17 Unforgettable RV Camp Spots in Utah (Both Parks and Rustic)

Utah is known for its beautiful parks and amazing camping, but which RV parks in Utah are going to leave campers with an unforgettable trip? Here I have accumulated 17 of the most unforgettable RV camp spots that range from rustic to national parks.

The 17 Most Unforgettable RV Campsites in Utah are:

  1. Capitol Reef National Park/Fruita Campground
  2. Goosenecks State Park
  3. Zion National Park/Watchman Campground
  4. Squaw Flat Campground
  5. Arches National Park
  6. Diamond Fork Dispersed Camping
  7. Bryce Canyon National Park
  8. Snow Canyon State Park
  9. Canyonlands National Park/The Needles Campground
  10. Spanish Trail RV Park
  11. Mountain Valley RV Resort
  12. Panguitch KOA
  13. Pony Express RV Resort
  14. Antelope Island State Park
  15. Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park
  16. Bear Lake State Park
  17. Bullfrog Basin Campground Lake Powell

Utah camping has everything you could possibly want. There is fishing, ATVing, Hiking, bouldering, and more. If you haven’t camped in Utah before, now is the time, and here are the 17 most memorable RV campsites in Utah.

How Do They Stack Up?

Camping in Utah is one of my favorite activities and one that is wildly available. Not only are there 5 national parks in Utah, there are also 43 state parks and 329 campgrounds. To say that camping in Utah is a little thing would be a lie.

Utah loves its campers, and we love Utah. With all of the beautiful landscapes to explore, the great biking trails, ATVing, fishing, and more who wouldn’t want to come RV camp in Utah? It is completely unforgettable.

All of these parks are stunning and range in their levels of comfort. Some RV resorts have full WIFI and pools for those who love to camp within comfortable means, and then there are some campsites that are so rustic that there aren’t assigned spots for those who prefer a more rustic camping approach.

With all that in mind, we are going to start our introductions off with the absolutely beautiful Capitol Reef National Park. This stunning campground and national park is just the way to get this camping party started.

1. Capitol Reef National Park/Fruita Campground

The Capitol Reef National Park is a national park located in stunning southern Utah. Archaic hunters and gathers used to migrate through the cannons, making the Capital Reef a homeland to people for the past thousands of years.

The National Park Service preserves the beautiful history of the Capitol Reef National Park. There are amazing painted hieroglyphics/pictographs and carved petroglyphs that tell the stories of the Indians who used to inhabit these lands long ago.

Around the 1800s, pioneers for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints came and settled in this area planting beautiful apple, pear, and peach orchards that thrive even to this day.

When visiting here you can stroll through the lanes of the unlocked orchards and view the immense beauty of the over 3,100 different peach, pear, apple, plum, cherry, mulberry, almond, walnut, and apricot trees.

If the fruit is ripened and signs are posted that the orchard is ready for harvesting, you can even harvest and take some fruit home with you.

“The Fruita Campground is often described as an oasis within the desert.”

National Park Service

The Fruita Campground is the only campground in Capitol Reef National Park. It is more of a rustic campground with 64 RV/tent sites that don’t have any hookups. There is running water in the bathrooms though, as well as flushing toilets.

Each campsite has its own picnic table and firepit. And although there are no RV hooks ups, there is a water fill station and an RV dump located at the entrance to both the A and B loops, so camping with an RV can be more enjoyable.

This rustic but beautiful campground offers plenty of amenities to make your stay enjoyable, as well as, the incredible activities that are associated with Capitol Reef National Park.

So, staying here with your family can be unforgettable and incredible as you hike, bike, and stroll through this amazing national park.

