I love visiting the tiny towns of Utah. Staying for a day or two makes all the difference and helps give you a feel for the speed of the town. Fairview (Population 1247) was our chosen destination for camping.
I'm super excited to share not only our camping experience, but I've got a Fairview city guide coming soon! Who knew such a tiny town has some good hidden gems.
I've been dying to go camping, especially, since we borrowed my FIL's pop-up trailer. Some of my favorite childhood memories were camping in our pop-up trailer!
My mom and sisters also came and brought their tents.
I love letting the kids roam free, get dirty and explore the great outdoors.
Hammocks have changed our camping lives. We usually hang up 2-3 so everyone can just lounge around. It's one of the kids favorite places hang out. (This hammock is from here.)
We stayed 3 days at Skyline Mountain Resort (not sponsored). My brother in law loves to ATV/RZR, so it's the WHOLE reason we came to Fairview. (Last year it was Marysvale for an ATV/RZR trail. See our Marysvale town guide here.) Fairview is also known for all the trails and fishing spots nearby.
We stayed in the overflow RV area and were lucky to be the only ones there for the entire duration of our stay. We pitched the tents and the camper right next to each other and had a wide space to play. Not that we really needed it, but this shade canopy seems to help wrangle the kids in one spot when needed. Similar one here.
The only bummer is fires had been banned, so we had to get creative with our food. Luckily, we had a stove in the trailer.
Plus, what's camping without UNO? Seems like that's what we always played growing up.
We had to bring our trusty bow and arrow (we bought it at Conestoga Ranch a few weeks ago.) It's one of the kids absolute favorite toys lately.
Across the way was a farm with animals, which the kids loved. Pus we had nightly visits from some deer.
While it was nice to stay at the campground, we quickly realized that it wasn’t really the best spot for ATVing. In Marysvale, you could drive from the campground right up to the trails. Here in Fairview, we had to drive 30 minutes up the mountain to get to all the trails. But now we know. Camping was still fun!
When in doubt, always bring a pack 'n' play for babies to sleep in, no matter the space. I feel like it's the difference between awesome camping and terrible camping. We also thrifted some tiny sleeping bags for the older kids. They think it's pretty cool to have their own sleeping bags.
I’d say the best part about staying at Skyline Mountain Resort was the swimming pool. There was a diving board, water slide and a kiddy pool.
They even had a baby swimming pool out one of the days. They don’t actually let babies that aren’t potty trained in either of the pools, only the baby pool. Vesper was fine to have the pool to herself.
My kids LOVED the kid pool (2 feet max I think) and going down the slide was a big hit.
Everyone, including myself and grandma went down the slide a few times.
I loved sitting in the sun while watching everyone swim. I've decided camping must always include some kind of swimming.
What about you? How do you like to camp? Trailer? Tent? Backpacking? Or a hotel room?
Tell us some of your favorite places to camp!
- Pool may be extra depending on your type of stay.
- Clean Bathrooms/ADA Compliant
- Camping grounds are nice.
- Fairly quiet, except for the road we happened to be by. I feel like it probably isn't always that busy.
- Good places for shade/picnics.
- Overflow area only had community fire pits, not one at every site.