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Je crée mon compte Camping in Salt Lake City, UT, US: 12 Best Campgrounds 2024 | HipcampCamping near Salt Lake City, UtahCamp by the largest saltwater lake in the US on a camping trip around Salt Lake City.Search destinationsAdd datesAdd guestsSearchSearchUnited States—Utah—Salt Lake City91% (2351 reviews)Popular camping styles for Salt Lake CityTent sitesRV sitesCabinsUnique getawaysWithin one hour of Salt Lake City90%(129)Second Chance Ranch1 site · Tent1 acre · Morgan, MorganMy husband Shaun and I fell into rescuing horses quite by accident. We started a non-profit to promote the Rescue, Rehab, Retrain and Rehome method to get horses out of bad situations and into good homes. We are a small rescue and hope to be much bigger one day! Please come visit, enjoy our beautiful property and support an amazing non-profit cause while you are at it! Learn more about this land:We are a non-profit horse rescue situated on one acre. The best description I can give of our property is that it’s great for a convenient and quaint “Stop and Sleep”. This is because we are located right off of the old main highway and have two neighbors within eyesight from the house. This site is very convenient for quick stays since it is so CLOSE TO THE HIGHWAY this makes it convenient but may not be appropriate for very light sleepers or for extended stays. The camping area is simple, with wild grass and a fire pit, bordered by the river on one side and the horse pasture on the other. You can see and hear the river easily April-July. The river is seasonal and does dry up in mid July-August. Drinkable hose water is available near the house. If you want a ranch-style camping experience with lots of interaction with your hosts and opportunity for adventure then you have chosen the right camping location! You are welcome to join in the daily choring activities or choose to be taken on a scenic trail ride or thrilling guided gallop on beautiful and well-trained rescue horses.PLEASE NOTE: The bathroom is located in our house and has a flushable toilet and shower with hot water. Bathroom hours are 8am-9pm. Parking is located a few hundred feet from the campsite, just off of the road. You must walk a few hundred feet to get to the campsite and you cannot pull your vehicle right up to it. While we do welcome car campers and pop-up trailers, just know you won’t be parked at the campsite if you choose to sleep this way. We look forward to having you camp with us! PetsPotable waterToiletsfrom $20 / night91%(65)Provo River Property4 sites · RVs, Tents1 acre · Provo, UtahThis is a beautiful area! We plan to build our dream home on this lot but in the meantime, we want to share the amazingness with campers! Learn more about this land: ***Please read this entire listing! We want you to have a great time and for this to be a great fit for you!*** DO NOT BOOK UNTIL YOU’VE READ EVERYTHING! It serves no one if you don’t have a great stay. PetsPotable waterToiletsfrom $25 / night97%(73)Utah’s inland ocean23 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents80 acres · Grantsville, TooeleSeabase’s water was visited by the pioneers on the way to California, and then was owned by Grantsville City as a “swimming hole”, and now is a SCUBA and snorkeling resort.& event locationn. Camping and events happen, and sometimes there would be no one here but you and the caretakers, sometimes a lot of people. There are 20 acres to dry camp, so getting back away from traffic, or close to the water are options. PetsToiletsCampfiresfrom $28 / night86%(105)Wasatch View Ranch4 sites · RVs20 acres · Ogden, WeberOur ranchette is for boarding horses- both monthly and overnights. We are big rig friendly with rotomill roads and spacious views. We have small pastures where horses roam and graze. For Hip Campers we hope you enjoy the beautiful views and spectacular sunsets. Please “self serve” park at the north end of the sand arena- about 400 yards north of Pioneer Rd. No meetNgreet needed.Learn more about this land:Plenty of RV parking (no tents, no car camping) at the north side of our Horse Boarding Ranch. Big Rig friendly, no road noise, safe and secure. More of a “safe parking/overnight” spot. Not a campground. 1.25 mile west of I-15, greater Ogden area. See the yellow lines on the google map for entry and X for parking spot. No “meet N greet” offered, please self serve. RVs only. No tents/no car camping.PetsPotable waterToiletsfrom $30 / night97%(37)Mountain View Tent Sites(2)1 site · Tent1 acre · Morgan, MorganLearn more about this land: This tent site is right in a little scrub oak forest, nestled in the foothills below Snowbasin. Beautiful views of Morgan Valley, Snowbasin Ski resort, and a gateway to fun. We are semi-rural, so expect wild turkeys randomly visiting, along with our neighbor’s chickens, and a rooster crowing. Maybe even a deer or moose, if lucky. A starry sky, because we don’t have much light pollution. The site itself is tucked behind a hill, perfect for privacy, and is surrounded by scrub oak trees. Campers are welcome to use the fire pit area chairs and our portable propane fire place.There are some plug in bistro lights for camping ambiance and a power strip. There is drinkable water at the faucet by our front porch. Cooking with a propane camp stove is ok. There is a screened compost toilet, power strip for charging needs, and a picnic table at each site, Because of Utah’s extreme drought, no smoking is permitted. Generally no dogs except service, but perhaps negotiable. The sites are a short walk down a trail, so not wheelchair accessible. The parking spot is level, & could work for a rooftop tent or camper van, but it is in partial view of my neighbor’s house, which the camp sites are not. Things to do: You can hike right from the site to Strawberry Creek (about 3 mile trail) 10 minutes from Snowbasin (skiing, hiking, mountain biking) 15 minutes from Morgan ( ATV rentals, Horseback riding, burgers and bars) 15 minutes from Ogden ( you would never notice) 15 minutes from tubing the Weber river 20 minutes from Boating or swimming at Pineview in Eden, or in East CanyonPotable waterToiletsTrashfrom $30 / nightView allTop camping destinationsSalina191 campgroundsDixie National Forest197 campgroundsUinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest203 campgroundsArches National Park247 campgroundsAurora192 campgroundsCapitol Reef National Park262 campgroundsUnder $5092%(42)Little Cottonwood driveway camp1 site · RV1 acre · Sandy, Salt LakeLearn more about this land:We are 2 minutes from the base of Little Cottonwood canyon. World famous climbing, skiing hiking and biking. RV clean out is 2 miles away. Grocery and restaurants and 1 mile away. We are tucked off Little Cottonwood RdPetsPotable waterCampfiresfrom $50 / night90%(129)Second Chance Ranch1 site · Tent1 acre · Morgan, MorganMy husband Shaun and I fell into rescuing horses quite by accident. We started a non-profit to promote the Rescue, Rehab, Retrain and Rehome method to get horses out of bad situations and into good homes. We are a small rescue and hope to be much bigger one day! Please come visit, enjoy our beautiful property and support an amazing non-profit cause while you are at it! Learn more about this land:We are a non-profit horse rescue situated on one acre. The best description I can give of our property is that it’s great for a convenient and quaint “Stop and Sleep”. This is because we are located right off of the old main highway and have two neighbors within eyesight from the house. This site is very convenient for quick stays since it is so CLOSE TO THE HIGHWAY this makes it convenient but may not be appropriate for very light sleepers or for extended stays. The camping area is simple, with wild grass and a fire pit, bordered by the river on one side and the horse pasture on the other. You can see and hear the river easily April-July. The river is seasonal and does dry up in mid July-August. Drinkable hose water is available near the house. If you want a ranch-style camping experience with lots of interaction with your hosts and opportunity for adventure then you have chosen the right camping location! You are welcome to join in the daily choring activities or choose to be taken on a scenic trail ride or thrilling guided gallop on beautiful and well-trained rescue horses.PLEASE NOTE: The bathroom is located in our house and has a flushable toilet and shower with hot water. Bathroom hours are 8am-9pm. Parking is located a few hundred feet from the campsite, just off of the road. You must walk a few hundred feet to get to the campsite and you cannot pull your vehicle right up to it. While we do welcome car campers and pop-up trailers, just know you won’t be parked at the campsite if you choose to sleep this way. We look forward to having you camp with us! PetsPotable waterToiletsfrom $20 / night95%(43)RIVER BEND CAMP GROUND3 sites · RVs, Tents1 acre · Morgan, MorganWe have ten acres that our home sit on but about 9 acres consist of dry farm grass. We use 1 acre for camping and parking. The Weber river runs across the back of our property where we have a campground with communal tables and firepit. We do have some firewood available but you may want to bring your own. Site selection is determined by type of sleeping accomodations. We allow 2 adults per site and/or 2 adults and children per site. (Exceptions must be approved) We are not a public campground and only list through Hipcamp and so our property is posted with NO TRESPASSING SIGNS. It is very important to let us know your approximate arrival time so that we can guide you down to the campgrounds and get you the best spot base on your type of camping. (Sleep in vehicle versus tent campers) One draw back to our property is that we are within 1/2 mile of a well use highway (US 84) and railroad track. We have only had one camper who was concerned about the noise. Here at the house we don’t notice it and maybe we are just use to it. Limited swimming and use of paddle board base on river conditions. During the winter we occasionally get snowed in and in the spring and early summer we experience high water based on snow melt which makes use of the river extremely dangerous. Limited fishing is based on water levels with fly fishing being the best however you can use lures . We would prefer catch and release because the river is not stocked by the Utah fish and game. So, we are dependent on normal reproduction of the fish. ALL UTAH FISHING REGULATION APPLY. WE HAVE INDICATED WHEEL CHAIR ACCESSIBLE. THE WHOLE AREA IS BASICLLY LEVEL AND GRASS AND BARK COVERED.PetsCampfiresfrom $45 / nightMoose Meadow2 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents1 acre · Brighton, Salt LakeThis is a private driveway in a great location in Big Cottonwood Canyon. The driveway is long and surrounded by aspen, abutting the “old” unused house on my property, so it is private. Although near the main road, the site feels private. You are less than 1 minute walk to Big Cottonwood Creek, and there is hiking out the door in multiple directions, as well as easy biking to Solitude Resort. As a bonus, you are 1/4 mile from Silver Fork Lodge if you get a hankering for a prepared meal. Please note that there are NO DOGS allowed in Big or Little Cottonwood canyons. There is a high fine if so. So this is not an appropriate spot to bring your four-legged friends unfortunately. Potable waterToiletsShowersfrom $50 / night100%(2)Sandy Utah RV Port1 site · RV1 acre · Sandy, Salt LakeProperty has large RV Port on site with very close access to the Cottonwood Canyons. RV Port is 45ft long, 15ft wide and 12 ft wide with access to power. Location is perfect for summer and winter activities including skiing, biking and climbing. RV will also be held in secure location behind gatePetsTrashfrom $28.57 / nightView all12 top campgrounds near Salt Lake CityThis weekendNext weekendAdd dates…89%(9)1959 Airstream Tiny Home- Hot Tub!1 site · Lodging1 acre · South Salt Lake, Salt LakeHot Tub, Hot Tub, Hot Tub This 1959 Airstream is sure to provide a romantic & uniquely unforgettable experience. See what tiny-home living is all about! Private Deck Hot Tub Hot Water Ac/Heat year round comfort -Nostalgic mostly original/updates where it matters. -Propane fire-pit off-street gated, driveway parking -Two single beds -Fast WiFi -Streaming TV with Netflix Fully fenced yard with driveway gate. Chad, the owner lives on-site, yet provides privacy. This is located in a urban/suburban area, and Chad owns the little oasis and lives in the front home. You will likely see him and he will say hello but allows you privacy and to enjoy your alone time. If you are the kind of person who would like to connect, Chad loves meeting guests, sharing a meal or a drink, and get to know his guests. You get to the set the tone on that! With 6000+ reviews on another major platform, Chad is a professional host and has made Real Estate, STR’s, experiences and hospitality his profession. As a Top 500 RE agent in Utah, out of nearly 20,000 agents, Chad is knowledgable in the Real Estate space and can talk your ear off on that, but also enjoys YOGA, Breathwork, plant medicines, and exercise. PetsPotable waterToiletsCampfiresShowersfrom $89 / nightMoose Meadow2 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents1 acre · Brighton, Salt LakeThis is a private driveway in a great location in Big Cottonwood Canyon. The driveway is long and surrounded by aspen, abutting the “old” unused house on my property, so it is private. Although near the main road, the site feels private. You are less than 1 minute walk to Big Cottonwood Creek, and there is hiking out the door in multiple directions, as well as easy biking to Solitude Resort. As a bonus, you are 1/4 mile from Silver Fork Lodge if you get a hankering for a prepared meal. Please note that there are NO DOGS allowed in Big or Little Cottonwood canyons. There is a high fine if so. So this is not an appropriate spot to bring your four-legged friends unfortunately. Potable waterToiletsShowersTrashCooking equipmentfrom $50 / night100%(2)Sandy Utah RV Port1 site · RV1 acre · Sandy, Salt LakeProperty has large RV Port on site with very close access to the Cottonwood Canyons. RV Port is 45ft long, 15ft wide and 12 ft wide with access to power. Location is perfect for summer and winter activities including skiing, biking and climbing. RV will also be held in secure location behind gatePetsTrashfrom $28.57 / night92%(42)Little Cottonwood driveway camp1 site · RV1 acre · Sandy, Salt LakeLearn more about this land:We are 2 minutes from the base of Little Cottonwood canyon. World famous climbing, skiing hiking and biking. RV clean out is 2 miles away. Grocery and restaurants and 1 mile away. We are tucked off Little Cottonwood RdPetsPotable waterCampfiresTrashfrom $50 / night100%(12)Crazy Horse Cabin Loft1 site · Lodging1 acre · Silver Summit, SummitLearn more about this land:Enjoy the woods at 8000’ in beautiful Tollgate Canyon in the loft of our pole barn just 10 min. from world class skiing & dining in Park City, Ut. Hike, bike, snowshoe, & ski right outside your door & view extensive wildlife! Snowcat rides avail. for a fee. Dogs are allowed. 