By Darryl Alder
Jun 10, 2017

Where To Go Camping: Wasatch Mountain State Park Camp Ground

Wasatch Mountain State Park, the state’s oldest park, is in Heber Valley and is both a summer and winter destination. Soldier Hollow, the 2002 Olympic winter venue is located at the park’s south end, and is open year-round for summer and winter activities, including biathlon, cross-country skiing, tubing, mountain biking, and hiking.
 

There are limited tent campsite, but a full calendar of events for summer 2017 that might be just was you are looking for in daytime pack activities this summer. For example, next weekend,  if you are looking for something to do outside for Father’s day you can join Park Ranger/Naturalist, Kathy Donnell  for an easy to moderate 2.2 mile hike on one of the new trails called Happy Camper. Meet her at the Visitor Center (1281 Warm Springs Rd, Midway) at 9:45 am. Then you will drive 1 mile to the trailhead and start hiking at 10 am. Please carpool if possible. 

If you are not into hiking but still want to get outside join Interpretive Naturalist, Donna at 10 am for a tour of the Historic Huber Grove and apple orchard. This is one of the park’s two historic areas: Historic Tate Barn and Huber Grove. You  may also enjoy the Huber Grove, which features the Huber Farmhouse and Creamery.Tate Barn stands as a sentry at the southern end of the park. It is an important architectural landmark and a symbol for the Heber Valley. Recreation:

The 36-hole golf course has won numerous local and national awards for its good play and excellent course conditions. Golf, camping, picnicking, hiking, and horseback riding are popular warm weather activities. Winter brings snowmobilers, snowshoers, and cross-country skiers.

Other Features

  • Lofty Peaks Adventures at Wasatch Mountain State Park provide snowmobile and summer ATV rentals. (435) 654-5810 / 888-472-7669 www.snowmobileparkcity.com
  • Soldier Hollow Legacy Foundation at Soldier Hollow / Wasatch Mountain State Park provide lift-served snow tubing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, year-round biathlon activities, mountain biking and horseback riding. (435) 654-2002 www.soldierhollow.com

Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • Amphitheater
  • Biking
  • Comfort Station
  • Concessions
  • Covered Pavilion
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Grill/Table
  • Hiking
  • Hiking Trail
  • Hot Showers
  • Interpretive/ Nature Programs
  • Modern Restrooms
  • Parking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Picnicing
  • Ranger Station
  • Scenic Views
  • Sewage Disposal Station
  • Showers
  • Sports Activities
  • Tent Pad
  • Viewing Platform/Overlk
  • Visitor Center
  • Water Drinking
  • Water In Site

Important Information

  • Campground gates lock at 10 p.m. and reopen at 8 a.m.
  • Firewood and ice is available at the campground office.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
40.53278, -111.49
40°31’58″N, 111°29’24″W

Directions from Provo – Take US 189 North towards Heber City. (Approximately 22 miles) After the Deer Creek Reservoir, turn LEFT onto HWY 113. Follow the road for a few miles until you come to a stop sign. (Main Street) Turn LEFT, go to next stop sign and turn RIGHT. Follow .2 miles, turning LEFT at 200 North. Road will bend RIGHT and become Homestead Drive, follow approximately 2 miles. Road then bends to the LEFT and becomes Snake Creek Road. Turn RIGHT on Warms Springs Road. Follow this road and take your second LEFT into the campground.

 
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Author: Darryl Alder | Strategic Initiatives Director, Utah National Parks Council, BSA. 
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One thought on “Where To Go Camping: Wasatch Mountain State Park Camp Ground

  1. Kathy Donnell

    We close the campgrounds in the fall, winter and spring but our group sites are open and reserve-able through the park. So they just need to call us at 435-654-1791 a few weeks in advance for those sites.

    If they want to rent the cabins they can do that year round online with reservamerica.com or 800-322-3770.
    You can go on that website or call the number for any of the state parks in Utah.
    Let me know if

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