Willard Bay State Park, Cottonwood Campground

Willard, Utah


900 W 650 N
Willard, Utah 84340
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Sites: 39
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 41.421233191323
Longitude: -112.05505371094

Elevation: 4244' (approximate)
Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets no
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $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 yes
  • 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 yes
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • Free WiFi Free WiFi ?
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers Verizon
  • 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 yes
  • 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 ?

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48 Reviews

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Review Count: 80
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 17

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Okay for an overnight stay but nothing special. Camp host was very friendly. Lake available for people who wanted to fish but the dumpsters were so smelly near the lake that it wasn't pleasant to be nearby. Did have a short walking trail. We camped at Willard Bay State Park, Cottonwood Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Type
Back in
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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Review Count: 17
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Noisy but convenient for shopping. We camped at Willard Bay State Park, Cottonwood Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
69
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

OTA channels good. Costco, Walmart, very nice shopping center 20+ miles away. This is a good stop over if you have to stock up on supplies, etc.

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Review Count: 56
States Visited: 26
Helpful Reviews: 19

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

There was no one in the booth when we arrived at 3pm so we had to come up with $30 in cash. The sites themselves were large which was nice, but they were not level. I was really disappointed there was no view of the water although I took a short nature walk and had beautiful views of the bay. Full hookups was really great and our ATT signal was very strong but we were close enough to the highway that we could hear road noise. Overall I just felt it was overpriced for a one night stop over although I could see the value if you were going to take advantage of the water. We camped at Willard Bay State Park, Cottonwood Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
50
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Interior Roads
Tight Turns
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 38
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

We typically enjoy state parks, so that was the reason for choosing Willard Bay for our 4 night stay in the area. This park does not give the state park system for Utah a very good impression. First, the positives... Nice beaches on the lake and the day use areas looked very nice. The roads are easy to navigate, and the sites are spacious, paved and level. Each campsite has a nice covered picnic table. We had a full hook-up site with 30 amp. Enough to run one AC. The campground appears "shoddy" as the grass/weeds are not trimmed. It is very close to the interstate, and as others mentioned there is a lot of highway noise. We were overrun with flies and knats and were constantly spraying the area and using citronella candles while outside. The bath house appeared extremely old and not well taken care of. When we arrived, we were given a card to put on our dash and told the rules were on the back. No campground map was issued, so we relied on the verbal directions given at check-in to find the proper campground. We might consider this campground as a one night stop if passing through the area, but would not recommend as a destination stop. We camped at Willard Bay State Park, Cottonwood Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Cottonwood 69
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

We had site 71 which unfortunately backs up to the low rent non electric area. It appears private as there are large trees between the area's but don't be fooled. We endured yelling and screaming and loud thumping music starting at 8:30 every morning and it was LOUD! Multiple complaints and the park ranger refused to shut them down. Multiple days of this. We traveled from NY to visit our relatives and the trip was ruined. If you get quiet neighbors, its a nice place. If not, find another campground because they won't do anything about it. Never again Willard Bay! We camped at Willard Bay State Park, Cottonwood Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
71
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

Could be a nice location but too close to the freeway, substantial noise! We spent only one quick night with air conditioning running, and for that it was adequate. I would consider this place again for an en route stop, but would never choose this as a "destination park" - it would not be enjoyable outside due to the constant noise. Note that many of the pull thru's require that you go the "wrong way" down the loop so be aware as . Note also that it is 30 amp service, so with temps in the 90's, ran the generator until sundown so we could run both AC's. We camped at Willard Bay State Park, Cottonwood Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Number
Cottonwood 48
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 20
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

We camped here for three nights on lot #69, 6/05/17 thru 6/08/17, would have stay longer, but site was reserved. Verizon cell was full five bars, air card was same. Site was a pull thru with 30 amps., water, and sewer. We were in a 35' Motor home had no problem keeping cool. Noise was no more than any CG close to a Hwy. We camp here about every three years. This was the North WBSP We camped at Willard Bay State Park, Cottonwood Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
69
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Bird watching, Antelope Island, and much more.

