Dutch John, Utah

Flaming Gorge RV ResortOther reviewers at rvparkreviews.com

June, 2016

The Lowe’s overall rating (based on value for the money,
quality of amenities and utilities, site suitability and what
we believe other RV’ers in our situation would be looking
for) = 8 out of 10 stars

Lots of grass and large fields for folks and doggies to romp on
That was our next-door neighbor – excellent spacing in this section
This is the “main” area, more trees but tighter spacing and more noise/traffic

Noise level and overall “feel” of the park?
We loved the quiet here.  This campground was a ways off the
highway, so no exterior traffic noise.  Since it’s a fairly small park
with what appears to be longer stays by guests, it’s also quiet within
the property.  It’s very quiet at night.  We stayed in a site that was
part of a generously-spaced section toward the rear of the park.
The many birds and marmots running around were a treat to watch
each day.  The “main” section of the park had tighter spacing, but
had lots of trees and looked nice.  The staff was friendly and helpful.

Road and site access?
Gravel throughout, and access into sites was easy.

Condition of sites?
The sites in the back area where we stayed were spacious, with wide
lawn areas around each site.  Our site (#21) was plenty long and had
lots of room for the car in front of the RV.  Spacing between sites in
the “main” area was more traditional.  A look at the map on the
park’s website or on Google maps will show how the areas are laid
out.  The main area was full of trees, we had only one small tree in
our site.  This park featured back-in and pull-through sites; we had
a back-in.  Levelness was an issue here.  Our site wasn’t too hard to
level on, but we saw several others with lots of blocks under the
tires – both side-to-side and front-to-back.

A note about site #21:
There was a gate onto a trail behind this site, and although it wasn’t
too busy during our stay I can imagine it could be a lot worse.
Although access to it was behind our rig, we weren’t crazy about
strangers walking around so close to our site with their dogs.  There
was also a sewer pump of some sort next to our site, but it wasn’t an
issue and there were no smells while we were here.  We would
actually prefer site #19 or #20 if we had a choice, they are also large
but without the trail access behind them.

Utilities offered and their quality?
The full hookup sites had strong 50-amp power and good water
pressure.  No cable offered here.  WiFi was provided, but we
found it to be quite slow even though the park was about half
empty during our stay.  The signal to our Verizon phones and
hotspot was adequate.

Picnic table and/or fire pit?
The tables were cheap plastic tops mounted on steel legs, and
fire pits were good quality rings in the ground.  Firewood was
sold at the office but was a bit pricey.

Bathrooms/showers/laundry room?
The bathrooms were quite nice, roomy and clean with large clean
shower stalls.  The showers had benches and hooks for the
goodies – very nice!  The laundry room was in a small building and
contained 2 washers, 2 dryers and a large folding table.

Pet friendly?
Although dogs were to be kept on-leash within the campground,
there were huge lawn areas where they could be walked.  There
was access to a trail behind our site, and I saw several folks setting
their doggies free for exercise there.

Bicycle/walking trails nearby?
We didn’t see any bikes on the adjacent trail, but it was a nice
easy path for a long walk.  There was also another shorter (1/2
mile) path between the campground and the main resort building.

Groceries & other services nearby?
Very little here, it’s out in the sticks – bring all the supplies you
need!  The nearest decent grocery store was 35 miles south at
Vernal.  There are a few restaurant options, and it would
probably be best to ask a local about their quality and hours.
No other large businesses in the area that we could see.

We liked this campground a lot.  It’s great as a place to come
for a few days and enjoy a large and quiet campsite with a fire
pit and good utilities.  It’s well located for access to Red Canyon,
the drive through gorgeous Sheep Creek Geological Loop
(a must-do) and Flaming Gorge Dam.  I can’t find fault with the
campground, it’s a great place and folks should plan to spend a
couple of extra days and just “vegetate” here!