4X4 req.PetsPotable waterToiletsTrashCooking equipmentfrom $90 / night95%(43)RIVER BEND CAMP GROUND3 sites · RVs, Tents1 acre · Morgan, MorganWe have ten acres that our home sit on but about 9 acres consist of dry farm grass. We use 1 acre for camping and parking. The Weber river runs across the back of our property where we have a campground with communal tables and firepit. We do have some firewood available but you may want to bring your own. Site selection is determined by type of sleeping accomodations. We allow 2 adults per site and/or 2 adults and children per site. (Exceptions must be approved) We are not a public campground and only list through Hipcamp and so our property is posted with NO TRESPASSING SIGNS. It is very important to let us know your approximate arrival time so that we can guide you down to the campgrounds and get you the best spot base on your type of camping. (Sleep in vehicle versus tent campers) One draw back to our property is that we are within 1/2 mile of a well use highway (US 84) and railroad track. We have only had one camper who was concerned about the noise. Here at the house we don’t notice it and maybe we are just use to it. Limited swimming and use of paddle board base on river conditions. During the winter we occasionally get snowed in and in the spring and early summer we experience high water based on snow melt which makes use of the river extremely dangerous. Limited fishing is based on water levels with fly fishing being the best however you can use lures . We would prefer catch and release because the river is not stocked by the Utah fish and game. So, we are dependent on normal reproduction of the fish. ALL UTAH FISHING REGULATION APPLY. WE HAVE INDICATED WHEEL CHAIR ACCESSIBLE. THE WHOLE AREA IS BASICLLY LEVEL AND GRASS AND BARK COVERED.PetsCampfiresfrom $45 / night90%(129)Second Chance Ranch1 site · Tent1 acre · Morgan, MorganMy husband Shaun and I fell into rescuing horses quite by accident. We started a non-profit to promote the Rescue, Rehab, Retrain and Rehome method to get horses out of bad situations and into good homes. We are a small rescue and hope to be much bigger one day! Please come visit, enjoy our beautiful property and support an amazing non-profit cause while you are at it! Learn more about this land:We are a non-profit horse rescue situated on one acre. The best description I can give of our property is that it’s great for a convenient and quaint “Stop and Sleep”. This is because we are located right off of the old main highway and have two neighbors within eyesight from the house. This site is very convenient for quick stays since it is so CLOSE TO THE HIGHWAY this makes it convenient but may not be appropriate for very light sleepers or for extended stays. The camping area is simple, with wild grass and a fire pit, bordered by the river on one side and the horse pasture on the other. You can see and hear the river easily April-July. The river is seasonal and does dry up in mid July-August. Drinkable hose water is available near the house. If you want a ranch-style camping experience with lots of interaction with your hosts and opportunity for adventure then you have chosen the right camping location! You are welcome to join in the daily choring activities or choose to be taken on a scenic trail ride or thrilling guided gallop on beautiful and well-trained rescue horses.PLEASE NOTE: The bathroom is located in our house and has a flushable toilet and shower with hot water. Bathroom hours are 8am-9pm. Parking is located a few hundred feet from the campsite, just off of the road. You must walk a few hundred feet to get to the campsite and you cannot pull your vehicle right up to it. While we do welcome car campers and pop-up trailers, just know you won’t be parked at the campsite if you choose to sleep this way. We look forward to having you camp with us! PetsPotable waterToiletsCampfiresShowersfrom $20 / night97%(37)Mountain View Tent Sites(2)1 site · Tent1 acre · Morgan, MorganLearn more about this land: This tent site is right in a little scrub oak forest, nestled in the foothills below Snowbasin. Beautiful views of Morgan Valley, Snowbasin Ski resort, and a gateway to fun. We are semi-rural, so expect wild turkeys randomly visiting, along with our neighbor’s chickens, and a rooster crowing. Maybe even a deer or moose, if lucky. A starry sky, because we don’t have much light pollution. The site itself is tucked behind a hill, perfect for privacy, and is surrounded by scrub oak trees. Campers are welcome to use the fire pit area chairs and our portable propane fire place.There are some plug in bistro lights for camping ambiance and a power strip. There is drinkable water at the faucet by our front porch. Cooking with a propane camp stove is ok. There is a screened compost toilet, power strip for charging needs, and a picnic table at each site, Because of Utah’s extreme drought, no smoking is permitted. Generally no dogs except service, but perhaps negotiable. The sites are a short walk down a trail, so not wheelchair accessible. The parking spot is level, & could work for a rooftop tent or camper van, but it is in partial view of my neighbor’s house, which the camp sites are not. Things to do: You can hike right from the site to Strawberry Creek (about 3 mile trail) 10 minutes from Snowbasin (skiing, hiking, mountain biking) 15 minutes from Morgan ( ATV rentals, Horseback riding, burgers and bars) 15 minutes from Ogden ( you would never notice) 15 minutes from tubing the Weber river 20 minutes from Boating or swimming at Pineview in Eden, or in East CanyonPotable waterToiletsTrashfrom $30 / night93%(7)Rancho Bueno2 sites · RVs3 acres · Park City, Summit3 acres located in park city. We have a full hook up rv spot as well as a electric only spot. Electric only spot has EPIC park city ridge line views. Full hook up only partial view. We live onsite as well. Ski resorts all within 15 min drive. 3-5min drive to restaurants and groceries located at Kimball junction. 10-15 min drive to lively park city main st. There are a few walk to hiking and biking trails, one walk to BBQ restaurant, and one convenience store. Gated property, fully secured. No all night raves or guests alllowed, keep it simple and be courteous.Potable waterTrashfrom $40 / nightBooked 1 timeMidway “Treehouse” Cabin1 site · Lodging1 acre · Midway, WasatchLearn more about this land:Quaint, cozy cabin located up Lime Canyon and just minutes away from downtown Midway. Great for feeling like you’re off the grid, but also within close proximity to all the amenities Midway has to offer (and within ~15 minutes of Park City). Other destinations close by include golf courses, fishing, hiking, and resorts like Zermatt and Homestead. The bottom floor is great for hosting with plenty of room for guests between the large deck(beautiful views), living room, and kitchen space.Potable waterToiletsShowersCooking equipmentfrom $179 / night83%(9)Echo Island7 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents41 acres · Coalville, SummitEcho Island features RV sites, NEW Glamping tents, and cabins. Resort amenities include WiFi hot spots, modern restrooms, swimming pools, and hot tubs. Also on site are volleyball, and basketball courts. From sunny days to snow days, every season is a stunner at Echo Island. On the banks of the Weber River and located so close to Echo and Rockport Reservoirs, within an hour of Salt Lake City, Ogden, and Provo. Want a sophisticated night or day out? Drive just 30 minutes to Park City. Bring the kids and swim, or head out for skiing, snowboarding, hiking, boating, and horseback riding in the Wasatch Back. We are a pet friendly campground.PetsPotable waterToiletsCampfiresShowersfrom $79 / night86%(105)Wasatch View Ranch4 sites · RVs20 acres · Ogden, WeberOur ranchette is for boarding horses- both monthly and overnights. We are big rig friendly with rotomill roads and spacious views. We have small pastures where horses roam and graze. For Hip Campers we hope you enjoy the beautiful views and spectacular sunsets. Please “self serve” park at the north end of the sand arena- about 400 yards north of Pioneer Rd. No meetNgreet needed.Learn more about this land:Plenty of RV parking (no tents, no car camping) at the north side of our Horse Boarding Ranch. Big Rig friendly, no road noise, safe and secure. More of a “safe parking/overnight” spot. Not a campground. 1.25 mile west of I-15, greater Ogden area. See the yellow lines on the google map for entry and X for parking spot. No “meet N greet” offered, please self serve. RVs only. No tents/no car camping.PetsPotable waterToiletsfrom $30 / nightView allDog-friendly getaways89%(9)1959 Airstream Tiny Home- Hot Tub!1 site · Lodging1 acre · South Salt Lake, Salt LakeHot Tub, Hot Tub, Hot Tub This 1959 Airstream is sure to provide a romantic & uniquely unforgettable experience. See what tiny-home living is all about! Private Deck Hot Tub Hot Water Ac/Heat year round comfort -Nostalgic mostly original/updates where it matters. -Propane fire-pit off-street gated, driveway parking -Two single beds -Fast WiFi -Streaming TV with Netflix Fully fenced yard with driveway gate. Chad, the owner lives on-site, yet provides privacy. This is located in a urban/suburban area, and Chad owns the little oasis and lives in the front home. You will likely see him and he will say hello but allows you privacy and to enjoy your alone time. If you are the kind of person who would like to connect, Chad loves meeting guests, sharing a meal or a drink, and get to know his guests. You get to the set the tone on that! With 6000+ reviews on another major platform, Chad is a professional host and has made Real Estate, STR’s, experiences and hospitality his profession. As a Top 500 RE agent in Utah, out of nearly 20,000 agents, Chad is knowledgable in the Real Estate space and can talk your ear off on that, but also enjoys YOGA, Breathwork, plant medicines, and exercise. PetsPotable waterToiletsfrom $89 / night92%(42)Little Cottonwood driveway camp1 site · RV1 acre · Sandy, Salt LakeLearn more about this land:We are 2 minutes from the base of Little Cottonwood canyon. World famous climbing, skiing hiking and biking. RV clean out is 2 miles away. Grocery and restaurants and 1 mile away. We are tucked off Little Cottonwood RdPetsPotable waterCampfiresfrom $50 / night95%(43)RIVER BEND CAMP GROUND3 sites · RVs, Tents1 acre · Morgan, MorganWe have ten acres that our home sit on but about 9 acres consist of dry farm grass. We use 1 acre for camping and parking. The Weber river runs across the back of our property where we have a campground with communal tables and firepit. We do have some firewood available but you may want to bring your own. Site selection is determined by type of sleeping accomodations. We allow 2 adults per site and/or 2 adults and children per site. (Exceptions must be approved) We are not a public campground and only list through Hipcamp and so our property is posted with NO TRESPASSING SIGNS. It is very important to let us know your approximate arrival time so that we can guide you down to the campgrounds and get you the best spot base on your type of camping. (Sleep in vehicle versus tent campers) One draw back to our property is that we are within 1/2 mile of a well use highway (US 84) and railroad track. We have only had one camper who was concerned about the noise. Here at the house we don’t notice it and maybe we are just use to it. Limited swimming and use of paddle board base on river conditions. During the winter we occasionally get snowed in and in the spring and early summer we experience high water based on snow melt which makes use of the river extremely dangerous. Limited fishing is based on water levels with fly fishing being the best however you can use lures . We would prefer catch and release because the river is not stocked by the Utah fish and game. So, we are dependent on normal reproduction of the fish. ALL UTAH FISHING REGULATION APPLY. WE HAVE INDICATED WHEEL CHAIR ACCESSIBLE. THE WHOLE AREA IS BASICLLY LEVEL AND GRASS AND BARK COVERED.PetsCampfiresfrom $45 / night100%(2)Sandy Utah RV Port1 site · RV1 acre · Sandy, Salt LakeProperty has large RV Port on site with very close access to the Cottonwood Canyons. RV Port is 45ft long, 15ft wide and 12 ft wide with access to power. Location is perfect for summer and winter activities including skiing, biking and climbing. RV will also be held in secure location behind gatePetsTrashfrom $28.57 / night100%(12)Crazy Horse Cabin Loft1 site · Lodging1 acre · Silver Summit, SummitLearn more about this land:Enjoy the woods at 8000’ in beautiful Tollgate Canyon in the loft of our pole barn just 10 min. from world class skiing & dining in Park City, Ut. Hike, bike, snowshoe, & ski right outside your door & view extensive wildlife! Snowcat rides avail. for a fee. Dogs are allowed. 4X4 req.PetsPotable waterToiletsfrom $90 / nightView allAvailable this weekendMoose Meadow2 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents1 acre · Brighton, Salt LakeThis is a private driveway in a great location in Big Cottonwood Canyon. The driveway is long and surrounded by aspen, abutting the “old” unused house on my property, so it is private. Although near the main road, the site feels private. You are less than 1 minute walk to Big Cottonwood Creek, and there is hiking out the door in multiple directions, as well as easy biking to Solitude Resort. As a bonus, you are 1/4 mile from Silver Fork Lodge if you get a hankering for a prepared meal. Please note that there are NO DOGS allowed in Big or Little Cottonwood canyons. There is a high fine if so. So this is not an appropriate spot to bring your four-legged friends unfortunately. Potable waterToiletsShowersfrom $50 / night100%(4)Glamping at The Refuge3 sites · Lodging, RVs1 acre · Kamas, SummitAt the gateway to the Uinta mountains, beautiful valley setting. New camping trailer with water, electric, A/C, furnace, 1/2 bath, full fridge, cooktop, oven and microwave. TV and WiFi. One queen bed, and table area can be made into a full size bed. Right off the Mirror Lake Hwy. Dog friendly. Enjoy the mountains and lakes during the day, with a comfy spot waiting for you to recover for your next adventure. Fantastic sky, beautiful views. Come see us!PetsPotable waterToiletsfrom $39 / night97%(73)Utah’s inland ocean23 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents80 acres · Grantsville, TooeleSeabase’s water was visited by the pioneers on the way to California, and then was owned by Grantsville City as a “swimming hole”, and now is a SCUBA and snorkeling resort.