SP Campground Rating – Green River (Green River, UT)
Well finally getting to the last of our Utah posts. This campground was a stop-over on our drive from Capitol Reef area to Colorado. It’s a State Park so I’ll rate it using the same system we outlined for National Forests a few posts back. Here ya go…
Link to campground here: Green River State Park
- Site Quality = 4/5
All the sites are nice quality here. They’re all paved with fire-pit, grill and bench, plus most sites have shade (a big plus in a hot area). Lots of grassy areas in-between each site and all are pretty nicely spaced. A few of the East-facing sites have views of the golf course, albeit less shade over there. The only negative is that sites are a tad on narrow side, so it was a bit of a squeeze to get the old 40-footer in there.
- Facilities = 5/5
Good facilities here. Flushing toilets and even hot showers (for free!). The showers are on a timer and very powerful, but not much of an inconvenience there. Central dump station and potable water.
- Location = 3/5
Green River is kind of an odd-job location. The town is the only real civilization on ~100 miles of empty, dry road on Hwy 70. There’s really not much here except the town and the golf course, plus a few, small-town shops and one Museum (The Powell Museum). The rest of the town is fairly run-down, but the State Park itself is green and pretty. It’s very popular on the week-ends as the one green spot in an otherwise very dry area.
- Pet Friendliness = 4/5
This is a pooch-friendly area, and there’s plenty of greens and grass for doggie inside the park, but just not much of an area to walk them elsewhere. The surrounding golf-course (which surrounds the entire park) is not accessible to dogs and neither is the river (officially) or the lakes. So, you either walk the dog inside the park or on the street.
Overall Rating = 4
BONUS ALERT = Green grass and water in an otherwise very, very dry area on Hwy 70
Summary: Green River is a convenient stop-over location along the very dry section of Hwy 70. The park itself is green with access to the river so it’s used by many local families and boaters. Overall it’s a pretty park, and a bonus for those who like to golf. There’s not too much else around this area so I’m not sure I’d stay long-term here, but I would definitely recommend it as a stop-over. If you need hook-ups the cross-the-road A-OK park offers full hook-ups for almost the same price as the State Park.
Extra Info: AT&T Cellphone and Verizon wireless cards both worked here. $16/night. This park gets popular so I’d recommend to book-ahead on-line. No hookups.
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