The best camping near Ute Lake State Park

Discover the most magical spots to pitch your tent or park your rig on your next Ute Lake adventure.

Ute Lake State Park: A Haven for Water Sports and Scenic Camping.  

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Ute Lake State Park, a reservoir along the Canadian River, offers crystal blue waters and a day (or more) of adventure for those who want to go with the flow! Hire a fishing guide at the marina to take you out and show you all the secret spots or simply rent a boat and soak up the sun! Those wanting to camp have lots of variety (including an RV-only campground) and many of the campsites will put you right at the trailheads for amazing canyon hikes that overlook the reservoir and meander through the desert; just be sure to slather on that sunscreen and bring lots of water! A chill spot in the hot desert, Ute Lake is a cool down you can look forward to!

When to go

The ideal time to visit Ute Lake State Park is during the spring and fall when the weather is mild and the natural beauty is at its peak. Summer months can be quite warm, making early morning or late afternoon the best times for outdoor activities.

Know before you go

  • Check the park's website for any alerts or closures before your visit.
  • Always wear a life jacket when participating in water activities.
  • Accessibility options are available; contact the park office for more information.
  • Remember to pack sunscreen and plenty of water to stay hydrated.
  • Facilities such as restrooms and picnic areas are provided for your convenience.

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