Campground Review – Brigham City / Perry South KOA Journey – Brigham City, UT

Brigham City / Perry South KOA Journey, Brigham City, UTDescription

The Brigham City / Perry South KOA Journey is conveniently located just a short distance from interstate I-15 along scenic highway US-89. This gem of a park is set in a peaceful rural area, is nicely landscaped, and features lovely views of farmland and mountains. This KOA is a great place to stop over while passing through the Salt Lake City area or to stay a few extra nights and explore nearby attractions.

Location

Brigham City / Perry South KOA Journey
1040 W 3600 S
Brigham City, UT 84302
Park: (435) 723-5503
Latitude: 41.445130 N, Longitude: -112.040563 W, Elevation: ~4,315 feet (1,315 m)

Details

We stayed for four nights at the Brigham City / Perry South KOA Journey in late June of 2017. We originally booked three nights, but extended our stay due to a delay in truck repairs. The campground staff was quite helpful with accommodating our request for an extra night. This is a very nice, clean, quiet, and well-maintained KOA.

Cost

We generally find that KOAs are pricey for our tastes, but we are willing to pay for the convenience for short stays or if there are not better alternatives. For four nights at a 50 amp full hookup pull-thru site, we paid about $46 per night, including tax and our KOA Value Kard Rewards Discount.

Amenities On Site or Nearby

The campground offers the basic amenities expected from a KOA Journey, including full and partial hookup sites, dry tent sites, rustic rental cabins, RV dump station, propane, restrooms and showers, game and laundry room, playground, horseshoes, dog run, and swimming pool. The park has a small general store with basic groceries, household goods, camping supplies, souvenirs and tourist info for the local area. Grocery stores, restaurants, and automotive services are nearby in Brigham City. A larger choice of shopping and services can be found in Ogden, Utah (20 miles).

Ratings (1-5)

Accessibility – 3/5

The campground is easily accessible from the interstate I-15 via US-89, although the campground is several miles from the freeway exit. Lanes in the park are well-maintained gravel. The park has both pull-thru and back-in sites and can accommodate large rigs. The campground facilities have provisions for Universal access.

Facilities/Amenities – 3/5

The campground offers the basic amenities expected from a KOA Journey, including full and partial hookup sites, dry tent sites, rustic rental cabins, RV dump station, propane, restrooms and showers, game room and laundry room, playground, horseshoes, dog run, and swimming pool. Facilities are clean and well maintained. Staff was friendly and helpful. The campground has a snack bar and has a nightly ice cream social – yum!

Site quality – 3/5

Sites are basic, including full or partial hookups with 50/30/20 amp electric, firebox/grill and a picnic table. Sites are level, surfaced with gravel, and have a nice grassy area. Sites are wide enough to accommodate slide-outs and awnings, but otherwise have little separation between sites. Most sites have shade trees.

Scenic Value – 4/5

The campground is in a rural area some distance from Perry and Brigham City, is nicely landscaped and borders on grassy fields with a lovely view of mountains to the east. The campground is nicely landscaped and has many shade trees. The setting is very scenic and feels quite peaceful.

Location/Isolation – 4/5

The campground is far enough away from Brigham City to feel rural and isolated. The campground is also far enough from busy interstate I-15 and highway US-89 to receive little road noise. A railroad runs about a half mile from the campground, so distant train horns and rail traffic are heard at times.

Paws Friendliness – 4/5

The campground is pet friendly and has a large enclosed pet run with cleanup bags. The campground is large enough for a decent walk with your pet.

Overall Rating – 4/5

Overall, the Brigham City / Perry South KOA Journey campground is a convenient place to stop for a few nights. This really is a gem of a campground – nicely landscaped, peaceful and with a lovely view of farmland and mountains. We would certainly visit again when passing through the area.

Additional info

Internet access

We received a moderate 4G Verizon signal at this campground. We did not need our cellular antenna and booster to improve MiFi hot spot internet access. The campground provided free WiFi, but we did not use this during our stay.

Water Quality

The water at this campground tested moderately hard – we added our water softener to the water filtration stack.

Nearby attractions

Here are a few local attractions:

  • Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge
  • Golden Spike National Historic Site
  • Antelope Island State Park
  • Salt Lake City
  • Historic old town Ogden
  • Canyon hiking trails
  • Snow sports and ski resorts in winter

 

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