Utah Lake State Park RV & Campground Guide

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Utah Lake State Park

is located on Utah Lake, the largest freshwater lake in the Western U.S. Visitors to Utah Lake can enjoy a number of recreational activities in the park, such as fishing, boating, and swimming. A popular feature of this state park is its proximity to the city of Provo, the Provo Canyon, and the Provo River, which feeds the lake. There are many interesting natural attractions in the areas of Provo Canyon and Heber Valley, and the Wasatch Range mountains are also nearby. Salt Lake City is only 45 minutes from Utah Lake State Park, and you can travel easily to any of the places you want to see from this location in north-central Utah.

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

Utah Lake and the surrounding areas of Provo Canyon and the Wasatch Range mountains are an ideal setting for your trip through Utah. If you are an avid naturalist, there is no end to the sights you can see all around you. Traveling in your own motorhome or a rental RV from RVshare is the most convenient way to visit the places on your itinerary, and there are many campgrounds and RV parks that have a number of comfortable amenities for a pleasant stay during your trip.

Springville / Provo KOA Journey

You can always depend on receiving comfortable services at any KOA campground, and Springville / Provo KOA Journey is no exception. This RV park is located a little south of the city of Provo and is close to Interstate 15. While staying at the campground, you will enjoy the grandeur of the Wasatch Range, and you can hike along many of the trails in and around the park. Summer activities include swimming in the pool and taking part in occasional luaus. In the winter, visitors come to snow ski, snowshoe, and ride snowmobiles.

• Sites: Sites are pull-through; call for availability

• Rates: Call for rates

• Type of hookup: Full hookups

• Electrical hookup: 30 and 50 amp

• Wi-Fi: Yes

• Pool/hot tub: Pool

• Pet-friendly: Yes

• Showers: Yes

• Other amenities: Pavilion, campground store, recreational room, playground, ping-pong, basketball, children's sandbox 

Mountain Shadows RV Park

Mountain Shadows RV Park is located in the town of Draper, a little north of Provo. This is a high-end RV park that features all sorts of conveniences, including a gaming room with a pool table, business services, a pool, and a jacuzzi. The park is family-friendly and also dog-friendly, and you will appreciate all the personal touches. 

• Sites: 110 sites total, including pull-through and back-in sites

• Rates: Call for rates

• Type of hookup: Full hookups

• Electrical hookup: 30 and 50 amp

• Pool/hot tub: Both

• Wi-Fi: Yes

• Pet-friendly: Yes

• Restrooms: Yes

• Showers: Yes

• Laundry: Yes

• Other amenities: General store, clubhouse, propane, dump stations, business services, playground, movie rentals, book library

River’s Edge RV Resort

River’s Edge RV Resort is a large RV park that is located on the Provo River, a popular destination for fly-fishing. It is within walking distance of Utah Lake State Park and Utah Lake, and there are many scenic trails surrounding the park. There is a private fishing pond, and you are not required to have a license. Visitors will enjoy the proximity to many outdoor activities, and everyone will have fun playing the vintage arcade games in the spacious clubroom. 

• Sites: 89 pull-through, 70-foot sites

• Rates: Daily, $27-$42

• Type of hookup: Full hookups

• Electrical hookup: 30, 50 and 100 amp

• Pool/hot tub: No

• Wi-Fi: Yes

• Pet-friendly: Yes

• Restrooms: Yes

• Showers: Yes

• Laundry: Yes

• Other amenities: Fishing pond, general store, clubhouse, bike rental, yard games

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What to Do at
Utah Lake State Park

Inside Utah Lake State Park

Utah Lake offers a variety of water-based activities for all to enjoy. Besides boating, swimming, and fishing, you can also hike and bike on a number of trails in and around the park. In the park, there is a sailing school, a marina, and a rental service for different types of boating experiences.

Outside Utah Lake State Park

If you would like to leave the park and see other areas, you will easily find many interesting attractions in the area. The city of Provo also offers many opportunities for shopping and dining.

Restaurants

The Slate

You can get a hot and tasty American-style breakfast at the Slate at the Marriott Hotel in Provo. They have the traditional breakfast options on their menu, and they also have an omelet bar. If you order coffee, they will bring you a large pot and leave it at the table. They also serve lunch and dinner.

Type: American

Location: 101 W 100 N, Provo, UT 84601

Black Sheep Cafe

The Black Sheep Cafe offers a mix of Navajo and Mexican cuisine. Two sisters opened the restaurant in 2012, and it has been a popular dining destination in Provo ever since. They serve items like Navajo tacos, chile relleno dishes, green chile goat cheese nachos and many more choices. They are open for lunch and dinner.

