Utah Camping: Panoramaland
The Panoramaland camping region is a vast and varied place, with everything from barren deserts to towering forested mountains, high alpine tundra, an array of rock monoliths, wide valleys, and perhaps a human-made lake or two.
Located in central Utah in the geologic regions known as the Great Basin and Rocky Mountain Province, this is the second largest of Utah’s nine travel regions. Comprising a whopping 17,043 square miles, Panoramaland consists of five counties — Juab, Millard, Sanpete, Sevier, and Piute. The region is bordered by the state of Nevada to the west.
Thirty-eight campgrounds offer base sites from which to explore everything from Mount Nebo — at 11,928 feet the highest point in the region — to the white-sand dunes of the Little Sahara Recreation Area, a favorite with campers who thrill to off-highway driving. Mountains are abundant in this land, with most of the public campgrounds found in the Fishlake and Manti–La Sal National Forests. In addition, there are two in the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest and one in the Dixie National Forest. The remaining campgrounds are managed by various agencies, including the Bureau of Land Management, the National Park Service (Capitol Reef National Park), and Utah state parks.