The Best in Tent Camping: Utah is a tent camper's dream. From over 400 campgrounds statewide, the author has culled the 50 best places to pitch your tent and steer clear of those frantic and bustling campgrounds full of RVs, concrete slabs, and loud portable stereos. Most of the campgrounds included keep the tent camper in their element: away from the biggest crowds and in those quieter, special campgrounds that only the locals seem to know about. Each highlighted campground was carefully selected for its friendliness to the tent-camper as well as for what it offers campers in the surrounding area.Campgrounds included put the car camper in some of Utah's best and most beautiful backcountry; from the colorful sandstone canyons of southern Utah, to the thick woods of the Wasatch Mountains in the north. National parks, state parks, a desert reserve, and even an island host some of the fifty featured campgrounds. Each campground has been rated on six criteria: beauty, privacy, spaciousness, quiet, security and cleanliness. In addition, campground profiles include vital statistics about each location (fees, restrictions, operating season, amenities, contact information, driving directions and reservation information, to name a few) that help campers plan the perfect trip without unwanted surprises. GPS (Global Positioning Satellite) users will also appreciate that each campground's precise latitude and longitude waypoints are included. Tent campers will also enjoy a detailed map of each campground included in the site profile. Making reservations online or blindly over the phone can put a camper miles from the restroom, stranded with no shade, or in the middle of a busy campground trail. Maps will help campers avoid those pitfalls, and wherever possible the author has even recommended specific campsites for maximum privacy, spaciousness, or beauty. Although there's never a shortage for things to do in Utah's outdoors, campground summaries in the book also suggest attractions and activities near each campground. Fishing, hiking, biking, paddling, and scenic drives in the immediate area are recommended to ensure that campers know the basic lay of the land and have a jumping-off point to plan their trip. Whether it's a large family looking to get away for the weekend, a scout troop that wants to try something new, or a serious outdoors enthusiast searching for a place to adventure for the day and crash for the night, The Best in Tent Camping:Utah has done all the work in finding those special, out-of-the-way campgrounds, and gives campers the tools to plan an amazing, unforgettable camping trip.