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Vernal / Dinosaurland KOA

When you’re looking for a place to camp in an RV near Vernal, Vernal/Dinosaurland KOA might be the perfect place for you. The campground is just a stone's throw from some of the most impressive state parks and recreational areas in the state. When you camp at Vernal/Dinsaurland KOA, you’ll be minutes away from the Uintah Mountains and Ashley National Forest, with hundreds of miles of trails at your fingertips.Of course, there are plenty of on-site facilities available at this campground. Vernal/Dinosaurland KOA can accommodate RV rentals on pull-through or back-in sites. There are spacious sites for vehicles of up to 80 feet on gravel or grass. Most sites are equipped with full hookups (20/30/50 amps) and cable TV, but you can also select a site with electric/water-only hookups. There are also deluxe sites which are suited for big rigs and provide propane grills, fire pits, and patios complete with furniture.This RV park is also set up with a picnic pavilion and shared Kamping Kitchen so you can eat outside and socialize with your fellow campers. For the kids, Vernal/Dinosaurland KOA offers giant versions of their favorite board games, a playground, and movie nights. Together, families can make use of the mini-golf course, sports courts, and swimming pool, while your four-legged companion can make friends in the pet playground. There are plenty of facilities offered, from laundry rooms to bike rentals, so you can kick back and relax while camping at Vernal/Dinosaurland KOA.



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Camping with an RV

Camping with an RV

Have you ever wanted to sleep at the foot of a mountain or wake up to the sound of the ocean’s waves gently crashing on the shore? When on a road trip, do you like to stop at every weird and wonderful roadside attraction? Do you ever just want to take a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and get out into the great outdoors? Then renting an RV is definitely for you.

Camping in an RV allows you to adventure on your terms. Whether you’re looking to bond over an open fire with family and friends or you just want to get away for a while, there’s no better way to do it than from behind the wheel of an RV.

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Arrange a pick up time with the owner or have it delivered to your driveway or destination.

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Most owners have the option to deliver and set up the RV right to your destination.

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Adventure awaits!

Enjoy the freedom of the open road nd the assurance of 24/7 roadside assistance.

After your trip, return the RV to the owner on the same condition you recieved it.

The Great Outdoors

One of the first places you’ll want to take your RV rental is Steinaker Lake State Park; it’s just ten minutes' drive away when you're camping at Vernal/Dinosaurland KOA. The park is best known for its sandy beaches and watersports facilities. The 825-acre reservoir is perfect for canoeing, kayaking, and paddleboarding. Here, you can also launch your vessel from boat ramps or spend a day water skiing and wakeboarding. For land activities, you can bring your compass and try some geocaching or take a stroll through the mixed flora and geological rock formations. Patient visitors might also spot some of the resident wildlife. Mountain lions, black bears, and porcupines are just some of the many species that occupy this state park.Next, you can take your campervan rental slightly farther north to see the iconic water vessel-shaped sandstone formations in Red Fleet State Park. This desert-like area also provides recreational activities on its 750-acre lake, but the most popular activity is walking or cycling on the 1.5-mile Dinosaur Trackway Trail. This is an easy to moderate route, suitable for visitors of all ages. Along the way, you can spot the prehistoric footprints of the dinosaurs that once occupied the region.One of the best things about RV camping at Vernal/Dinosaurland KOA is that you’ll be just a short distance from the rugged slopes of Ashley National Forest. Encompassing an area of over a million acres, this national forest is home to Utah’s highest peak, extensive wilderness areas, and scenery which varies from high desert landscapes to snow-capped mountain peaks. In Ashley National Forest, there are outdoor activities to get involved in all year round. You can head to one of the recreation areas, such as the Flaming Gorge Recreational Area, for access to lakes and trailheads, or come prepared for winter sports. There are designated snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and snowmobile trails within the forests as well as snowboarding areas. Or, you can take your vehicle for a drive through breathtaking scenery on the Flaming Gorge Uintas National Scenic Byway.If you decide to take your rental RV to Flaming Gorge Recreation Area, then you’ll find a plethora of water activities waiting for you. The huge Flaming Gorge Reservoir covers a 91-mile stretch of southwestern Wyoming. It sits between spectacular "flaming" red walls in the shadow of the Uintah Mountains. Here, you can choose to explore the vast lake by boat or paddle in one of the freshwater rivers. Waterskiing, tubing, and swimming are popular activities, but you can also enjoy the fantastic scenery using the range of easy to challenging hiking trails. Families might like to bring a picnic to the lakeside picnicking areas or book a tour of the Flaming Dam.

Explore the Area

When you’re ready to return to the city, you can visit the Utah Field House of Natural History State Park Museum. It’s located right in the heart of Vernal and reveals the geological and prehistoric heritage of the Uinta Basin. This 22,000-square-foot state park museum is home to several life-sized dinosaur replicas, including a 20-foot Tyrannosaurus rex which looms over the park’s Dinosaur Garden. Inside the museum, you can also find educational and cultural displays along with a large collection of prehistoric fossils.To learn about the more recent history of Uintah County, you can stop at the Uintah County Heritage Museum. The museum hosts a range of exhibitions dedicated to the previous occupants of the region, including Native American Indians, the first pioneers, soldiers, and miners. The museum even pays tribute to the outlaws who impacted the history of Uintah County. There’s something for art lovers too. The museum frequently hosts temporary art exhibitions which range from modern photography to traditional quilting.For one last breath of fresh air before the end of your vacation with an RV rental near Vernal/Dinosaurland KOA, you can take your traveling companions for a stroll in Vernal’s Cobble Rock Park. The park is a local favorite where events are held throughout the summer. Adults can relax with a good book while kids can cool off and play in the splash park. When you book an RV in Vernal, be prepared for a vacation that you’ll never forget.


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Drivers should be comfortable driving bus-sized vehicles and dealing with parking limitations. Great for delivery.

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Questions about RVs?

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What type of RV should I choose?

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Start by determining how many people are planning to travel with you. Going on a solo-journey? Choose a camper van or a teardrop trailer. Bringing the whole family along for the ride? Consider a spacious Class A or five-wheel.

You’ll also want to consider amenities. For example, if you’re planning to cook on the road, you’ll want a kitchenette. If your campground doesn’t have public restrooms, you’ll want to search RVs with bathrooms. Check out full descriptions of our models to help you decide here.


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Do the RVs have bathrooms?

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Yes. Class A’s, Class B’s, and Class C’s and five-Wheels typically have bathrooms. Depending on where you plan on camping, you’ll want to double-check the availability of restrooms if selecting a rig without a bathroom. Nervous about renting an RV with a bathroom? Owners can help show you how to clean the tank or will offer to do it for you for a fee.


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How does check-in work?

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Once an Owner approves your RV reservation, you can coordinate a time to pick up your rig or have it delivered to your doorstep or campsite. At that point, the owner will do a key exchange with you and walk you through the RV and answer any questions you might have.