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Camping in Utah - Info on favorite campsites, best books and free stuff!

5/19/2011 | Sheryl McGlochlin
Camping in Utah - Info on favorite campsites, best books and free stuff!

CAMPSITES:

 

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

http://www.reserveamerica.com/


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.

Contact Info

Watershed Management
Salt Lake City Department of Public Utilities
1530 S. West Temple
Salt Lake City, Utah  84115
(801) 483-6705


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

http://www.utah.com/stateparks/wasatch_mtn.htm

 

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
http://www.rei.com/family-adventure?cm_mmc=Email_com_gm-_-SummerCatalog-_-051311-_-bt_GABC/a/#tab4

 

Great Camping Books:

 

The Best in Tent Camping: Utah: A Guide for Car Campers Who Hate RVs, Concrete Slabs, and Loud Portable Stereos by Jeffrey Steadman (Jun 18, 2007)

 

Moon Utah Camping: The Complete Guide to Tent and RV Camping (Moon Outdoors) by Mike Matson (Apr 28, 2009)

 

 

Utah's National Parks: Hiking Camping and Vacationing in Utahs Canyon Country by Ron Adkison (Mar 14, 2001)

 

 

Camping Utah (Regional Camping Series) by Donna Lynn Ikenberry (Nov 1, 2001)

 

 

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)

 

Utah Camping Guide : The essential handbook for planning and enjoying your next outdoors trip by Gaylen W. Webb (Aug 1, 2000)

 

Roughing It Easy : A Unique Ideabook for Camping and Cooking by Dian Thomas (Paperback - Jun 1994)

 

Recipes for Roughing It Easy by Dian Thomas (Paperback - Jun 2001)

 

Backyard Roughing It Easy: Unique Recipes for Outdoor Cooking, Plus Great Ideas for Creative Family Fun-All Just Steps from Your Back Door by Dian Thomas (Paperback - Mar 1997)


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