& event locationn. Camping and events happen, and sometimes there would be no one here but you and the caretakers, sometimes a lot of people. There are 20 acres to dry camp, so getting back away from traffic, or close to the water are options. PetsToiletsCampfiresfrom $28 / night92%(42)Little Cottonwood driveway camp1 site · RV1 acre · Sandy, Salt LakeLearn more about this land:We are 2 minutes from the base of Little Cottonwood canyon. World famous climbing, skiing hiking and biking. RV clean out is 2 miles away. Grocery and restaurants and 1 mile away. We are tucked off Little Cottonwood RdPetsPotable waterCampfiresfrom $50 / night95%(43)RIVER BEND CAMP GROUND3 sites · RVs, Tents1 acre · Morgan, MorganWe have ten acres that our home sit on but about 9 acres consist of dry farm grass. We use 1 acre for camping and parking. The Weber river runs across the back of our property where we have a campground with communal tables and firepit. We do have some firewood available but you may want to bring your own. Site selection is determined by type of sleeping accomodations. We allow 2 adults per site and/or 2 adults and children per site. (Exceptions must be approved) We are not a public campground and only list through Hipcamp and so our property is posted with NO TRESPASSING SIGNS. It is very important to let us know your approximate arrival time so that we can guide you down to the campgrounds and get you the best spot base on your type of camping. (Sleep in vehicle versus tent campers) One draw back to our property is that we are within 1/2 mile of a well use highway (US 84) and railroad track. We have only had one camper who was concerned about the noise. Here at the house we don’t notice it and maybe we are just use to it. Limited swimming and use of paddle board base on river conditions. During the winter we occasionally get snowed in and in the spring and early summer we experience high water based on snow melt which makes use of the river extremely dangerous. Limited fishing is based on water levels with fly fishing being the best however you can use lures . We would prefer catch and release because the river is not stocked by the Utah fish and game. So, we are dependent on normal reproduction of the fish. ALL UTAH FISHING REGULATION APPLY. WE HAVE INDICATED WHEEL CHAIR ACCESSIBLE. THE WHOLE AREA IS BASICLLY LEVEL AND GRASS AND BARK COVERED.PetsCampfiresfrom $45 / nightView allStar Hosts in Salt Lake City100%(13)Aspen Forest Camp – Fall Ready!1 site · Tent1 acre · Coalville, SummitAspen Forest is a campsite adjacent to a cabin in Pine Meadows Ranch in Coalville, Utah. The Tollgate Canyon exit is very easy to access and is right off I-80, just 10 minutes north of Park City. We are an ideal location for an overnight stop on your I-80 roadtrip! The campsite is located up a 5 mile, 15 minute scenic drive over groomed dirt roads in a heavily forested area. The property is in a semi-secluded area with adequate privacy. Most adjacent cabins are seasonal and not occupied. You’ll have unobstructed views of the surrounding valley during the day, and a gorgeous star-filled sky at night on a 1/2 acre site all to yourself. We have a level driveway with adequate parking for cars, truck campers, Class B vans and camping trailers up to 12′ in length. Because the road can be narrow in places with tight turns and few places to back out or turn around. Class A and Class C RVs are too long, and therefore not permitted. From May to October, the campsite includes a 12′ x 20′ level tent site with outdoor shower, power station, cooking station, BBQ equipment (charcoal and propane), shaded picnic table, gas firepit, bathroom tent with a free-standing flushing camp toilet, hand washing station and water faucet. From November to April, we winterize our tent site and outdoor shower, and transform to a car/van camping spot with outdoor water, power, camp toilet, and firepit included in the basic campsite rental. Please note that only AWD or 4WD vehicles with winter tires and/or tire chains as needed are permitted during this time of the year. Do you need help sourcing a reasonably priced 4WD vehicle or snow chains for rent to access the campsite? Please message the owner for assistance. We can provide the gear you need right at the base of Tollgate Canyon. Free amenities during the late Fall, Winter and early Spring seasons are the use of hiking poles, snowshoes, sleds and cross-country ski equipment in various sizes. If you’d prefer to have an indoor restroom, or access kitchen or entertainment areas during your stay, we offer these add-ons at very reasonable rates. Message us for more information. Depending on the season, an ATV with snow chains, full sized raft, SUP and kayaks – as well as vehicle mounting systems for all the gear, are also available for reasonable daily rental rates right on the property. Just scan the QR code with your smartphone. ATV renters will need to create an account on Yoodlize.com to obtain insurance and sign liability waivers. Did you forget something? As experienced campers, we’ve tried to think of everything you may need while enjoying the outdoors. From firewood to propane, marshmallows, a first aid kit, mosquito repellent, dog treats, charcoal or batteries we have those for you at low cost right at the campsite. Just scan a QR code to complete your purchase. If fine dining, high-end shopping and world-class skiing fits into your schedule, simply drive down the canyon for quick access to all Park City has to offer. Aspen Forest offers the best of both worlds! We look forward to ensuring you have a very enjoyable stay.PetsPotable waterToiletsfrom $45 / night100%(12)Crazy Horse Cabin Loft1 site · Lodging1 acre · Silver Summit, SummitLearn more about this land:Enjoy the woods at 8000’ in beautiful Tollgate Canyon in the loft of our pole barn just 10 min. from world class skiing & dining in Park City, Ut. Hike, bike, snowshoe, & ski right outside your door & view extensive wildlife! Snowcat rides avail. for a fee. Dogs are allowed. 4X4 req.PetsPotable waterToiletsfrom $90 / night98%(58)Jeffrey S.’s Land1 site · RV17 acres · Kamas, SummitPetsPotable waterfrom $35 / night97%(37)Mountain View Tent Sites(2)1 site · Tent1 acre · Morgan, MorganLearn more about this land: This tent site is right in a little scrub oak forest, nestled in the foothills below Snowbasin. Beautiful views of Morgan Valley, Snowbasin Ski resort, and a gateway to fun. We are semi-rural, so expect wild turkeys randomly visiting, along with our neighbor’s chickens, and a rooster crowing. Maybe even a deer or moose, if lucky. A starry sky, because we don’t have much light pollution. The site itself is tucked behind a hill, perfect for privacy, and is surrounded by scrub oak trees. Campers are welcome to use the fire pit area chairs and our portable propane fire place.There are some plug in bistro lights for camping ambiance and a power strip. There is drinkable water at the faucet by our front porch. Cooking with a propane camp stove is ok. There is a screened compost toilet, power strip for charging needs, and a picnic table at each site, Because of Utah’s extreme drought, no smoking is permitted. Generally no dogs except service, but perhaps negotiable. The sites are a short walk down a trail, so not wheelchair accessible. The parking spot is level, & could work for a rooftop tent or camper van, but it is in partial view of my neighbor’s house, which the camp sites are not. Things to do: You can hike right from the site to Strawberry Creek (about 3 mile trail) 10 minutes from Snowbasin (skiing, hiking, mountain biking) 15 minutes from Morgan ( ATV rentals, Horseback riding, burgers and bars) 15 minutes from Ogden ( you would never notice) 15 minutes from tubing the Weber river 20 minutes from Boating or swimming at Pineview in Eden, or in East CanyonPotable waterToiletsTrashfrom $30 / night100%(32)Rasmussen Ridge10 sites · RVs1 acre · Mantua, Box ElderLocated in Mantua, UT, a small mountain valley in Cache National Forest on the Wasatchback of the Rocky Mountains of Utah. A ten minute walk to Mantua Reservoir for ice fishing in the winter, kayaking, boating, water skiing, fishing in Spring, Summer, & Fall. Pickleball courts and Sydney’s Grill are a 10 minute walk away. Mountain biking, four wheeling, side-by-side adventure right outside your RV door to Willard Peak and the beautiful Northern Wasatchback. Use of my huge lawn (next to the field where you park) for lawn games (provided for a small fee), and my in-ground fire pit are available for your enjoyment. Friendly dogs are very welcome – my white Lab is always looking for new friends! 3 miles down Box Elder Canyon to two large grocery stores, Walmart, gas stations, restaurants, and gyms. One hour to skiing at Snow Basin (home of 2002 Olympic downhill), Powder Mountain to the south and Beaver Mountain to the north. World’s largest game bird refuge and museum 10 minutes west down the canyon. Utah State University 30 minutes to the north and Weber State University 30 minutes to the south. Box Elder Creek is a 5 minute walk into Box Elder Campground, the poppy hill (2 weeks in June), and wonderful hiking opportunities. The valley was settled by Danish immigrants in 1862, and the property you will be on is owned by a descendent of the original settlers. See more info about Mantua in the link below.Petsfrom $35 / nightView allNearby parksExplore the area’s public lands.91%(89)Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National ForestLevan, Utah100%(2)East Canyon State ParkHenefer, Utah100%(14)Deer Creek State Park UtahCharleston, Utah100%(1)Rockport State ParkWanship, Utah87%(5)Wasatch Mountain State ParkInterlaken, Utah83%(7)Jordanelle State ParkHideout, Utah100%(3)Willard Bay State ParkWillard, Utah94%(15)Utah Lake State ParkOrem, Utah88%(8)Antelope Island State ParkHooper, Utah100%(4)Salt Lake Field OfficeSouth Salt Lake, UtahCamping near Salt Lake City guideSalt Lake City, Utah sits in Salt Lake Valley with Oquirrh Mountains to the west and the Wasatch Range to the east. The city’s borders make up the banks of Great Salt Lake, the largest saltwater lake in the entire western hemisphere. After swimming and boating around the lake, set up camp at Great Salt Lake State Park on a tent, RV, or primitive campsite on the beach. Nearby parks like Antelope Island State Park offer campers views of free-range bison right from their tent window. Or, take a break from the saltwater and discover Utah Lake State Park, where warm fresh waters await swimmers and anglers alike.Where to GoGreat Salt Lake State ParkA short drive west of the city brings Hipcampers to Great Salt Lake State Park for year-round camping. Campsites for trailers up to 40 feet with water and electric hookups are available by the lake’s rentable marinas for swimming and boating. Or reserve a spot right on the beach in primitive tent campsites with firepits and access to hikes that lead to views of Black Rock National Historic Landmark. There’s no fishing because of the lake’s high salinity and mineral content, but the thriving brine shrimp bring migratory birds that are great for birdwatching.Antelope Island State ParkAntelope Island is the largest island in Great Salt Lake, a wonder of geography that becomes a peninsula when water levels are low. The geography of Antelope Island State Park creates great backcountry trails for hiking, horseback riding, and mountain biking (eBike rentals are also available at the visitor’s center). Then, stay at RV or primitive campsites in the park among local free-ranging bison, bighorn sheep, and pronghorn antelope. The pet-friendly park also has accessible campsites with full hookups, hot showers, and picnic tables.Utah Lake State ParkThe mouth of Provo River empties into Utah’s largest freshwater lake. Warm, 75°F Utah Lake waters are rife with catfish, walleye, and white bass available to fish year-round. It’s also great for swimming, boating, and paddleboarding—with canoes and kayaks available to rent within the state park. Campers can rent boat slips too, but they do fill up fast during popular camping seasons. After a day of fishing, set up camp at pet-friendly paved pads that offer back-in and pull-through options as well as full hookups and firepits.When to GoThe humid continental climate of Utah’s Great Basin area provides Salt Lake City hot, dry, and mostly clear summers, averaging high temperatures of 86°F. Winter temperatures range from 27°F to 49°F, which makes for great winter camping opportunities for skiers and snowboarders who visit the area. Pacific Ocean jet stream air currents flow right over SLC, which does send large storms from October through May.Read moreFrequently Asked QuestionsWhere can you find BLM camping near Salt Lake City?There are several BLM camping options near Salt Lake City. One popular spot is the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, located about an hour’s drive from Salt Lake City. Another option is the Simpson Springs campground, situated in the West Desert about 80 miles southwest of Salt Lake City. This area offers a more remote and peaceful camping experience. 