In addition to the nightly fee, there is an $8 fee if you reserve using the reservation system. Camp hosts were friendly and helpful. This park is off the beaten track, about 20 miles off I-15, but well worth a visit. There are two campgrounds at this park. The Great Horned Owl campground doesn't have hookups. The Choke Cherry campground has full hookups (30 amp). However, the sewer connections are at the very back of the sites and difficult to reach. We had a 30' hose and it was stretched to reach the connection. The park is located next to a lake that was surrounded by snow capped peaks when we were there. Beautiful location to relax. The park seems to be a favorite for locals, particularly on Saturday nights, so it's best to make a reservation in advance if you want to stay over a Saturday night. There are a few trails from the park that lead to the lake. The park is big rig friendly with both pull throughs and back-ins. It's best to assess the site assigned to determine from which direction you should approach it. (Park has a two way loop and you can end up backing in or pulling in from a difficult angle.) If you want a good lake view, the best sites, in our opinions, are 9, 11, 13, 27, 30 and 37. Sprint service was excellent. We loved this park and will return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stay at Deer Creek often. We prefer to stay there in the late fall (usually late September through October). The bathrooms are always clean, the showers are clean for the type of showers they are, and the sites are great. The sites are quite private and are always clean.They are large enough for big RVs (ours is a 40 ft 5th wheel and 4 door powerstroke) and some accommodate an additional vehicle. We have never had an issue with the electricity but the water is turned off by late September and the reservation website does not inform you of that. The dump is extremely easy to access and always clean. The only reason we would not give this campground a 10 is due to the reservation issues we have had. It is difficult to reserve a site (the campground is always full and the booking range is limited) and you are charged the full rate if you book on-line even when the water is shut-off (but, again, the website does not inform you of that). Additional shade would also be nice but we really love Deer Creek! Save travels! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Nice paved roads and lots of pull through sites. All with a great view of the lake. All sites have covered picnic tables. We were just there for an overnight on our way north. Walked to the lake for fishing. Good bird watching too. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Beautiful Utah state park located on the Deer Creek Reservoir. Chock Cheery loop is Big Rig friendly with FHU. No shade in this area but it wasn't needed when we were there. Interior roads are wide and smooth. All sites are paved and have shade overhangs with a picnic table. A mix of back ins and pull thrus. Views of the reservoir and surrounding mountains from all sites. Many back in sites are large double sites. Fishing seems to be the draw. No real hikes in the park but a beautiful park in close proximity to Heber city. Verizon service good including broadband. Tent loop (lower area) sites are narrow with trees but a Big Rig could fit. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Older unit of the Utah State Parks system. It is located in a narrow valley looking down onto the area around Midway and Heber UT. Quite a bit of vegetation and nice spacing between sites. Deer came through between sites during our stay. Hills on both sides limit the amount of morning and evening sun. The roads and sites are asphalt and ours was close to level. A very nice looking golf course is a part of the park. The roads are quite narrow and both sides are lines with large rocks. Read site descriptions carefully as some of them require short turns or have very steep approaches or departures. Due to the amount of vegetation, the steepness of the canyon, and the limited access I would not be at all comfortable in this area during periods of high fire danger. Not for “Big Rigs”. Area is in need of some upgrades. Probably would not stay here again due to access issues. Note Reserve America runs the reservation system for Utah State Parks and adds $8.00 for making the reservation. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Not sure where the previous reviewer stayed at, but our experience was totally different. The camp hosts came to our site to collect the fee, and gave us useful information. Very nice folks. The price is for a W/E non sewer hook up site , and ours did have just 20 AMPS. No problem. For $25, you get a FHU site. We didn't know that different sites had different power outlets. Our site was a very nice long back in site. I will say, that if you read the directions from Woodalls or Trailer Life, they will take you to the primitive campground on a 4X4 dirt road. Our GPS ( for once) took us right to it. If in the area, we would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This campground is getting very ran down and is ran by a some of the biggest jerks I have ever camped with after camping their for the past 30 years and loving it the past trip has turned me and my family off of it and we will never go back! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
It is a beautiful campground with 2 excellent golf courses next to the campground. Did research online, and when I booked into Cottonwood I was told for a second time: only 20 amp service available. I later found out this is not correct. Sites 6, 10, 12, 14 are 50 amp with water and sewer. Sites 8, 24 are 30 amp with water but no sewer. The rest of the sites are 20 amp some with water and sewer while others only had water. We have a 35 1/2 ' motorhome with slides on each side and a car in tow and we easily fit into this site with room to spare. There are a few sites that will accommodate rigs our length and longer but do look online. We were here before, during and a few days after Memorial Weekend and there were some problems which were quickly taken care of by the campground hosts. Apparently a small number feel they are on a vacation from parental and pet duties when they go camping. As noted campground hosts were quick to take care of problems. We were able to pull in TV reception, however cell phone signals could only be had up near the rangers station but even then the signal would cut in and out. After 2 important calls dropped midway, I used the pay phone near the ranger station. From this campground you can easily do a day trip to Park City, tour Heber, Midway. Good and affordable restaurants as easy drive away. For WiFi there is a very nice grocery store in Midway that has a small food court and excellent WiFi. Also, the restaurants in the area have WiFi. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a great State Park in a spectacular location. There is plenty to do and great places to visit. I noted that the park is NOT big rig friendly, however, a skilled driver will do fine. It is very tight here and undulations may risk high centering of very long rigs. The interior roads and sites are paved and properly equipped. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
A nice older Utah State Park with full hook-ups on one loop and another with water and electricity only. A lot of trees and vegetation. The access road on the RV loops is a bit narrow and some of the sites are hard to back into with large rocks to prevent your driving off the pavement and or sharp angles off the road. A number of the sites are quite a ways out of level. No 30 amp plugs in the box and the site paving is starting to break-up. Fairly good screening between sites and quieted down nicely even though it was very full. Nice fire rings and picnic areas in the sites but many of the tables need a lot of TLC. The creek through the middle of one RV loop really added to the experience but could be of concern to folks with children. Adjacent to a State Park golf course. Lady on the gate when we came in not the most helpful in the world. Gate into the area marked as being locked 10PM to 6 AM. One central location for trash. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We have camped here for about two years now. The staff and camp host are great and wonderful people that want to make sure your stay is perfect. We have stayed here in a tent trailer and a travel trailer (currently), and all the sites are very nice. We have only camped in the Mahogany sites but the Cottonwood looks okay but its older with nice shaded trees. The Oak Hllow is for tents only or small trailers. No electric but does have water. These sites are perfect for tents and families. There are nice trails to hike or play some golf. Heber City is only 15 mins and Park City is only 30 mins from camp. You can't go wrong. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.