Capitol Reef National Park/Fruita Campground Amenities-

  • 64 RV Spots
  • Bathrooms (with running water and flushing toilets)
  • Picnic Table
  • Fire Pit
  • Open Year Round
  • Reservations Available
  • Campground Hosts in Sites A1 and A2 (Mid-March-1st Week of November)

Capitol Reef National Park/Fruita Campground Activities-

  • Historical Sites
  • Orchards
  • Hiking
  • Backpacking
  • Star Gazing (International Dark Sky Park)
  • Visitors Center
  • Ranger Program
  • Scenic Drive
  • Family Fun Pack

2. Goosenecks State Park

Goosenecks State Park is another rustic and primitive campsite, but one that offers some of the most spectacular views known to man.

Built on the edge of a deep cannon Goosenecks State Park is home to the view of the San Juan river as it makes its 6-mile meanders while advancing 1 and 1/2 miles west.

This beautiful park is fitted with fire rings for campfires and picnic tables for eating, but other than that this first come first serve campsite has a bring your own mentality.

The incredible views of Goosenecks State Park mixed with the experience of great camping makes the Goosenecks State Park an unforgettable adventure that is fit for any weekend camping trip. With nearby trails and plenty of family time, this park is one that you will never forget.

Goosenecks State Park Amenities-

  • 8 Camping Sites (Along the Rim)
  • Picnic Tables
  • Fire Pits
  • Vault Toilets

Goosenecks State Park Activities-

  • Camping
  • Photography
  • Hiking (Honaker Trail)
  • Pet-Friendly
  • Picnicking
  • Star Gazing
  • Sight-seeing

3. Zion National Park/Watchman Campground

Zion’s unique array of plants and animals will enchant you as you absorb the rich history of the past and enjoy the excitement of present-day adventures.

National Park Service

If you want an unforgettable RV camping trip in Utah then what better place to go than Utah’s first national park? Zions national park offers hiking and trails that will allow you to walk in the footsteps of the ancient native people.

There are amazing views of massive sandstone cliffs that are balanced against the beautiful blue sky. The wildlife and wilderness in this park alone will make it one of the best and unforgettable RV camping trips of your life.

There are 3 campgrounds within Zion National park, but we will be focusing on the Watchman Campground which is located near the park’s south entrance and just a short walk away from Zion National Park’s main visiting center.

Watchman Campground is a short drive from the town of Springdale, which opens up a lot more activities for you and your family. Plus, it is just a short walk away from the shuttle system that takes you to the trails that you would like to hike.

During the spring, summer, and fall the camping sites are up for reservation, but during the winter months, they switch to being first come first serve. With all of the outdoor activities and the beautiful sites, taking your family on an RV camping trip here will become one of the most memorable experiences you have camping.

Watchman Campground Amenities-

  • RV Campsites
  • Electrical Hookups
  • Trash Collection
  • Picnic Table
  • Fire Pit
  • Grills
  • BBQ
  • Utility Sinks
  • Pets Allowed
  • Ranger Station
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Bathrooms (Flushing Toilets)
  • River Access

Zion National Park/Watchman Campground Activities-

  • Hiking
  • Swimming
  • Biking
  • Visitor Center
  • Evening programs
  • Interpretive Programs
  • Star Gazing
  • Photography
  • Springdale
  • Canyoneering (See About Restrictions and Permits)
  • Climbing (See About Restrictions and Permits)

4. Squaw Flat Campground

Talk about a beautiful and unforgettable campground and you are in the Squaw Flat Campground. This first come first serve campground is a little on the rustic side and is worth every minute of it.

If you are into bouldering, adventurous hiking, and exploring than this campsite is the right place for you and for your family. There are 26 sites at the Squaw Flat Campground and all of them fit RVs. Each site can have 10 campers sleeping there.

Don’t worry about leaving your pets behind because they are welcome at Squaw Flat Campground. There are also bathrooms made available for the campers, as well as, picnic tables and potable water.

Squaw Flat Campground Amenities-

  • 26 Campsites
  • Picnic Tables
  • Portable Water
  • Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Pets Allowed

Squaw Flat Campground Activities- (Offered near or at the campsite)

  • Hiking
  • Climbing
  • OHV
  • Swimming
  • Biking
  • Boating
  • Fishing
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddling
  • White Water Rafting
  • Wildlife Watching

5. Arches National Park/Devils Garden Campground

Arches National Park is known as a red-rock wonderland and is home to some unforgettable sites. The park has over 2,000 national arches, which is incredible in itself, plus hundreds of balancing rocks and soaring pinnacles. So jump on a trail and get to exploring this magical sight.

