Since it was first settled back in the fall of 1847, Centerville has been among the most pleasant cities in all of Utah. The settling of Centerville was part of the large-scale Mormon exodus that brought with it waves of pioneers and nearly 70,000 people. Centerville was at first called the Deuel Settlement before being changed to Cherry Creek and finally Centerville, to reflect its geographical location between the towns of Bountiful and Farmington.
You can book an RV in Centerville if you like the idea of seeing the state of Utah on your own terms. Centerville is conveniently located several miles north of Salt Lake City, the capital city and most populated area in the entire state. On top of that, the town is sandwiched between the legendary Great Salt Lake to the west, and the majestic Wasatch Mountains to the east, so the scenery is sublime, to say the least. There is truly no better way to get a feel for spectacular Utah, so rent an RV and start planning your dream road trip as soon as you can.
Explore the Outdoors
Utah is an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise, absolutely packed with excitement around every turn. Once you pick up your Centerville camper rental, you can head in any number of directions and stumble upon unimaginable beauty. Antelope Island State Park is easy to find and get to when you leave town and head to the shores of the Great Salt Lake. This enchanting lakeside park has an impressive assortment of wildlife, with rare migratory birds and epic herds of bison roaming the grasslands. There are swimming areas in the park for visitors to float in the surreal waters of the salty lake, and a few campgrounds that can accommodate your Centerville RV rental by owner.
Wasatch National Forest is a medium-sized forest on the outskirts of Salt Lake City in the surrounding mountains. There are five wilderness areas within the forest, a few of which are shared with the neighboring Uinta and Cache National Forests. Mount Olympus isn’t the tallest mountain in the Wasatch Range, but it is the most prominent and unique geological feature in the mountains east of Centerville. Adventurous people can snowshoe or climb the 9,000-foot peak to see some unbelievable panoramic views from the apex. Camping is allowed and encouraged at all national forests, so you don't need to worry about what to do with your Centerville motorhome rental when you set off for the forest in the mountains.
There are some other nature preserves and refuges close to Centerville, but most of the state’s true treasures lie to the south, which isn’t a problem if you rent an RV and take a road trip. There are several stunning national parks in southern Utah worth visiting, and ideally, you could make time for them all. If your time is limited, however, Zion National Park is probably the crown jewel of Utah. Zion National Park is lined with epic burnt-red cliffs and canyons that are popular with rock climbers. Gorgeous rivers rip through the backcountry wilderness, and several elevated hiking trails offer ridiculous views of the fertile valley hidden in between the canyon walls. You can take your Centerville RV rental camping at one of the park's campgrounds no matter what time the year, though it can be quite cold in the middle of winter. Nearby there are other great national parks that deserve a visit, like Canyonlands National Park or Capitol Reef National Park.
RV Parks to Visit
You can find a number of accommodating campgrounds in the general vicinity when you rent an RV in Centerville, so it's up to you to figure out what you need during your trip to feel relaxed and at ease. Pony Express RV Resort & Campground is close to town and has a lot of amenities. There is a swimming pool, a clubhouse, a game room, a store, bicycle rentals, and more when you stay. Century RV Park has its own convenience store, playground, swimming pool, as well as large shaded spacious camping sites.
RiverBridge RV Park is located away from the metro area and is surrounded by lush evergreen forests. There are golf courses, whitewater rafting spots, ski resorts, mountain biking trails, and plenty of other natural features nearby. If you want a rustic camping experience, there are hundreds of campgrounds in the nearby national forests and parks of Utah, like Bountiful Peak Campground several miles outside of town.
Staying put in Centerville and exploring the quaint city streets can be a wonderful thing and that, coupled with the excitement of Salt Lake City, makes this metro area an action-packed vacation destination. Centerpoint Legacy Theater is a fantastic place to enjoy performing arts, with live stage productions of your favorite plays. This small but intimate theater has an acting academy, frequent events, and there is truly no bad seat in the house. Centerville also has some old buildings from its original founding in the 19th century. The Osmyn and Emily Deuel House, the Barnard-Garn-Barber House, and the Franklin and Amelia Walton House all appear on the National Register of Historic Places, in addition to several other homes and buildings in the area.
The Natural History Museum of Utah in Salt Lake City is full of engaging exhibits and hands-on displays for people of all ages. There are thousands of artifacts to see at this incredible institution, like old dinosaur fossils, precious gems, and items made by ancient indigenous people who once called Utah home.