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Create your account 13 Best Camping Spots Near Salt Lake City, Utah Destinations Midwest Northeast Southeast Southwest West Canada National Parks Lodging Cabins Glamping Resorts Tiny Houses Treehouses Yurts Hikes Gear Camping About Us Subscribe Destinations Midwest Northeast Southeast Southwest West Canada National Parks Lodging Cabins Glamping Resorts Tiny Houses Treehouses Yurts Hikes Gear Camping About Us Latest About Contact Editorial Policies Privacy Terms Subscribe Utah 13 Best Camping Spots Near Salt Lake City, Utah by Mac Misseldine Updated September 05, 2023 Shore of the Great Salt Lake at Stansbury Island Thanks to its prime position on the Wasatch Front, an unforgettable camping trip is never far from home in Salt Lake City. Whether you’re looking for a mountain escape, desert adventure, or weekend on the water, Salt Lake City has you covered. With hundreds of campgrounds available less than an hour from the city, your camping options are nearly limitless along the Wasatch Front. Websites like Recreation.gov and The Dyrt make it easier than ever to find and reserve campsites in Utah, though their massive databases can be a little overwhelming if you’re unfamiliar with the territory. They’re both worth perusing when you’re wanting to switch things up and pitch your tent somewhere new. To help you find the perfect campsite for your next outdoor adventure, we’ve put together a list of the best campgrounds near Salt Lake City. Most of these campgrounds require a fee for overnight stays, but we’ve included a few free camping options for extended trips and backcountry explorers. Related Read: 12 Spectacular Day Trips From Salt Lake City Campgrounds Near Salt Lake City Spruces Big Cottonwood Campground View this post on Instagram A post shared by ramblin’ rose cafe (@ramblinrosecafe) on Sep 23, 2014 at 10:14am PDT Why you should camp here: Sleep beneath the pines in picturesque Big Cottonwood Canyon, part of the sprawling Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest. Reservations accepted: Yes Best seasons: Summer, fall Campsite type: Tent, RV, car camping RV hookups: No The Spruces Campground is a strong contender for the most popular National Forest campground near Salt Lake City. Conveniently located just a few minutes from the city in picturesque Big Cottonwood Canyon, Spruces is the perfect basecamp for hiking, mountain biking, and fishing, providing ample shade under the spruce and aspen forest. RVs are permitted at the Spruces Campground, but the lack of hookups means it’s far more popular for tents and car camping. The campground features flush toilets and drinking water, and all of the sites have picnic tables, campfire rings, and charcoal grills. For entertainment, the Spruces Campground offers a baseball field, volleyball court, and horseshoe rings. The campground is connected to a network of hiking trails, and you’ll find world-class fly fishing at Big Cottonwood Creek. Reserve Now Related read: 10 Best Utah Lake Camping Destinations for a Weekend on the Water Redman Campground View this post on Instagram If it wasn’t for my Debi ❤️, I’d forget to leave my office/home #grateful #recharging #outdoors #fresh air #TentOnWheels #teardroptrailer A post shared by Maria Graham (@maria_graham_awl) on Aug 27, 2020 at 5:11pm PDT Why you should camp here: A smaller, high-elevation alternative to the Spruces Campground in Big Cottonwood Canyon. Reservations accepted: Yes Best seasons: Summer, fall Campsite type: Tent, RV, car camping RV hookups: No Continue past the Spruces Campground in Big Cottonwood Canyon and you’ll find the Redman Campground adjacent to the Solitude Ski Resort. The landscape is largely the same, though you’ll enjoy bigger views at a higher elevation of 8,300 feet. It’s also much smaller than Spruces, so you’ll enjoy a little more peace and quiet around the campground. The Redman Campground provides flush toilets and drinking water, and campsites are equipped with campfire rings and picnic tables. RVs are permitted, but there aren’t any hookups for electric, water, or sewage. Like the Spruces Campground, Redman is surrounded by scenic hiking trails, exhilarating mountain biking paths, and fly fishing along Big Cottonwood Creek. There are a number of alpine lakes on the surrounding slopes, including the picturesque Silver Lake. Reserve Now Related read: 10 Adventurous Campervan Rentals in Salt Lake City, Utah Antelope Island State Park Why you should camp here: A picturesque island with a fascinating wildlife population. Reservations accepted: Yes Best seasons: Spring, Summer, Fall Campsite type: Tent, RV, car camping, hike-in RV hookups: No Antelope Island State Park is a small island encompassed by the Great Salt Lake. Accessible by car via a narrow causeway, the island is a popular destination for hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, camping, and wildlife watching. The buffalo are the most famous residents, though you’ll also find the fastest animals in North America — the pronghorn antelope. There are four campgrounds at Antelope State Park: Bridger Bay, White Rock, Lakeside, and Ladyfinger. The first three allow tents and RVs, while the latter is a hike-in campground that’s about 230 feet from the parking lot. You can make reservations at least two days in advance, otherwise campsites are available first come, first served. While RVs are allowed at three of the four campgrounds, you won’t find any hookups at the campsites. There’s no water or electricity, though you can get potable water from the Visitor Center, Bridger Bay Beach, and the Dump Station. All four campgrounds have pit toilets, and you’ll find flush toilets at Bridger Bay Beach. Fires are permitted in designated fire pits, though you’ll need to be mindful of seasonal fire restrictions. If you bring your pooch along for the adventure, she’ll need to stay on a leash and avoid the developed beaches. Reserve Now Tanners Flat Campground View this post on Instagram A post shared by Jenn Foster (@jennfosterchic) on Oct 7, 2018 at 4:23pm PDT Why you should camp here: Visit Little Cottonwood Canyon in the fall to see an explosion of autumn color from the aspen, oak, and maple forest. Reservations accepted: Yes Best seasons: Summer, fall Camping type: Tent, RV, car camping RV hookups: No The Tanners Flat Campground is conveniently located just six miles from Sandy in Little Cottonwood Canyon. You’ll feel the bustling city quickly melt away when you enter the canyon, where you’ll find a serene forest of pine, maple, oak, and aspen. The wildflowers are magnificent over summer, but autumn takes the cake thanks to the canyon’s variety of foliage. Like the Spruces Campground, Tanners Flat is an ideal basecamp for hiking, mountain biking, and fly fishing. The campground provides flush toilets, drinking water, picnic benches, campfire rings, and charcoal grills. There’s a volleyball court, too, though you’ll need to bring your own net and volleyball. Reserve Now East Canyon State Park View this post on Instagram A post shared by Heather Graham (@silhouettes1) on May 16, 2016 at 4:37pm PDT Why you should camp here: A scenic reservoir with historic roots in Utah’s pioneer heritage. Reservations accepted: Yes Best seasons: Year-round Campsites: Tents, RVs, car camping RV hookups: Full East Canyon State Park is 12 miles south of the town of Morgan, which is about 45 minutes northeast of Salt Lake City. Centered around East Canyon Reservoir, the state park is a popular destination for boating, fishing, swimming, hiking, and mountain biking. There are a variety of camping options to choose from at East Canyon State Park. The Dixie Creek Campground offers full hookups for RVs, while the Big Rock Campground is reserved for tents. The park also has yurts, cabins, and group hammock camping sites available for rent. The latter is particularly fun, featuring large metal structures that allow you to hang up to eight hammocks in a circle. If you can’t convince your neighbor to let you borrow their jet skis for the weekend, Club Rec has you covered. The on-site rental company has an arsenal of boats, wave runners, fishing boats, pontoons, and more that are always at your disposal. Reserve Now Albion Basin Campground Photo: U.S. Forest Service Why you should camp here: A high-elevation campground set in an alpine basin. Reservations accepted: Yes Best seasons: Summer Campsite type: Tent, RV, car camping RV hookups: No Another gem located in Little Cottonwood Canyon, the Albion Basin Campground is nestled in an alpine basin at an elevation of 9,500 feet. There’s plenty of shade under the white pine and aspen forest, and the area is renowned for its brilliant display of wildflowers. You’ll probably see some moose and deer while you’re here, and if you look closely at Devils Castle nearby you may spot some mountain goats. The Albion Basin Campground is fairly small, so you’ll enjoy much more seclusion than more-crowded campgrounds like Spruces and Tanners Flat. Campsites include picnic tables and fire rings, and there are a few vault toilets for when nature calls. Reserve Now Willard Bay State Park View this post on Instagram A post shared by Natasha Ballif (@natashaballif) on Aug 11, 2019 at 12:01pm PDT Why you should camp here: An expansive freshwater bay that beckons to local kayakers, paddle boarders, and boaters. Reservations accepted: Yes Best seasons: Spring, summer, fall Campsite type: Tent, RV, car camping, primitive RV hookups: Full Willard Bay is a large freshwater reservoir set in the floodplains of the Great Salt Lake, located about 12 miles northwest of Ogden. The expansive lake boasts 20 miles of shoreline, with two marinas where you can launch your boat and soak in the views under shaded picnic areas. With almost 10,000 acres of fresh water, there’s ample room for boats, jet skis, kayaks, and paddle boards at Willard Bay. It’s also a popular year-round fishing destination with walleye, crappie, catfish, and wiper. There are four established campgrounds at Willard Bay State Park. Cottonwood Campground, Willow Creek Campground, and the South Marina Campground feature full RV hookups and tent campsites, while the South Marina Primitive campground is reserved for tents. The state park provides modern bathrooms, hot showers, drinking water, concessions, and covered picnic areas near the lake, so there’s no need to rough it here. Campers can rent cabins and glamping trailers, and boaters are free to camp on the water as long as they’re away from the shore and keep their anchor light on. Reserve Now Bountiful Peak Campground View this post on Instagram A post shared by David Bramwell (@daveybramwell) on Jun 26, 2016 at 3:38pm PDT Why you should camp here: Enjoy stellar views of the Salt Lake Valley and Wasatch Back as you explore the network of trails on foot, bike, or OHV. Reservations accepted: Yes Best seasons: Summer, fall Campsite type: Tent, RV, car camping RV hookups: No The Bountiful Peak Campground sits in an alpine basin high in the Wasatch Range, shaded by a mixed forest of aspen and conifer trees. It’s less than 10 miles from Farmington, making it a prime campground for folks living at the north end of the Salt Lake area. Like any good campground, Bountiful Peak offers convenient access to a network of trails for hiking and mountain biking. There are a number of OHV trails nearby, so feel free to bring your ATVs and dirt bikes. The area is teeming with wildlife, so the campground is an especially popular basecamp for hunting and fishing. Reserve Now Great Salt Lake State Park View this post on Instagram A post shared by Xiang Xiaoyu (@mukosame) on Aug 12, 2019 at 9:08pm PDT Why you should camp here: Prime waterfront campsites with incredible views across the Great Salt Lake. Reservations accepted: Yes Best seasons: Spring, Summer, Fall Campsite type: RV, car camping RV hookups: Full We’re kind of missing the elephant in the room if we don’t bring up Great Salt Lake State Park. The campsites are located right on the waterfront, guaranteeing you’ll enjoy incredible views across the lake from sunrise to sunset. The campground is open year-round, and includes full hookups for RVs. Tents are permitted at the established campground, but the gravel campsites are definitely more geared for RVs and car camping than traditional tents. We won’t tell you not to pitch a tent here, but if tent camping is your thing, there are better options near Salt Lake City that you’ll probably find more enjoyable with a tent. Reserve Now Free Camping Near Salt Lake City Don’t feel like paying for a campsite at an established campground? Worry not — public lands account for almost two-thirds of real estate in the state of Utah, so free camping is always a viable option. Utah State Parks don’t allow dispersed camping, but you’re generally free to set up camp in the national parks and on BLM land. Just be sure to check the appropriate government website for restricted areas, practice Leave No Trace principles, and follow all applicable guidelines. Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest View this post on Instagram A post shared by @wildmatrescence on Aug 14, 2019 at 8:41pm PDT Why you should camp here: Find an empty road and go completely off the grid just about anywhere in this expansive trio of National Forests. Reservations accepted: No Best seasons: Spring, summer, fall Campsite type: Dispersed camping There are a number of designated campgrounds throughout the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest that offer toilets, potable water, and fire grates, but dispersed camping is always free on National Forest land. If you’re okay with primitive camping conditions, dispersed camping is an excellent way to save a few bucks and enjoy a level of seclusion and privacy that’s simply unattainable in an established campground. That said, you can’t just pitch your tent wherever you want. The Forest Service enforces a number of general rules that campers must abide by, and the National Forest designates a number of areas as off-limits. For the full rundown of dispersed camping regulations, check out this helpful article from David Sweet at Trip Savvy. Fivemile Pass Recreation Area View this post on Instagram A post shared by Steve Warner (@stevewa88) on Apr 21, 2019 at 8:55pm PDT Why you should camp here: The best free camping location for off-road adrenaline junkies. Reservations accepted: No Best seasons: Spring, summer, fall Campsite type: Dispersed camping If your definition of camping includes off-road vehicles, head to the Fivemile Pass Recreation Area. Just an hour west of Salt Lake City, Fivemile Pass is a prime location for OHVs, ATVs, dirt bikes, mountain biking, and horseback riding. The Fivemile Pass Recreation Area has a number of primitive campsites where you can pitch your tent or park your RV. There’s no fee for dispersed camping, and there are five pit toilets on-site for your convenience. Stansbury Island View this post on Instagram A post shared by Chris Garcia (@033landcruiser) on Jun 7, 2019 at 11:23am PDT Why you should camp here: A rugged, under-the-radar tract of land that’s just a short drive west of Salt Lake City. Reservations accepted: No Best seasons: Spring, summer, fall Campsite type: Dispersed camping Stansbury Island is a peninsula that extends into the Great Salt Lake, featuring a unique desert landscape with epic sunrises and sunsets. Most of the peninsula is BLM land so you’re generally free to set up camp anywhere you please, though there are a few patches of private land that you’ll need to avoid. While Stansbury Island is accessible by car, the rugged landscape and bumpy dirt roads usually require a truck or SUV. RVs are permitted, but be prepared for a bumpy ride. Bonneville Salt Flats Photo: David Sorich Why you should camp here: Visit Utah’s iconic salt flats, an alien landscape where thrill-seeking car enthusiasts with a need for speed head to max out their speedometer. Reservations accepted: No Best seasons: Summer, fall Campsite type: Dispersed camping You’ve probably already heart about Utah’s legendary salt flats, an otherworldly dreamscape that draws photographers and car enthusiasts from all over the country. The two-hour drive from Salt Lake City may be a bit of a stretch for some, but it’s worth visiting at least once — especially if you can time your trip around a scheduled event at the Bonneville Speedway. There’s no overnight camping allowed at the Bonneville Salt Flats Special Recreation Area, but the 30,000-acre recreation area is surrounded by BLM land that permits free camping. The Silver Island Mountains Backcountry Byway to the west offers hundreds of primitive campsites with incredible views, or you can try the Pilot Mountains along the Utah-Nevada border. More Utah Camping 1 9 Best Campgrounds Near Park City, Utah 2 The Best Camping Near Provo, Utah 3 5 Best Camping Spots Near Logan, Utah 4 20 Best Places to Go Backpacking in Utah 5 10 Incredible Winter Hikes in Utah Sign up for the Weekend Wanderer to join thousands of readers getting epic travel, hiking, camping and gear ideas every week. Seen in: Camping, Southwest, Utah by Mac Misseldine Mac is a digital marketer and freelance writer based in Pleasant Grove, Utah. He enjoys exploring the countless trails that the Beehive State has to offer, though his favorite outdoor adventures involve a snowboard and fresh powder. 