Escalante Petrified Forest State Park

Current Conditions

Last Updated: February 26, 2024

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Day-Use: Open 8 am to 10 pm daily. The trail can be muddy, icy, hot, cold and or dry. Be prepared with clothing and equipment appropriate for the conditions. As always, bring water.

Visitor Center: Closed for the season. Scheduled to reopen March 15th.

Campground: Wide hollow campground is open year round. Some services are reduced in the winter to prevent pipes from freezing and damaging the equipment. The main restrooms and showers in loop A are closed. The restrooms at the group site in loop A, the Visitor Center and the new loop B restrooms and showers are open.

Wide Hollow Campground is now fully OPEN!!! It has undergone an expansion that has effectively doubled it’s size. The new RV campsites have full hookups, (water, electricity, and sewer). They are premium sites that are spacious enough to accommodate large RVs. Every site has a great view and plenty of space between neighbors. These are available to reserve online by clicking the red button above. There are also 6 sites dedicated to tent campers. The tent sites all have water near by and power at each shade shelter. With this expansion, generators will no longer be allowed in the campground. The dump station is not included with the camping fee.

The Lake: The rental program is closed for the winter. The boat ramp remains open as ice conditions allow. The boat dock has been pulled from the water for the winter and for refurbishment.

Launch Ramp: Open, but use caution as surface conditions can change quickly. As mentioned above, the boat dock has been pulled for refurbishment.

Average Temperatures: Highs in the 50’s and lows in the 10’s. Make sure to disconnect camper hoses from the hydrants to prevent breakage of water lines.

Water Temperature: ~40°F

Water Level:  70%

Fishing Conditions: http://wildlife.utah.gov/hotspots/

Road Conditions: Open