4 Parks near Vernal, Utah
Sep 2015 - $36.00
Manager was very friendly and helpful, providing information and maps of places for us to visit. He also let us pick out our site. We chose #1 because it had lots of shade.....and that was our error. Yes, we could get satellite tv, however, it's the FIRST site for everyone to pass by and the spaces were so close to road we kept losing sat every time someone drove or walked by. The site was graveled, but the edges were mud. The street noise was tolerable during the day but the tire service business next door was more than irritating. To enter the park is a little confusing...better signs would have been helpful. I doubt we'd stay here again. - BDShultz
Sep 2015 - $37.00
Nice shady park - lots are close together though. Lots of noise from the road, but it did die down at night. Gentlemen in office is very nice and helpful. Had FHU pull through site for our 34 ft 5er and dually -- didn't have to disconnect for the night. Very helpful! - HeidiR
Aug 2015 - $33.00
Fossil Valley is a small RV park located in the town of Vernal, UT which offers basic amenities. Gravel pads are fairly level and feature grass strips with picnic tables and mature trees. Internet service is provided, but was only able to reach sites near the office during our stay. Cable TV was offered for an extra $1 per day, but is in the process of being upgraded, so available channels and reception was changeable from day to day. We were told that Internet service to the back of the park has been affected by the cable upgrade, and it is expected to improve once the upgrade is completed. Office hours seem to be very casual, but instructions are posted for guests arriving when a manager is not available. This park does not recycle. We would happily stay here again. - The Borgs
Jul 2015 - $15.00
This was the oddest CG we've stayed at. First, the good news. The scenery is spectacular. From there it goes downhill very fast.
It mainly caters to boaters, fishermen and tent campers. RVs, especially motorhomes, are an afterthought. There are only 5 FHU sites and all can be reserved online. If you're a transient, your chances of getting a FHU for more than 1 night are slim. We chose to dry camp to avoid hassles but most of the sites are too small or too sloped for a small 30' moho. EVERY site is slanted AND canted. Even with levelers, it was tough to get level.
The employees are pleasant but not very effective. I saw at least 6 dogs roaming off leash. The girl at the gate didn't seem too clear on which sites were available. Most of the rules seem to be recommendations. - LM&TinView
Oct 2014 - $25.00
$25 per night was for an unlevel asphalt pad site with full hookups (30 amp electric), covered picnic table, and fire ring. The four full hookup sites (plus one host site) are situated on an unlevel asphalt parking area that are cramped together with connections in inconvenient locations and virtually no place to park a tow vehicle. It was lucky for us that there were few others using the campground during our overnight stay. The electric only sites had a bit more room. The picnic tables and fire rings are on a large grassy area behind the sites. The campground is located on a reservoir, which is great for boating/fishing and beautiful scenery. Vernal is the nearest city and is surprisingly well equipped. AT&T cell service was non-existent. We used our Milliencom jetpack for internet access but it was really slow. There were no OTA TV stations. - DD Rolling Ranch
May 2016 - $23.00
We had a partial hookup site. The water was right outside the rig, but we were asked not to stay hooked up so others on no hookup sites could use it also. There are many faucets available. Large trees, quiet, beautiful views of the reservoir and lots of wildlife. I have a 40-footer and had plenty of room. Covered picnic table. Paved roads and sites. The camp hosts patrol constantly, keeping everything clean and in order. Lovely place. - Mom and me
May 2016 - $25.00
The Steinaker I stayed at was definitely not a 9 or 10 as some of the reviews say. We had site 18 which was an easy pull thru with some shade. Have to pick your site carefully as they run from full hook ups to no facilities. Some also require backing in up a somewhat steep incline while others appeared they would be hard to level. There is also a drainage dip at one part of the loop which my 30' ft 5th wheel rear hitch dragged on. Loop road is narrow with two way traffic. We met a trailer coming towards us when we were leaving. Fortunately he could pull into a site otherwise one of us would have had fun backing up. Next time while probably stay in Vernal at a private park. - AZJC
Jul 2015 - $28.00
After spending tons of time researching places to stay well visiting Dinosaur National Park, and coming up with nothing but "campgrounds" with people living in them etc...I did one last goggle search and came up with Steinaker State Park, little further from the park but SO WORTH IT!! What a hidden gem, many sites with full hook-up, pull throw, views, space between, nice tables with covers, clean bathrooms, no showers. Right on the reservoir, great for boating, fishing...and the views and sunset amazing! Do yourself a big favor and drive on by all those "campgrounds" in town and visit this Great State Park of UT. ATT cell work ok, and able to get DirTv from many sites. - laears
May 2016 - $50.00
Nice clean KOA. Staff was friendly and gave good information on attractions down the road. Stayed in site 24 which was more than adequate for our 34' fifth wheel and crew cab truck. The water pressure was low but we were able to overcome this by using our pump and holding tank.
We read a previous review that had concern about a trailer park located at the back of park. This didn't seem to effect us; site 24 wasn't on the main path of travel.
For $50 a night it would be nice to have a level site which this wasn't.
Overall we had a nice stay. - Barry_Darcy
Sep 2015 - $46.00
Loved this campground! Hosts were very nice, escorted us to our site, full hook-up, pull-thru. The grounds are well maintained, also nice area to walk the dog. The dog inclosure was clean and nice for the dog to be "off leash" for a little while. The sites are gravel with trees and grass around them. Also a lattice fence between sites, so you feel a little privacy. We would definitely return, if in the area. - DUstich
Sep 2015 - $60.00
We chose this park because of the proximity to places we wanted to visit during our 6-day stay. We have stayed in a 'patio site' in the Barrie, Ontario KOA and loved it so chose it here. It pales in comparison. It is a nice site, wide space with a concrete patio, patio furniture and gas BBQ. It had a nice grassy area and was nicely landscaped. However, the location within the park wasn't great. There are only a handful of these patio sites and they are all in the first row, facing the entrance road. It's a small campground but it is next to a small mobile home park and those residents use the same road - so lots of incoming/outgoing traffic noise. There are virtually no trees in the first row so we could only enjoy our patio in the morning or after sunset. The park is clean and well-maintained with friendly staff, great wifi and cable but the patio sites are over-priced. Should we come again, we will stay in a less expensive pull through site in the last row. The price reflects the KOA discount. - Ro&Don