Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forestwrite a review 11900 Highway 39
Huntsville, UT 84317
GPS: 41.281, -111.654
|Last Price Paid:||$20|
|Number of Sites:||43|
|Max Length:||22 ft|
Honda Fit (LOL!)
michelle would stay here again
“Beautiful, next to river and family oriented”
Reviewed Jun 21, 2016
We camped over Fathers Day weekend so maybe that explained all the large happy multi generational groups sharing sites. This campground has the largest sites in a string of National Forest campgrounds. The rates for the different campgrounds vary from 12 to 20 a night plus the odious 9 dollar online reservation fee. Reservations are recommended for summer weekends. An Interagency Pass will save you half price on the camping fee.
Site 18 was at the end of loop a and close to the toilets. The stream behind it shielded us from most of the street noise- all the campgrounds in this area are on a thin strip of land between the river, steep and tall hills and a busy road. We didn't mind the noise but it was present all night. Each site has a large cement fire circle with no grill, a metal table for portable gas stoves and a large picnic table. 8 people easily moved around on site with no crowding at all.
There are other sites with better tree cover over the picnic table in the morning but we loved the space we had on this site. We fit 2 large tents on level ground with plenty of separation and there are many mature Cottonwood trees to support a hammock.
Nights were chilly for June due to the humidity but that helped us sleep. We also noticed that the local Sheriff's department keeps a very close watch- we saw a car patrol the grounds 3 times before we went to bed at around 11.
Camp staff did not bother us about additional fees despite having 2 cars onsite. The parking for this site will fit a small RV but the loop itself is tather tight and watch out for the littles- they were running everywhere. Iloved the easy going atmosphere and Huntsville is gorgeous. The drive to get to the campground was worth the effort. The town has many small businesses that sell everything you may need from sleeping bags to inner tubes- don't forget to bring your bathing suit.
The river is perfect for swimming even if the water was freezing cold due to snow melt. This campground is worth paying a visit. There was no cellphone reception within 15 miles arriving to the campground or 45 heading further into the canyon. The hills are alive with the sound of people talking to each other live.
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