There are no campsites inside the actual national park, so the closest campground you can stay in is Devils Garden Campground. This campground will more than fit your needs and will provide you with the amenities and fun that you need when enjoying Arches National Park.

Devils Garden Campground Amenities-

  • RV accessible Campsites
  • Trash Collection
  • Picnic Tables
  • Fire Pits
  • Fire Wood For Sale
  • Portable Water
  • Amphitheater
  • Bathrooms (Flush and Vault Toilets)
  • Comfort Stations
  • Sinks
  • Pets Allowed (Leashed)

Arches National Park/Devils Garden Campground Activities-

  • Backpacking
  • Ranger Programs
  • Hiking
  • Auto Touring
  • Biking
  • Canyoneering
  • Commercial Tours
  • Horseback Riding
  • Rock Climbing
  • Stargazing
  • Photography

6. Diamond Fork Dispersed Camping

If you’re looking to rough it rustic style than Diamond Fork Dispersed Camping is the place for you and your RV. This camping space is not a real campground, so there are no reservations and no assigned spots, and along with that there are no fees.

A quick walk from the Three Forks Trailhead is a perfect place to park your camper if you love hiking and love hot springs.

Just a two-mile hike from this unofficial/official campsite is the Fifth Water Hot Springs, so after a long day of hiking or biking, those hot springs can be a great way to enjoy the beautiful stars.

Diamond Fork Dispersed Camping Amenities-

  • Fire Pits
  • Bathrooms (At Three Forks Trailhead)

Diamond Fork Dispersed Camping Activities-

  • Hiking
  • Hot Springs
  • Biking
  • Fishing

7. Bryce Canyon National Park/North Campground

Wanna see the largest concentration of Hoodoos (irregular rock columns) in the world? Then come and camp at Bryce Canyon National Park because it is the home of the most Hoodoos concentrated to one area.

Not a single canyon but a series of natural bowls that are carved into the edge of a high plateau are what makes up Bryce canyon. Hiking here is stunning and completely unforgettable. You cannot see sights like this anywhere else in the world.

Along with the amazing views, horseback rides are another unique and fun experience at Bryce Canyon National Park that will make you and your family happy that you choose to camp at such an amazing national park.

There are 2 campgrounds at Bryce Canyon National Park but we are focusing on the north campground because of its proximity to the visitors center and the fact that it is surrounded by the beautiful Ponderosa Pine Forest.

There are 13 reservation RV sites at the North Campground and 86 RV/Tent sites that are first come first serve. With its close proximity to the general store you don’t have to worry about forgetting anything, the camp has you covered.

There are no hookups available but there is a potable water station and a dump station open during the summer season. There are so many fun things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park, and staying in the beautiful North Campground makes the trip that much better.

Bryce Canyon National Park North Campground Amenities-

  • RV Camp Spots
  • Bathrooms (Flushing Toilets)
  • Picnic Tables
  • Drinking Water
  • Fire Grates
  • General Store
  • Picnic Area
  • Shower Facilities (Coin Operated)

Bryce Canyon National Park/North Campground Activities-

  • Hiking
  • Ranger Programs
  • Moon Hikes
  • Horseback Rides
  • Astronomy Program
  • Back Country Hiking
  • Rim Walk
  • Kids Programs
  • Snowshoe Hikes

8. Snow Canyon State Park

Explore the trails and dunes of beautiful Snow Canyon on foot, bike, and horseback. Camp in the peaceful campground surrounded by ancient lava flows and red Navajo sandstone. 

Utah State Parks

This State Park is gorgeous and is one that all rock climbers, bikers, and families will enjoy. With seasonal nature programs that can help families discover the desert landscape, biking opportunities, and fun horseback trails/tours this park really is unforgettable.