17 Best Hikes Near Salt Lake City, Utah Find your next adventure Sign up for Weekend Wanderer and join thousands of readers getting epic travel ideas weekly. 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You can learn more about our editorial policies here. 9 Best Camping Spots Near Park City, Utah – Territory Supply Destinations Midwest Northeast Southeast Southwest West Canada National Parks Lodging Cabins Glamping Resorts Tiny Houses Treehouses Yurts Hikes Gear Camping About Us Subscribe Destinations Midwest Northeast Southeast Southwest West Canada National Parks Lodging Cabins Glamping Resorts Tiny Houses Treehouses Yurts Hikes Gear Camping About Us Latest About Contact Editorial Policies Privacy Terms Subscribe Utah 9 Best Camping Spots Near Park City, Utah by Mac Misseldine Updated July 13, 2022 Thanks to its prime location between two national forests, Park City offers stellar camping sites in any direction. The first three rules of real estate are location, location, location — and Park City has that in spades. There’s Wasatch National Forest to the west, and Uinta National Forest to the east. Head south and you’ll find the picturesque Heber Valley. Look to the north and you’ll discover a variety of lakes beckoning to anybody with a boat, kayak, or paddle board. Simply put, adventure abounds in every direction. Park City is the perfect basecamp for adventure when you’ve got a cabin, but sometimes it’s nice to leave modern conveniences behind and spend the night in a tent. There’s no better way to reconnect with nature than when you’re sleeping under the stars, away from the noise and light pollution of the city. Unless you’ve got a camper with a comfy bed. That might nudge tents aside for the winner. Either way, whether you’re a tent guy, RV family, or car camper, finding a great campground near Park City is pretty easy. With five state parks within driving distance (more if you count the ones near Salt Lake City and Provo) and countless Forest Service campgrounds scattered across the Wasatch and Uinta Mountains, there are hundreds of campsites at your fingertips. Of course, with so many options choosing a campground may be a little overwhelming for some people. Don’t worry — we’ve got you covered. Here’s a list of the best campgrounds near Park City, starting with the alluring Wasatch Mountain State Park. Related Read: 12 Spectacular Day Trips from Salt Lake City, Utah 1. Wasatch Mountain State Park Why you should camp here: A magnificent mountain retreat with modern amenities and year-round outdoor activities. Reservations accepted: Yes Best seasons: Year-round Campsite type: Tent, RV, car camping RV hookups: Full Wasatch Mountain State Park is a 23,000-acre nature preserve that’s less than 30 minutes from Park City. The mountainous retreat is a year-round destination for outdoor enthusiasts, offering hiking, mountain biking, and off-roading during the warm months, and cross-country skiing and snowmobiling during the winter. There are four designated campgrounds at Wasatch Mountain State Park with 122 campsites, modern restrooms, hot showers, and utility hookups. The park also offers a collection of cabin rentals, which you’ll find far more comfortable than a tent if you visit over the winter. The Cottonwood Loop and Mahogany Loop Campgrounds both offer full hookups for RVs, while the Oak Hollow Loop Campground comes with water and electricity. For primitive camping, head to the Little Deer Creek Campground. Reserve Now 2. Mirror Lake Campground Photo: Shaan Hurley Why you should camp here: Sleep on the shores of tranquil Mirror Lake, high in the Uinta Mountains at the base of Bald Mountain. Reservation accepted: Yes Best seasons: Summer Campsite type: Tent, RV, car camping RV hookups: No You’ll find the Mirror Lake Campground just off the Mirror Lake Scenic Byway, nestled between its namesake lake and the towering 11,943-foot Bald Mountain. Spectacular views abound in every direction, though that shouldn’t come as a surprise when you’re camping at 10,400 feet in the High Uintas. Summer is the best time to visit Mirror Lake, when you’ll find ample shade under the white fir forest and wildflowers dotting the landscape. Bring your kayak, canoe, or SUP and enjoy a day on the glassy lake, then pull out your fishing rod to catch some rainbow trout for dinner. The Mirror Lake Campground has access to a full network of backcountry trails, perfect for hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding. Follow the Highline Trail to visit Bonnie Lake, Scudder Lake, and Naturalist Basin, or take the Fehr Lake Trail to its namesake lake. If you’re feeling really adventurous, take the Bald Mountain Trail to the rocky summit for unbelievable panoramic views. Reserve Now Related Read: 14 Amazing Things to Do in Summer in Park City, Utah 3. Jordanelle State Park View this post on Instagram A post shared by Bree & Brett (@thesterlingspaceship) on Jun 9, 2019 at 12:46pm PDT Why you should camp here: The best place to spend a day on the water with a pair of waterskis strapped to your feet. Reservation accepted: Yes Best seasons: Year-round Campsite type: Tent, RV, car camping, hike-in RV hookups: Water and electricity When you’re ready to escape the summer heat, grab your swimsuit and head to Jordanelle State Park. Centered around the idyllic Jordanelle Reservoir, this is the go-to campground for locals who own a boat or jet skis (though it’s certainly not the only option). If you don’t own one of these enviable toys, don’t worry — you can rent boats, jet skis, kayaks, and paddle boards at the Jordanelle Marina. For most visitors, the Hailstone Recreation Area is the place to set up camp at Jordanelle State Park. This well-developed area features 103 RV campsites with partial hookups, four loops for tent camping at the McHenry Campground, and hike-in campsites at the Keetley Campground. There are a few cabins available for rent, and you can reserve one of 40 cabanas by the lake for a shaded picnic. You’ll find six more hike-in backcountry campsites in the Rock Cliff Recreation Area of the park, and a handful of campsites at the secluded Ross Creek Campground across the lake. Reservations are available from Memorial Day to Labor Day, but walk-ins are available year-round. Camping over the winter is perfectly acceptable in RVs, though tents aren’t allowed once there’s snow on the ground. Pets are welcome at Jordanelle State Park, but you’ll find it’s one of the stricter state parks when it comes to dog-friendly areas. Pets are not allowed on the beach below the cabanas, near the cabins, or past the parking lot at Rock Cliff. Dogs are welcome on most of the trails, though they’ll need to stay on a leash. Reserve Now 4. Smith & Morehouse Campground View this post on Instagram A post shared by Jennifer Haug (@jencehaug) on Jun 15, 2019 at 6:12am PDT Why you should camp here: Camp on the edge of the Uinta Mountain Range at 7,800 feet near the picturesque Smith & Morehouse Reservoir. Reservations accepted: Yes Best seasons: Spring, Summer Campsite type: Tent, RV, car camping RV hookups: No The Smith & Morehouse Campground sits on the western edge of the Uinta Mountain Range. Take a peek at the amazing photos of Smith & Morehouse Reservoir surrounded by the forested Uinta peaks and you’ll quickly see why this is such a popular campground. Motorized boats are permitted on the reservoir, but the wake-less speed restriction makes it an ideal destination for kayaks, canoes, and paddle boards. The reservoir is also a great spot for fishing, as its stocked with rainbow trout in addition to the other native fish species. The Smith & Morehouse Campground has 34 campsites that can fit up to eight campers. Campfire rings and picnic tables are provided, and the campgrounds offer drinking water and vault toilets. RVs are permitted, but there are no hookups for electric, gas, or water. Reserve Now Related Read: 9 Best Cabin Rentals in Park City, Utah 5. Rockport State Park View this post on Instagram A post shared by Jillian Alexander (@jillian_k_alexander) on Jun 8, 2018 at 5:20pm PDT Why you should camp here: A picturesque reservoir at the foot of the Uinta Range with fresh mountain air that you can only find at 6,000 feet. Reservations accepted: Yes Best seasons: Year-round Campsite type: Tent, RV, car camping, boat-in RV hookups: Full Rockport State Park lies at the doorstep of the Uinta Mountain Range. Clocking in at an elevation of 6,000 feet, you can expect grand views while you’re boating or fishing here over the summer. Most people come for the water sports, but the most interesting attraction at Rockport is the 3D archery range. The range features an assortment of lifelike targets including deer, warthogs, and even a few zombies. The park is surprisingly popular over the winter, too. You’ll find excellent ice fishing, snowshoeing, and snowmobiling trails encompassing the reservoir, and the RV hookups mean you don’t have to shiver in a tent. Rockport State Park has over 100 established campsites spread across seven campgrounds. You’ll find full RV-hookups, established tent sites, primitive campsites, and boat-in campgrounds, with all but the latter available year-round. Reserve Now 6. Soapstone Campground View this post on Instagram A post shared by @jmbrenning on Sep 25, 2018 at 7:35pm PDT Why you should camp here: Great fly fishing on the Lower Provo River and easy access to OHV trails in Soapstone Basin. Reservations accepted: Yes Best seasons: Summer, Fall Campsite type: Tent, RV, car camping RV hookups: No Another fantastic campground along the Mirror Lake Scenic Byway, the Soapstone Campground features a diverse forest of pine, fir, and aspen that looks magnificent in the fall. The campground sits beside the Lower Provo River, a popular fly fishing destination for trout. The Soapstone Campground provides access to a network of trails for hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding, but it’s the off-road trails that really shine here. If you have an OHV, head over to Soapstone Basin for an electrifying day of off-roading on endless trails with beautiful scenery. Soapstone provides vault toilets for your convenience, but there’s no drinking water at the campground (though the river provides ample water if you plan ahead and bring a filter). The campsites come with picnic tables and campfire rings, and there’s firewood available for purchase. Reserve Now Related Read: 10 Awesome Things to Do in Winter in Park City, Utah 7. Echo State Park View this post on Instagram A post shared by Timberlee (@kgeiser) on Jun 6, 2018 at 1:33pm PDT Why you should camp here: An under-the-radar alternative to Jordanelle and Rockport Reservoirs with brand new facilities. Reservations accepted: Yes (pending completion) Best seasons: Year-round Campsite type: Tent, RV, car camping RV hookups: Full (pending completion) Utah’s newest state park, Echo State Park features picturesque cliff views and a large reservoir that’s perfect for kayaks and paddle boards. Boats and jet skis will eventually be allowed on the lake once the boat ramp is completed, but for now it’s reserved for non-motorized watercraft. The Dry Hollow Campground is still under construction, and once it’s finished there’ll be 20 established campsites with full hookups for RVs and restroom facilities. Until then, primitive camping is permitted with no reservations required. The Echo Reservoir is stocked with rainbow and brown trout, walleye, and smallmouth bass. Prime fishing season is May — June, but the lake’s thick, stable ice makes it a prime ice fishing location over the winter. Reserve Now 8. Trial Lake Campground View this post on Instagram A post shared by PAIGE FULBRIGHT (@paige_fulbright) on Aug 1, 2017 at 7:44pm PDT Why you should camp here: A stunning mountain landscape with alpine lakes, rocky peaks, and miles of trails to explore. Reservations accepted: Yes Best seasons: Summer Campsite type: Tent, RV, car camping RV hookups: No The Trial Lake Campground sits on the shores of its namesake lake at 9,500 feet in the Uinta Mountains. Incredible views abound in every direction, and you’ll find a wonderful display of wildflowers over the summer. Motorized boats aren’t permitted at Trial Lake, making it the perfect destination for kayaks and paddle boards. When you’re not on the water, strap on your boots (or grab your bike) and hit the trails to explore nearby Crystal Lake and Bald Mountain. There’s no drinking water at the Trial Lake Campground, but there are vault toilets, picnic tables, and campfire rings. Reserve Now Related Read: 6 Spookiest Ghost Towns in Utah for Exploring the Old West 9. Fred Hayes State Park View this post on Instagram A post shared by Tesseana Vineyard {Tess} (@tess_e5) on Aug 5, 2017 at 11:22pm PDT Why you should camp here: Formerly known as Starvation State Park, this hidden gem is a boater’s paradise with hidden beaches, secluded coves, and world-class fishing. Reservations accepted: Yes Best seasons: Spring, summer, fall Campsite type: Tent, RV, car camping RV hookups: Full It’s a little over an hour and a half from Park City to Fred Hayes State Park, but anyone who’s been here will tell you that it’s worth the drive. Centered around the electrifying blue waters of the Starvation Reservoir, the 3,500-acre park has a number of rocky coves and secret beaches where you can escape the crowds and reconnect with nature in peace and quiet. Boating, waterskiing, kayaking, and paddle boarding are popular at Starvation Reservoir, but it’s the fishing that keeps many campers coming back. The reservoir is known for excellent walleye fishing, and it’s not uncommon to reel in a 10-pounder. There’s plenty to do off the water, too. Fred Hayes State Park has a 3D archery range, multiple slack lines, and a collection of gnarly trails for OHVs and dirt bikes. When you’re ready to pitch your tent, Fred Hayes State Park has two established campgrounds with full RV hookups and four primitive campgrounds of tents. There are a handful of cabins for rent, and folks with a boat are welcome to camp on the lake. Reserve Now More Awesome Utah Camping Spots 1 The 8 Best Camping Spots Near Provo, Utah 2 13 Best Campgrounds Near Salt Lake City, Utah 3 5 Best Camping Spots Near Logan, Utah 4 5 Free Camping Spots Near Moab, Utah 5 20 Best Places to Go Backpacking in Utah Sign up for our free email to join thousands of readers getting epic travel, hiking, camping and gear ideas every week. 