Virgin River Gorge, AZ

The drive from Las Vegas to Provo, Utah was very long but thankfully, uneventful. We stopped only once in the little town of Beaver, UT to gas up and to get some lunch. We were pleased to find The Crazy Cow Café, a family-owned eatery serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. This sit-down cafe was a welcome respite from fast-food fare with a friendly staff and good food. We did indulge a little and ordered their letter-shaped tator-tots. Delicious!

Crazy Cow Cafe, Beaver, UT

Those last couple of hours seemed like a lifetime.  We were all so glad to finally arrive at – Lakeside RV Campground. This gem is located in Provo, on the Provo River. The Utah Lake State Park is walking distance.

Tip: Utah Lake is beautiful and a great place to put a boat in. There is boat launch, fishing, swimming beach, and a campground that offers water/electric service for $30/night.

Lakeside RV Campground, Provo, UT

 

Site 10 at Lakeside RV Campground – Provo, UT

I had made an online reservation with Lakeside RV and the form said I would receive a confirmation within 48 hours, but it never came. Luckily, there was room for us. We were assigned Site 10 and it was perfect! It is a shaded corner spot that sits right across from the River Walk. All the sites are rather close together so it was an added bonus to not have to look at the RV next to us.

Provo River Walk at Lakeside RV Campground – Provo, UT

 

Playground at Lakeside RV Campground – Provo, UT

 

Shaved Ice Anyone? – Lakeside RV Campground – Provo, UT

Tip: Lakeside RV Campground is a full-service, family-owned park and they offer AAA and Good Sam discounts.  There is a pool (heated to 80 degrees), playground, game room and a Shaved Ice business on site (closed Sunday).  The bathrooms, shower and laundry room are clean and well maintained.  2015 site choices and prices: Full hook up pull thru $35.95/night, Partial hook up or back in $32.49/night, and Tent site (No Pets) $23.00/night. Extra person charge for everyone over 5 years old is $2pp.

We didn’t spend too much time at our campsite as we are really in Utah to visit family.  Grandma and Grandpa are keeping us busy with family dinners and visiting.  Even though this is the focus, we still get out to have some adventures.

Ready for some fun! – Scera Park – Orem, UT

Day 3 is the day that Troy’s Dad was coming down from Ogden to help with some trailer maintenance (our first on-road issue: the valve to the clean water tank broke off). While they worked, the kids and I went for a visit to the Scera Pool located in Orem, UT.

Scera Park – Orem, UT

 

Scera Park – Orem, UT

Scera Pool is great for all ages. The main pool has 0” depth entry and goes to about 2 feet. Besides some fun water features in this pool, there is a little slide for the toddlers. For the bigger kids, there is a pair of water slides. One is what my kids called the “bullet” slide and the “slow” slide. I bet you can guess which slide they liked the best! They also enjoyed the diving board and the splash pad.

Tip: Scera Pool summer hours:  Monday- Thursday 12:30PM-7PM, Friday-Saturday 12:30PM-6PM, Closed Sunday. Prices: Under 1: free, Toddlers: $1.50, Children: $5 and Over 14: $6. Don’t forget swim diapers and sunscreen.