6 Camping Spots Near Salt Lake City

1. Bountiful Peak Campground

Photo Credit: Uncle Fjester

A great way to start your off-road adventures, this campground is up in an alpine basin high in the Wasatch Mountains. At an elevation of 7,500 feet the trail leading up is steep and winding but nothing Bean Trailer can’t handle. Nearby is Skyline Drive offering incredible views of the Salt Lake Valley and the Great Salt Lake.

Distance from Headquarters: 58 mins
Cost: $18/Night

Area: Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest

Coordinates: 40.988452, -111.804546

Activities: Scenic Driving, Off Roading, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Hiking

Amenities: Parking Area, Picnic Tables, Campfire Circles, Vault Toilets, No Water, or Electrical Hookups

Nearby Attractions: Francis Peak, Skyline Drive

2. Spruces Campground

Photo Credit: recreation.gov

A scenic and shady campground with most amenities high in the heart of the Wasatch Mountains. Conveniently this site is just 36 minutes away from Bean Trailer’s headquarters. It has individual sites as well as group sites available.

Distance from Headquarters: 36 mins
Cost: $26/Night

Area: Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest

Coordinates: 40.646877, -111.637267

Activities: Rock Climbing, Backpacking, Hiking, Biking, Mountain Biking, Fishing, & Waterfall Access

Amenities: Parking Area, Group Picnic Area, Campfire Rings, Grills, Flush Toilets, Drinking Water, Firewood, & Volleyball Courts

3. Anderson Cove Campground

Photo Credit: Go Camp Utah

A popular site located 10 miles from Ogden, Utah. Lining the Pineview Reservoir, this campground is perfect for summer water activities like swimming, canoeing, hanging out on the beach, and volleyball.

Distance from Headquarters: 52 mins
Cost: $22/Night

Area: Pineview Reservoir 

Coordinates: 41.269946, -111.783199

Activities: Fishing, Kayaking, Canoeing, Swimming, Sandy Beach

Amenities: Parking, Group sites, single sites, Campfire rings, Pets Allowed, Drinking Water, Horseshoe Pits, & Volleyball Courts.

4. Antelope Island

Photo Credit: Visit Utah

A Salt Lake City staple , Antelope Island is known for it’s alternative beauty and it’s incredible wildlife including Bison, mule deer, bighorn sheep, & pronghorn antelope. If you’re not familiar with the area, the Great Salt Lake is often smelly and loaded with brine shrimp and flies so must don’t venture into the lake. For the adventurous type, if you can get past the negatives the beaches are great for paddle boarding and kayaking.

Depending on what you like to do it’s been to check the gnat conditions throughout the year.

Distance from Headquarters: 1 hour
Cost: $20/Night

Area: Great Salt Lake

Coordinates: 41.032369, -112.227938

Activities: Hiking, Mountain Biking, Biking, Wildlife watching, Photography, Paddle Boarding, & Kayaking

Amenities: Parking Area, Picnic tables, Campfire rings, No Electrical hookups, Pets allowed, Flushing toliets, & showers can be found at Bridger Bay Beach.

5. Stansbury Island

Photo Credit: Stav is Lost

If you’re looking for a place off the beaten path Stansbury Island is a good but rougher spot. Since most people will be at Antelope Island, you’ll likely have the area to yourself. This place is pretty rugged so be sure to bring all of your necessities along for the night. There is awesome hiking, mountain biking, and site seeing but a word of caution: The salt flats are incredible but deceiving. Stay on the designated paths, many people have buried their vehicles in the muck.

Distance from Headquarters: 46 mins
Cost: $Free

Area: Great Salt Lake

Coordinates: 40.866072, -112.502766

Activities: Hiking, Biking, Shooting, & Amazing Sunsets

Amenities: Dispersed Camping, No Amenities

6. Wasatch State Park

Photo Credit: Heber Valley

A beautiful destination in the Heber Valley for both, summer and winter activities. This spot has all of the amenities and almost any outdoor activity you could think of so make sure you plan to stay a while and enjoy the scenery Utah is famous for!

Distance from Headquarters: 49 mins
Cost: $30

Location: Wasatch Mountain Range

Coordinates: 40.552065, -111.489141

Summer Activities: Hiking, Mountain Biking, Tubing, Golfing, Horseback riding, & ATV adventuring

Winter Activities: Snow Shoeing, Snowmobiling, & Cross Country Skiing

Amenities: Full hookups and sites with water and power only, Dogs are allowed,

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