SLC area camping

Old Jul 5th, 2002, 08:05 AM
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SLC area camping

Looking for some halfway decent campgrounds in the SLC area in late August. We are just stopping overnight on drive from Las Vegas to Yellowstone. Any particular recommendations or places to avoid? How cool are the nights? Would like place to shower included. We are leaving LV early in morning, making quick stop at Zion to say we'd been there, & heading up. Will get up early next day & start drive to YSNP via Tetons. Thanks!
Old Jul 5th, 2002, 08:20 AM
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We were in the same boat a few years ago. We ended up at Bear Lake northeast of SLC. It isn't right on the highway but we didn't see much that was.

You drive through a really nice canyon to get there and come to a beautiful lake in a valley. All the way there you will see billboards that advertise raspberry shakes. They grow lots of raspberries there. By the time you get there you will HAVE to have one!

It was worth the effort to get there for us.
Old Jul 5th, 2002, 07:27 PM
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Sweens, if you are stopping over on a weeknight, you may be able to get a spot in Big Cottonwood Canyon at The Spruces campground, a national forest campground. Oh, wait, they don't have showers. It's beautiful though, altitude about 8,000 ft. & in the aspens with awesome peaks all around.

There are KOA's all along the drive. Connie's recommendation of Bear Lake is a good one. If stopping over on a weekend, definitely try for reservations, you will need them for a campground with showers.

Other than that, there are hundreds of national forest campgrounds enroute.
Old Jul 6th, 2002, 05:47 AM
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There is a KOA in Nephi (about an hour and a half South of Salt Lake) that is quite nice. It is 10 min. up the canyon in the trees. There is a campground called Cherry Hills that is North of Salt Lake - that has waterslides and mini-golf. The nighttime temperatures in Salt Lake have been around 70. Of course, it will be much cooler in the mountains.
Old Jul 6th, 2002, 07:16 AM
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We didn't have reservations for Bear Lake and got there very late in the afternoon but it never hurts.
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