We love camping in State Parks and National Parks when we can. The only downside is there usually are no dumps at your site, but this can be worked around for a few days! We stayed at Utah Lake State Park for three nights!
Nearby attractions - 7- Very close to Provo and less than an hour to downtown SLC.
Staff - 7 - Talked to campground host once. Nice older gentleman.
Natural surroundings - 10 - Right on Lake Utah, the largest fresh water lake in Utah. Lots of trees around. We camped right next to a marsh. Not many bugs this time of the year, but there might be more in warmer months. We saw tons of birds including pheasant, killdeer, amazing magp
ies, yellow-headed blackbirds, coots, herons, geese, grebes, ducks, California quail, robins and other songbirds. The sounds from the marsh were a symphony of calls and cackles. Check out the video below to hear some of the calls of nature.
Value - 9 - We paid $20 a night for partial hook-ups, water and electric, pull-through site.
Bathrooms - 7 - New and clean but out of TP a few times. Showers were hot but tight for changing and made for folks under 5'7"
Roominess - 9 - You really can't compare RV Parks with State Parks. State Parks are generally so much roomier.
Facility fun - 8 - Small playground, beach, boat rentals, fishing.
Cleanliness - 9 - State Park clean.
Facility usefulness - 7 - Dump, picnic table with shelter, grill and fire pit at each site.
Overall - 9 - We really enjoyed our stay here. Really nicer than an RV Park.