The reservoir is amazing! You can fish offshore, but it’s best with a float tube. My visit was in Aug 2017.
This campsite is FCFS-no reservations. I believe it’s either 8-9 sites, which are nicely tucked away in large trees and shrubbery. It was damp at this time. We arrived around 11pm, and only had 1 option…next to the vault toilet and road. It was a nice campsite, but the smell of the vault toilet was off-putting. But because we drove a decent distance to be there, we sucked up the smell and eventually the smell went away as long as you were at the site.
Back to the reservoir, it’s so beautiful! There are grazing cows, so be aware of your surroundings.
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All the reviews are spot on, so I won’t bore you with my details. However, the bugs were relentless. On one occasion, a horsefly bit through my husbands shirt, so be sure to pull out of the bug repellent hacks you can find!
We visited mid-June of 2017…that’s when the massive Brian Head fire happened. We got some ashes at the campsite, but were still able to enjoy the visit.
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We come here often - tent campers. Here’s a simple review to quickly figure out if this is a place for you!
Time of the year: Labor Day Weekend 2019
Cost to camp: $15
Sites: 33, and we arrived at midnight on Sat. There were probably 10 sites taken. On Saturday, it started to fill up, but it seemed that there at least 10 sites not taken throughout the day. We stayed at sites 17 and 18. 17 is almost 90% in the shade all day. It’s a smaller site, but we were able to stake 2 tents and park a car comfortably. Site 18 was a bit bigger, and there was a drive-thru parking spot. You could fit almost 3 cars there, but 2 tents comfortably. This site remained shaded until 5pm ‘till sunset.
Restrooms: Yes, 2 flushing toilets per gender. Bring hand soap because it’s the right thing to do! Toilet paper never seems to run low, but bring some just in case. They seem to bleach the restrooms daily…THUMBS UP FOR ME!! However, during the colder season, port-a-potties are only accessible. No showers.
Water spigot: Yes, there is one at every site. Not sure if it is pottable, but I used it to clean my dishes and didn’t get sick.
Firewood: Yes, for a donation. There are surrounding homes before and in the state park that sell bundles for like $5.
Handicap accessible: Yes, I saw one site.
Stargazing: OMG YES!!
Other: If you need to get ice, odds and ends or even go to a bar, Eagle Valley resort is less than 9 miles in the park. Take the scenic route to see the cute community in the area.
Fishing: The reservoir is really low, but that doesn’t deter the ability to catch fish. Blow up boats, float tubes and fishing from the shore are, in my opinion, a great way to catch a fish. The morning time between 6am - 9am are the best, but you can catch all day long…just takes some time. In 2 days of fishing, 5 people caught more than 30 fish in 3 hours of fishing a day.
Bugs and such: There are bugs, but they weren’t really as annoying as most campgrounds. Ants were prevalent, but if you keep your food and scraps off the ground, you will be okay. I never see snakes. There are a lot of jackrabbits.
Temperature: It seemed to be in the 90s in the day and 50s at night.
Overall, my family got 2 spots across of each other, a little walk to the restrooms, but we enjoyed the weekend fishing, eating and enjoying the great weather. I highly recommend camping here!!
Recently camped at the Agate Campground, spot 87, which was located at the top of the road towards the beach trail. It was a convenient and mysterious site. Mysterious because our tent was nestled in a sort-of-like hobbit hole nestled in the trees. The proximity of the showers/toilets were within 200ft of the site. The camp host was also in this area, and they sold wood; however, the wood we purchased was way too wet to burn. Showers are $1.00 for 10 minutes, which is plenty of time to clean up. There are flushing toilets with adequate toilet paper, but make sure to bring hand soap…it’s not here. The views are SPECTACULAR, and the overall inhale is worth the trip!