On this episode of Campground of the Week, Brett Neilson tells us about his rare visit to a private campground, Zion River Resort, located near Zion National Park. Brett and his wife, Ashley, escaped for a weekend camping date to this beautiful location, and they can’t wait to return with their daughter in the near future.
On Campground of the Week #13, our Western Correspondent Brett Neilson gives a complete review of Green River Campground in Dinosaur National Monument. Dinosaur National Monument straddles the border of Colorado and Utah, and the campground is located on the Utah side of the NPS site.
This is a completely dry campground with no hookups, no showers, and no place to fill your tanks. There are flush toilets, fire rings, picnic tables, and a few jug filling spigots. Despite the lack of activities and amenities, this was one of Brett’s favorite places to camp in 2015, and you have to listen to the episode to find out why.
Brett highly recommends the following activities within Dinosaur National Monument:
- A visit to the quarry
- Hiking the River Trail to Split Mountain Campground, 3.2 miles
- Tilted Rock Auto Tour
- Extensive Junior Ranger program offering 3 badges
- Star gazing
Outside the park, Brett recommends:
- Utah Field House of Natural History State Park
- Dinah, the Pink Dinosaur
- Float trips on the Green River
- Dining at Plaza Mexicana
Listen to the whole episode for Brett’s Insider Tips and Nobody’s Perfect recommendation. You can also check out Brett’s blog post on his trip.
And we would love to hear from you! Have you been to this campground? Can’t wait to go? Tell us about it in the comments.
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On Episode #9, our Western Correspondent Brett Neilson is reviewing Antelope Island State Park in northern Utah, just a couple of hours outside of Salt Lake City.
This state park is small and has no hookups, but Brett raves about the clean, well-maintained sites and beautiful topography of the island. His family loves spotting wildlife on the trails, and also taking advantage of the educational programs available, including a junior ranger course.
On Campground of the Week #1, our Western Correspondent Brett Neilson is reviewing Jordanelle State Park Campground located in the Heber Valley region of Utah. This is a public campground and reservations must be booked using Reserve America.
Full hook-up, partial hook-up, and dry camping sites are available, as well as a couple of cabins. Brett gives a complete run down of all the amenities and water activities at this stunning lake front state park, plus he offers tips on picking the best campsite for your tastes and preferences.