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
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
Jul 2015 - $28.00
The nightly rate shown does not show the $8 reservation fee that is added for each reservation you make online.
This is a wonderful campground. We got site ST03 which is a full hookup site. Even though it says that the RV cannot be more than 30 feet in length, the loop sites are large enough for a motorhome and a toad. I have a 39 foot motorhome and was able to park the motorhome and the toad could go either in front or behind the motorhome. Some of the sites are back in sites and they would have been too short. There are full hookup sites, electric only sites and sites without any utilities. There are water faucets all over. I called and confirmed that I could fit into the site with the motorhome.
This is a WONDERFUL place. All sites have picnic tables but our site and others have a concrete pad with a full cover for the picnic table. The restrooms are clean. There is lots of room between sites. It is so peaceful and quiet! It is a small campground and all sites were an easy walk to the reservoir. We saw hawks and a lot of rabbits. There were trails along the water. There was a boat ramp and places to fish along the shore.
The park is convenient to Flaming Gorge and Dinosaur National Park.
We came on 40. We drove up 191 and decided we would not like to drive it in the RV, although many do. It is very windy and some areas do not have shoulders.
We would live to come to this park again! - Ludmilla
May 2015 - $40.00
We enjoyed this park a great deal for our two nights. The sites are large enough for 42+ foot rigs (though their booking site says otherwise), our site was very private and had a covered picnic table, and it's right on the lake. Overall, it's a great place to spend time. The 50 amp power, water, and sewer all worked great. - kmghmg
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
Aug 2015 - $31.00
Wonderful campground. Very very clean restrooms/showers. The host are great, very accommodating and friendly. Great sites, very level, plenty of space and shaded. - kbarkley
Jul 2015 - $60.00
Another small KOA park with typical gravel/dirt roads, walkways, etc., but clean and very friendly staff. We stopped by for one night while driving through the area and were pleasantly surprised by this campground. Only a mile north off the main road through town. Most of the park was reserved when we got our reservation, so the $60 nightly rate is for a nicer site with patio furniture, gas grill & fire ring. - San Diego Traveler