Willard Bay State Park RV & Campground Guide


As you swim or paddle from the beach at Willard Bay State Park, it’s hard to believe you’re in landlocked Utah. The enormous reservoir extends far into the distance, separated from the Great Salt Lake by a barrier wall. In the distance, the mountains rise above the horizon. The waters of Willard Bay are famously calm, making the park a favorite among Utah families. Spend your days swimming and relaxing on the sandy beach, or rent a boat and paddle far from shore. This park is easy to access as it sits right off of I-15, just 17 miles from Ogden and 52 miles north of Salt Lake City.

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Spring 35-65 F
Summer 60-85 F
Fall 35-70 F
Winter 28-44 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Willard Bay State Park

Create a home away from home by bringing your RV to Willard Bay State Park. Do you have an RV model that you’re considering? An RV rental is a great way to test it out.

Willard Bay State Park Campgrounds

There are three Willard Bay State Park campgrounds, and both are located near marinas to ensure easy water access. Choose sites with and without full hookups, and enjoy the convenience of the on-site dump stations, bathrooms, and hot showers. If you want to be near the beach, choose the Cottonwood Campground near the North Marina. The South Marina is best for boating, but it’s only open from April to October. The Willow Creek area offers both single and double campsites. Rates range from $25 to $50 per night.

Willard Peak Campground

Willard Peak Campground prides itself on offering the best possible service to RVers. Pull into your leafy site and enjoy gorgeous views of Willard Bay; the state park is just a mile away. Turn the other direction, and you’re rewarded with remarkable mountain scenery. Full hookups make it easy to use all of the amenities in your motorhome. Plus, with hot showers, bathrooms, and a laundry room, your crew has plenty of space to spread out. Sites at Willard Peak are $35 per night or $200 per week.

Brigham City / Perry South KOA Journey

When it comes to amenities, it’s hard to beat the Brigham City / Perry South KOA Journey. This gorgeous campground features full hookups, Wi-Fi service, and a swimming pool that’s open in the summer. The park snack bar is a great place to pick up treats, and you can even buy propane and firewood on-site. Bringing a pet? A dog park allows your furry friend to run off-leash. RV sites at the KOA are tucked under the trees, giving you plenty of shade and privacy. Relax at your picnic table, and cook meals on the private grills. Prices vary by site, but you can expect to pay at least $40 per night. This campground is located just three miles north of Willard Bay State Park.

Box Elder Campground

Drive 10 miles northeast of the park to find Box Elder Campground and its small assortment of quiet campsites tucked into the forest. Nearby, you’ll find the stunning Mantua Poppy Field and the Mantua Reservoir. Sites here are basic, but the small town of Mantua is nearby for anything you need. A short way from the campground, you can access a huge network of hiking, biking, and equestrian trails. During the summer, there are flush toilets and drinking water. No matter when you come, your site includes a picnic table and campfire ring. Sites start at $22 per night.

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What to Do at
Willard Bay State Park

Inside Willard Bay State Park

Most visitors come to Willard Bay State Park for the reservoir; the pleasant waters are the perfect way to cool off on a hot Utah summer day. Set up camp on the small beach and splash in the shallows. If you want to get out onto the water, head to Club Rec to rent pontoon boats, fishing boats, and Jet Skis; you can also opt for kayaks and canoes. Bringing kids? Club Rec also rents water trampolines, which are fun for the whole family. Pack your tackle box because the lake is stocked with crappie, walleye, and catfish.

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How to Get to
Willard Bay State Park

Getting to Willard Bay State Park is easy from anywhere in Utah. Just drive on I-15 north or south toward Ogden. The park is located just west of the interstate.

Entering Willard Bay State Park

Willard Bay State Park is open all year. The park gates open at 6 a.m. and close at 10 p.m. Reorder entry Park: Pricing published Willard Bay State Park Day use, weekends and holidays

Willard Bay State Park Day use, Monday to Thursday : $15.0

Willard Bay State Park Day use, Friday : $20.0

Willard Bay State Park Day use, weekends and holidays : $25.0

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Frequently Asked Questions About Willard Bay State Park

What is the best time of year to visit Willard Bay State Park?

Summer is the ideal time to visit Willard Bay State Park and explore its sandy beaches. You can also rent a boat and spend your days on Willard Bay's calm waters alone or with your family.

What is the climate of Willard Bay State Park?

Willard Bay State Park is in Utah and is known for its chilly, snowy winters and warm, pleasant, and dry summers. Temperatures range from 28 to 44 degrees Fahrenheit in the winter to 60 to 85 degrees Fahrenheit in the summer.

What kind of wildlife can be found in Willard Bay State Park?

The state park is home to many nesting birds, including the gray catbird, the yellow warble, the common loon, and the majestic bald eagle. You'll find bird-watching at its finest in the fall and early winter.

Are there designated RV camping spots in Willard Bay State Park?

At Willard Bay State Park, you'll find 51 RV-designated spots that offer standard full hookups: water, electric, and sewer. There are also two camper trailer sites at the campground. The campground features an on-site dump station as well.

Do you have to reserve a camping spot at Willard Bay State Park and what is the cost?

Reservations ensure you get a camping spot when you visit the popular Willard Bay State Park. You can make your reservations online, and rates range from $25 to $50 a night.