There are 14 RV sites at Snow Canyon State Park that have water and electrical hookups plus an additional 17 multi-use campsites.

This campsite is stunning with its magical red rock background that mixes perfectly with the remains of black lava rock. Seriously your family will never forget camping here.

Snow Canyon State Park Amenities-

  • 17 RV Spots
  • Water and Electrical Hookups
  • Bathrooms
  • Comfort station
  • Drinking Water
  • Pet-Friendly
  • Ranger Station
  • Showers
  • Visitor Center
  • Grill
  • Picnic Tables
  • Fire Pits
  • Dump Station

Snow Canyon State Park Activities-

  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Rock Climbing
  • Hiking
  • Bicycling
  • Nature Programs
  • Photography

9. Canyonlands National Park/The Needles Campground

Carved into the landscape for decades by rivers 337,598 acres of buttes, fins, mesas, spires, arches, and colorful canyons have been preserved as a national park right in southern Utah.

Canyonlands National Park is beautiful with its towering sights and flowing rivers, but it is also massive. The park is divided into four parts/districts that each hold a unique part of the ancient terrains history and beauty.

There are two camping sites at Canyonlands National Park one is called Island in the Sky Campground and is rather small with 12 sites and only has vaulted toilets and picnic tables. We are focusing on The Needles Campground.

The Needles Campground has a total of 29 camping sites with three of those spots being group sites. The spring through the fall there are some reservation sites but most sites are first come first serve.

There is a nice set up of flushing and well as vaulted toilets, picnic tables, and fire rings. Match that with the beautiful scenery and the amazing activities and you have a truly unforgettable RV camping experience.

While out at The Needles Campground and Canyonlands National Park Enjoy crazy four-wheel driving, bicycling, hiking, and boating. These enjoyable activities will allow you to see the park and all of its majesty and have fun while doing it.

Canyonlands National Park/The Needles Campground Amenities-

  • 29 Camping Spots
  • RV Friendly
  • Trash Collection
  • Seasonal Staff
  • Amphitheater
  • Seasonal Portable Water
  • Picnic Tables
  • Fire Pits
  • Toilets (Flush and Vault)

Canyonlands National Park/The Needles Campground Activities-

  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Kayaking
  • White Water Rafting
  • Packrafting
  • Guided Rafting Trips
  • Biking
  • Hiking
  • Backpacking (Back Country Camping)
  • Four-Wheel Driving (ATVs, UTVs, and OHVs Not Permitted)

10. Spanish Trail RV Park

This beautiful park is convenient, fun, and the perfect place for an unforgettable RV location. Just 3 miles down the road from Moab, this RV park has it all. Stunning views of the red rock cliffs, of the La Sal Mountains, and of incredible sunsets.

Plus when you come here you don’t have to worry about rustic camping, because this RV park has all of the amenities to keep everyone in the family happy. With a Spa and a pool, you can come back and relax after a great day hiking with the family.

Just a quick drive away from Arches National Park, Spanish Trail RV Park is well worth the drive. You get to enjoy all of the fabulous sites and hiking related to Arches National Park with all of the amenities that any family member could want.

There are perfect grassy areas inside the campground to offer fun games for the kids and plenty of shade from the beautiful trees that grow throughout the grounds. It is totally worth staying here and the views alone will make this camping trip unforgettable.

Spanish Trail RV Park Amenities-

  • Pull-through RV Spots
  • Full Hookups
  • WIFI
  • Cable TV
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Showers
  • Bathrooms
  • Laundry
  • Covered Pavilion
  • Gift Shop
  • Area Tours
  • Leashed Pets Allowed

Spanish Trail RV Park Activities- (Some found at parks close to RV site)

  • Swimming
  • Spa
  • Hiking
  • Biking
  • Jeeping
  • Rock Climbing
  • Horseback Riding

11. Mountain Valley RV Resort

Talk about fun and relaxation and you are dreaming of camping at Mountain Valley RV Resort. It is located in Heber City and offers amazing activities inside the resort and out in the valley. There is a reason it is one of the highest rated RV parks in Utah.

