Camping in Bullfrog, Utah
Bullfrog, Utah, is one of the small communities on the shorelines of Lake Powell. In Bullfrog, there are main attractions such as Bullfrog Bay and Navajo Mountain.
The public has attracted fisherfolks, tourists, and outdoor enthusiasts because of the activities and trails it harbors.
The site is also a main attraction for campers and trekkers since there are available campsites that could accommodate visitors in their stay and public RV parks for those on long-distance trips.
This article will guide you in the activities, scenery, campgrounds, amenities, and 2021 update of Bullfrog, Utah.
WHERE TO CAMP WHEN IN BULLFROG, UTAH?
Stanton Creek Campground
Stanton creek campground is a primitive campground just located on the shorelines of Lake Powell. In the campground, you will see the lake’s main channels and Halls Crossing Marina.
The road going through the campground is rough and rocky. It is recommended that campers acquire four-wheel vehicles to venture into a majority of the areas.
The campground is not fully developed but does have few amenities for campers. There are also available boating and fishing activities, and you can anchor your boats in the coves to avoid the channel’s strong currents.
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Bullfrog Marina Campground
Bullfrog Marina Campground is most proposed for campers planning to take a boat ride or jet skiing in Lake Powell. The site is near a launch ramp in Bullfrog Marina and getting there only takes several minutes.
The defining features of the campground are the cultivated trees surrounding the campground and the developed area. There is also a convenient gas station near the site.
The campground occupies 78 campsites for visitors and comes with restrooms and water. They also have suitable areas for campers who want tents for a more traditional way of camping.
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Halls Crossing Campground
Halls Crossing Campground is perfect for campers who want lakes, adventure, and food. The campground is just a few minutes away from Bullfrog, Utah, and can be reached through a ferry boat in Bullfrog Marina.
Foods and drinks can be purchased at the store in the Village Center in Halls Crossing. The campground also has 79 campsites and reserved spaces for RVs and vehicles. Along the campground, there are also available tables, restrooms with showers, and charcoal grills. There is also available WIFI in the RV Park Area.
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Halls Crossing Developed Campground
This is another campground for trekkers who would like to experience camping and boating on the same trip. The campground consists of 43 campsites that can accommodate large groups and families. There are available shades, dump stations, and water along the campground.
Halls Crossing Marina is located half a mile from the campground and a ferry port 2 miles away. It’s best to explore the campground since there are spots that have amazing views of Lake Powell. The campground’s landscape is mostly desert, so it’s best to choose Spring and Fall to camp here.
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Located near Bullfrog, Utah, is a modern-developed resort for those campers who want to break from the traditional way of camping in the outdoors. The Lodge is only 10 minutes away from Bullfrog Marina Campground.
Ticaboo Lodge has 72 rooms with AC, WIFI, TV, and optional King- or Queen-sized beds for a good night’s sleep. The area is a pet-friendly lodge for campers who are planning to bring their pets on the trip.
They also have amenities like BBQ grills, a pool, volleyball courts, a gift shop, and guest computers. For campers who want a modern way of camping, Ticaboo Lodge is the one for you.
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NEARBY CANYONS AND MOUNTAINS FOR TREKKERS
Mount Pennell is an 11,413 feet mountain located near Bullfrog. The site is well suggested for campers who plan to take hike and mountain climbing in their agendas.
The mountain is the second-highest in the Henry Mountains in Utah. There are several deep Canyons in the sides of the mount, and in the winter receives little to light snows in its peak.
Spring and Fall are the most favorable seasons to venture and camp in the area. There are not many locals who live on Mount Pennell, so the landscape there is primitive compared to others; it’s best to bring emergency kits in unfortunate situations.
Fry Canyon Ruins
Bullfrog, Utah, offers one of the best views and destinations in Lake Powell. From Bullfrog Marinas, you can rent boats or launch boats if you have one. You can also attach a watercraft at the back end and do watersports in the lake.
It is also a fun activity to rent a boat house and take a nap in the middle of the lake. Just don’t forget to anchor your boat so that you won’t get swept away while you’re sleeping.
BBQing is one camping tradition that should never be missed. BBQing is more than just grilling tenderloins or lamb chops; it’s an activity that can be joined by both young and old.
The whole family can take responsibility for preparing the BBQ. Mother could prepare her special marinade while father could buy the best-tasting lamb chops in the market and when it comes to BBQing, the children could take charge.
The best part about BBQing is that you get to enjoy the fruit of your labor, and that’s having a full stomach afterward.
CAMPING NECESSITIES TO REMEMBER WHEN CAMPING
Books, Bikes, and Board Games! Three things I must advise for the camper. It will surely spare you from all the boredom you will endure when there’s not much stuff to do in Bullfrog.
When you’re in the desert, you’ll be exposed to the harsh sunlight and hot breeze. Applying sunblock will protect your skin from painful sunburns that will leave you having a bad day.
I had bad memories outdoors when I forgot to bring insect spray in the past. Mosquitos and other pests can ruin your night and leave you having itches.
And it’s safe to double-check if any of your family or friends are allergic to insect bites. If anything happens in your camping, it’s always essential to bring the next item along.
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When you are out in the wilderness, accidents and injuries can happen in an instant. Preparing medicines, band-aids, and medical items are the number one priority in your checklist when going far from clinics and hospitals.
Another tip for campers is that checking for the nearest emergency stations in your destination ahead of time.
Personal essentials will include a toothbrush, toothpaste, combs, phones, floss, blankets, towels, caps, flip-flops, inhalers, camera, laptops, radios (in case of emergencies), etc. Always double-check the things that you bring and take notes so you won’t forget.
For all the newbie campers who are still new to the traditional way of starting a fire, it’s okay to bring some lighters if you want to skip the old school way of fire-making.
A COVID-19 UPDATE IN BULLFROG, UTAH
Utah’s Bullfrog Campground is now open and continues its services catering to guests and tourists traveling to Bullfrog. There are, however, some changes made to their schedules and activities in the campground and Marina.
All the guests, visitors, employees, volunteers, partners, and campers visiting Lake Powell and Bullfrog, always practice social distancing and wearing face masks as protocol.
Facilities in the area like restaurants and tours are closed at the moment. They will require announcements from their management of their continuation.
Other facilities such as boat rentals, campgrounds, stores, and gift shops are open and accommodating tourists and campers at present.
May this camping guide set you off at a good start and end of your camping trip in Bullfrog. Always remember that the best seasoning for an excellent camping trip is having good company with you.
Evangel Ross Espedido is a nature lover, traveler, and food enthusiast. At a young age, he has been exposed to the beauty of mother nature. His passion for writing and traveling has always been his forte ever since. Other than traveling, he also goes scuba diving as a hobby. His motto when traveling places is, “Take nothing but photos-Leave nothing but footprints.”