Overview of Sandthrax Campground
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Reported by Nathan @ Wand'rly on 4/22/2019
Pad Type dirt
Elevation 4,396 ft / 1,339 m
Tent Camping Yes
Sponsored by RELiON Batteries
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“Brown Easter eggs are difficult to color...”
A lack of cell service anywhere between Hanksville and Blandon make it difficult to know exactly where you are along this route, but assuming this collection of open spaces between the cottonwoods and near th highway are campsites in the most authentic of notions. No services except a sign with some maps, a registration kiosk, presumably for the popular hike nearby, and some stone fire pits distinguish this area from many other, smaller pullouts along this gorgeous and less popular than the rest of Southeastern Utah’s seemingly endless public lands. Both a yellow and a bright green van occupied a few of the main area’s sites and, respecting privacy and admittedly being somewhat frightened by such unusual, brightly colored vehicles (we assumed they were time traveling circus folks from a near future where acceptable colors like black, silver and white had grown scarce), we ended up camping about ¼ mile or less west along 95, where a large sandy area along a mucky wash served as the last shaded spot before a popular trailhead, which gave us an intimate vantage point for millions of little biting bugs and trail hiking families alike. Both were somewhat annoying, but none so much that we couldn’t deal with them until the sun began to set and we were alone with our thoughts once more. Only a family in a decent sized Jayco travel trailer, some 50 yards away, occasionally broke that glorious silence and if there weren’t simply hundreds of options to camp somewhere new along Utah 95, we’d come back here again and again. Note that Hite, little more than a convenience store and small ranger station, is the only type of services for many, many beautiful miles, so stock up or expect to purchase little other than gas, bottled water and big spray once you’re here.
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- dry camping
- recreation trail
Getting back to nature...
- Nathan @ Wand'rly
New NPS campground at old Hite Marina
Awesome views and quiet
Ok for overnight
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