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Your Guide to Finding Free Camping in Utah, All Year Long Sign InJoinGo Camping Resources and Tips PRO Upgrades Meet The Dyrt List Your Campground Go Camping Explore the Map Review a Campground Plan a Trip Resources and Tips Explorer Contest Campfire Forums The Dyrt Magazine PRO Upgrades Learn About PRO Gift a PRO Membership Meet The Dyrt About Us Press Kit Careers FAQs Near Me0 Go Camping Explore the Map Review a Campground Plan a TripResources and Tips Explorer Contest Campfire Forums The Dyrt MagazinePRO Upgrades Learn About PRO Gift a PRO MembershipList Your Campground The Dyrt Magazine A Vanlifer’s Guide to Free Camping in Utah by Megan Walsh on March 9, 2020 7:00 am on March 9, 2020 Local 55SHARESFacebookTwitterPinterestMail In May of 2018, my husband and I bought a Ram Promaster. We named her Billie Jean, and set to work on making the interior a home. As we measured plywood for cabinets, we dreamt of exploring free camping in Utah. There are two big reasons we chose to call Utah home while living in a van. That big red desert landscape and plenty of free camping. On Billie Jean’s first trip to the desert, I poured over Google maps. Deciding which squiggly lines might end in perfect pull-outs. By the time we were out there, the orange sandstone whizzed by our windows. We decided to set aside our technology and turn down an unmarked dirt road. That night, the desert would be our home. How to Find Free Camping on Utah’s Public Lands Public land comprises the majority of the west. With roughly 63% of all Utah land remaining public, there are plenty of opportunities for free camping near Salt Lake City, far into the flat reaches of the West Desert, and throughout the southern red rock. Free camping options throughout Utah offer a way to explore the lesser known parts of the state. Thankfully, you won’t be hard-pressed to find idyllic free campsites across the Beehive state with little to no work involved. Depending where you’re located, free camping might be less than a mile off the highway. For last-minute camping, you can use The Dyrt PRO‘s Offline Maps and Map Layers to find free camping near you. These features will show you public lands where you can camp for free whether or not you have service or wifi! In densely populated areas, however, free camping in Utah requires a little more creativity, patience, and route-finding. Almost always, though, the effort it takes to arrive is well worth it. Special Considerations for Free Camping in Utah Similar to Bureau of Land Management and Forest Service Land across the country, stay limits are imposed across all public land in Utah. That means every 14 days you must move camp 25 miles from where you were. In some areas, special permits are required for overnight camping, even when it’s free. Grand Staircase Escalante operates on an overnight permit system that visitors must obtain to stay within the monument. Most of the free camping throughout Utah exists in remote and often harsh environments. When heading into the southern desert or venturing onto the Salt Flats, make sure you have enough water, food, first-aid, and car maintenance gear in case of emergency. Oftentimes cell phones won’t pick up a signal, so if anything goes wrong you’ll need to be able to take care of yourself until you can make it to civilization. While that can be intimidating, it’s also one of the pure joys of camping on the 33-million acres of public land across Utah. If you pick the right forest service or BLM road, you’ll find yourself separated from the hustle of the city, with a million stars overhead, and the stillness and silence of wilderness. Free Camping Near the Popular Bonneville Salt Flats First, let’s start with one of the more popular camping options! The Bonneville Salt Flats draw in hundreds of thousands of visitors each year, especially during the middle of August when race car enthusiasts visit for Speed Week, then again in September and October for ‘World of Speed’ and ‘World Finals,’ respectively. This portion of the Salt Flats is also known as the Bonneville Speedway for the multiple land speed records that have been set. All that’s to say, if you’re looking for free camping and solitude in the Bonneville Salt Flats, try to camp in between each of these events. May-October are generally the best times to camp at the flats, after spring runoff has dried and the rainy season hasn’t yet begun. While you’re not allowed to camp overnight on the Bonneville Salt Flats, the area is surrounded by accessible BLM land. To the west of the Salt Flats, vanlifers can find respite in the Silver Island Mountains, an area of BLM land surrounded by a 54-mile loop. Along the Silver Island Mountain Backcountry Byway, you’ll find hundreds of primitive campsites with prime views of the Salt Flats, or the Pilot Range along the Utah/Nevada border. There are multiple hiking options here, leading to the tops of Grahams Summit, Campbell Peak, Jenkins Peak, and Lamus Peak. A map and compass are recommended. Navigating BLM land in Utah BLM land comprises the majority of public land in Utah and is mostly concentrated in the southern desert regions. However, parts of this land are inaccessible and unusable for the general public. The BLM operates under a “multiple use and sustained yield” policy, meaning portions of the land can be used for pursuits other than outdoor adventure, like oil mining, grazing, and timber harvesting. That being said, there are still millions and millions of acres of Utah BLM land with roads leading to the perfect camp spot, if you’re willing to search. Free Camping on Northern Utah BLM Land The often-overlooked northwest corner of Utah is home to the Grouse Creek Mountains, Goose Creek Mountains, Bovine Mountains, and the Raft River Mountains (part of the Sawtooth National Forest). The land leading up to the first three mountain ranges are BLM land with many pull-offs for free camping. This area is popular with hunters in season, so beware. There are also some nice camp spots to the west of Randolph on FR20058 and FR20061. Following either of these will eventually lead you to the eastern bench of the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest. Due west of Salt Lake City, Five Mile Recreation Area is about the best free camping you can find within easy driving distance of downtown. This area is popular with mountain bikers, hikers, and ORV-users, so if you don’t mind a bit of noise, you can find an excellent spot with immediate access to trails. During the week, usage decreases for more solitude and respite. Free Camping on Southern Utah BLM Land If I were to define Utah free camping by one word it would be desert, and the southern part of Utah has multiple types of desert to satisfy: arid and cold, high and sunny, sandy, and tumbleweedy. Pictures always show the red desert regions of Utah, and for good reason–they’re geologically stunning. To the west, however, there’s a lesser known area near Filmore, home to the Unesco Desert Experimental Range, and the Confusion Range. At the base of the Confusion Range, you’ll find Snake Pass Road, which offers seven canyons to the east: Road Canyon, Jackson Canyon, Noddy Canyon, Cedar Canyon, Rock Canyon, Burnout Canyon, and Smooth Canyon. These all lead into the Confusion Range and eventually up to King Top, with stunning views. Going even farther south, boondockers looking to enjoy some desert sun will find countless BLM roads going down washes, across red sand, and through desert hills. Take your pick with Last Chance Desert, Rock Springs Bench, Mussentuchit Flat, Horse Heaven, Walker Flat, or Bartlet Flat, all south of I-15 on the way to Moab. If you have time, the San Rafael Desert is worth exploring. Take CR 1010 to Red Reef and stake your claim before heading to Moonshine Wash for a five-star slot canyon experience. Even farther south near Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, and Bears Ears National Monument, you’ll find loads of free camping. It’s likely that taking a turn down a dirt road anywhere in the southern desert will lead you someplace magical. Free Camping on National Forest Land in Utah I wish free camping on National Forest Service land near Salt Lake City was easier to find, but the close proximity of SLC to the Wasatch range means stricter regulations on overnight stays in most canyons from the valley floor. Within an hour’s drive, however, you’ll be able to find plenty of pull-offs and remote campsites with easy access to lakes, hiking, mountain biking, and more. Free Camping on Northern Utah Forest Service Land Vanlifers can explore the Sawtooth National Forest and northern reaches of the mighty Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest which covers over 2 million north-south acres. Once on UT-89 east out of Logan, follow FR 20081 to reach off-shoot roads like FR 20052 to The Elbow and Providence Peak. FR 20081 meets up with FR 20231, the left fork of Blacksmith Fork Canyon with multiple forested pullouts. To the northeast, a true gem: the Uinta Mountain Range. Follow almost any marked forest service road and you’re sure to find a somewhat established pull-out along the way. Coming from the Wyoming entrance through Mountain View will offer even more solitude and opportunity near Hoop Lake, Soldier Park, and Hickerson Park, in the Ashley National Forest. One of my favorite areas in Utah is the Manti-La Sal National Forest which begins right at the Nephi exit off I-15, a little over an hour south of Salt Lake City. A few miles along UT-132, turn right onto Log Canyon Rd, which will turn into FR 20069, a long, winding, and beautiful drive among Box Elder and Pinyon Pine. Driving farther along UT-132 will bring even more options due east of Ephraim and Manti towards Joes Valley Reservoir. This area is popular with rock climbers and offers countless free campsites and delicious coffee at Cup of Joes in Orangeville. Free Camping on Southern Utah Forest Service Land While Southern Utah is mostly comprised of red rock desert, there are still trees and mountains to be found in the southwest region. Fishlake National Forest and Dixie National Forest are the only two at or south of the I-70 interchange. Fishlake National Forest is a goldmine for relatively established dispersed campsites with 35 dispersed camping locations. You can’t go wrong traveling down any of the forest service roads to find a site that suits you. Dixie National Forest also offers quite a few dispersed camping spots, but if privacy is what you’re after, consider following FR 20048 and FR 20049 for some prime pull-offs in the heart of the forest. Here, you’ll also be close to Hendrickson Lake Trailhead, a moderate 1.8-mile hike to an aspen-surrounded lake. Free Established Campgrounds in Utah 1. Uinta Flat Designated Dispersed Camping Area, Dixie National Forest Image from The Dyrt camper Kristin W. Our users rave about Uinta Flat–especially OHV users. You might encounter noise throughout the night as ATV riders seem to amble about with no regard to time, but it’s free, and it’s absolutely stunning. You won’t want to miss the hike up to Amethyst Lake. Park your van with the sliding door facing away from the road and you might feel like you have the forest to yourself. Find free Utah campgrounds from your car without WiFi. The Dyrt PRO lets you download maps and campgrounds without cell service. “My alternative to using pro would be to drive back out to cell service.” 2. Iron Springs Group, Ashley National Forest Iron Springs Group Site can host 4-5 trailers depending on length, in the grassy meadow just a few miles off UT-191. This area becomes busy on weekends with OHV users, horseback riders, hikers, and anglers. Small lakes and streams surround the Iron Springs Group area–perfect for self-sustainable vanlifers looking to catch dinner! 3. Navajo Cliffs, Ashley National Forest Image from The Dyrt Campers Jason & Sarah S. Just at the Utah/Wyoming border near Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area, vanlifers can find waterfront property for the night. Travel southeast to the base of Flaming Gorge for stellar views. The lake is home to Rainbow Trout and Kokanee Salmon. Leave No Trace Ethics for Free Camping in Utah In the effort of preserving and protecting our natural environments, it’s important to practice Leave No Trace ethics when establishing a free campsite in Utah. If there are semi-established campsites, use them! LNT states that if you create a campfire ring in the backcountry, you should destroy the ring before you leave the site and if you find an already established campfire ring, it’s better to use it than build your own. To reduce the effects of “site creep,” stay within the relative confines of an established campsite. Otherwise, year over year, users will eventually expand the boundaries of a campsite until the site creeps farther and affects a larger space than necessary. This applies especially to pull-offs in national forests like Dixie and Fish Lake which see high usage from ORV vehicles and pull-behind trailers. A special consideration for the Utah desert is for users to ensure additional caution around cryptobiotic soil–the soul of the desert. Because the desert is such a delicate environment, cryptobiotic soil helps maintain moisture in the arid dirt with its blend of algae, cyanobacteria, and fungi. When these patches of soil are damaged they can take years, even centuries to rebuild. A good rule of thumb and desert hiking motto: “Tiptoe around the crypto!” As always, pack out whatever you packed in. For vanlifers, this should be easy! Make sure you’re disposing of human waste in a way that creates the least amount of impact: that means using wag bags in the desert and digging 6” catholes in the forest. More Tips for Finding Free Camping in Utah Whenever I set out in the van to find a new free place to stay, I do my research–first with the Utah Benchmark Atlas, which is one of the most valuable items in our home on wheels. It goes in depth on each recreation area, dialing in on Forest Service Roads, campgrounds, and random recreation opportunities that Google doesn’t often suggest. Once I’ve figured out the area I want to visit, I cross-check with Google Maps satellite view. Oftentimes I can see trailers and motorhomes on pull-outs from when Google surveyed the area, and I know it’s a good bet for free camping. Otherwise, look for spacious pull-outs, especially ones that are at the end of the road, or overlooking a lake. 