The town of Mount Pleasant, UT really came into being with the arrival of the railroad back in 1890, and the prosperity that the railroad brought can still be seen today in the large number of commercial structures along Main Street. The town can be used as a base to explore the many mountains, forests, and lakes in this area of Utah, and when you are done exploring, kick back with a drink in the local winery or bar. One of the best ways to see the sights is to book an RV rental in Sanpete County.
The town is easily accessible, sandwiched between the small towns of Ephraim and Fairview, with the large urban sprawl of Salt Lake City just over an hour and a half drive away.
The Great Outdoors
In the town itself, there are a number of parks and outdoor spaces that can be enjoyed without having to go far from the city. Mount Pleasant City Park, as the name suggests, sits in the city. As well as being an open, green space that is enjoyed by all, there is also a playground and two large pavilions which can be used for picnicking and gatherings of friends and family. Other options for your enjoyment are Power Plant Park and the City Splash Pad.
If you don’t mind taking your RV rental from Mount Pleasant out of town, for something a little bit more on the wild side, head out to visit Manti-La Sal National Forest. The forest covers a huge area of Utah and is a natural playground just waiting to be explored. The narrow canyons and rolling hills covered in spruce trees can be seen by taking the Huntington-Eccles Canyons National Scenic Byway, which winds over the plateaus. To the southeast, the larger mountains are the perfect spot for cross country skiing, hiking and mountain climbing, with some excellent fishing opportunities throughout the forest.
To the north of town lies Utah Lake State Park, which as well as being visually stunning, also plays host to a huge range of recreational activities and adventures. Boat lovers are able to get out onto the water with ease, as around the lake: there are a number of spots offering motorized boat, kayak, kiteboard, jet ski, and canoe rentals. If that is not what you are seeking, then climb aboard a boat tour or cruise, or even travel by hovercraft. Around Utah Lake are a number of scenic paths and walkways, perfect for bike riding and jogging or a gentle stroll. There are ample spots along the shore to stop for a picnic, where you can sit outside your trailer rental from Mount Pleasant and enjoy the views.
If you are looking for somewhere to stay directly in the town, then head over to Carter’s RV Park. Although pretty basic, it has full hookups for your RV and will give you a good place to park your camper rental from Mount Pleasant for the night, close to all the amenities that the city has to offer. Each RV site provides electric (30 & 50 AMP), with sewer and water facilities, plus pets are allowed, so you can bring your furry friend along with you for the ride. If you are looking for a quiet place that is clean and as a starting point for exploring the surrounding mountains, then Carter’s will do the job.
Should a few more facilities be what you need, then Jones High Country RV Park, located just off of I-15, accommodates RVs in a range of sizes. The site offers restrooms, a laundry room, and free WiFi at all of its 60 pull-through sites.
Just on the other side of the National Forest is Shady Acres RV Park, conveniently located near the desert of San Rafael Swell, commonly known as the ‘little Gran Canyon.' Overall there are 25 full RV hookup sites, with facilities including garbage bins, 30 and 50 AMP electric and water. The biggest draw to this RV park is the large number of activities that you can take part in nearby, including biking (which can be rented at the park), rock climbing, swimming, fishing, and much more.
Exploring the City
Set in the heart of Utah, one of the best things to do when in Mount Pleasant is to enjoy sipping on a glass of chilled wine in the local winery. The winery provides a wine and cheese tasting every week, which is a popular activity for both locals and tourists.
The town is home to the Fairview Museum of History and Art, which is packed with artwork, pictures and artifacts from the town and surrounding region showcasing its history. There is also a full-scale replica of Columbian mammoth, which was unearthed nearby. For another fascinating insight into Utah history, check out the Wasatch Academy Museum, where visitors are able to learn more about the Mormon Pioneer Heritage Area. The museum is now housed in an original schoolhouse, which has been beautifully restored, and the curators are on hand to share with you all their knowledge.
Extremely close to Mount Pleasant is the small town of Spring City, which is listed on the National Historic Register. The Main Street is where you want to head, as it is made up of restored pioneer homes and buildings, all of which help to bring history alive. A great place to explore with the whole family.
Should you be seeking the cool Utah air, consider a camper rental in Mount Pleasant. Enjoy the local cuisine, watch a sunrise, and take in the stoic landscape. Rent an RV in Mount Pleasant, UT and go explore all the Beehive State has to offer!