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Review Count: 55
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a great location to Ogden where you can stock up on groceries and get whatever you need. Also the Flying J right at the entrance to the park is good for getting gas and filling up propane. The sites are fairly large, level and private and the beach is beautiful and clean. The downsides are the staff doesn't maintain the grounds. Overgrown weeds etc. lead to a bit of a junky feeling around camp. Also there is no rule enforcement. I saw a park ranger drive by 1 time in a week. Road noise was really bad so don't plan on quiet here but inside the RV it was not noticeable. I've read some reviews talking about bug problems but I did not experience that. Having 50 amp full hookups at $30 is great for a state park. Connectivity was excellent. Verizon 5 Mbps+ download, AT&T 30 Mbps+ download, T-Mobile (can't remember the speed but fast enough to stream) - All unboosted. TONS of OTA channels. I would stay here again if I had a need to stay around Ogden. Site accessibility (good roads, easy to navigate, level site) - 4 Campground location (Easy off the hwy, but road noise was bad) - 2 Nearby amenities (Everything 15 min away) - 4 Site Privacy (large sites, good privacy) - 4 Campground amenities (50 amp FHU, no cable) - 4 Dog friendly (Dogs allowed everywhere but not a lot of walking trails) - 3 Activities (Awesome beach, short walking trail) - 3 Cost ($30/night for FHU, no cable) - 4 Staff (Friendly but limited site maintenance and no rule enforcement) - 2 Connectivity (Decent Verizon, excellent AT&T, T-Mobile good, tons of OTA channels) - 4 Total rating = 3.4. We camped at Willard Bay State Park, Cottonwood Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
C54
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Bonus shout out to Sierra RV, which is about 10 miles away. I had an issue with my RV door handle. The spring popped out. I took it there, they fixed it for me, no charge. Very nice RV shop there, and HUGE, clean, new with tons of bays. If you need anything done, give them a chance.

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Review Count: 89
States Visited: 28
Helpful Reviews: 14

Date of Stay: April, 2017 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Mixed reviews here. We had selected site 57 online. Mistake! Might have well parked on I-15 as far as noise is concerned. Later moved to a location further back which was a big improvement. Sites are a good size with fire rings, picnic table. and covered patio but the grounds were not well maintained. No 50 amp service. Bathrooms were unattractive and not particularly clean. Showers were suitable for solitary confinement prisoners in a very old prison. Interior roads were good and no problem to navigate. Host was very helpful in arranging a new site needed due to an RV maintenance problem. We camped at Willard Bay State Park, Cottonwood Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
57
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Don't book a site bordering I-15

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Review Count: 19
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

We used this as a base because we like state parks. The road noise is very loud. We loved the covered picnic tables at each campsite. We have Verizon and had no problem with service. We camped at Willard Bay State Park, Cottonwood Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Cottonwood space 2
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

If it's the right season there are fruit stands and farms across the freeway. We got some delicious peaches and fresh corn.

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Review Count: 14
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Well located for overnight or longer. Boat facilities nearby. We are partial to state parks and found this to be better than many as sites are spacious and have decent separation from your neighbor. Has both pull thru and back in. Nature trail leads to beach with picnic kiosks and more. Easy on and off I-15. We'd stay again. We camped at Willard Bay State Park, Cottonwood Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
C72
Site Surface
Asphalt
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

I like the park itself. It is fairly quiet. Camp sites are of good size. LOVED the walking trail to the reservoir. We didn't use the restrooms or the showers, but did look in on them and chose to bathe in our RV. They smelled really bad and didn't look clean enough to use. We camped at Willard Bay State Park, Cottonwood Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Cottonwood CT074
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

Just a nice getaway to unplug. Wifi is shotty at best, but for me camping is a way to get away from it all!

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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2016 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

We only did one night as we were headed north on Interstate 15. Access is excellent from the freeway. Spaces are level with good access to power, water and sewer. We used 30 amp so not sure if 50 is available, but check their website. The camp host has been there in summer for a few years was very accommodating and friendly. Ask him about the landscaping and fruit trees his wife has put in on their host site. Freeway noise is present but if windows can be closed in your RV it is not a problem. April bugs were out so we did not sit out in the evening and kept the screen door closed. Our rig was a 32 foot Airstream so plenty of room/access here. We are not boaters but would use this as a stopover place. We camped at Willard Bay State Park, Cottonwood Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
56
Site Surface
Asphalt, Grass
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

We were not there to recreate but I did see boaters with their RVs there. There is across the freeway and very close a very spacious Pilot/Flying J for big RV rigs and dump station and propane. If you have time and are heading to points south I highly suggest highways I-84, to Heber City (near Park City) and highways 40/189 to Duchesne and then 191 to Price. You can thus avoid the intense traffic of Interstate 15 between Ogden and Provo and see some very scenic area.

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

Really enjoyed our stay here. We actually extended it after getting here. Close to the water, large wooded sites, and convenient location make this a good spot. Proximity to the interstate is unfortunate but it wasn't so bad that it disturbed our sleep. Advertised Wi-Fi is worthless. We would definitely stay again. We camped at Willard Bay State Park, Cottonwood Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
67
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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Review Count: 72
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 13

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

Good overnight stay with easy freeway access. Yes there is some road noise. Have easy circle in pull thrus as well as angular back is. Site was level. Unusual to find a state park with 50 amp and sewer at each site. Restroom was plain but clean. Park could use some grass and brush trimming. Good for an overnight when traveling thru. Somewhat pricey for a state park when you include the $8 online reservation fee. Would stay again if passing thru the area. We camped at Willard Bay State Park, Cottonwood Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
45
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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