Red Fleet State Park RV & Campground Guide

Utah

At Red Fleet State Park in eastern Utah, you can see dinosaur tracks believed to be over 200 million years old. While the Dinosaur Trackways Trail may be popular, Red Fleet Reservoir attracts just as many adventure seekers. You can spend the day playing on the water with kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, and canoes. The park is home to annual events such as PaddleFest, which is aimed toward beginning paddlers, and the Dino-Triathlon endurance race. Red Fleet State Park is located about 15 miles north of Vernal, 30 miles northwest of the entrance to Dinosaur National Monument, and about 70 miles northeast of Duchesne.

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Weather
Spring 37-59 F
Summer 60-84 F
Fall 52-69 F
Winter 22-40 F
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Nearby Cities
Vernal, UT
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Red Fleet State Park

Since it's hard to see the dinosaur tracks at Red Fleet State Park when the sun is high overhead, you'll want to bring your RV to get an early morning start. Furthermore, an RV makes a great place to change clothes throughout the day. If you do not have one, then consider getting a rental on RVshare.

Red Fleet State Park

The campground at Red Fleet State Park is nice because it's near the water. However, you'll want to make your reservations early as only three sites have water and electricity at this 29-spot area. Rates start at about $15 per night at this campground that also offers tent or hammock camping. 

• Water hookup: Yes 

• Electrical hookup: Yes 

• Sewer hookup: No 

• Wi-Fi: No 

• Pet-friendly: Yes 

• Other amenities: Dump station, fire ring, picnic tables 

Steinaker State Park Campground

If you love playing on the sandy beach and swimming in the lake, book a spot at Steinaker State Park during summer. You can also canoe and stand-up paddleboard on the lake at this park, which is 11 miles south of Red Fleet. Rates start at $20 per day at this campground. 

• Water hookup: Yes 

• Electrical hookup: Yes 

• Sewer hookup: Yes 

• Wi-Fi: No 

• Pet-friendly: Yes 

• Other amenities: Fire rings, lake, beach 

Dinosaur National Monument Campground

There are three campgrounds and many opportunities for backcountry camping at Dinosaur National Monument, which is about 30 miles southeast of Red Fleet. Here, camping rates start at about $18 per night. Green River Campground is the closest campground to Red Fleet State Park, and it is also one of the closest to the dinosaur tracks. 

• Water hookup: Yes 

• Electrical hookup: Yes 

• Sewer hookup: Yes 

• Wi-Fi: No 

• Pet-friendly: Yes 

• Other amenities: Fire rings, hiking, canoeing 

Fossil Valley RV Park

The 60-to-80-foot pull-thru camping spots at Fossil Valley RV Park are spread across 5 acres, and most are under tall shade trees. Rates start at about $41 per night at this campground in Vernal. 

• Water hookup: Yes 

• Electrical hookup: Yes 

• Sewer hookup: Yes 

• Wi-Fi: Yes 

• Pet-friendly: Yes 

• Other amenities: Pull-thru sites, cable TV 

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What to Do at
Red Fleet State Park

Inside Red Fleet State Park

Many come to Red Fleet State Park to see the dinosaur tracks, but you can do so much more. Often called a miniature Lake Powell, Red Fleet Reservoir is an ideal spot for water recreation. You can rent kayaks, canoes, paddleboats, and more in the park. Depending on the season and conditions, anglers regularly catch their limit of 10 different species of fish that live in the reservoir. While you're camping and hiking, keep an eye out for petroglyphs.

Outside Red Fleet State Park

This remote region of Utah is home to Dinosaur National Monument, Steinaker Lake State Park, Starvation State Park, and the Utah Field House of Natural History State Park Museum. You can also find delightful places to dine and shop in Vernal and other nearby cities. This area is also known for its spectacularly beautiful scenic drives.

Restaurants

Antica Forma

Sink deep into a comfortable booth at this restaurant and feast on a massive serving of your favorite Italian dishes and fresh salads. You'll want to leave room for their amazing cheesecakes and freshly baked pies.

Type: Italian

Location: 251 E Main St, Vernal, UT 84078

Plaza Mexicana

When you enter the brightly colored dining room at this restaurant, you'll find your favorite Mexican entrees served by a professional staff. Be sure to try the refreshing margaritas.

Type: Mexican

Location: 51 E Main St, Vernal, UT 84078

Vernal Brewing Company

Consider coming here for brunch. The menu boasts excellent choices like quiche and pizza Florentine as well as burgers and lots of appetizers to share.

Type: Pub

Location: 55 S 500 E, Vernal, UT 84078

Quarry Steakhouse & Brew Pub

At this upscale restaurant, you'll love the mosaic on the floor as it features a map of the area with local attractions marked. Of course, you'll also enjoy the outstanding entrees, like chicken cordon bleu and steak.

Type: Diner

Location: 296 S Vernal Ave, Vernal, UT 84078

Swain Brothers

When you need a great steak cooked to perfection, head to this restaurant. Here, you can also find outstanding brisket, chicken breast, and other mouthwatering choices.

Type: Diner

Location: 1684 W Highway 40, Vernal, UT 84078

Shopping

Altitude Cycle

Got your eye on a new mountain bike? Do not buy before you check out this store’s selection. They also repair bikes, sell gear, and organize bike-riding events.

Location: 580 E Main, Vernal, UT 84078

Country Bear

Find indoor and outdoor décor for your home and RV along with fashion accessories at this friendly location.

Location: 65 E Main St, Vernal, UT 84078

Sightseeing

Adrift Dinosaur

You can arrange your whitewater guided/instructional and SUP multi-day trips on the Yampa River and Gates of Lodore with this company, which also offers family-friendly short rafting adventures.

Location: 9500 East 6000 South, Jensen, UT 84035

Dinosaur National Monument

Spread across Utah and Colorado, this national monument lets visitors see amazing dinosaur tracks. It's spread across more than 210,844 acres. Here, you can also go camping, river rafting, and more.

Location: 11625 E 1500 S, Jensen, UT 84035

Fred Hayes State Park at Starvation

Don’t let the big one get away during the frequent fishing tournaments at this state park. Here, you can also hike, camp, use the boat ramp, and much more.

Location: 24220 W 7655 S State Park Rd, Duchesne, UT 84021

Utah Field House of Natural History State Park Museum

Children will love playing junior scientists as they work to unearth buried fossils at this state park. The visitors center is filled with fossils and other items found in the Vernal area, and you'll love strolling through the Dinosaur Garden.

Location: 496 E. Main, Vernal, UT 84078

McConkie Ranch

See hundreds of petroglyphs on a hike that can last up to 2 miles on this private ranch where the entrance is by donation.

Location: 6228 McConkie Rd, Vernal, UT 84078

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How to Get to
Red Fleet State Park

If you're following Interstate 40, then it is easy to reach this state park. Exit Interstate 40 and get on U.S. 191. Follow the signs for U.S. 191 through Vernal until you reach Donkey Flat Road. Turn left onto Donkey Flat Road and go until you get to the park.

Entering Red Fleet State Park

Red Fleet State Park is open from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. for day use.

Per person under 62 : $10

Per person over 62 : $5

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