By Darryl Alder
Oct 14, 2017

Where to Go Camping: Whitings Campground

Whitings Campground is one of those unexpected treasures, tucked just outside of town. In fact, it is just 3 miles east of Mapleton, up Maple Canyon Road. Because the roadway ends at the Left Fork Maple Canyon Trail there is limited traffic making this a quiet campsite for your troop or family. 

My first experience at this campground was a ward campout, but it quickly became a favorite for our troop in Provo, because it was just 15 miles from our homes. On one of the campouts the Department of Wildlife Resources released 12 wild turkeys into the campground. I cannot recall another campout with such a good nature experience

The Campground has 18 patrol campsites and 8 troop sites for 16; there are also two large group sites. The camp is at an elevation of 5,400 feet and offers both a mountain biking and horseback trailhead. Scouts will enjoy hiking the trails, watching wildlife and fishing. 

In season, facilities include grills, picnic tables, drinking water, vault toilets, and fire rings.

Single site rates are $20.00, with reservations taken as early as six months in advance. The season runs through mid-October; reservations call 1-877-444-6777 or click here to make reservations on-line.  Reservations must be made at least 5 days in advance.
Directions from Interstate 15, exit at Springville (Exit 260). Head East 2 miles to intersection of Main Street and 400 South. Turn right (South) on Main Street, staying in the right lane toward Highway 89/Price. Continue approx. 2.3 miles to Maple Street. Turn left (East) on Maple/State Hwy 147 for approx. .9 mile to Main Street in Mapleton. Turn left (North) on Main Street. Turn right (East) on 400 North. Drive East on 400 North for approx 2.7 miles until you reach Whiting Campground. 

 

 

Author:Darryl Alder |  Retired ProScouter and BSA Blogger, serves as Troop 592 Committee Chair in Provo, Ut

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