When we hear of Utah, we’ll likely think of skiing in the mountains near Salt Lake City and Mormons, but there’s more.
This state in the western United States has a picturesque red rock desert landscape. It’s also home to different wildlife and more than 400 bird species.
With numerous historical sites, monuments, and tourist attractions such as Zion National Park, and the Great Salt Lake, it’s no wonder that there are also many campsites.
For RVers who plan to visit The Mormon State, here’s my selection of some of the best RV campgrounds you should check out.
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Lakeside RV Campground
This full service, family-owned park is open all year round. The facility is a perfect getaway for travelers as it’s close to local attractions.
Guests can also enjoy a peaceful country ambiance on its grounds. There are 120 lawns on its 10 acres shaded by Maple, Cottonwood, and Willow trees.
Activities for RVers include boating on the Utah Lake, river fishing, and exploring the Provo River Trail. The beautiful landscape makes for a wonderful experience.
The site can accommodate 45 big rigs up to 65 feet. The facility also provides cable TV and WiFi.
Timpooneke Campground, Provo
For those who love scenic surroundings, Timpooneke Campground offers stunning meadows and mountain views.
As the campsite is located near the Mt. Timpanogos Wilderness, holidaymakers can experience the many hiking trails.
Families can picnic at the majestic waterfalls at Scout Falls. The adventurous can visit the nearby city of American Fork and explore the Timpanogos cave.
It's an excellent getaway from the busy cities.
Archview RV Resort & Campground, Moab
Moab is popular with tourists because of the breathtaking scenery. The nighttime sky is a sight to behold.
Archview RV Resort & Campground is for RVers who want home comforts while traveling. The site offers cable TV, free WiFi, a laundromat, and a convenience store. There’s even a BBQ area for families.
Kids will have plenty of fun in the pool and splash pad while their parents relax after an outing. The camp is pet-friendly and has a dog park so animal lovers won’t have to leave their furry friends behind.
What many campers like about this facility is the community campfire. It’s where guests gather to chat and share experiences from their excursions. There’s nothing better than an evening of fellowship while on vacation.
Activity-wise, there's so much to do as this site is close to Arches National Park and Canyonlands National Park. Visitors can go off-road and explore the former and its arches, towers, and pinnacles. Hiking and biking are very popular pastimes here.
Capitol Reef National Park’s Fruita Campground, Torrey
Fruita Campground is one of 3 campsites in the Capitol Reef National Park. It’s appropriately named because it's home to many orchards. Visitors in summer experience the amazing sight of the fruit trees in full bloom.
Each of the 71 sites on the grounds has a picnic table and fire pit. RVers should note that there are no individual electrical, water, and sewage hookups. There are restrooms with flushing toilets and running water but no showers. However, there’s a potable water fill station and RV dump.
History buffs can visit Civil War sites, national landmarks, museums, and historic burial grounds apart from the orchards, dating back to the 1800s.
The Needles Campground, Canyonlands National Park, Moab
Also in Moab is the Needles Campground, deep in the Canyonlands National Park. It’s so remote that it’s best for self-contained RVs and small rigs. We suggest campers use maps instead of GPS to navigate in the park.
There’s plenty to do because of the wildlife and unique plants in the desert. The surrounding scenery is spectacular. Horseshoe Canyon, for instance, has some of the most stunning rock art in North America. At the end of an exciting day, visitors can watch the dark skies, which showcase an array of stars.
The Colorado and Green rivers flowing through the park offer travelers the opportunity for canoeing, kayaking, and whitewater rafting. Elephant Hill Road is a thrilling spot for mountain bikers, with challenging steep inclines and stair-step drops. Then there are the sandstone towers for avid rock climbers who want an adrenaline rush.
The facility provides drinking water and flush toilets, but there are no hookups, showers, or dump stations. All 26 individual campsites have picnic tables and fire rings.
A word of caution; the roads and trails can be tricky to maneuver for inexperienced drivers. Being equipped with self-rescue gear is highly recommended.
Utah has something for every RVer. It doesn’t matter what your interests are.
The state has majestic landscapes, historical sites, and amazing national parks for those who are on a sightseeing holiday. If you’re an adventure seeker, look no further. There are activities to satisfy all levels of experience.
All you need to do is to get into your RV and head out.