Mirror lake is the most popular campground in all of the Uintas so the spots go super fast as soon as registration is opened! If you want solitude this is not the spot for you. I usually like to camp in the middle of nowhere, but this was a fun change. You have the lake right next to the campground where you can fish, canoe, or just chill lakeside. Then return to your tent for an afternoon nap. The nice thing about the Uintas is that it is always pleasant and cool. The views of bald Mountain from this lake is also awesome! Throw up a hammock on the shore and just chill all day long. The Uintas are also full of awesome hikes and millions of other lakes.
Snow Canyon is a still relatively unknown place near St George, Utah. There is SO much to do around there and there are great hikes that leave from this campground which makes it even better. Padres canyon and three ponds are two of my favorites. There is rocks to climb on right around the site and lots more trails within a 5 minute drive. There are great restrooms, large group areas that include a pavilion which is always helpful when it is pouring rain while you are trying to eat with a large group.
We chose to stay at this campground because it had more openings than the other one in the park. It did not have many trees, and the weekend that we were there, a lot of boy scout groups were there too. Those kids are quite loud. We only stayed one night. The location was pretty and the site seemed well maintained. I just don't like camping that close to loud people, maybe I will have to go back and try it out on a less crowded weekend.
I go to this campground every fall because it is such a wonderful place. There are a lot of campsites and all are right next to climbing areas. The maple leaves in the fall are fantastic. It only takes about 90 minutes to get here from SLC and there is a yummy soda shop right outside of the canyon. Even if the spots are full, there is a lot of camping along side the road on your way in.
This campground is pretty primitive but that is just how I like it! All the parking is together and then you walk down a path to the different camping spots. Because of this, it is a little hard to see availability from the road. Lots of spots for tents and located so close to Moab that we forgot some birthday balloons that we were supposed to bring and were able to run right in and grab them without a problem. There are lots of shade trees and soft red sand.
I have stayed at this campground a few times. There is not much to do in the town of green river except for go on a float trip and eat some fresh watermelon. I like this campsite because it is centrally located to a few fun things. It is about 45 min from both Goblin Valley and Moab. I have also done a day trip down to Lake Powell to do a canyon from this campsite. It is right next to the train tracks which is a negative, but its huge common areas full of grass and almost complete shade cover makes up for the loud trains! It is a great place to bring the family and just hang out after a long day exploring central Utah.
We stayed there for memorial weekend. We had to book a long ways in advance because there are not many established campgrounds in the area! This one is well-maintained, has restrooms, a large group area and is located in one of my favorite places in Utah! It is right next to a lake and a petrified forest, so even hanging out at the campground is fun. It is a little ways off the highway so you do not hear any of that noise. All around it was a great experience, in fact I am headed back again this year.