Leaving Moab was hard, there was still so much we wanted to see! Guess, we’ll just have to plan another trip, right? Right!! We left Moab to go to our next stop at Bear Lake, UT.
We’ll take day trips into Logan, UT to see where I went to college, Utah State University. I spent about 6 years there and, no, it didn’t take me 6 years to get my degree!!! Instead I ended up quitting after my sophomore year because I couldn’t decide on a major. Then I worked for the college for about 4 years. I finally went back in my 40’s while working full-time and got my BS in Business Management. But, to get back to the main story.
We left Moab and it was a pretty long drive to our campsite at Bear Lake State Park. We decided to stop at the Mountain Valley RV Resort in Heber UT, which was the halfway mark. And let me tell you, we’re glad we did. Not only because it cut our drive time in half, from six hours to about three hours, but also because it was a mountainous drive. And three hours driving two-lane roads through the mountains is plenty of drive time for us old fogeys.
The Mountain Valley RV Resort is one of the best RV parks where we’ve ever stayed. If you’re ever near Salt Lake City, take a look at this RV Resort. Heber UT is a suburb of Salt Lake and close to SLC. Plus it’s a very new park and the site spaces are fabulous. It is one of the finest RV resorts in the Western United States and the highest rated park in Utah. You will find the family-friendly resort just off HWY 40 in Heber City, located in Northern Utah just 45 mins east of Salt Lake City, 20 mins south of I-80 ( Park City ) and 30 mins east of I-15 ( Orem ). It’s open year-round and sheltered by the stunning Rocky Mountains of the Heber Valley.
They have both a Phase 1 and a Phase 2 park, Phase 1 is for families and Phase 2 is for adults only. Phase 2 also has sewer connections, laundry, and trash pick up daily. Both phases are up to date, clean, and have cement pads for your RV and grassy spots for the picnic table. It is beautifully landscaped and accommodates big rigs easily with pull thru sites that are 80’x30′. And, of course, they also have cabins and tent sites.
So we stayed there one night before taking off for Bear Lake State Park, we’ll be at the Bear Lake State Park for three nights. We’re staying the area of the park known as Rendezvous Beach in the Birch Campground. We can see the lake from our pull-through site and the beach is just a few steps away. Our site has water, electricity, sewer, and a fantastic view. The site is a level asphalt pad. The ranger told us it’s the best site in the park. Site BIRC15 if you ever get to this area.
Plus they have showers and restrooms here. It’s going to be great staying here a few days and using this as our base camp to explore the area and get back to seeing Logan and USU. There are so many things to do here, you can rent boats, jet skis, kayaks, canoes, pontoons, wakeboards, stand up paddle boards, you name it, they have it. There’s a golf course close by (but we forgot our clubs), hiking, and of course the National Forest in Logan Canyon as you drive to Logan about 45 minutes away.
We’ve got the dog pen set up so the dogs can go in and out as they please, we’ve got our chairs out, the grill setup, our propane fire pit and getting ready to take a spin on our bikes then take the dogs for a walk and have dinner.
Weather is in the 30s-40s at night and 60s-70s during the day. You can definitely tell fall is in the air.
Stay safe and keep making those memories.
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