Bonneville Salt Flats

BLM

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Leppy Pass Rd.
Wendover, UT 84083
801-539-4001
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GPS: 40.7723, -113.9812

Last Price Paid: $0
Elevation: 4291 ft
Tent Camping: Yes

Accessibility is not guaranteed, always scout ahead before driving down dirt roads.
Learn more: Boondocking 101

10 people have reviewed this location.

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Cell Phone Coverage

4bars
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4bars
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5bars
T-Mobile Voice Only
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DMR
Jordan, MN
Scamp Camper 13'
17 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1

DMR would stay here again

“Great Boon Docking”

Reviewed Jun 28, 2018

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We stayed here one night just passing through to California. Nothing weird or bad smells but we did find a lot of spent gun sells 45s and 38s from some one target practicing. Many places to camp.

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33 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1
“It's gorgeous but it gave us the heebeejeebees so we left”

Reviewed Jun 17, 2018

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We had a really weird experience here. We followed the road up that goes along and into the mountains past the initial small parking area. We found a gorgeous spot and started to set up camp when we both started to feel ill. We thought it may be heat exhaustion from our few hours of driving in 95 degree heat without AC or possibly alt... more

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4 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: Open

parbuster54 would stay here again

“Quiet and peaceful.”

Reviewed May 23, 2018

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Beautiful views of mountains and the salt flats. The nearest person is 2 miles driving down I-80.

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3bars
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1 review
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 4

squamishmom would stay here again

“Wonderful”

Reviewed May 21, 2018

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A great place to stay. Not very level though. The late afternoon and evenings were quite windy.

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Grand Adventure
Salt Lake City, UT
23 Evo T2050
2014 Toyota Tundra
35 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: N/A

Grand Adventure would stay here again

“Sandwiched between the otherworldly Salt Flats and the stunning Silver Island Mountains”

Reviewed Nov 09, 2017

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(Video at https://youtu.be/hEsT7Ztalmg) My buddy Todd and I ventured out across the Salt Flats from Salt Lake City on a late October weekend. After arriving at the camping area described by others here, and finding two other RVs already in the ara, we ventured slightly further up the Silver Island Mountains Scenic Byway to camp at 4... more

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WeGotSchooled

35 Converted School Bus
33 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: n/a
“Convenient, Free, Camping Spot ”

Reviewed Oct 04, 2017

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This place makes for a good stop-over point along I-80. It's easy to access, has great cell phone service, and beautiful dark skies. Follow the directions from previous reviewers to get to the BLM camping area. We recommend looking for spots where others have camped rather than venturing off to explore new territory as the salt fla... more

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3bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

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1 review
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 0

Nicholson would stay here again

“Excellent spot, Nice and peaceful.. nice to be off the. Eaten path but still see the road”

Reviewed Jun 26, 2017

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Very nice spot to camp, we were just driving through and needed a spot for the night. We're on our way to KOA camp site near by but glad we stopped here.. it was a great experience with friendly wild life close by. Stars were super bright and we bought fire wood right down the road at the gas station.. kids were able to explore around... more

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5bars
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Gail K.

21 Phoenix Cruiser PC2100
17 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1

Gail K. would stay here again

“Dark, quiet, remote yet great cell svc”

Reviewed Jun 15, 2017

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I had initially planned to see if I could get away with parking out on the flats in the parking area at the end of the paved road. As sunset approached, however, the 11 million bugs that swarmed drove me out towards higher ground. This was a good choice. I saw a couple folks out near the base of the mountains which looked great, but fo... more

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3bars
AT&T 4G/LTE
4bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

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1 review
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1

Pfactor would stay here again

“First real boondocking experience”

Reviewed Jun 12, 2017

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Perfectly described by nomad before. Thanks a lot for that! Made us check it out. Found the spot in the middle of the open space. Awesome, and had the place completely to ourselves on Sunday evening in June. When taking a morning run, we saw people camping (with big rigs!) further up the road closer to the mountains. Take the dirt road... more

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5bars
T-Mobile Voice Only

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NomadicNeighbors

32 Fleetwood Tioga
64 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 5

NomadicNeighbors would stay here again

“Open Boondocking Overlooking the Salt Flats”

Reviewed Jan 24, 2017

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This is a nice place to camp near the Bonneville Salt Flats. It is on a slope just west of the salt flats, as they approach the mountains of Wendover. It is just wide open space with a BLM bulletin board showing the map of what is BLM and what is state land. When you get off the highway you pass the Sinclair gas station (with really... more

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3bars
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4bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


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Grand Adventure Ep. 7: Bonneville Salt Flats

Come along with Grand Adventure to camp at Utah's Bonneville Salt Flats, one of the most unique land forms in the world.Filmed October 21-22, 2017 at the Bonneville Salt Flats and Silver Island Mountai...

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High Sodium Content: The Bonneville Salt Flats and Salt Lake City

 WATER? WHAT? I know. Before our arrival, we had no idea that it was a normal thing in the late fall/winter to have all of the Flats covered in about six inches of water.  Luckily, the boondocking spot...

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  • dry camping
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  • pets

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