Perception Park Family Campground

Area Status: Open

Perception Park Family Campground is located on the banks of the South Fork Ogden River at. Campers love the park for its shade and great river access. This scenic campground is situated among shady cottonwoods and willow. Moose and deer wander through the campground on occasion.

It was built for the use of the physically challenged in the mid 1980's. This qualifies Perception Park Family as a higher standard campground. Concrete platforms with benches have been placed in several locations along the river for the enjoyment of the handicapped. Although the campground was built for the use of the handicapped, it is not for their exclusive use.

This paved campground has firewood available to purchase from the on-site Campground Host. 

Popular local recreation activities include fishing, swimming, and tubing (a life jacket is required for all tubers) on the river at this family-friendly and fully accessible site. Hiking is also popular on the paved nature trail that runs alongside the river. This campground also has a playground, volleyball court, and horseshoe pits.

Nearby Attractions

Causey Reservoir is four miles east. This Reservoir offers great canoeing and fishing, as well as hiking, biking and horseback riding trails.

Beautiful Ogden Valley has numerous boating, fishing, hiking, horseback and off-road vehicle riding and scenic driving opportunities. Pineview Reservoir is a short westerly drive from the campground, which is popular for its boating, fishing, and swimming.

Highway 39 continues on to Monte Cristo Summit with sweeping mountain views. Off-road vehicle and hiking trails are also abundant in the area.


At a Glance

Operational Hours: This campground is open from 8:00 am - 10:00 pm.  The gate with a tire-ripper exit is closed each night at 10 pm.
Reservations: For reservations call 1-877-444-6777 or click here to make reservations on-line.  Reservations must be made at least 4 days in advance.
Area Amenities: Accessible,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Drinking water,Parking
Fees: 9 Single Sites- $24.00 - Capacity 8 people
6 Double Sites - $48.00
1 Triple Site - $72.00
Extra vehicle and day use/picnic fee $10.00
Walk-In Visitors - $8.00/person
3 Group Sites - $272.00 - Capacity 50 people
Picnic sites $12.00
Restrictions: 7 day stay limit

Gate with a tire-ripper exit is locked at 10:00 pm. Quiet hours 10:00 pm - 8:00 am. 
Closest Towns: Huntsville, Utah, is just over 7 miles away.
Water: Drinking Water
Restroom: Vault Toilets
Operated By: This campground is operated by a concessionaire.
Information Center: For more information contact the Ogden Ranger District at 801-625-5112.

General Information


South Fork Campground complex is located approximately 5 to 8 miles east of Huntsville, Utah, on Highway 39. From I-15, take the 12th Street exit and continue through Ogden Canyon. Remain on Highway 39 toward Monte Cristo. The campgrounds are Magpie, Botts, South Fork, Perception Park Family, Upper and Lower Meadows, and Willows in order from west to east.  

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

No. of Sites 9 single sites $24.00 - Capacity 8 people
6 double sites $46.00
1 triple site $70.00
3 group sites $235.00 sites hold 50 people
Extra vehicle $9.00 day use/picnic fee $12.00
Walk in day use $8.00 per person
Reservation Info For the 2020 Season all campsites must be reserved. Reservations need to be made at least 4 days in advance
Fire Information These campsites have fire pits.
No. of Accessible sites Most of the campground sites are handicapped accessible.

Group Camping

Most sites are equipped with picnic shelters, tables, campfire circles, grills and cement site pads.

No. of Sites 3 group sites $235.00 - Capacity can accommodate 50 people and 20 cars.
Reservation Info Reservations are accepted for group sites from Memorial Day through Labor Day; Reservations need to be made at least 4 days in advance.
Fire Information These campsites have fire pits.
No. of Accessible sites Most of the campsites are handicapped accessible.


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Parking: Roads and parking spurs are paved
Accessible: Most sites are accessible
Drinking water:

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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5300 ft