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Far from being the desolate wastelands many imagine as they speed through them on the Interstate going to somewhere else, America’s deserts are thriving ecological communities.

MILITARY PARK (FAMCAMP-Hill AFB)
(801) 777-3250
Clearfield, UT
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Laundry
Recreation
Pavilion, Pool

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Fort Buenaventura
(801) 399-8099
Ogden, UT
Campground Availability
1-Mar thru 30-Nov
Services
Standard Flush, Basins
Recreation
River Fishing, Pond Fishing, Hiking Trails

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Cherry Hill Camping Resort
(801) 451-5379
Kaysville, UT
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Accomodates Big Rigs, Family Camp, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, Ice, Laundry, Grocery
Recreation
Rec Room, Pavilion, Coin Games, Pool, Wading Pool, Playground, Mini Golf, Golf Nearby, Local Tours, REC Open to Public

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Lagoon RV Park & Campground
(800) 748-5246
Farmington, UT
Campground Availability
1-May thru Mid-Oct
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Family Camp, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, Ice, Laundry, Limited Grocery
Recreation
Pavilion, Hiking Trails

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East Canyon State Park
(801) 829-6866
Salt Lake City, UT
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Fire Rings, Limited Grocery
Recreation
Pavilion, Lake Swimming, Boating, Canoeing, Lake Fishing, Volleyball, REC Open to Public

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Cache National Forest (Anderson Cove Campground)
(801) 524-3900
Ogden, UT
Campground Availability
13-May thru 25-Sep
Services
Non Flush, Dump Station
Policies
Control Access Gate, Partial Handicap Access
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood
Recreation
Lake Swimming, Boating, Canoeing, Lake Fishing, Horseshoes, Volleyball, REC Open to Public

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Willard Bay State Park (South Marina Campground)
(435) 734-9494
Ogden, UT
Campground Availability
Apr thru Oct
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers
Recreation
Lake Swimming, Boating, Lake Fishing

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Century RV Park & Campground*
(801) 731-3800
1399 W 2100 S
Ogden, UT
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, RV Storage, Ice, Patios, Laundry, Limited Groceries
Recreation
Rec Room, Pavilion, Pool, Hot Tub, Playground, Horseshoes, Volleyball, Golf Nearby, Sports Field

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Pony Express RV Resort*
(800) 780-0170
1012 W. Recreation Way
N Salt Lake, UT
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Control Access Gate, Escort to Site, Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, Ice, Patios, Laundry, Limited Groceries
Recreation
Rec Room, Pool, River Fishing, Playground, Shuffle Board Court, Horseshoes, Basketball, Hiking Trails

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Marilyn Hyde
(801) 966-4242
2122 W 5400 S
Salt Lake City, UT
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Hyde's Encore Tours & Travel
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www.hydetour.com

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Traveling the American Deserts

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February 9, 2010 by Camping Life Magazine ·  

Far from being the desolate wastelands many imagine as they speed through them on the Interstate going to somewhere else, America’s deserts are thriving ecological communities.

Article Courtesy Camping Life Magazine , Written by Stuart Bourdon.

Tumble weeds and blowing sand. That’s the image most often used to portray the American deserts, but the truth is these arid ecosystems offer a diverse plant and animal life, intriguing geological formations, starkly dramatic scenery, and fascinating history lessons. Best of all, the winter and spring are perfect seasons to visit.

Four distinct desert biomes, each with its own unique ecosystem, exist either entirely or partially in the United States: the Great Basin, Mojave, Sonoran and Chihuahuan. Because of its elevation (largely above 4000 feet) and northerly latitudes, much of the Great Basin region can be darn cold in the winter months, so for this story, we’ll stick primarily to the generally lower, more southerly and warmer climes of the Mojave, Sonoran and Chihuahuan deserts.

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Three of the prominent desert ecosystems—Great Basin, Mojave and Sonoran—converge near Lake Mead National Recreation Area. Covering 2000 square miles, Lake Mead NRA offers year-round camping, but watersports is what the place is all about. Bring your boat. If you don’t have one, rent one, you’ll want one here. Eight campgrounds exist in Lake Mead NRA. Most convenient: Boulder Beach, it’s close to town (Boulder City, Nevada) for groceries, near Hoover Dam, yet on the water and far enough away to be quiet. Really want to get out there? Go to Temple Bar, it’s where Mead begins to meet the Grand Canyon. Our favorites: Valley of Fire State Park an hour north of Vegas with quiet red rock scenery and the lake 25 miles away, or Echo Bay right on the lake with full amenities and a marina.

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Mojave Desert

Mojave Desert

One of our all-time favorite Mojave Desert hangouts is Death Valley National Park, because aside from taking in the remarkable scenery, you can say you have been to the lowest point—282 feet below sea level at Badwater—in the Western Hemisphere. Before the National Park Service, Death Valley was, well, deadly, with almost no water and temperatures that exceed 130 degrees F during the summer. This Mojave biome locale is less forbidding today, and can be quite nice in the cooler months.

Stay at Stove Pipe Wells, it has everything, when you want to be pampered. Check out the colorful and bizarre geology of the valley at Artists Palette and Devil’s Golf Course, see Ubehebe Crater, and visit the numerous mines and borax works. If your rig is under 25-feet long, explore Emigrant Canyon Road; then camp at Wildrose if you want to get away and weather permits. If you have a good four-wheel-drive vehicle, a full tank of gas and gallons of extra water, visit the Racetrack, a normally dry lakebed where when the conditions are just right, rocks ...

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