25 Oct

Campground Review #104 Dead Horse Point State Park near Canyonlands National Park in Utah

Utah has so many amazing national and state parks, and on this episode of the Campground of the Week podcast Brett Neilson reviews another one for us: Dead Horse Point State Park, just about 20 miles from Canyonlands National Park.

Staying at Dead Horse Point State Park is a two-for-one opportunity since you get to enjoy the on-site hiking, biking, and ranger programs plus all the nearby fun at Canyonlands.

Campground Details

The campground at Dead Horse Point State Park is about as small as they come with only 21 sites situated on the interior and exterior parts of a single loop. All are back in campsites except for four pull thrus. Only four of the sites can accommodate rigs longer than 35 feet, so if you have a larger RV double check before reserving.

Listen to the episode to hear Brett’s tips for booking timeframes and price points, as well as his insider tips for folks looking forward to a future visit.

Dead Horse Point State Park Highlights

Brett and his family really enjoyed their visits to the Pony Espresso, a small snack stand in the parking lot of the state park that offered coffee, smoothies, wraps, and sack lunches. They enjoyed the ranger programs even more, including the “Cloud Appreciation” talk with Dan from the maintenance Department. Seriously, it was a thing.

Other state park activities include…

Canyonlands National Park Highlights

There are two different sections in Canyonlands National Park: Island in the Sky in the north and Needles in the South. Island in the Sky is closer to Dead Horse Point State Park and Brett enjoyed the following hikes during his visit:

  • Mesa Arch (0.5 miles)
  • Upheaval Dome (2 miles)
  • Grand View Point Overlook  (2 miles)

A big thank you to Brett Neilson for sharing another one of his Utah State Park treasures. You can read more about his stay at Dead Horse Point State Park by visiting his blog at OurCampingAdventures.com.

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We’ll see you at the campground,

Stephanie + Jeremy

24 Mar

Campground #20 Zion River Resort in Virgin, Utah

Zion River Resort Campground Review

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.

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04 Feb

Campground #13 Green River Campground, Dinosaur National Monument

Green River Campground Dinosaur National Monument

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:

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.

See you at the campground!

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07 Jan

Campground #9: Antelope Island State Park in Utah

Antelope Island State Park

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.

listen-on-itunes1This 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.

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10 Dec

Campground #1: Jordanelle State Park, Utah

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.

Jordanelle State Park, Utah

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.

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