Utah’s Best Campgrounds for Every Type of RVer

When it comes to camping, Utah doesn’t pull any punches.

The state has stunning natural features like Cottonwood Canyons and Point of the Mountain that offer thrilling outdoor recreation activities. Plus, with sweeping views in every direction, miles of untouched federal and state-protected land and more than its fair share of once-in-a-lifetime experiences, the Beehive State is a natural choice for campers and RVers from across the country.

A landscape photo of Red Mountain Wilderness and Snow Canyon State Park taken from the Millcreek Trail and Washington Hollow by St. George, Utah. The sky is bright blue in contrast to the red desert earth. The foreground is lush with desert plants in full spring bloom. Rugged brown-gray mountains are visible in the background and farther away a snow covered mountain peak kisses the white clouds in the sky.
Views of Red Mountain Wilderness and Snow Canyon State Park from the Millcreek Trail and Washington Hollow by St. George, Utah.

We’ve been exploring some the best campgrounds in the USA in our destination inspiration series. We’ve already blogged about eight Michigan campgrounds to add to your bucket list, amazing Florida RV campgrounds and Ohio’s best campgrounds for RVers. Now, we’re highlighting some of the best RV campgrounds in Utah.

Important note: Due to Covid-19, many campgrounds have temporarily closed or limited capacity to allow for social distancing. Please contact each campground directly for latest information and updates.

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Class B Motorhomes: The Rising Camper Van Trend

Winnebago Revel camper van in woods.
The Winnebago Revel is one of many Class B RVs currently available.

You don’t have to look hard to see one of the biggest trends in travel right now: camper vans. Whether you’re flipping through an RV magazine or scrolling on Instagram, Class B motorhomes are everywhere!

Some people choose to purchase their B-van and others take the DIY route. Solo travelers and couples love camper vans. But there are many families who travel the open road in one, too. The thing all camper van fans have in common is their love for adventure.

These RVs weren’t made to stay in one spot for long. Instead, camper van owners frequently use their motorhome to get to other outdoor adventures. You can go from the beach to the slopes in a camper van with ease. Keep reading to learn why these micro motorhomes are so amazing!

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Best RV Campgrounds in Ohio for Loads of Family Fun

Best RV Campgrounds in Ohio for Loads of Family Fun

From thrilling amusement parks to awe-inspiring geological formations, Ohio is filled with opportunities for the whole family to get out and have fun. And lucky for us, there are plenty of Ohio campgrounds for families who prefer to vacation in an RV.

Whether you’re looking for a quiet place to relax and take in the scenery or a site with plenty of outdoor recreation activities and things to do, Ohio campgrounds provide many different types of fun for RVers of all ages. So let’s check out some of the best campgrounds in Ohio!

Important note: Due to Covid-19, many campgrounds have temporarily closed or limited capacity to allow for social distancing. Please contact each campground directly for latest information and updates.

Planning Your Ohio camping trip

Like many other states, Ohio campgrounds are busiest when the kids are out of school and the weather is hot. For this reason, we recommend planning a trip in spring or fall, when the weather is cooler and campgrounds are less crowded.

Spring is a great time to RV in Ohio. Play, hike and bike during the day when the sun warms the air, then gather together in front of campfire to take the chill off the evening. Ohio fishing is fantastic in the spring, too, with opportunities for landing largemouth and smallmouth bass, walleye, and yellow perch. See the Ohio Department of Natural Resources website for fishing regulations.

A landscape photo of rural Ohio captures the beauty of the changing tree colors and a golden field of crops ready for harvest.
Photo by Jeni Holland

Ohio is also stunning in the fall with numerous mature trees lining clear streams. As we’ve written before, there are plenty of fall activities to enjoy in your RV, like visiting pumpkin patches, orchards, and vineyards.

Ohio’s campgrounds offer plenty of fun ways to make memories year after year. Ohio campers love:

  • The beautiful countryside. Chances are, at some point, your trip will take you down some rural backroads. Enjoy the country farmlands, picturesque barns and charming bridges.
  • Farmers markets and roadside stands. Ohio is an agricultural state so stop by a local market for ripe produce, just-picked fruit, fresh eggs and ice cream made with real milk.
  • The water. From major sources of water like Lake Erie and the Ohio River to smaller inland lakes, rivers and streams, Ohio is the perfect place to go swimming, kayaking, stand up paddling, boating, fishing or canoeing.
  • Unique attractions. There are some things you can only see and experience in Ohio. Consider a trip to Cedar Point, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, Toledo Museum of Art or the Christmas Story house.
  • Regional foods. From Cincinnati chili to chocolate Buckeye candies, there’s plenty of regional food to be savored.
Several people wander through a group of food stands. In the foreground of the photo, a man waits at a smoothie stand while a vendor prepares his drink.
Photo by Sean Foster

8 Great Campgrounds for Camping in Ohio

From Amish country to urban nightlife, Ohio offers a number of diverse experiences. The state has a real knack for family fun, so you’ll find that campgrounds offer all sorts of activities and sports for everyone in the family at these Ohio campgrounds:

Best Ohio campground for canoeing: Mohican State Park Campground | Loudonville, OH

If you’re a paddler, Mohican State Park is where you want to be. The Mohican-Loudonville area is widely known as the “Canoe Capital of Ohio” – and for good reason. Clear Fork River, which runs through Mohican State Park, provides ample opportunities for canoeing, kayaking and other paddle sports. The 27-mile river supplies plenty of flowing waters for paddlers, excellent fishing opportunities (including brown trout) for anglers and an unlimited number of scenic views for all.

A red canoe points out toward a large body of water lined by tall green trees.
Photo by Michael Niessl

For campers, the 1,110-acre park has 100 electric campsites, 51 full hook-up sites and 35 non-electric sites. Campers have access to a ton of amenities, including the pool and splash pad, playground and volleyball and basketball courts. If you’re looking for even more to do, gem mining is available for an additional fee. Also, the campground store loans out board games and sporting equipment.

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How to Make Citronella Candles That Will Keep Bugs Away All Summer

How to Make Citronella Candles That Will Keep Bugs Away All Summer

We love spending time outdoors in the summer but mosquitoes, flies, gnats, and other bugs are not welcome at our cookouts. That’s why we make citronella candles to keep these pesky bugs away all summer long. The scent of citronella repels mosquitoes and other insects.

Making citronella candles is a simple craft that you can easily do at home. Read our DIY instructions below, gather up the supplies, and give it a try yourself this weekend!

Supplies to make citronella candles are arranged on a wood table. There is a black pot holder, small bottles of citronella and essential oils, an eye dropper, shaved wax bits, empty tin containers, candle wicks, bamboo skewers and a large glass Pyrex measuring cup.
Gather up your supplies and make these easy citronella candles at home!

What you’ll need to make citronella candles

  • Several heat-proof containers of your choice – each container will make one candle (Mason jars, recycled aluminum cans, coffee cans, or decorative tin buckets work well)
  • A large glass bowl and microwave
  • Wax – 2 or 3 lbs. depending on the size/quantity of candles you want to make
  • Wicks
  • Citronella oil – 3 oz. (use 1 oz oil per pound of wax)
  • Bamboo skewers or chopsticks
  • Oven mitts or pot holders
  • Optional: Other essential oils of your choice (eucalyptus, peppermint, orange, etc.)

How to Make Citronella Candles at Home

Step 1: Melt the wax

Melt the wax in batches by placing approximately one pound (or half a pound if your container is smaller) of wax in a glass bowl and microwaving it for several minutes. The bowl will get very hot, so be sure to use oven mitts or pot holders!

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