Willard Bay State Park (Cottonwood Campground) – Willard, UT


Willard Bay State Park has three camping areas. This review is for the Cottonwood Campground, with full hookups. The good news is, the park has free WiFi! The bad news is…. I couldn’t get it from site #36. However, Verizon Aircard worked very well.

This is very fancy for a state park! Each site has got a barbecue grill, fire ring, and a pavilion covered picnic table on a concrete patio! WOW! A “covered” picnic table! At each site! I couldn’t believe it! On the other hand, there were a lot of mosquitoes during my visit, probably because of the proximity of the lake.

At this State Park, you get “convenience to the freeway,” but you put up with road noise. The pads are all asphalt and there is a good deal of spacing between RV slots. The pull-throughs are very wide arcs. There was one thing I didn’t like. The water spout and electric post were located in such a way that you had to cross your water hose and electric cord over the top of the sewer hose. But this may be due to the configuration of my RV and maybe wouldn’t affect other RV’s.

This is a great relaxing place to overnight while traveling through northern Utah.


  1. I want to add two comments to my review. 1.) Someone told me that at this time of year, the “bugs” I encountered were not mosquitoes, they were brine flies and they don’t bite. Whatever they are called, there were a lot of them. 2.) You need to be very careful which way you are driving around this park. You drive one direction to get in the back-ins. You drive the other direction to get into the pull throughs. I was driving the wrong way and got into pull through backwards (hookups on the wrong side). I had to go out and turn around.


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