After spending 5 days at the beautiful Mountain Valley RV Resort, it was time to get back out in nature! We found a couple boondocking options 25 miles south of Heber City, UT at Strawberry Reservoir.
The first site, Clyde Creek Road, was full to the brim. Just a mile west was Mud Creek Road – we found a site here perfect for our needs.
The site can accommodate big rigs – some low sitting Class A’s might have a challenging time finding a spot, but any size 5th Wheel should probably be ok.
Here’s the Breakdown:
#1 Mud Creek Road at Strawberry Reservoir
Location: Mud Creek Road at Strawberry Reservoir, Utah
GPS: 40.2025, -111.1935
Date / Temp: We camped here for 5 nights in late August. Daytime temps got up to the high 80s. With no shade, every day at 4pm we drove into town to beat the heat. Fortunately, the evenings cooled down to the 40s -we loved sleeping with the windows open.
Amenities: This site offers no services and practices “Pack In, Pack Out”. One mile west, at the National Forest Campground, you can dump your tanks, access potable water, and use their trash receptacles.
Wifi / Cell: We received three bars of 4G AT&T without the booster – with data speeds under 1 Mbps up & down. Once we boosted the signal with our WeBoost, we received full bars and data speeds of 2Mbps. This was enough to stream Netflix.
Noise: This site is pretty quiet. There were many RVers on this road, but we were well spaced. We could hear distant generators hum, but nothing that annoyed us.
Grocery / Errands: Downtown Heber City is about 25 miles from the site. It has all the shopping we needed and then some. The 50 mile round trip wasn’t bad, in fact we enjoyed the trip to escape the hottest part of the afternoon.
Dog Friendly: This site is dog friendly. River had a lot of space to play and explore.
Entertainment: The nearby reservoir is a hot spot for fishing. Also, ATV riding is a popular activity around the area. We enjoyed getting work done during the day and relaxing in the cool evenings.
#2 Clyde Creek Road at Strawberry Reservoir
GPS: 40.2272, -111.1992
Like Mud Creek Road, Clyde Creek Road is located at the northern portion of of Strawberry Reservoir. It was more popular than Mud Creek and had a lot more campsites available.
Both options, 1&2, could work out great if your timing is right!
A Campendium reviewer states, “This general area is awesome for boondockers. We stayed to the east of the area (close to the pit toilet) as that’s where we found the best consistent AT&T signal”
#3 Heber Mountain at Strawberry Reservoir
GPS: 40.4126, -111.1801
Unlike the previous two sites, Heber Mountain sits at 9000+ feet elevation above the reservoir.
The road in is pretty steep with lots of curves. Camping is on an open field and great for solar panels! The cell connectivity is pretty good, however cell boosters come in handy when boondocking!
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Thanks for sharing this guys! Interesting as I’ve never been to the boondocking sites at the Reservoir. Strawberry Reservoir is one of those Western gems that despite its central location and beauty still not too many people are aware of. Insane trout fishing and beautiful sunsets over the lake. Strawberry Bay is one of the better run campsites in terms of cleanliness. I’ve told my friends about it for years. Hope you guys are well and having a great start to the new year! Stu