Jordanelle State Park

On Sunday, we drove a few hours south to Jordanelle State Park, which is right outside of Park City Utah. I booked 6 nights in a partial hookups spot that looked like it had a nice view of the water.

Having just gone 6 weeks of dry camping, we were craving a long shower, so much so, that we were actually considering using the campground showers.

Shortly after we settled into our spot, we learned that there were vacant host camper sites with full hookups for $3 more a night. Yesterday, we jumped on the opportunity and moved to the spot pictured above.

Dinner The Last 2 Nights:
When we were in Jackson, I had a terrific lunch at a place called the Lotus Cafe. Spicy lentils, avocado, brown rice and carrots.

On Sunday, I wanted to recreate it, so I made these lentils (which were fantastic), some bulgur, sliced avocado, tomatoes and spinach. I could eat this a few times a month.

Last night we had this quinoa salad recipe, though instead of spinach and pears, I used kale and apples. Be sure to massage the dressing into the kale before adding the other ingredients. So good and healthy.

2014 Cost of Camping:
158.00 for 6 nights through Saturday 10/4
+$15 to upgrade for 5 nights with full-hookups

145 night paid camping
131 nights free camping
276 days this year
Total spent on camping this year: $3705.79
Daily average cost of camping: $13.88

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  • Reply Tiffani September 30, 2014 at 10:34 am

    I love this park!! This park and Park City made me want to stay there long term….. maybe down the road.

    • Reply Leigh September 30, 2014 at 11:10 am

      I actually remembered that you blogged about it and re-read it before we booked it! Great park, and I don’t see any evidence of the nearby fire you mentioned in your post. 🙂

  • Reply Santa Barbara Mary and David September 30, 2014 at 12:55 pm

    A number of years ago after a long drive across Nevada’s “loneliest Hwy 50” we arrived in the dark at the so-called “Rivers Edge RV Resort” in the area. Completely different camping ambiance, since we were in a narrow canyon smack up next to the earthen dam that towered over us.

  • Reply janel September 30, 2014 at 6:32 pm

    So glad that you were able to snag a spot with full hook-ups. I know it is a wonderful treat to take a long…hot…shower. Dinner sounds delicious. Enjoy your days here.

  • Reply Wheelingit September 30, 2014 at 7:00 pm

    Sweet spot! Love the water views.

  • Reply Ed @ Chasing Sunrises and Sunsets September 30, 2014 at 7:08 pm

    You guys are live’n large. That spot is one of the bennys of Autumn. Summer is gone, and so are the families. Enjoy. And safe travels.

    BTW, maybe it’s moved on, but it WAS looking quite stormy in that whole area 24 hours ago.

    • Reply Leigh October 1, 2014 at 9:19 am

      Thanks Ed! We had some rain, but I think we’re in the clear for a beautiful weekend.

  • Reply Stan September 30, 2014 at 10:03 pm

    Ah… You are totally in my hood. Just 30 minutes down the mountain to Salt Lake City. You have a great site and this is a perfect time of year to be there.

    Alas, I’m not around or I might have a visit. On my way to Albuquerque for the Balloon Fiesta.

    Have a wonderful stay.

    Salt Lake City

    • Reply Leigh October 1, 2014 at 9:18 am

      Hi Stan! The Balloon Festival is so much fun! Sorry to miss you, maybe we’ll see you down the road.

  • Reply Kier from Oregon October 1, 2014 at 6:29 pm

    What a beautiful spot and your capture of that sky is AMAZING! Hugs to you both….Kier and David

  • Reply Nan & John October 3, 2014 at 7:57 am

    Yesterday, we left a wonderful campground, Heartland RV Park in Hermosa, SD, that had nice water pressure and full hookups. The showers were delicious. Last night, Sam’s Club in Casper, WY,….you understand that water pressure! To top it off,,,,3″ of snow.

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