If you’ve never stayed at Lagoon Campground in Farmington, Utah, here’s seven tips to help make your stay there even better! Check it out!
Growing up in Davis County, Utah, going to Lagoon Amusement Park was a rite of passage. It was so much fun! But believe it or not, I had never been to the Lagoon Campground until I was an adult with five kids of my own. The entire time I was there, I thought, “Why haven’t I done this before?” And we learned some helpful tips and tricks along the way to help you out as well.
#1: Reserve your spot early
Reservations to stay at the Lagoon Campground open up online the second week of February. Although, it doesn’t book completely right away, the summer months usually fill up the fastest. If you want a specific campsite–the like deluxe pull through sites–you’ll want to book as early as possible.
We reserved our spot in May, about a month in advance, and didn’t have any trouble. However, if you want to stay at Lagoon during Frightmares in October, those fill up the fastest.
#2: Park your camping trailer in the overflow
Lagoon park opens at 10 a.m. on most days. However, you can’t check into your campsite until 1 p.m. So, to work around that, you can pull up to the campground registration office before 10 a.m. and the host will give you a camping overflow parking pass. This allows you to park your camping trailer in a large grass field on the north side of Lagoon. Then, you can enjoy Lagoon and then park your trailer at your earliest convenience.
#3: Bring a portable fire pit
If you want to have a campfire while you’re camping at Lagoon, then you’ll need to bring your own portable fire pit. Personal propane and charcoal grills are also permitted. You’re just required to dispose of your hot coals in the dumpsters provided. We are so glad we brought out fire pit. Roasted hot dogs were the perfect break after riding rides all day long.
#4: Go on a bike ride along Farmington Trail
If you have time during your stay at the campground, I would recommend riding a bike or walking along the Farmington Lagoon Trail. This is a paved trail that weaves around the perimeter of the park. As you walk, you can see the bison and elk inside Lagoon and catch a glimpse of Rattlesnake Rapids. It eventually leads to Farmington Pond. The best part is that the campground is right next to the trailhead for easy access.
#5: Exit directly from Lagoon to the campground
The best part about staying at Lagoon Campground is being able to take a break during the day for lunch or a quick nap. There is a gate at the south end of the park right next to Musik Express that allows you to exit. However, you cannot go back into the park through the same gate. You have to follow a walkway back to the front entrance to go back into the park. It’s about a 5-minute walk.
#6: Jump on the free shuttle to Station Park
If you don’t want to pay for dinner inside of the park, Lagoon has a free shuttle on the west side of the main parking lot. Bus 667 comes about every 15 minutes or so and takes you to Station Park. They have many, many delicious restaurants, shopping areas, movie theater and a grocery store. If you wanted to stay at the campground an extra day, you could easily fill your time there. Plus, it’s nice to take a free shuttle if you don’t want to take your motorhome or your truck is hooked up to your fifth wheel.
#7: Take advantage of the amenitities
Of all of the campgrounds that our family has stayed at (and we’ve stayed at a lot), Lagoon Campground is by far one of the nicest. The entire campground is shaded with huge, beautiful trees. There are hot showers and clean bathrooms, laundry facilities, convenience store and a sandwich shop. The campsites are very large and spacious. You aren’t pile up right next to each other. The entire experience is so wonderful and we will definitely stay there again. Here is a YouTube video that I made showing the entire campground in detail. Check it out!
I hope this blog post was helpful. Let me know how you enjoy your stay at Lagoon. Leave your comments below. Enjoy!
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