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Utah has more than 300 public campgrounds for you to choose from

A number of agencies manage Utah's campgrounds. Of the 300+ campgrounds, the USDA Forest Service manages 190 and Utah State Parks manage 44; the Bureau of Land Management cares for another 46.

In addition, there are 40 national park, national monument, and national recreation area campgrounds, as well as 9 county and city campgrounds. Each offers a different take on camping in Utah and no two experiences will ever be the same, ensuring that every night spent outside is as thrilling as the last.

Since Utah is the thirteenth-largest state by area and covered in diverse and endless public lands, we've divided the state into several camping regions to help you locate and select a campground in the area of your choice. View the map and read the descriptions below to plan a weekend or week-long adventure.

For federal and state campgrounds or RV parks explore available sites and dates at:

Map of Utah Camping Regions

How to Backcountry Camp Responsibly

by Arianna Rees

Like something from a fantasy novel, the Gates of Lodore in Eastern Utah are a towering passageway that transports curious river explorers deep into Utah’s untouched wilderness. To experience the full magic of the Gates and keep them untouched for future explorers to enjoy, here are four tips on how to camp more thoughtfully in the backcountry.

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Northern Utah

Bridgerland
Highlights: Bear Lake State Park and the Logan ranger district of the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest

Golden Spike Empire
Highlights: Wasatch Front near Ogden and Brigham City and the Great Salt Lake (Antelope Island State Park)

Great Salt Lake Country
Highlights: Wasatch Front and West Desert

Mountainland
Highlights: Extensive campground options of the Wasatch Back and Mirror Lake Scenic Byway

 

 

Eastern and Central Utah

Dinosaurland
Highlights: Dinosaur National Monument, the Ashley National Forest and Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area

Panoramaland
Highlights: Fishlake National Forest and Capitol Reef National Park

Castle Country
Highlights: Manti-La Sal National Forest and San Rafael Swell

 

 

Southern Utah

Color Country
Highlights: Capitol Reef backcountry, Bryce Canyon and Zion national parks

Canyonlands
Highlights: Canyonlands and Arches national parks, and multiple national monuments (Natural Bridges, Cedar Breaks), state parks (Snow Canyon, Kodachrome Basin and Dead Horse Point), and millions of acres of national forest land and BLM land.


This list only covers the areas that offer public camping in Utah. To explore private campgrounds and RV Parks, visit our Places to Stay page.


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Utah’s Scenery Offers A Backdrop for Inclusive Family Camping

by Nushin Huq

Breath-taking scenery makes Utah a beacon for that iconic American vacation — the family camping trip. Park programs help visitors enjoy the outdoors, and many amenities are accessible for people with disabilities. Outdoor activity accessibility means that entire families can enjoy the outdoors together. No one has to sit out or stay at home.

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