Palisade State Park RV & Campground Guide


Nestled in Central Utah, Palisade State Park is a 90-minute drive from Provo, which is home to the Provo River, Provo Canyon, and Brigham Young University. The park is also just 2.5 miles northeast of the town of Sterling. Known for its challenging 18-hole golf course, proximity to various off-road vehicle trails, and trout fishing in the Palisade Reservoir, Palisade State Park has something for everyone. There's a full-service restaurant, and the golf pro shop has everything an avid golfer needs, including lessons.

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Spring 34-75 F
Summer 54-94 F
Fall 31-82 F
Winter 22-46 F
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Nearby Cities
Sterling, UT
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Palisade State Park

You'll appreciate the myriad things to do and see in this beautiful part of Utah, which is centrally located in the state and only a few hours from Salt Lake City. The Wasatch Range mountains are nearby to the northeast, and Provo Canyon is not very far to the north. Using your own RV or a rental from RVshare is an ideal way to see this area of the U.S., and you'll find many convenient RV campgrounds nearby that offer comfortable amenities and fun activities.

Springville / Provo KOA Journey

Springville / Provo KOA Journey is located a few miles south of Provo and just off Interstate 15. The campground offers great views of the Wasatch Range, and it's close to many hiking and biking trails in the area. The park sits on a western migration route for many species of birds like cranes and pelicans. In the winter, you can find many places to ski, snowshoe, and snowmobile. In the summer, you'll enjoy the pool, pavilion, and special luaus. There's also a water park close by.

• Number of sites: Sites are pull-through; call for availability

• Rates: Call for rates

• Type of hookup: Full hookups

• Electrical amps: 30 and 50

• Wi-Fi: Yes

• Pool/hot tub: Pool

• Pet-friendly: Yes

• Showers: Yes

• Other amenities: Camp store, playground, rec room, pavilion, ping-pong, basketball, sandbox 

Lakeside RV Campground

Lakeside RV Campground is a large campground with access to the Provo River, and anglers enjoy the fishing opportunities afforded by staying at this quiet and restful park. The park has been in operation for 25 years and is family-owned, which is why they take pride in their customer service. There are plenty of shade trees to enjoy and boating and fishing opportunities to investigate, and there's even a River Trail hiking path at the river. 

• Number of sites: 138 pull-through or back-in sites

• Rates: Call for rates

• Type of hookup: Full hookups

• Electrical amps: 30 and 50

• Pool/hot tub: Yes

• Wi-Fi: Yes

• Pet-friendly: Yes

• Restrooms: Yes

• Showers: Yes

• Other amenities: General store, souvenirs, propane

Mountain Valley RV Resort

Mountain Valley RV Resort is in Heber City and affords access to all the available activities in Heber Valley. This is a high-end RV resort where you can take in the wonderful views of the Rocky Mountains. A new area in the park has adults-only features like a clubhouse with a full kitchen, fireplace, pool table, exercise room, and a TV; you also have access to the adults-only pool and pickleball court. For the kids, there are many outdoor play areas and basketball, pickleball, and volleyball courts. Little ones also have access to a family pool. 

• Number of sites: 148 pull-through 70-foot sites

• Type of hookup: Full hookups

• Electrical amps: 30, 50, 100

• Pool/hot tub: Two pools

• Wi-Fi: Yes

• Pet-friendly: Yes

• Restrooms: Yes

• Showers: Yes

• Other amenities: Large convenience store, adults-only amenities, two pools (one is adults only), RV supplies, catering available

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What to Do at
Palisade State Park

Inside Palisade State Park

There's a wide range of activity options available inside Palisade State Park. Since there's a reservoir inside the park, you can enjoy electric or non-motorized boating activities, fishing and swimming in the lake. You'll find several trout varieties in the lake, as well as goldfish. There are hiking trails both around the lake and farther up on a hillside, and the park is close to the Arapeen OHV Trail. When you're tired of your own cooking, you can order a great meal at the on-site Lakeside Grill restaurant.

Outside Palisade State Park

You also have many choices for fun when you venture outside Palisade State Park. This area of Utah is home to many unique natural habitats. To enjoy shopping and dining, you can travel to the nearby town of Gunnison.


Dirk's Farmhouse Restaurant

Dirk's Farmhouse Restaurant is a casual diner-style restaurant in the town of Manti. It features a wide variety of American cuisines, such as breakfast dishes, burgers, salads, soups, steaks, chicken, chicken-fried steak, pasta dishes, and desserts. They're open for lunch and dinner on weekdays and also for breakfast on the weekends.

Type: Diner

Location: 115 N Main St, Manti, UT 84642

Miller's Drive-Thru

You can get tasty burgers, fresh donuts made on the premises, ice cream, and specialty shakes at this burger eatery in Manti. They're open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Type: American

Location: 227 N Main St, Manti, UT 84642

Golden Sea Chinese Restaurant

Golden Sea Chinese Restaurant serves traditional Chinese food in the town of Gunnison. While they have the typical menu items you often find in most Chinese restaurants, the added plus is that they get consistently good reviews. Their egg-drop soup is highly rated by patrons. They're open for lunch and dinner.