If you want an unforgettable RV vacation with your family then you need to come to Mountain Valley RV Resort. It is extremely family friendly and has all the fun of camping without some of the more rustic camping amenities (or lack thereof).

Plus it is open year round and there are all always fun activities going on in Heber Valley like the Railroad excursion, the Mountain Valley Stampede Rodeo, the Demolition Derby, and more. So anytime is a good time to camp at Mountain Valley RV Resort.

Mountain Valley RV Resort Amenities-

  • 95 Full Hookup Sites
  • 84 Pull-through Sites
  • 11 Back-in Sites
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Exercise Room
  • Guided Valet to Sites
  • Children’s Playground
  • WIFI
  • Cable
  • Clubhouse with Full Kitchen
  • Catering Available
  • Private Bathrooms
  • Private Showers
  • Laundry
  • RV Supplies
  • Gift Shop
  • Pet-Friendly

Mountain Valley RV Resort Activities-

  • Swimming
  • Spa
  • Basketball
  • Bocce Ball
  • Shuffle Board
  • Pickle Ball
  • Playground
  • Golfing Activity Package
  • Fishing Activity Package
  • ATV Activity Package
  • Horseback Riding Activity Package
  • Boating Activity Package
  • Game Room
  • Tennis

12. Panguitch KOA

If you are itching for a great camping experience and some awesome ATVing, then come and stay at the Panguitch KOA in southern Utah, because it is amazing and completely unforgettable.

This campground is located about 17 miles north of the amazing Panguitch lake so you can spend a day at the pool or a day at the lake, whichever the family wants to do. There are also plenty of ATV, hiking, and biking trails that spread out around the campground.

So enjoy a day out on the trails and then swing home for some horseshoes and WIFI. Seriously this unforgettable campground has something for every member of the family and you get to camp without giving up the comfort of modern amenities.

Panguitch KOA Amenities-

  • Pull through Sites
  • Full Hookups
  • Reservations
  • Pool
  • Pet-Friendly
  • Dog Park
  • Pavilion
  • WIFI
  • Over the Air TV
  • Bathrooms
  • Showers
  • Propane and Firewood For Sale

Panguitch KOA Activities- (Some found at lakes and areas close to RV site)

  • Swimming
  • Horseshoes
  • ATVing
  • Hiking
  • Biking
  • Fishing
  • Playground
  • Volleyball

13. Pony Express RV Resort

Salt Lake City is one of the hubs of Utah and has incredible sites and things to do, so who wouldn’t want an unforgettable RV camping trip here? The Pony Express RV Resort is just a hop and a skip away from downtown Salt Lake and has all the amenities anyone could ask for plus more.

Always wondered what it feels like to camp in an Airstream? Well, Pony Express RV Resort could be the answer to your dreams. Not only do they have RV spots available, but they also have Airstream trails that you can rent for a few days.

The Pony Express RV Resort Amenities-

  • Surrey Bicycle Rentals
  • Swimming Pools
  • Play Ground
  • Store
  • Laundry
  • Bathrooms
  • Showers
  • Picnic Tables
  • Pet-Friendly
  • Dog Park
  • DVD Library
  • WIFI
  • Cable TV
  • Ice

The Pony Express RV Resort Actvities-

  • Swimming
  • Billiards
  • Life-Sized Game Boards
  • Basketball
  • Foosball
  • Horseshoes
  • Clubhouse
  • Playground
  • Salt Lake City

14. Antelope Island State Park

If you like a more primitive type camping filled with beautiful scenery, roaming animals, and lakes then Antelope Island State Park is a place that you need to visit. Its unforgettable sites, hunting options, and amazing animals make it an RV camping trip that is not easily forgotten.

Right in the middle of the Great Salt Lake lies Antelope Island State Park. Here you can rent a horse and travel the island, take a dip in the salty water, or go out on a nice boat ride and have more fun than you thought possible. Plus you are right outside the big cities of northern Utah.

