Lost Creek State Park is located just outside of Anaconda, and is a perfect location for a quick day-hike or a multi-day trip. It is located in a canyon that is very secluded and has great views. You have to start by going to the waterfall, which is a very easy 100 yard, paved hike. If you’re staying overnight, campgrounds are located right next to the trailheads and offer tables, campfire rings, and well-water. The prices for both day use and overnight use differ for state residents and out of state residents. If you’re staying multiple days, take advantage of the miles of trails that will bring you to different creeks and mountain lakes!
We were drawn to going to Rockport State Park because of how close it is to SLC(only about 40 minutes). The gate guards at the entrance were super nice and helpful, and guided us to the closest tent-campsite to the water. The campsite was very clean and offered a gazebo with a table, a fire place, and a barbecue. The camp spots are decently placed and have plenty to park your vehicle. Other perks of this spot are the fact that it’s dog friendly, has clean outhouses, and fresh well-water.
Ps. Definitely bring bug spray!
Quail Creek State Park consists of a decently sized reservoir surrounded by beautiful orange sand dunes. The campgrounds are nice and clean, all paved, and provide most amenities that one could need. This is definitely a place best utilized if you have ATV’s/UTV’s and a boat. But, if you don’t, there is still great beaches and places to cliff jump!
Millcreek Canyon is home to some wonderful trails that can be accessed by foot or bike. Although the canyon offers many hiking trails, the main use of the trails seems to be for trail running. There is a toll per vehicle to enter the canyon, but this can definitely be worth it because this is one of the only canyons that allows dogs!