Utah is a big place, with 329 public campgrounds to help you stay a little longer to explore it. A number of agencies manage these Utah campgrounds. Of the 329 campgrounds, the USDA Forest Service manages 190 and Utah State Parks manage 44; the Bureau of Land Management cares for another 46. In addition, there are 40 national park, national monument, and national recreation area campgrounds, as well as 9 county and city campgrounds. Each offers a different take on camping in Utah and no two experiences will ever be the same, ensuring that every night spent outside is as thrilling as the last.
Since Utah is the thirteenth-largest state by area and covered in diverse and endless public lands, we've divided the state into several camping regions to help you locate and select a campground in the area of your choice. View the map and read the descriptions below to plan a weekend or week-long adventure.
In Northern Utah, explore Bear Lake and the Logan ranger district of the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest in Bridgerland; the Wasatch Front near Ogden and Brigham City and the Great Salt Lake (Antelope Island) in the Golden Spike Empire; the Wasatch Front and West Desert of Great Salt Lake Country; and the extensive campground options of the Wasatch Back and Mirror Lake Scenic Byway in Mountainland.
Eastern and Central Utah
Eastern Utah is Dinosaurland, which includes Dinosaur National Monument, the Ashley National Forest and Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area while Central Utah includes Fishlake National Forest and Capitol Reef National Park of Panoramaland and the Manti-La Sal National Forest and San Rafael Swell of Castle Country.
Southern Utah's Color Country (Capitol Reef backcountry as well as Bryce Canyon and Zion national parks) and Canyonlands (Canyonlands and Arches national parks) also include multiple national monuments (Natural Bridges, Cedar Breaks) state parks (Snow Canyon, Kodachrome Basin and Dead Horse Point) and millions of acres of national forest land and BLM land.
This list only covers the areas that offer public camping in Utah. To explore private campgrounds and RV Parks, visit our Places to Stay page.