Thursday, April 27, 2017

On our way to Yuma: Fillmore, UT and Sand Hollow State Park

November, 2016

Stop One: Fillmore, Utah

We haves places we like to stop on our way to locations north or south. Our northern stop is Snowville, Utah, a two hour drive north of Salt Lake City.  Our probably-from-now-on stop going south is Fillmore, Utah, 142 miles south of our home.

If I'd been paying attention I would have realized Fillmore's Wagons West RV park honors Passport America, a discount RV club we belong to and we would have paid just $18 for a night's stay with full hook ups. Instead we paid twice that. But Wagons West is a convenient one nighter if we leave home later in the day and don't want to pull in to a park after dark. And arriving after nightfall is never in our plans. 

Fillmore, Utah: You know you are in a small town when Main Street is part of the all-terrain-vehicle route.  The town of about 2,250 people was named for Millard Fillmore and was the capital of the Utah Territory from 1851-1856.
Our camping spot in Fillmore. It's a nice RV park with level sites, plenty of nearby places to walk the dogs, and the manager is super helpful.  The only downside is the run-down restroom. Not to get all TMI on you, but I'm only 5'3" and my knees about hit the stall door.
Stop Two:  162 miles to Sand Hollow State Park, near Hurricane, Utah

Sand Hollow is Utah's newest state park and opened in 2003. It has 100 campsites in two campgrounds, including one where you can drive your off-road vehicle out to the sand dunes right from your rig. Not being off-roading fans, we stayed in the non-ATV campground.

We were more interested in the 1,000 plus acre reservoir. So we kayaked, hiked, and since we stayed there November 8, 9, and 10, tried to recover from election day. Full recovery has not yet taken place.

Beautiful campground, with lots of space between sites and beautiful views of mountains and the desert.

That's not our rig -- but it is a great view of the mountains as seen from the Sand Hollow State Park Campground.

Like lots of southern Utah, the park has beautiful red rocks on land...
...and popping out in the middle and the edges of the Sand Hollow Reservoir. That's Jim enjoying the red rocks from his boat.

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