SP Campground Review – Hyrum Lake State Park, Hyrum UT
A nice, but somewhat out-of-the-way lake stop-over NE of Salt Lake City Utah.
Link to campground here: Hyrum Lake State Park, UT
Link to map location here: Hyrum Lake State Park, UT
- Site Quality = 4/5
The site quality here is good except for being slightly tighter together than we like. Sites are well-sized, flat and paved with picnic table and grill. Water-facing sites (#14-26) are non hookup, but have excellent (full) water-views. Inner sites have 50Amp/water. Good selection of trees with nice grassy slot between each site.
- Facilities = 3.5/5
Nice facilities here. There are flush toilets and showers, somewhat dated but with good pressure/temp. On-site boat launch, small swim beach and day-use area plus several other spots to access the water. Only dings are there is only one small hiking trail which was closed while we were, plus there is NO dump station. Several water-spigots on-site.
- Location = 3.5/5
This is a bit of an odd-ball location. Hyrum is ~30 miles off the highway from Salt Lake City. There is the lake (which is the big draw) and hiking in the surrounding hills, but otherwise not too much else.
- Pet Friendliness = 4/5
Good doggie site. Hyrum is completely pet-friendly including allowing dogs to swim in the lake (bonus!!). My only ding is that there is really no direct hiking from the campground.
Overall Rating = 3.75
BONUS ALERT = Camp and swim by beautiful Hyrum Lake!
Summary: We chose this stop primarily to relax, swim and cool off for a few days during our dash cross-country to Oregon. It’s not the most convenient stop being ~30 miles out from Salt Lake City and the main highway, but it’s got lake and pretty mountain surroundings which provides a welcome relief from the heat in lower UT this time of year. The campground provides alot of stuff in a small area. Sites are a little closer together than we usually like, but they’re nicely flat, green, have a good selection of hookups and water-front sites have full (gorgeous) water views. There’s a (mini) beach area just steps from camp plus a (mini) day-use area where you can play with pooch. Most people come for the lake activities and it really does get packed (to the brim!) with locals in the week-end. During the week it’s only ~1/4 full. We enjoyed swimming with pooch, but wished there was more accessible hiking from camp. If we were passing through this area we’d come here again, but wouldn’t consider it a destination location.
Extra Info: Full Verizon signal on both smartphone and aircard. Sites cost $16/night (no hookups), $25/night (50Amp/water). 31 total sites with 10 hookups (50Amp/water), all reservable. NO dump station (nearest dump at Sinclair gas station just ~1 mile away).SPONSORED LINK:
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according to this state parks website there is a dumpstation now: http://stateparks.utah.gov/parks/hyrum/
Even though your review is from 2011 I figured adding a comment might help someone who might find it via Google etc as I just did.
Excellent. Thanks so much for the update!