Whether you want to fish in a beautiful reservoir, investigate 200-million-year-old dinosaur tracks, or just enjoy a camping trip with your dog, Red Fleet State Park is worth a visit.
Located near Vernal in northeastern Utah, the park features a small, quiet campground that accommodates tents, RVs, and teepees. There are four sites with electrical and water hookups, 16 standard sites, eight tent-only sites, and two teepees. Each site has a grill and fire pit, with restrooms easily accessible. However please note that there are no showers in the park, so it may not be the paw-fect destination for all campers.
A day-use fee of $8 applies, while camping costs are as follows:
There's limited shade available, but each site gets its own shaded picnic table for added convenience and comfort. It's also worth noting that while the park's water is shut off in October, electrical hookups are available throughout winter.
The main attraction in Red Fleet is the access to dinosaur tracks dating back 200 million years. The tracks can be seen by taking a three-mile round-trip hike from the campground. They're best visited early or late in the day as they can be harder to see when the sun is overhead. The trek is also quite strenuous across varied terrain, so make sure you take plenty of water with you.
The park also features a 750-acre reservoir surrounded by impressive sandstone cliffs. Canoes, kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, and pedal boats are available for rent during the warmer months, and there are secluded sandy beaches dotted around the shoreline. Fishing is also popular, with rainbow and brown trout among the species on offer.
Most importantly of all, dogs are welcome in the campground at Red Fleet State Park, so your pooch can join you for a memorable getaway. Just make sure you keep your furry friend on a six-foot leash and clean up after them whenever required.