Type: Navajo, Mexican

Location: 19 N University Ave, Provo, UT 84601

Silver Dish Thai Cuisine

The Silver Dish Thai Cuisine restaurant in Provo offers traditional Thai dishes. Popular dishes include their yellow curries, pad lad na, massaman curry, pad Thai, and Panang curry. They are open for lunch and dinner.

Type: Thai

Location: 278 W Center St, Provo, UT 84601

Block Restaurant

The Block Restaurant is a fine-dining, full-service restaurant in Provo that features American-style cuisine. They serve salads, soups, entrees, and desserts that are sourced locally in a "farm-to-table" process. Some of their popular dishes include a roasted artichoke appetizer, braised lamb shank, gnocchi, and caramel apple galette.

Type: American

Location: 3330 N University Ave, Provo, UT 84604

Shopping

The Shops at Riverwoods

The Shops at Riverwoods is a shopping center in Provo. You can find well-known stores, unique boutiques, eateries, and personal services all in one location.

Location: 4801 N University Ave, Provo, UT 84604

HERE Home And Gift

HERE Home And Gift sells home decor at Center Street in Provo. They offer pottery, artwork, jewelry, and more from local artists and craftsmen.

Location: 26 W Center St, Provo, UT 84601

Blickenstaffs

Blickenstaffs is a toy store on University Avenue in Provo that features a wide variety of classic and innovative toys, games, and puzzles. Their product selection is a mix of both mainstream and more unique finds. They also have candy for sale.

Location: 4801 N University Ave, Provo, UT 84604

Zumiez

Zumiez, a national brand with a location in Provo, is an activewear men's and women's clothing store. They focus on snowboarding equipment and clothing and also sell related items that appeal to younger shoppers.

Location: 1200 Towne Centre Blvd #2024, Provo, UT 84604

Sightseeing

Bridal Veil Falls

Bridal Veil Falls is a spectacular waterfall that cascades 600 feet from its highest point. A popular access point is via the entrance to Bridal Veil Falls State Park, where visitors can walk onto a viewing platform in front of the waterfall. Experienced ice climbers often come to try their skills at Bridal Veil during the winter months.

Location: Provo Canyon, UT

High Country Adventure Rafting and Zipline Tours

The High Country Adventure company offers several different combo adventure packages that center on rafting and taking zip line rides on and over the Provo River. One of the tours involves rafting on the Provo River, eating lunch on the riverbank, and then taking a short drive to Deer Creek State Park for rock climbing and zip-lining.

Location: 3702 E Provo Canyon Rd, Provo, UT 84604

The Provo Canyon Scenic Byway

The Provo Canyon Scenic Byway is a 26-mile section of U.S. 199 that runs between the towns of Heber City and Provo. Beginning in Heber City, this visually stunning drive alongside the Provo River travels through Heber Valley and then on to Deer Creek Reservoir. It continues through the Uintah National Forest. There are several options for short side trips and stops, and Bridal Veil Falls is definitely worth the stop.

Location: Provo Canyon, UT

Provo River Parkway Trail

The Provo River Parkway Trail is a 15-mile paved section of a larger trail system that begins in Utah Lake State Park and ends in Vivian Park. This part of the trail is accessible to both casual walkers and serious hikers and bikers. Most of this trail runs beside the Provo River through Provo Canyon.

Location: Provo Canyon, UT

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How to Get to
Utah Lake State Park

Utah Lake State Park is located west of Provo, Utah. From Salt Lake City, travel 48 miles south on I-15. Take Exit 265 and turn right. Follow the signs for 3 miles until you reach Utah Lake State Park.

Entering Utah Lake State Park

Utah Lake State Park opens at 6:00 a.m. and closes at dusk for day-use visitors. It is open year-round.

Summer day-use per vehicle : $15

$10 for seniors

Summer walk-in : $4

Winter day-use per vehicle : $5

Winter walk-in : $2

Campground site (daily) : $40

2 vehicles included; each additional vehicle is $30

Center lawn day-use group pavilion : $75

Conference room : $200

North-central Utah boasts a varied landscape of canyons, mountains, meadows, forests, and lakes. Summer and winter both offer any number of outdoor activities for every inclination. If you've visited Utah Lake State Park or you plan to visit, be sure to share your pictures of your travels with your fellow RVers by tagging RVshare in your social media posts. You can also email them to [email protected]