With five national parks, five national forests, 43 state parks, and 22.8 million acres of public land, there is never a lack of outdoor activity in Utah. If you’re an outdoor lover, then you need to add this red rock state to your list of must-visit destinations. In addition to the abundant hiking, biking, and white water rafting opportunities, you can also hunt in Utah. Every year people flock to the area of Tabiona/Hanna to hunt mule deer.
The Tabiona/Hanna area is located in northeast Utah in Duchesne County. It is about 90 miles southeast of Salt Lake City and 85 miles east of Provo. While both the area and the population are small (.1 square mile and 171 people respectively for Tabiona), the mule deer population isn’t. This area is well known as a great place to possibly bag that trophy mule deer you’ve been hoping for. Be aware that anyone hunting in Utah must possess a valid Basic Hunting License or a Combination License for fishing also. Refer to the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources for applicable fees for these licenses.
If you’re heading to the area with an RV, you’re in luck! There are some great campgrounds that offer modern amenities and spectacular views of surrounding mountains and canyons. Maybe one of these will work for you!
Aspen Campground, Hanna, UT
This campground is located about 20 miles north of Tabiona in Hanna. This beautiful campground is located along the North Fork Duchesne River and provides great opportunities for fishing, fly fishing, and exploring the abundant trails. In this campground you are surrounded by aspen, subalpine fir, lodgepole pine, and spruce trees.
The campground offers 32 non-electric back-in sites with eight of them being next to the riverbank. Each site has a fire pit and a picnic table so you can cook your favorite campfire meals and enjoy them right at your campsite. Vault toilets and trash collection are provided.
This campground is open from Memorial Day through Labor Day every year. Campsites can be reserved for $10-16/night. The group site is $30/night.
For more information go to the USDA Forest Service website for Aspen Campground.
Camelot Resort, Fruitland, UT
Located about 25 miles south of Tabiona and about 10 miles from Fruitland, Utah, this campground features 26 riverside campsites with water and electric hookups, fire pits, picnic tables, a pavilion, and recreational facilities. This campground has modern restrooms, shower facilities, and an RV dump station.
Nestled in the beautiful surrounding canyons, Camelot Resort is open from April 15 through December 30th. Campsites can be reserved for $25/night. Group rates are available. Check out the Camelot Resort website for more information.