Escalante, Utah

Escalante Petrified Forest State Park

Escalante, Utah



Escalante, Utah
Phone: (435) 826-4466

Sites: 22
Recent Rate: $26 7/2015

Latitude: 37.78705
Longitude: -111.63108

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access no
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) ?
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers ?
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) no
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) ?
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

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11 Reviews

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Review Count: 29
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

Only 22 sites, 7 with Elec & Water. $25.00 for Elec site, all others $19.00. Very nice, pleasant surprise! We camped at Escalante Petrified Forest State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Tips for other Campers:

A hikers paradise!

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Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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R&S

Review Count: 122
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 14

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

Our rate includes Reserve America booking fees. This is a very small but beautiful, green park in a red rock canyon on a lovely reservoir with only a few sites with electric and water (no sewer). We had site 21 which fit our 30 ft travel trailer. The setting was beautiful. The restrooms were very clean. The showers, individual rooms, were very clean also. The road and sites are paved and most have a nice covered picnic table, BBQ grill and fire pit. It looks like they may be expanding. There is petrified wood to see in an easy walking loop, and a hiking trail up the canyon walls to a larger area to see the petrified forest. A large group of noisy rowdy boys who rudely walked through other's campsites was a big negative for us. The ranger should have addressed the issue. The dump station was out of order when we were there. We camped at Escalante Petrified Forest State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Tips for other Campers:

The outfitters on the left as you go into Escalante has a small café with awesome pizza!

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travlinphoolz

Review Count: 14
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $19.00
Overall Rating:      

We arrived at the park around 10:00 am but they had no openings. Suggested we return at 4:30 pm and they could put us in the overflow area that serves as their day use area right on the shore of the reservoir. This park has water and electric but the overflow did not. But we were right on the shore and woke up with two deer right at our door. Had to be out by 10:00 the next morning and could check on vacancy at 9:00 but we elected to head out to the next park in the morning. Showers and bathrooms looked to be almost brand new. Most sites also included a covered eating area. We walked the campground and we think larger rigs might have a problem fitting into the sites. We would use this option again. We camped at Escalante Petrified Forest State Park in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

Town of Escalante about 8 miles away has just about everything you might need including natural food store, laundry, NP visitor center, restaurants and grocery stores.

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DD Rolling Ranch

Review Count: 110
States Visited: 28
Helpful Reviews: 37

Date of Stay: October, 2014 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

$25 per night was for a mostly level gravel site with 50 amp electric, water, picnic table, fire ring, and pedestal BBQ. This campground is located alongside the sparkling waterfowl-filled Wide Hollow Reservoir. The park has petrified trees scattered along their main hiking trail. The live trees still had leaves on them during our stay and there are tall brush-like plants along most of the perimeter of the reservoir. Escalante, the nearest town, has the basic general store and several restaurants. AT&T cell service was minimal but could be used for calls and texts. Verizon service was nonexistent. Free Internet access via the park’s Wi-Fi worked well. We received 23 OTA TV stations and several radio stations. We camped at Escalante Petrified Forest State Park in a Motorhome.

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oldmac

Review Count: 49
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: October, 2014 - $30.00
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Small park and not many sites have electricity. Not really suitable for big rigs but one somehow got into site #1 next to us. No sites right on the lake but all are just as short. The petrified tree trail is an interesting hike but not much else to do if you are not fishing. We camped at Escalante Petrified Forest State Park in a Motorhome.

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Nbert

Review Count: 21
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: October, 2012 - $25.00
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Clean but very small state park. Sites paved, only one hiking trail (up the side of a mesa - hubby decided against it.) There were some examples of petrified wood, which was interesting. The lake was extremely low when we went - more of a puddle. No cell signal, but were able to get TV on the antenna. The park also surprisingly had free Wi-Fi, but not a great signal. We were in site 20, which was a nice site, although they all looked pretty good (some rather small). We camped at Escalante Petrified Forest State Park in a Motorhome.

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JEMc

Review Count: 16
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2012 - $20.00
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Very busy park at this time of year due to tourists traveling highway 12. There are 6 sites with electricity, 3 of them are on a gravel road, all the rest are paved. This year the level of water in the lake was very low. This is a basic campground but met our needs. We camped at Escalante Petrified Forest State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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LucettedeGagne

Review Count: 19
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2010 - $12.00
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Nicest place to stay in Escalante, with wide sites. Extra clean sanitary installation. Nice view with the lake-reservoir and interesting hike to see petrified wood. As we have a short motorhome, this place is perfect. Would definitely stay there again. We camped at Escalante Petrified Forest State Park in a Motorhome.

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gywrwjt

Review Count: 81
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: May, 2009 - $15.00
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As others have said, nothing extraordinary about this park, but the general area is wonderful if you like red rock country. All sites are paved and some have shade. Individual shower rooms were clean. The hike from the park up into the petrified forest area is great. Much to see in the surrounding area. Be sure to stop at local BLM visitor center in town for maps and information. Would definitely stay here again. We camped at Escalante Petrified Forest State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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exportman

Review Count: 114
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: May, 2008 - $15.00
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This is a good State Park on a small reservoir. OK to fish or canoe. Hard working Rangers (including the head Ranger) are always present keeping the park clean and neat and disciplined. Excellent guided hike by Ranger up to the petrified wood area. Lots of sites are unlevel but all are on pavement. Bigger units should request #20 and #13. Also, in the fringe season, the Camp Host site could be avail for surcharge and get electric hookups (need to ask when you get here.) We camped at Escalante Petrified Forest State Park in a Motorhome.

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winnebago99

Review Count: 57
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: October, 2005 - $14.00
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The park is in a great location to tour the Grand Staircase attractions. It is quiet and well off the road. Most sites are small and need significant leveling. Some are very private with great views. The biggest problem with the park is the design of the dump station. It is difficult to get into and is sloped away from the dump basin so that many tanks simply won't empty there. In addition, the only potable water is in the CG loop. There is an unmarked spigot near the dump station that appears to be "potable water" but it isn't! The only way to find out is ask the park host. Given the lack of RV facilities in Escalante this is a good alternative. We camped at Escalante Petrified Forest State Park in a Motorhome.

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