Granite Flat Campground: American Fork Canyon, $16/night, drinking water, RV sites, group sites, shady, lots of trees, clean restrooms, less than 1 mile from Tibble Fork Reservoir, a non motorized reservoir, great for canoeing, kayaking or fishing
Affleck Park: Just 15 minutes from the mouth of Parleys Canyon, off the East Canyon exit. Afflect Park offers clean bathrooms, a picnic table & fire pit at each site, hiking trails nearby, plenty of trees for privacy, a quiet stream - all within a short drive from the Salt Lake valley! Downsides include no utility hookups or running water (pack your own), and spotty cell phone coverage. Affleck is located just 2 miles up the road from Little Dell Reservoir, a beautiful, non motorized reservoir used for canoeing, kayaking and fishing. No swimming is allowed since it is a watershed. Call the number below to reserve your space.
Salt Lake City Department of Public Utilities
1530 S. West Temple
Salt Lake City, Utah 84115
Wasatch Mountain State Park, Midway, Heber area, Modern restrooms w/ hot showers, utility hookups, less than 1 hour from SLC, Just a few miles from Deer Creek Reservoir, a motorized reservoir, great for boating, fishing, kayaking, canoeing, etc., $20/night for tent camping
FREE UTAH STATE PARK DAY PASSES! Check out the parks before you spend the night! $2 off overnight Camping or FREE day pass! Some restrictions apply, see any SL County Library for details.
GREAT AMERICAN BACKYARD CAMPOUT
Great Camping Books:
Southwest Camping Destinations: RV and Car Camping Destinations in Arizona, New Mexico, and Utah (Camping Destinations series) by Mike Church and Terri Church (Nov 1, 2008)
Roughing It Easy : A Unique Ideabook for Camping and Cooking by Dian Thomas (Paperback - Jun 1994)