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Learn More Blog KOA App Own A Koa Recent Shopping Cart KOA AI Chat Plan The Complete Guide to Car Camping | Car Camping 101 August 11, 2022 Choose Category: RV Advice Plan Activities Cook Trips Whether you’re a first-time camper or a seasoned pro, car camping is a great way to get outside and have an adventure. Car camping provides easy access to the outdoors and allows more room for error than backcountry camping. It’s fun, accessible, and is a great activity for the whole family. Let’s take a look at how to camp in your car from what you should pack to the the activities you’ll want to plan! Can I Sleep in My Car at a Campground? Many campgrounds, including some KOAs, will welcome guests who choose to sleep in their car at a campsite. It’s always a good idea to call ahead so that you ensure you’re reserving the right type of site for you car camping adventure. It’s also important to call ahead because some campgrounds may not allow car camping or have limits on length of stay. A quick chat with the campground staff will ensure you reservation is made correctly. Why Go Car Camping? Car camping is great because it’s a perfect way for people of all ages and abilities to get outdoors. It’s also a perfect activity to use as a stepping stone to get your toes wet before taking on serious backcountry camping or other multi-day wilderness adventures. Car camping can be a great option when inclement weather is on the horizon or when you want to bring extra gear for activities. Whatever your reason for pursuing car camping, a few helpful tips and tricks will go a long way in ensuring you have a fun and memorable trip. How to Prepare Being ultra organized is the key to car camping success. Lists are your friend — and not the mental kind, but instead the kind you write down on a piece of actual paper with an actual pen. It’s easier than you might think to forget something major like a sleeping bag or drinking water. Here’s a very basic checklist to get you started: Sleeping Tent Sleeping bag Sleeping pad Pillow Clothing Rain gear Swim wear Hiking boots Sandals Long underwear Warm layers Hat Camp Kitchen Stove Fuel Lighter Firewood Water Cooler with food Plates, bowls, cups & utensils Activities Games Books Hammocks Instruments Safety First aid kit Sun protection Map & compass Light Headlamp Extra batteries Toiletries Toothbrush & toothpaste Personal wipes Medications One car camping challenge for more experienced campers is to let go of backpacker’s mindset. When you’re backpacking, you’re (obviously) carrying everything you need on your back, so saving space and weight is important. But when you’re car camping, you really don’t have to rough it. It’s okay to bring stuff and important to know that your ultra light backpacking gear is not the best choice for camping. Be luxurious and bring that extra pillow because, why not? Your car is doing all the work for you. Arriving Many first-time car campers prefer to stay in a supported campground like a state park. These places have facilities like drinking water, picnic tables, and bathrooms that can make the planning process for car camping easier and more forgiving. Once you get more experienced, work your way up to camping along forest service roads where you’ll need to bring all your own drinking water, bathroom supplies, and everything else you’ll need. Unsupported car camping often offers a more isolated wilderness experience than a campground where sites are often squished together like sardines in a can. Each option has its own pros and cons, and you’ll be able to choose what’s best for you according to your goals and situation. Setting Up Camp Setting up camp while you’re car camping is likely the first thing you’ll do when you arrive at your destination. Give everyone in your party a job so the job gets done faster and so everyone feels helpful. First things first: turn off the dome light in your car. Since you’ll be leaving doors and trunks open to pull your gear out, it’s a good idea to turn off that dome light so the battery doesn’t wear down. Also be sure to find a safe spot for your keys. It only takes one time locking your keys in the car when your tent is still inside to make you designate a special place for your keys. Another consideration is to make sure you have a full tank of gas before you head down any long dirt roads. You don’t want to be caught several miles in with your tank on empty. Car camping gives you a safe way to get familiar with your gear and develop systems that work for you with a safety net to fall back on if you can’t get your tent up properly, for example. After you go car camping a few times, you’ll have your camp set-up routine down pat. Car Camping Activities One of the best parts about car camping is deciding what you’re going to do while you’re away. Perhaps you’re setting up camp and then planning to set off on a long day hike. When you’re back at camp in the evening, maybe you’ll pull out instruments and play music around your campfire. Maybe playing cards and board games is more your style. If there’s a lake or other body of water nearby, maybe you’ll head out for a sunrise canoe, take an afternoon swim, or simply sit on the dock with a cup of camp coffee and enjoy the view. The point is, car camping makes it easy to get away from the trappings of every day life and enjoy an activity of your choosing surrounded by the peacefulness of nature. However you choose to spend your time, it’ll surely be special because you’ll be enjoying it in an out-of-the-ordinary atmosphere. Anyone can go car camping. It’s an easy, accessible, and family-friendly way to enjoy the outdoors. With a little planning, education, and a mindset for fun, you’ll be sure to have an unforgettable experience enjoying the outdoors. 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CAMPING-CAR PARK, Europe’s leading network of motorhome areas and services spots CAMPING-CAR PARK, manages your stopover area or your municipal campsite CAMPING-CAR PARK, Europe’s leading network of motorhome areas and services spots CAMPING-CAR PARK, manages your stopover area or your municipal campsite CAMPING-CAR PARK, Europe’s leading network of motorhome areas and services spots CAMPING-CAR PARK, manages your stopover area or your municipal campsite The concept CAMPING-CAR PARK is a network of stopover areas for motorhomes and self-contained vans, accessible 24 hours a day and 365 days a year. All our destinations offer tourists quality services: water, electricity, Wi-Fi, emptying, waste collection, etc. The management and supervision of the sites are carried out by our teams to free you from on-call duties. We promote and communicate your site and its territory to increase visitor numbers. Learn more A network with more than 500 stopover areas Our areas of expertise to manage your motorhome area or your campsite Advisory services We help you to carry out your project: assistance with project management, layout recommendations, support in obtaining administrative authorisations… Production & maintenance We produce the equipment in our workshops in Pornic, install them in your motorhome area and ensure their maintenance. Operational management We assure the operational management of your area, your campsite and their users 24 hours a day. Communication We ensure the communication and promotion of your area and its territory in order to build customer loyalty, increase the number of visitors and generate economic benefits for the local actors. Learn more Our 115 team members will accompany you on a daily basis in the management of your motorhome stopover or campsite. From advice to installation, including the operational management of your motorhome stopover, CAMPING-CAR PARK: Frees you from on-call duties for access to campsites 24 hours a day, 365 days a year Integrates your town into a network of over 500 destinations Ensures the promotion of your area to its 850,000 customers. Learn more Our solutions to your projects: Area for cycling tourists The VÉLO PARK are dedicated areas attached to a CAMPING-CAR PARK site. These areas allow cycling tourists to make a stopover and use the services: showers, sanitary facilities, electrical recharging and covered bike rack. Read More The stopover areas CAMPING-CAR PARK, Europe’s leading network of motorhome areas and services spots. All our destinations offer tourists quality services : water, electricity, Wi-Fi, emptying, waste collection, etc. Read More The municipal campsite CAMPING de mon Village is a network of campsites on a human scale, affordable and accessible to all, at the heart of local life. They are accessible 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to motorhomes and during the period of the sanitary facilities opening to caravans and vans. Read More River stop A river stop is a facility along the bank of a canal or river that allows pleasure sailors to stop at the quay. It allows communities to relieve congestion at the locks and to allow pleasure sailors to stop off and refill with drinking water and electricity. Read More Area CAMPING-CAR PARK of Vendays-Montalivet (33) Area CAMPING-CAR PARK of Bazouges Cré sur Loir (72) Area CAMPING-CAR PARK of Connantre (51) Area CAMPING-CAR PARK of Revel (58) Area CAMPING-CAR PARK of Vendays-Montalivet (33) Area CAMPING-CAR PARK of Bazouges Cré sur Loir (72) What are the advantages of joining the network? Support from start to finish Our teams will assist you throughout your whole project and ensure the management of your stopover area or campsite Simplicity of management Our teams ensure the remote management of your stopover area or campsite to free you from on-call duty Profitability By structuring and developing the tourist reception of your territory, we help you to increase your complementary income. Read More How does it work in concrete terms? You do not have a dedicated space and want to create one: You want to convert an existing space: Would you like to welcome itinerant tourists to your territory by creating a motorhome area but do not want to worry about its management? The CAMPING-CAR PARK network offers you: Advice and support to create your stopover area The management and supervision of the stopover areas are carried out by our teams to free you from on-call duty. Learn more Do you own a stopover area or a municipal campsite and no longer wish to manage it? The CAMPING-CAR PARK network offers you: To take over the management of your stopover area To transform your campsite and take over its management The management and supervision of the stopover areas are carried out by our teams to free you from on-call duty. Learn more They trust us We have therefore created a CAMPING-CAR PARK stopover area to ensure that tourists and locals could live together in a lasting way. En créant ce site sur notre terrain communal, nous avons géré le camping sauvage, l’arrivée de caravanes de toutes sortes, les feux de camp et toutes les autres nuisances qui peuvent perturber la vie locale. Edmond Jouvenel Mayor of La Roque-sur-Cèze, France Its operation is managed by the Tourist Office, which will exchange information with CAMPING-CAR PARK on good deals, or indicate content to be shared on the CAMPING-CAR PARK website, all with the goal of making tourists want to come and stay with us. Thierry Sautivet Appenwihr, Vice-President of the « Communauté de Communes du Pays Rhin-Brisach », President of the Tourist Office, France By creating an area with CAMPING-CAR PARK, we have found an effective solution to structure our territory without constraint. What makes the difference compared to an area managed by the local authorities is that their teams manage everything from start to finish. Beforehand, they manufacture their equipment and install it directly on site. Didier Cadro Mayor of La Turballe, France By creating a stopover area with CAMPING-CAR PARK, we wanted to develop the tourist reception of our territory without any management. As soon as the site opened, we noticed that, thanks to the strength of the network, the number of motorhome users visiting the area was much higher. Carole Cerveau Mayor of Le Vivier-sur-Mer, France We have therefore created a CAMPING-CAR PARK stopover area to ensure that tourists and locals could live together in a lasting way. En créant ce site sur notre terrain communal, nous avons géré le camping sauvage, l’arrivée de caravanes de toutes sortes, les feux de camp et toutes les autres nuisances qui peuvent perturber la vie locale. Edmond Jouvenel Mayor of La Roque-sur-Cèze, France Its operation is managed by the Tourist Office, which will exchange information with CAMPING-CAR PARK on good deals, or indicate content to be shared on the CAMPING-CAR PARK website, all with the goal of making tourists want to come and stay with us. Thierry Sautivet Appenwihr, Vice-President of the « Communauté de Communes du Pays Rhin-Brisach », President of the Tourist Office, France CAMPING-CAR PARK in numbers 850 000 CAMPING-CAR PARK customers + 7 600 000€ deposited to the local authorities in 2022 More than 500 areas for motorhomes 115 collaborators Our News Analysis: Understanding the ‘’vanlife’’ craze! Where do vandwellers stay and what are their expectations? Discover the CAMPING-CAR PARK analysis on the vanlife craze!… Itinerant tourism: what to remember from 2022? CAMPING-CAR PARK takes stock of 2022 for the itinerant tourism market anf gives you its projections for the year ahead. The CAMPING-CAR PARK network in pictures Take a look behind the scenes of CAMPING-CAR PARK and discover how the network operates, the head office and the different departments!… VAN Night Completely free, VAN Night is a new mobile application that references stopover areas and campsites designed to welcome van tourists. Analysis: Understanding the ‘’vanlife’’ craze! Where do vandwellers stay and what are their expectations? Discover the CAMPING-CAR PARK analysis on the vanlife craze!… Itinerant tourism: what to remember from 2022? CAMPING-CAR PARK takes stock of 2022 for the itinerant tourism market anf gives you its projections for the year ahead. The CAMPING-CAR PARK network in pictures Take a look behind the scenes of CAMPING-CAR PARK and discover how the network operates, the head office and the different departments!… VAN Night Completely free, VAN Night is a new mobile application that references stopover areas and campsites designed to welcome van tourists. Analysis: Understanding the ‘’vanlife’’ craze! Where do vandwellers stay and what are their expectations? Discover the CAMPING-CAR PARK analysis on the vanlife craze!