Type: Chinese

Location: 50 S Main St, Gunnison, UT 84634

Kalama's Island Style

Kalama's Island Style is owned by a family that hails from the island of Hawaii. This casual Hawaiian restaurant in the town of Ephraim serves Hawaiian-themed cuisine with an American influence. They're known for their pulled pork, teriyaki chicken, the kalua pork french-fry nachos, and the Loco Moco. The latter consists of two beef patties, over-medium eggs, and gravy over sticky rice. They're open for lunch and dinner.

Type: Hawaiian

Location: 61 S Main St, Ephraim, UT 84627


HERE Home and Gift

You can find all sorts of home furnishings at HERE Home and Gift in Provo. They feature local artwork, jewelry, pottery, and home decor that is crafted by local artists. They also have a stationery section and locally sourced honey.

Location: 26 W Center St, Provo, UT 84601


Blickenstaffs is a toy store in Provo that specializes in a mix of boutique toys and main brands. They have something for just about every child, like puzzles, games, toys and even candy.

Location: 4801 N University Ave, Provo, UT 84604


Zumiez is a chain of stores across the U.S. that also has a location in Provo. They sell equipment and clothing that's specific to skateboarding and snowboarding, as well as apparel targeted toward younger shoppers.

Location: 1200 Towne Centre Blvd #2024, Provo, UT 84601

Heindselman's Knit Stitchery Weaving & Gifts

This is a yarn shop in Provo that has been in business since 1904. They sell yarn and other needlecraft supplies, and they even offer repair services and stitchery lessons.

Location: 176 W Center St, Provo, UT 84601


Bridal Veil Falls

Bridal Veil Falls is a 600-foot waterfall located at the southern portion of Provo Canyon. The best way to access the falls is inside Bridal Veil Falls State Park, which has an excellent scenic walkway in front of the waterfall. In the winter, the falls attract expert ice climbers from around the world.

Location: Provo Canyon, UT

Provo Canyon

Provo Canyon, inside the Wasatch Range, offers visitors plenty of choices for rock climbing, biking, and hiking. Bridal Veil Falls is located here as well as the Sundance Mountain Resort skiing lodge, the 2,700-acre, recreational-use Deer Creek Reservoir, and the Provo River.

Location: Provo Canyon, UT

BYU Museum of Paleontology

The BYU Museum of Paleontology is home to an interesting collection of rock and dinosaur fossils that were collected by Dr. James A. Jensen from various sites in Utah, Colorado, Wyoming, and Montana over the course of several decades. The Museum is part of BYU, but it's also open to the public.

Location: 1683 N Canyon Rd, Provo, UT

Seven Peaks Waterpark

The family will love spending a day at the Seven Peaks Waterpark. It is located in Provo and features a large variety of waterslides. It also has a wave pool, a lazy river, hot tubs, and a Tadpole Pond area for the little ones.

Location: 1330 300 N, Provo, UT

Provo River Parkway Trail

The Provo River Parkway Trail is a section of a trail system that begins in Utah Lake State Park and ends at Vivian Park. It's a 15-mile paved trail that's accommodating to walkers, joggers, bikers, hikers, and even skaters. Traveling through woods, neighborhoods, and city parks, the trail runs alongside the Provo River, which courses through Provo Canyon.

Location: Provo, UT

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How to Get to
Palisade State Park

Palisade State Park is located in the town of Sterling, Utah. It's 133 miles south of Salt Lake City and 91 miles south of the city of Provo. From Nephi, you'll travel east on SR 132 and then go south on U.S. 89 to Sterling, where you'll continue for 2 miles east on Palisade Road to the park entrance.

Entering Palisade State Park

The gate hours for Palisade State Park are from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Palisade State Park Daily Use (per vehicle) : $10.0

$5 for seniors

Palisade State Park Paddle boats and Paddleboard Rentals (1 hour) : $15.0

$30/4 hours, $50 for all day

Palisade State Park Canoes and Adult Kayak Rentals (1 hour) : $10.0

$20/4 hours, $30 for all day

Palisade State Park Kid Kayaks Rentals (1 hour) : $5.0

$15/4 hours

Palisade State Park E-Bike Rental : $50.0

All day (until 8pm)

Central Utah is close to just about anywhere in the West you might like to visit. Palisade State Park is close to the Provo Canyon and Provo River areas, and not much further away is the Wasatch Range. It's also easy to travel to other states like Wyoming, Idaho, and Nevada. There are many national and state parks to see and all sorts of outdoor activities to explore. If you take lots of pictures, please tag us at RVshare when you post them on social media. You can also email your favorite pics to [email protected]