Escalante Petrified Forest State Park

Escalante Petrified Forest State Park is located at Wide Hollow Reservoir, a small reservoir that is popular for boating, canoeing, fishing and water sports. The park includes a developed campground with RV sites and a nice group area. There is also a pleasant picnic area. On the hill above the campground you can see large petrified logs. A marked hiking trail leads through the petrified forest.

At the Visitor Center you can view displays of plant and marine fossils, petrified wood and fossilized dinosaur bones over 100 million years old.

Park Fees:

Day-Use Fee: $10, $5 

Utah seniors 62 and older

Camping fees:

Wide Hollow Campground: $25

Lake View RV Campground: $30 (water and electric hookups)

NOTE: Showers are closed seasonally from mid-November to mid-March

Group Overnight Camping:

Lake View Group Campsite: $100 (50 people max – 10 vehicles max) (includes one water and electric RV hookup)

Visitors may be charged a $50 refundable cleaning deposit for groups of 12 or more people. Fee is collected at the park and the deposit is required for all campers using the group site

Group Day-Use Pavilion:

80 people max- first come, first serve

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