… Itinerant tourism: what to remember from 2022? CAMPING-CAR PARK takes stock of 2022 for the itinerant tourism market anf gives you its projections for the year ahead. Read more Follow all our news Subscribe Loading… By clicking on “Subscribe”, I agree to receive this newsletter and I understand that I can easily unsubscribe at any time. Thank you for subscribing! 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Manage options Manage services Manage {vendor_count} vendors Read more about these purposes Accepter Refuser Voir les préférences Enregistrer les préférences Voir les préférences {title} {title} {title} Gérer le consentement How to Find Car Camping Spots Across the US | (855) 887-8897 Home Roof Top Tents Accessories Financing Blog Help Center Home Shop About FAQs Videos Blog Contact Guides Financing Dealer Locations ROOFNEST CA ROOFNEST EU [email protected] (855) 887-8897 Roof Top Tents Accessories Financing Help Center Walk-Through Videos Installation Guide User Guides Owner Manuals FAQs Shipping Blog How to Find Places to Car Camp in Your Roof Top Tent in Camping / by Roofnest Team This post was updated on March 1, 2023 to include up-to-date information on finding and reserving a campsite.Camping with a Roofnest on your car is like regular camping…but way better.You don’t have to set up a tent, it’s more comfortable, more convenient, better protected from weather, and you wake up with a heck of a panoramic view.A hard shell roof top tent automatically turns any car into a camper. That means that finding a spot where you can stay overnight with your Roofnest is really no different than looking for a camping spot for a normal tent — except with the added benefit of being able to stay in places that exclusively allow vans, campers, and RVs.When you’re looking for a place to camp in your Roofnest, you’re essentially looking for a place where you can car camp. Before you plan your next great adventure with your hard shell roof top tent, take a few minutes to check out this guide on how to find car camping spots.How to Find Places to Camp With a Roof Top TentThere are four main types of places where you sleep in your Roofnest overnight:Public, designated camping spots and campgroundsPrivate camping spots and campgroundsPublic, dispersed camping on BLM land and in National Forests“Urban Boondocking” options such as Walmart, rest areas, and moreLet’s take a look at how to find each type of camp spot so you’ll know all your options before you hit the open road.How to Find Public Designated Camp SpotsPublic designated camp spots include campgrounds/campsites in national parks, state parks, and national forest land.Most of these sites are designed for tent campers, but they work perfectly with a rooftop tent. Some areas also have RV/camper specific sites. With a roof top tent, unlike a regular tent, you can access these sites, which can be helpful during busy times.National parks and state parks are full of designated camp spots, usually for a small fee. While these spots are typically set up with regular tents in mind, there’s no reason you can’t skip the hassle of the tent and get right to relaxing in your Roofnest.Depending on the park and the campground some spots are first-come, first-serve, while others can be reserved in advance online.You can find more info and make reservations for camp spots in national parks on the National Park Service website. Just search for the park you’re interested in and go to the camping section.To find campgrounds/campsites in national forest land (and other public land management designations), visit recreation.gov and type your destination in the search bar. To find campgrounds/campsites in state parks, visit the website of the specific state park. For State Parks, each state can use different systems to handle reservations, so the best place to start will always be the official website of the park you want to visit.How to reserve a spotReserve onlineWhen it comes to online reservations, planning and diligence is the name of the game. The first step is figuring out when and where you want to camp. Once you have dates and a place in mind, head to the appropriate site to make your reservations. For National Parks, check and out nps.gov or recreation.gov. For State Parks, check the official website for instructions on where to make reservations. Reserve earlyThis is why we said to make sure you have your dates sorted first. In popular areas, like Yellowstone or the White Rim in Canyonlands, reservations often sell out the same day as they open up. For most National Parks, you can make reservations a maximum of five months ahead of time. Figure out when site reservations open and try to reserve that same day. In some of the busiest areas and camping seasons, we have seen campgrounds sellout in a few minutes.But don’t let that discourage you from trying, and if you miss your date all is not lost. Keep CheckingIf a campground is full, keep checking. Because the fees are so low to cancel, people will often cancel or change their reservations. There are also apps and online tools that can help you find canceled campsites. While there are paid tools available, we love using Campflare. There is an app available for iOS, but Android users can access the site in a web browser. Campflare runs a search across Recreation.gov every couple of seconds to look for site cancellations. You can set up alerts so you get a text message or notification if a site opens up in a certain campground during a set period of time. Of course, you can skip the reservations all together and just try to snag a first-come, first-serve campsite.How to get a first-come, first-serve spotDo your research Research the area and see how many first-come, first-serve sites there are. Doing this will give you an idea of how hard it will be to get a campsite. Additionally, call the nearest ranger station or visitor center. They likely won’t know about site availability, but they will give you an idea of how busy you can expect it to be. Show up earlyIt is in the name; these sites go to the early bird. If your research indicates that it might be hard to get a campsite, make sure you show up early. Check site tags National park and national forest campgrounds make users attach a confirmation tag to their site number (you will find these as pink slips pinned to a wood stand at the front of a campsite). These slips have dates and will indicate how long someone is staying. Talk to people Strike up a conversation with people in the campground. Other campers will often go out of their way to help you out. I’ve had people let me park at their campsite, so it is reserved when they leave or tell me the time they are planning on leaving. Starting conversations is especially useful if you read a slip and see people leaving that same day. Have a backup plan Make sure you always have a backup plan. Even if you follow all the tips above, there is always a chance you can’t get a spot. Private Camp SpotsPrivate camp spots include your mom-and-pop campgrounds and KOAs. These are for-profit campgrounds on private land. Private camp spots are less coveted, therefore, easier to reserve. If you can’t get the site you want in a national park, a private camp spot outside is not a bad second option.Being privately owned, the quality of these camp spots can vary wildly. Some will have better privacy and amenities than public camping, while others are the opposite. If you plan on staying for more than a night, make sure to do some extra research beforehand to see the quality of your intended camp spot and the accompanying facilities. First come, first serve?Almost all private camp spots are reservation-based. While you will likely be able to get a spot day off, book in advance to be safe.How to make a reservationUnlike public designated camp spots, private spots are not all managed by the same entity, making reservations more challenging. Websites like Campendium and Allstays can help you locate private campgrounds in a certain area. This means you can find a specific campground and reach out directly to make a reservation. Remember, in a pinch, RV/Camper campgrounds work with your Roofnest, so don’t be afraid of looking at RV parks if availability is a problem in the area. If you want a more streamlined option, or prefer a more unique campsite, check out hipcamp.com. In a way, Hipcamp operates like AirBnB or VRBO, but for campers, allowing private landowners to offer campsites on their own property. Hipcamp’s interface and site layout is nice to look at, and easy to use, and integrates reservations into the process, saving you a lot of time and hassle. We really appreciate that Hipcamp offers some very unique campsites. The nature of the site also means that most sites are very private, with many being just single-unit lots. They also offer a wide array of search options to help you narrow down your search to places that allow pets, or sites that are near water for example. Of course, if you really want to, you can just skip the whole process of a traditional campsite and get away into the wilderness…Public, Dispersed Camping AreasIf you really want to get out into the wild on your next trip, dispersed camping might be for you.Dispersed camping is any camping not in designated, developed sites. That means no amenities like bathrooms, running water, or trash cans. It also means a greater level of freedom and privacy than what is available in a maintained campsite.The most widely available dispersed camping is in National Forests and BLM (Bureau of Land Management) lands.In National Forests, you can drive and park on the side of a Forest Service road and car camp there. With a little searching, you might be able to find a truly scenic spot with views more beautiful than any normal campsite. From a vista overlooking a valley and lake in the Appalachian mountains, to a rocky crag in the desert looking up at the peaks of the Rocky Mountains, BLM, and National Forest land provide some of our favorite rooftop camping experiences.Just make sure you follow the rulesBefore you visit a National Forest to car camp, check their website for information about any necessary permits you’ll need. This is also where you will find information on restrictions, like closed roads, off-limits areas, and fire risks.Most BLM lands are in the western US in desert climates. And like National Forests, they usually allow car camping at pullovers or on access roads. Just be sure to stay on the road shoulder or in the designated pull-off so you don’t damage the area with your vehicle (but also make sure that any other passing cars can get by).PrivacyThe best part of dispersed camping sites is that if you are willing to do a little bit of searching you can often find magical places. Many of these areas are only accessible via dirt road and are out of the way, so you can count on a fair bit of seclusion. With a Roofnest, you don’t have to worry about the ground being suitable for a tent. If you can park your car or truck, you can camp comfortably. How to find a site?The best way to find National Forests and BLM lands where you can car camp is to use the site Recreation.gov. Search for “National Forests in Colorado”, for example, or “BLM lands in Utah”. Another great resource to try is REI’s Camping Project on their website.It can also be helpful to use free camping resources such as ioverlander and Freecampsites.net. These are crowd-sourced directories of places other users have camped. They have information about camping spots on forest service and BLM land that have been camped at by other users. Many of the popular overlanding and off-road mapping apps like Gaia or OnX, also show land designations, so may already have access to a great repository of campsites sitting in your phone. How do you know if it is okay to camp? The unfortunate answer is it’s not always 100% clear. If you are on forest service or BLM land far away from recreational areas (picnic areas, trailheads, etc.) and there are no explicit signs saying otherwise, you are probably good to go. If you want to read more about the rules and regulations, you can get more info here, direct from the National Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management. Just make sure to follow the golden ruleRemember, when you car camp in dispersed camping areas, you need to pack out what you bring in. Familiarize yourself with the Leave No Trace principles before you head out.This land needs to be treated as a privilege. Keep it clean, try to prevent or mitigate any damage or impact you make on the landscape and its inhabitants. Alternative Places to Car Camp AKA Urban BoondockingIf you’re traveling cross country and just need to hit the hay ASAP, there are a number of options for car camping in a hard shell roof top tent that aren’t available to folks lugging around traditional tents. These include:WalmartMost locations allow car camping — just park out of the way in the far reaches of the lot.Truck StopsLook for truck stops that offer overnight spots for RVs, campers, trailers, vans, and the like.You might have to pay a fee for the spot, so just go inside and ask before you settle in for the night. Allstays.com has an epic truck stop locator, available here »Rest AreasThe rules for overnight parking in rest areas vary from state to state.Many don’t allow overnight parking, while some do — as long as you don’t stay longer than a certain time limit.Here’s a guide to rest area car camping rules for each state »CasinosYou may be surprised to learn that many casinos offer overnight parking for RVs, campers, and car camping.CasinoCamper.com is a good resource for finding casinos where this is allowed, but we’d suggest calling ahead to make sure you can stay in a roof top tent at such a facility. Just like the truck stop option, don’t be surprised if you need to pay a small fee for the privilege. Find Your Next Roofnest Get-AwayWith just a little bit of searching, you can find thousands of places to car camp in your Roofnest all across the US. That includes on the slopes for backcountry skiing, at music festivals, and these surprising ways to use your roof top tent.But if you don’t want to do the digging yourself, let us do it for you. Our blog is always being updated with posts about the best car camping spots around the country. Be sure to check back regularly to see our top picks for campsites near you. You might also like Camping Stay Warm & Satisfied: 3 Fall Recipes Perfect for Campsite Cooking Fall is a season of change and reflection. The cool breeze in the air is refreshing to the soul, the […] Read More Camping Where to Camp this Fall: The Northeast U.S. Edition The weather is changing. 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