A and B sites at the Mississippi Palisades. Electrical hookups are available at 110 sites. Showers and flush toilets are situated in three buildings and are in operation from May 1 until Oct 31. You can pick up supplies at a camp convenience store, open during the summer. The campground also features water and two sanitary dump stations. Only campers with permits are allowed in the campground, with admittance prohibited from 10 p.m. to 7:30 a.m. Reservations are no longer being taken for the Class A and B sites at Mississippi Palisades.

The camping fees are different for motor homes and tents, depending on your needs. Fees for tent camping are $6-$8 per day.

Waterfalls, hiking, climbing, and FREE camping

Jackson offers some of the best rock climbing in southern Illinois. There are about 60 climbing areas along the sandstone bluffs and freestanding boulders, with multiple routes. Most of the routes here are sport routes, though there are a number of trad routes.

There are primative campsites on both sides of Glen Street Falls Road near the trailhead. You can drive right up and park next to your campsite. If those campsites are full, there are additional campsites further down the road.

Most campsites have fire rings. There are no picnic tables or campfire grills there. There are also no garbage cans. You must pack out all of your garbage. You also need to bring your own drinking water as there is no fresh water there.

There's a single outhouse at the trailhead that is well maintained and pretty clean.

I recommend staying at Plainview campground

This State Park has two campgrounds to choose from: Plainview and Lakeview. The sites at Plainview are nice, with plenty of room between each of the sites. Most of the campsites at this site also have decent shade. Bathhouses at Plainview were clean. The sites at Lakeview are less desirable as the campground is more cramped than Plainview and only a couple of the sites actually overlook the lake. Overall, I would recommend staying at Plainview.

Boat rentals at the lake are very reasonable and the bait/camp shop is nice. The restaurant has a nice atmosphere, the food was good and it was quick.

Overall a great place to camp and kayak. Nice fishing too but no swimming aloud at this lake.

Nice campsites

All sites are shaded and mostly level with pull-thru or back-in parking. Each site has a picnic table and fire ring with a grate over it. Each site has electric, however the water spigots are scattered about. The restroom and shower house is very clean.

There is a nice walking trail path that goes around the exterior of the lake. The lake has boat access and some good fishing spots. There is also a restaurant and store on the lake. The breakfast at the restaurant is great! Mosquitoes are bad, remember to bring repellent.

Fun swimming holes and good hiking

21 campsites with a fire ring/barrel, lantern post and picnic table. A couple of the campsites had damaged fire rings. Most sites should be able to fit medium size trailers, other sites have trees in the way. Vault toilets and a water station. Very quiet, clean and peaceful. Trail system is about 8 miles and has great views. Don’t forget to bring your swimming suit!

Well maintained and clean

Very impressed with this state park! It was huge, almost 3 miles just to our site! The showers were clean. The spots were large and wooded with nice fire ring set ups. The staff was very helpful answering any questions and giving recommendations. We stayed on a primitive/wilderness site for $12 with no electric. They will allow anyone on these sites-we even saw huge RV'S and 5th wheels on primitive sites.

There are amazing trails through park for people to hike, bike, or ride horse on.

Spring Grove is a tiny town nearby with a little corner bar called “The Grove”. They serve amazing food with great service. Very clean! I recommend checking it out if you’re looking for some good food.