Cottonwood, Willard Bay State Park, Willard, Utah

This state park is conveniently located off the I-5 corridor, just North of Salt Lake City. Freeway noise is an issue here, however the easy on and off convenience made this one night stay a good one for us after a long day driving from Las Vegas to the south. We also heard a few trains during the night time hours. There are a couple of different campgrounds here, but we opted for Cottonwood. The name of the campground is quite appropriate, as on our stay interior paved roads were covered with cottonwood fluff. It almost appeared as if a mid-summer dusting of snow had occurred, despite the mid 90's temperatures! There are two loops within the park, one which offers dry, primitive sites with a picnic table and fire pit. The other loop is a hookup loop that offers full hookups and ramadas to beat the heat and fire pits for when the days get cooler. All sites are relatively large, private, and spacious. The campground is heavily
wooded with cottonwoods, so shade can be easily found. These cottonwoods also provide nesting sites for birds, and we enjoyed the chirping of them at dawn and dusk! Mosquitoes are plentiful, so pack the bug spray! The campground has lake access and a couple of sites have views of the great Salt Lake. Day use is available and popular during the summer. Being close to the city of Salt Lake this makes an easy weekend getaway, so make reservations in advance.

Best Sites: 15, 16, 18, 20, 22
Poor Sites: 7-9
Hookups: Electric, Water & Sewer at some
Potable Water: Yes
Dump Within Facility: Yes