Lakeside camping near Salt Lake City

Camp by the largest saltwater lake in the US on a camping trip around Salt Lake City.

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99% (146 reviews)

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Rasmussen Ridge

10 sites · RVs1 acre · Mantua, UT
Located in Mantua, UT, a small mountain valley in Cache National Forest on the Wasatchback of the Rocky Mountains of Utah. A ten minute walk to Mantua Reservoir for ice fishing in the winter, kayaking, boating, water skiing, fishing in Spring, Summer, & Fall. Pickleball courts and Sydney's Grill are a 10 minute walk away. Mountain biking, four wheeling, side-by-side adventure right outside your RV door to Willard Peak and the beautiful Northern Wasatchback. Use of my huge lawn (next to the field where you park) for lawn games (provided for a small fee), and my in-ground fire pit are available for your enjoyment. Friendly dogs are very welcome - my white Lab is always looking for new friends! 3 miles down Box Elder Canyon to two large grocery stores, Walmart, gas stations, restaurants, and gyms. One hour to skiing at Snow Basin (home of 2002 Olympic downhill), Powder Mountain to the south and Beaver Mountain to the north. World's largest game bird refuge and museum 10 minutes west down the canyon. Utah State University 30 minutes to the north and Weber State University 30 minutes to the south. Box Elder Creek is a 5 minute walk into Box Elder Campground, the poppy hill (2 weeks in June), and wonderful hiking opportunities. The valley was settled by Danish immigrants in 1862, and the property you will be on is owned by a descendent of the original settlers. See more info about Mantua in the link below.
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Yeehaw Ranch

2 sites · RVs, Tents3 acres · Huntsville, UT
Welcome to our flat campsite perched up on a hill, offering an amazing view of the surrounding mountain tops. There's plenty to do here, with Causey Reservoir just 5 minutes down the road, Pineview Reservoir 10 minutes away, Club Rec a 15-minute drive up the road, and numerous hiking trails to explore. Whether you prefer ATV riding at Club Rec in Monte Cristo, kayaking at Causey and Pineview Reservoirs, or fishing on the Southfork of the Ogden River, there's something for everyone. Please note that this is a minimalist campsite. While there is a fire pit available for use, you must bring your own wood and means for extinguishing the fire. Additionally, there is no Wi-Fi or cell service, allowing you to truly disconnect and immerse yourself in nature. You are responsible for bringing your own sleeping arrangements, whether it be under the stars, in a tent, or in a trailer. Accessing the campsite requires driving half a mile on uneven dirt roads and rocky terrain. We live on another part of the property and are easy-going hosts. All we ask is for respect towards the land and environment, and to pack out what you brought in. Enjoy your stay!
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Glamping at The Refuge

3 sites · Lodging, RVs1 acre · Kamas, UT
At the gateway to the Uinta mountains, beautiful valley setting. New camping trailer with water, electric, A/C, furnace, 1/2 bath, full fridge, cooktop, oven and microwave. TV and WiFi. One queen bed, and table area can be made into a full size bed. Right off the Mirror Lake Hwy. Dog friendly. Enjoy the mountains and lakes during the day, with a comfy spot waiting for you to recover for your next adventure. Fantastic sky, beautiful views. Come see us!
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Retro Star Ranch

5 sites · RVs, Tents25 acres · Huntsville, UT
Retro Star Ranch is big and secluded.  Aside from a few trailers that dot the hills in the distance you are pretty much on your own.  We have 25 acres of land at the end of a private road in a secret hidden valley not far from SLC, Ogden and Eden Utah.  This land is pristine and connected to over 5000 acres of undeveloped open space.   The property is part of a recreational property subdivision.  You might see some fellow campers on quads, occasionally you might hear gunfire,  but you're more likely to see deer, fox, grouse, birds of prey, moose and possibly elk.  Not far from Causey Reservoir and the South Fork of the Ogden River both of which have great water for floating and fishing.    You could easily get here in a sedan when dry but not recommended for sports or low clearance vehicles.  If you have 4x4 that is better, especially if you want to venture to our last campsite or pull a trailer here.   We've pulled a 30' foot trailer but the road is skinny in places and the turns are tight, bumpy from cobbles and ruts and often have puddles.  There is about 2 miles of that climbs over a ridge.  If you're adventurous and a confident driver on dirt roads you will have no problem.  If it's you're first time pulling a trailer or if you have a low clearance then this might not be the spot for you.   However, if you're looking for something peaceful and secluded that is not that far from town, this is it.  We can also accommodate larger groups or multiple vehicles if desired.  Please contact us with any special requests or questions.  The Knoll site is better for trailers and larger groups.  It has a loop through driveway and can accommodate a few trailers.  Please be aware that this is wilderness camping and there are wild animals throughout the woods.  It is best to stay on trail or at the site and be alert for snakes, big cats, moose and deer.
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Gypsy Glamps at Jordanelle Park

1 site · Lodging4000 acres · Hideout, UT
We are a rustic glamping accommodation located inside of Jordanelle State Park that has a beautiful lake. Swim, boat or ski off of the back of your boat or jet ski. You can even rent these in the park. We are a short 15 minute drive to Park City. We offer an immersive outdoors experience while including a few more amenities than traditional camping while still operating off-grid. If you're looking for a place to stay that provides the sights and sounds of nature, with a few comforts from home, book now! We offer different arrangements to fit your personal needs in our large bell tents. Choose from 1 queen sized bed, a queen and a single or queen with 2 single beds. All of Park City's Gypsy Glampsites offer beds that come with memory foam mattresses. The floors are covered with Moroccan style rugs and lit with soothing Edison light bulbs. There is a fire pit in each camp site as well as drinkable water spigots nearby. There are also two hammocks set up for you at the campsite :) All the sites we work with are a short walk to showers and bathrooms. Each site also has a fire pit, picnic table and dogs are welcome. OUR TENTS Each of our large, waterproof canvas bell tents - 256 sq. feet, 16 feet in diameter and height - include low profile windows that can be opened and are netted and also a large netted door with double zippers for privacy. Inside you'll see they come furnished with not only the necessary camping furniture, but luxury beds with high thread count sheets, plush down comforters, pillows and blankets. Soft rugs, side tables and leather wingback chairs give it that touch of home. We do operate completely off-grid which means no electricity is provided at camp. We provide solar string lights in each tent for lighting, as well as solar lighted area by the tent. OUR BATHROOMS Our camp has COMMUNAL bathroom facilities which are shared with all guests across camp. The bathrooms and are within walking proximity of your camp site. Bathrooms include flush toilets, running sink, and warm shower. Only toilet paper, hand soap and paper towels are provided in the bathrooms. Guest access Parking is available onsite in a designated area. ARE ADDITIONAL ITEMS AVAILABLE TO MAKE MY STAY MORE COMFORTABLE OR MORE ADVENTUROUS? The following items are available at an additional cost for all confirmed guests PLEASE NOTE: all add-ons must be purchased at least 48-hours prior to your arrival date and are by request only with the potential to sell out, if you're interested, we highly recommend booking these NOW. - Propane Generated Heater - $40 for each 20lb. propane tank. Lasts approximately 48 hours continuous use on medium setting. Let us know how many tanks you'd like. - Wood bundles for fire pit - $8 each
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