There is also incredible wildlife viewing opportunities at Antelope Island State Park. With Bison, Pronghorn Antelope, and Bighorn Sheep to name just a few of the amazing wildlife that the family can view while visiting.

Antelope Island State Park Amenities-

  • 52 Campsites
  • Vault Bathrooms
  • Boat Ramp
  • Showers
  • Horse Rental
  • Dump Station
  • Concessions
  • Pet-Friendly
  • Visitor Center
  • Picnic Tables

Antelope Island State Park Activities-

  • Swimming
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Biking
  • Trails
  • Hiking
  • Sailing
  • Bird Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

15. Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park

This state park is a great place to camp because of the ever-changing background. Because Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park is mountains of shifting sand each year you come back may look a little bit different than the year before.

So talk about unforgettable camping trips that occur at the same place every year and you have Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park.

Now if you love to ATV than you will LOVE Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park because there is ATV and dune access at the park. Not to mention the scenic trails and overlooks that will show you all the stunning sites that Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park has to offer.

Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park Campground Amenities-

  • 22 Campsites
  • Bathrooms
  • Showers
  • Dump Station
  • Phone
  • Comfort Station
  • Picnic Tables
  • Visiting Center

Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park Campground Activities-

  • ATVing
  • Hiking
  • Nature Programs
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Photography

16. Bear Lake State Park

If you’ve ever been to Utah then hopefully you have heard of Bear Lake, because it is amazing! And camping there adds to the fun that the Lake and Park have to offer. Fishing, boating, fast food, and more make an RV camping trip to Bear Lake Unforgettable.

If you love to fish, you will love fishing at Bear Lake. There ate cutthroat trout, mackinaw, and whitefish. What more could you ask for?

Plus if you are like me and love both fishing and boating then you are in luck because this lake offers both. So spend a nice day fishing and then the next day go wakeboarding and water skiing.

Bear Lake State Park Camping Amenities-

  • RV Sites
  • Full Hookups
  • Reservations
  • Pet-Friendly
  • Bathrooms
  • Picnic Pavilion
  • Shower
  • Ranger Station

Bear Lake State Park Activities-

  • Swimming
  • Boating
  • Concessions
  • Stores
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Visitors Center
  • Canoeing
  • Kayaking
  • Biking
  • Bird Watching
  • Fishing

17. Bullfrog Basin Campground Lake Powell

One of my favorite places to visit is Lake Powell. It is stunning with its scenic views and different backdrops. Some of my most memorable childhood camping adventures are at Lake Powell.

Luckily the Bullfrog Basin Campground Lake Powell offers all of the joys of Lake Powell with the fun and adventure of RV camping.

There is wildlife to be seen everywhere big and small. I remember a mouse getting into one of the tents once, it was hilarious. Plus there are watersports galore. Fishing, Boating, Water Skiing, Wake Boarding, and plenty of others. I love camping at Lake Powell.

Bullfrog Basin Campground Lake Powell Amenities-

  • 20 Pull-through RV Sites
  • 4 Back-in RV sites
  • Full Hookups
  • Bathroom
  • Showers
  • Grills
  • Picnic Tables
  • Leashed Pets Allowed

Bullfrog Basin Campground Lake Powell Activities-

  • Boating
  • Swimming
  • Wake Boarding
  • Water Skiing
  • Tubing
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Golfing
  • Canyon Tours
  • Air Tours
  • Ranger Program
  • Museum
  • Horseback Riding
  • Guided Lake Powell Tours
  • Canoeing
  • Kayaking
  • Jet Skiing

Related Questions

What are some private campground in Utah? There are quite a few private campgrounds in Utah three of which include Flying U RV Campground, Outfitters Cabins and Campground, and Red Ledge RV Park and Campground.

What are some campground in Utah where I can fish? There is both great fishing and great camping in Utah and there are some awesome sites that allow for both. A few include Fishlake National Forest, Yuba State Park, and Kents Lake Campground.

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