Camping Confidential: Echo Island RV Resort, Park City, Utah

Park City, Utah is an outdoor lovers dream. Just north of Park City is Echo Island RV Resort. The Adventurtunity Family loved this location so much, they came back for a second stay!

By Adventurtunity Family
Camp Ambassador
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If you love snow and mountain towns, you are most likely familiar with Park City, Utah. Being snow lovers ourselves, we decided to spend a month in the Park City area during the winter. Even though it was an off year for snow, we had a wonderful time! So much so that we decided to come back to the area in the spring for some warmer-weather activities. We found a campground called Echo Island RV Resort just a little north of Park City and settled in for the month of May.

When it comes to booking a campground for an extended stay, we look for a few things prior to booking. At the top of our list is full hookups, laundry on-site, an affordable monthly rate and things to do at the campground. The Echo Island RV Resort provided all of our must-haves while offering so much more! 

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It’s conveniently located right off the highway, which is definitely a plus for big rigs and folks just staying a few nights. However, for some campers visiting a bit longer, the dull buzzing sounds that linger from the highway or the constant turnover from folks coming in and out of the park can be a drawback. This is something to take into consideration when choosing your campsite within the park, as it’s a very important part of your overall experience. 

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Echo Island has roughly 120 full-hookup campsites throughout the park, with both 30- and 50-amp electric available. Additionally, they have a few cabins and tepees available for rent. In terms of booking a spot, our experience has been about 50/50 on finding campgrounds with good websites where you can book online. We like to book online when we can directly select our campsite. If we are not able to pick our specific site, we usually call to reserve our visit while looking at a campground map if available.

Echo Island is one of the campgrounds with a good website that offers plenty of information about the resort and allows you to book online. The online booking, however, does not allow you to select your exact site. But it does guide you to the area where you would be staying within the park, and the prices reflect those different areas.

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Since we would be staying for a few weeks, we selected a spot in the back area of the campground near the fishing pond. This turned out to be a great decision for several reasons. We loved the spot, and being right next to the pond gave our son the opportunity to fish often, see the pond get stocked with fish and play with other kids within our view. The only con was that it was a decent walk to the laundry area. Thankfully, there is parking around the laundry facilities, so we could drive our Jeep over on laundry days. Another great part about being in the back of the campground is that we were as far from the highway as we could be. And because of this, we barely even noticed any traffic noise. This isn’t something that typically bothers us, but we did notice a difference when were closer to the front of the campground.

Right next to the laundry area are nice and clean men’s and women’s bathrooms, as well as the splash zone. On-site, Echo Island has two large pools, one small pool and two hot tubs. The hot tubs are open year-round, and the pools are open seasonally. As you can imagine, May in the mountains of Park City can be touch and go when it comes to weather. We enjoyed the hot tubs multiple days and the pool on a few of the warmer ones. In addition to the pool and hot tub fun, there is a basketball hoop and a small swing set for added fun and entertainment. Running through the heart of the campground is a pretty section of the Weber River, which the kids love to wade, fish and throw rocks in. And on weekends during the in-season, there are craft activities for the kids, a snack trailer, outdoor movie nights and occasional live music in an open field.

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Believe it or not, this was the first campground we stayed at with a robust event schedule. The outdoor movies were our favorite thing to do at the campground. On Friday nights, the movies tended to be a little more teen/adult focused, and on Saturday nights, the selection was very kid-friendly. Campers all rolled up with their wagons, chairs, blankets, snacks and lots of glow sticks for the kids. And if you wanted extra snacks, the Echo Island snack shack was open to offer drinks, candy, popcorn, hot dogs, nachos and more!

When we weren’t spending time at the campground, we were often nearby on the water. Just down the road in the town of Coalville is Echo State Park, which is great for boating, fishing, paddling and picnicking. There is even a paved walking/biking path through the town to the state park, which we enjoyed a handful of times. Just a few more miles away is Rockport State Park, where we enjoyed an awesome day of paddle boarding. Pop open the Alltrails app and you can find numerous hiking trails in the area, too. The mountains offer miles of trails for all skill levels, and the scenery is absolutely beautiful!

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Of course, there are so many other amazing towns nearby, like Park City, Midway and Heber City, as well as Ogden and Salt Lake City. Some of our further excursions took us to Sundance, where we hiked to Stewart Falls, and Provo to visit the Provo River Falls.

We loved the area and Echo Island RV Resort so much that we are visiting again this spring. It’s the first time we have repeated a campground stay. And while it most likely won’t be the last time we stay at a campground more than once, it is rare. So, you know it must be really good if we came back!

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