Paradise Found – Paradise Park Campground and Reservoir in Utah’s Uinta Mountains


Come with me and my family to Paradise Park Campground and Reservoir.   This is a gorgeous area for great family recreation!

While looking at beautiful places to visit with my family, several people mentioned “Paradise”.  Well, a search of Paradise definitely wasn’t helping me to find this beautiful oasis, but finally I was able to find the area they were talking about.  Come with my family to visit Paradise Park Campground and Reservoir.

My Preschooler and Toddler checking to make sure the fire is burning at Paradise Park Campground.

My Preschooler and Toddler checking to make sure the fire is burning at Paradise Park Campground.

My First Grader playing with the fire (isn't this something every kid has to do?) at Paradise Park Campground.

My First Grader playing with the fire (isn’t this something every kid has to do?) at Paradise Park Campground.

To get to Paradise Park Campground and Reservoir, drive east out of Roosevelt, UT until you get to a sign telling you to go north to get to LaPoint.  Turn north on that road, until the road ends.  There’s a cute little gas station here, then continue east through the cute little city of LaPoint.  After you leave LaPoint, look for a sign pointing north for Paradise Park.  Turn north.  You will be on this road for 24 miles.  The road is, at first, paved and well-maintained, but later it will turn into a gravel mountain road.  It is never very difficult, and during the summer any car will be able to make it.  Right near the campground is the only major intersection, just follow the signs and you will make it.

My older Knights and Ladies, roasting their hot dogs, at Paradise Park Campground.

My older Knights and Ladies, roasting their hot dogs, at Paradise Park Campground.

Yummy!  This hot dog is going to be tasty in a few minutes.

Yummy! This hot dog is going to be tasty in a few minutes.

Once you are there, you will have entered a true oasis.  The campground is very beautiful, with nice camping sites.  Each site has an area for a tent and a fire pit and a picnic table.  The campground has restrooms, without running water. The entire campground is fenced with a rustic timber fence, that my kids loved.  There are spots for RVs.  And, it’s all right next to the Paradise Park Reservoir.  The price is $5.00 per night to stay in this beautiful campground.

An old hollowed-out log makes a great canoe at Paradise Park Campground.

An old hollowed-out log makes a great canoe at Paradise Park Campground.

Riding this 'bucking bronco' at Paradise Park campground!

Riding this ‘bucking bronco’ at Paradise Park campground!

The Paradise Park Reservoir is gorgeous.  It has various types of trout in it.  There were several different anglers there when we arrived, and most of them were having success.  We fished a little, but not much, as my kiddos weren’t really interested in the fishing this time.  They were having more fun playing in the woods and roasting hot dogs and s’mores.

There's the lovely Mommy Crusader, out on the dam of Paradise Park Reservoir, trying to invite a trout to dinner.

There’s the lovely Mommy Crusader, out on the dam of Paradise Park Reservoir, trying to invite a trout to dinner.

The sunset over the Paradise Park Reservoir was stunning!

The sunset over the Paradise Park Reservoir was stunning!

Paradise Park Campground and Reservoir is a definite must-visit.  It is absolutely gorgeous.  There weren’t many people up camping, although the campground is beautiful. If you are looking for an amazing spot to get away, I recommend Paradise Park.  Your family will love the views, the forest, and you might even catch a few fish to make this a wonderful spot for a family camp-out.

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