Nicole B.


Salt Lake City, UT

Joined May 2020

Great park and campsite — bad vault bathrooms

We stayed in the tent only Wingate spot #36. About 150yd hike in from parking spot. The actual campsite was excellent. Secluded and tucked into some trees with privacy from other sites. The tent pad fit two 4-person tents, with space off the pad for another one.

Only negative was by the tent only sites there was only vault toilets. The room was very clean but the ventilation was poor and the toilets was swarming with flies and was unusable (they would attack you going to the bathroom—traumatizing). Had to walk 300yds to use the flush toilets by the RV sites, which were great.

This campground was a close drive to Dead Horse Point overlook which is great for sunset. Easy quick drive to Canyonlands and Arches too.

Camping on mars

This was a quick weekend trip and this place blew me away! The campsite (site 3) was nestled right by some rocks which blocked the morning sun (major plus). Some campsite parking spots, like ours, were like 20 yards away from the car, but some were right next to the site. Bathrooms are clean and there are clean showers too. Each site has a nice fire pit with grill and a metal canopy and large picnic table. Can hike around right off the campsite or go to the valley or drive to wild horse canyon. Firewood available at visitor center. Water was on boil advisory Aug 2020 so call and check bc its 30-45 min to the nearest city. No ice available.

Great campground with access to some trails

Overall a great campground to stay at. The spaces are large, but quite close to one another with few trees for privacy. Each site here is variable, with some open with no trees and others nestled in some mature trees. Flush toilets and running water in the bathrooms. I’d avoid a site right next to the bathroom as the lights and hand dryers are running at night which are bright and loud, respectively. Dishwashing sink and drinking water sink available throughout campsites. Make sure you have a strong tent as some days may have 35+ mph winds rolling thru the campground (several tents collapsed/broke on a windy day here). About a 10 minute walk to the shuttle that takes you to Bear Lake and Glacier Gorge trailheads. Direct walking access to a couple easy lake trails, including Sprague Lake that is good for seeing wildlife at dusk. Firewood and ice sold most nights at the campground.

True backcountry beach camping

This is our go to place in MI. A 2 mile hike in beach spot with beautiful views. Lots a variation in how great each spot is, but absolutely worth it. No amenities at all. Great beach walks on lake michigan.

Great, relaxing spot

Nice campsites with great views of lake superior (if your site is on the lakeshore side!). There are campground hosts that drive around and give you advice and that you can buy firewood from. Excellent for a relaxing weekend. Not great for hiking — we couldn’t find great trails for a long hike.