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5 Family-Friendly Camping Spots Along The Wasatch Front. Introducing the offspring to the joys of camping sometimes requires thought and careful planning. You’d think all kids would be thrilled with a tent and a stick for marshmallows. But with today’s technology leashes holding our kids tighter than ever, it’s not always that easy. If you’re thinking of something fun and last-minute for the Memorial Day weekend, here’s some good suggestions.
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Mirror Lake Highway: there’s dozens of wonderful little nooks and crannies all along the road that leads from Kamas to Wyoming. Easy in and out campsites, and if you need a little more structure, there’s Mirror Lake Campground with bathroom facilities, tables and fire pits with grills.
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Jordanelle Reservior and State Park: it’s hard to whine about being bored when you’ve got a lake sitting in front of you. Jordanelle is less than 30 minutes from Salt Lake City. There’s plenty of places to eat if you’re not a fan of stocking the cooler, bathroom facilities and nightly shows with the park rangers.
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Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park: this is one of those spots that’s so surreal and beautiful it’s hard to remember you’re still in Utah. The area is huge for off-roaders, but you can relax in one of the campsites and just enjoy the view. There’s modern restrooms and even showers.
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Antelope Island State Park: another park within a 30 minute drive from Salt Lake City or Ogden. You can spend the night in one of the primitive campsites- there’s all kinds of free-roaming bison, bighorn sheep and wild horses. Bird lovers will find hundreds of different species and yes, you can still float in the Great Salt Lake.
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Yuba Lake State Park: there’s developed and primitive camping, based on your willingness to handle your own porta-potty, amazing fishing and lovely sandy beaches. This is a great camping area for little ones because Yuba Lake is exceptionally warm.