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Camping with Kids Pleasant Grove UT

When’s the last time you took little ones camping? I mean little-little ones. My sons, Callum and Quinn are one and two years old respectively. Do you know how demanding the young toddler set can be? Well, we bought a hybrid travel trailer and we found out!

American Campground
(801) 756-5502
418 E 620 S
American Fork, UT
 
Mountain Shadows Rv Park
(801) 571-4024
13275 S. Minuteman Dr
Draper, UT
 
East Bay Rv Park
(801) 491-0700
1750 West 1600 North
Springville, UT
 
Uinta National Forest (Granite Flat Campground)
(801) 785-3563
American Fork, UT
Campground Availability
25-May thru 31-Oct
Services
Standard Flush
Policies
Control Access Gate, Partial Handicap Access
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Fire Rings, Wood
Recreation
Horseshoes, Hiking Trails

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Provo KOA
(800) 562-1894
Provo, UT
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Family Camp, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, Grills, Ice, Laundry, Limited Grocery, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Room, Coin Games, Pool, Stream Fishing, Playground, Golf Nearby, Hiking Trails

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Lakeside Campground
(801) 373-5267
4000 W Center St
Provo, UT
 
Quail Run Rv Park-ardell Brown
(801) 255-9200
9230 State St
Sandy, UT
 
Uinta National Forest (Timpooneke Campground)
(800) 342-5240
American Fork, UT
Campground Availability
May thru Oct
Services
Non Flush
Policies
Control Access Gate, Partial Handicap Access
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Fire Rings, Wood
Recreation
Hiking Trails

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Uinta National Forest (Little Mill Campground)
(435) 225-6780
American Fork, UT
Campground Availability
15-May thru 30-Oct
Services
Standard Flush
Policies
Control Access Gate, Partial Handicap Access
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Fire Rings, Wood
Recreation
River Fishing, Stream Fishing, Hiking Trails, Local Tours

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Uinta National Forest (Mount Timpangos Campground)
(435) 548-2554
Provo, UT
Campground Availability
May thru Sept
Services
Standard Flush, Basins
Policies
Control Access Gate, Partial Handicap Access
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Fire Rings, Wood
Recreation
Hiking Trails

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January 31, 2010 by Brea · 4 Comments  

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My little campers about to say goodnight.

When’s the last time you took little ones camping? I mean little-little ones. My sons, Callum and Quinn are one and two years old respectively. Do you know how demanding the young toddler set can be? Well, we bought a hybrid travel trailer and we found out!

Our first question when packing up for our very first foray in the RVing world was “what on earth will we take to keep them happy”? If you have (or have ever had) little kids, you’re well aware of the Toys-R-Us-Tornado-Effect they have on your home. And the smaller the kids, the bigger their primary colored plastic toys can be. So which of all these “absolutely essential” things make the cut? Our answer was…whatever we can fit into one plastic storage bin. Books, cars, some shape sorters for the baby, stuffed animals, a couple music CDs and movies. Of course this doesn’t take into account the big old double stroller and pack-n-play…but hey, it was a start.

So we packed as best we could, knowing that it would take dozens of trips to actually have our own “system” down. Our stuff was easy. The kitchen supplies, no problem. Bathroom and bedding essentials? Got ‘em. But, which lovey from their cribs will they NEED? How many outfits per kid? 

Were we over thinking things? Totally. We packed what we thought would be needed and set out…we’d done our best.

What a wake-up call. My boys were more interested in the rocks at our campsite than the cars and trucks we packed. They were mesmerized by the bouncing flames in the fire pit and had no need for the stuffed animals. Most of the movies went unwatched, replaced by lots of walks around the campground and time at the playground. I quickly realized I’d packed all those things for me…to ease my worries. Lesson learned…kids don’t need “stuff” to have fun camping. They need parents with a little sense of adventure. 

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