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5 Best Camping Destinations Near Vernal, Utah

Summer is in full swing, so why are you still inside? There are adventures to be had in the great outdoors, and the wilderness of Utah is calling! Ditch the typical, run-of-the-mill vacation, and take a trip that you’ll remember forever. Allsave Car Rental is conveniently located in Vernal, Utah near several great parks that have the best camping, fishing, hiking, and off-road trails around.

Best Camping in Utah

1. Ashley National Forest

According to, Ashley National Forest is famous for trophy trout fishing. The 91-mile reservoir provides vivid blue contrast to the surrounding red rock cliffs dotted with green pines. Comfortable accommodations, 23 campgrounds, and guide services make this area a vacation paradise.

2. Red Fleet State Park

Dinosaurs once inhabited the land in and around present-day Vernal. Red Fleet State Park is home to numerous, 200-million-year-old dinosaur tracks. Boat and fish on Red Fleet Reservoir, and camp or picnic in a campground overlooking a sandstone and desert landscape.

3. Steinaker State Park

Steinaker Reservoir is 825 surface acres and provides for some great water activities.  The reservoir offers exceptional fishing, wakeboarding, water skiing, canoeing, kayaking, and paddle boarding opportunities.  There is a nice sandy beach with restroom facilities, picnic tables, and a swim dock.

4. Vernal/Dinosaurland KOA

This KOA has no shortage of amenities with a swimming pool, playground, volleyball, horseshoes, mini-golf, and banana bikes. The majority of their sites offer fire pits to gather around in the evening. Spend a day at the Quarry Exhibit Hall at Dinosaur National Monument examining the wall of more than 1,500 fossils. Daily ranger programs educate both young and old about Utah’s long-gone inhabitants at this state-of-the-art facility.

5. Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area

Flaming Gorge Reservoir has been a popular Utah attraction for years. It is a huge reservoir providing outstanding opportunities for boating, fishing, skiing, jet skiing, houseboating, and other water sports. Three full-service marinas offer launching, storage, and maintenance facilities. The recreation area also offers many campgrounds and hiking areas.

Wherever you choose to camp and explore, be sure to contact Allsave Car Rental Utah for all your rental needs. We have affordable and reliable trucks, vans, and SUVs perfect for any size family. To find out about our rental policies or to make a reservation, call us today at (435) 990-5577.



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