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3 Best Camping Destinations in Utah

3 Best Camping Destinations in Utah

Utah is known for its natural beauty. And one of the best ways to enjoy everything Utah has to offer is through camping. Utah is a camper’s paradise and has something for everyone, whether you’re looking for somewhere cozy and quiet for the whole family or you want to take a walk on the wild side. Here are the three best camping destinations in Utah you should consider for your next camping trip.

Antelope Island State Park

Antelope Island State Park is located in the Great Salt Lake. One of the main attractions in the area is its impressive wildlife. You’ll have the chance to see bison and bighorn sheep in their natural habitat. There are massive flocks of waterfowl attracted by the lake and you can enjoy the proximity to raw nature because the island is so isolated.

Staying in Antelope Island feels like you’re stepping back in time. In addition to the beautiful scenery, there are several primitive campgrounds in the area, making it a must-see for those who want to see Utah as it was centuries ago.

Bryce Canyon

Bryce Canyon offers hiking trails that range from family-friendly trails to rough and challenging ones for adventurous hikers. Regardless of the path you take, you’ll be surrounded by the breath-taking white, orange, and red stones that make this one of the most photographed places in Utah.

Bryce Canyon provides amazing sights and diverse recreational opportunities. Canyoneering is one option. Mountain biking is not only allowed but encouraged on well-made bike trails. There are miles of ATV and horseback riding trails. Fishing is also available. And if you come during winter, you’ll have the chance to do some cross-country skiing as well.

Another great thing about Bryce Canyon is that you won’t have to choose between wilderness and civilization. There are many Bryce Canyon campgrounds around the area, like Ruby’s Inn, that have everything you need. They can accommodate you whether you want to stay in your RV or sleep in one of their cabins or tipis. Whether you want to go swimming in their pool, stock up on snacks and groceries, take showers or do laundry, you can do it on the campground as well.

Zion National Park and Watchman Campground

Zion National Park is probably the best-known state park in Utah. The Watchman Campground in Zion is renowned for its view of the Watchman rock formation. The campground is the access point for the Watchman Trail. It also provides easy access to the rest of the park. That connects you to Angels Landing, the Hidden Canyon, and the Riverside Walk. Zion National Park is notable for short, broadly accessible hikes that take you to lovely sites in addition to the more difficult trails.

The nearly two hundred campsites make it possible to secure a pitch, though demand is high for the roughly hundred campsites with electricity.


If you were planning to go out of state for camping this year, Utah should definitely be on top of your list. Make sure that you consider these options on your next visit.

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