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8 Utah State Parks with Big Family Cabins

     Utah State Parks with Big Family Cabins

    Utah is largely a state of open spaces, welcoming to recreation of all types. With thousands of miles of trails for hiking or biking, thousands of miles of rivers for fishing, paddling or rafting; Utah has fantastic state parks for your family to explore the great outdoors. Even in winter, cross-country skiers, snowmobilers, ice fishers, and hardy campers are taking advantage of Utah’s 43 state parks. We found 8 state parks with cabins for big families. Enjoy!


    East Canyon State Park, Morgan, UT

    Tucked away in the mountains of northeastern Utah, East Canyon Reservoir is a popular destination for boating, fishing, and camping, but also holds a bit of history. Explore the nearby Mormon Pioneer Trail, the route taken by Mormons traveling more than 1,300 miles from Illinois to Utah.

    • Cabin – 2 available, sleep 6. Double over double bunk beds plus double-sized futon. Fridge and microwave.

    Green River State Park, Green River, UT

    Green River State Park is the put-in point for the 120-mile float through Labyrinth and Stillwater Canyons. This section of the river is rated for beginners and intermediate boaters. This trip takes you through beautiful desert and Canyon scenery and is enjoyable to all.

    • Cabin – 1 available, sleeps 6. 1 queen over queen bunk bed and one queen futon. (bring your own bedding). Mini Fridge and Microwave. Temperature controlled, heat, and air conditioning. Table and four chairs. Near campground restroom and shower.

    Hyrum Lake State Park, Hyrum, UT

    Hyrum State Park is a terrific year-round fishing destination for bass, trout, perch, and bluegill. In the summer the park is an excellent place to participate in a variety of water sports. The park makes a great base camp for hikers, bikers, rock climbers, and auto tours.

    • Cabin – 2 available, sleep 8.  Electricity and lighting. Two queen size bunk beds. Bring your own bedding, including pillows, sleeping bags, or blankets. parking for 2 cars. Kitchenette with table and chairs, microwave, small refrigerator Grill area outside. Heating and air conditioning unit. Small porch with chairs, picnic table, and a spectacular view of the lake. Vault restroom located nearby.

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    Jordanelle State Park, Herber City, UT

    Fish, wakeboard, waterski, canoe or motorboat along the beautiful waters of Jordanelle Reservoir.  Accommodations at Hailstone include an 8-lane boat ramp, personal watercraft ramp, dry storage, wet slips, full-service marina store, and pro shop, picnic areas (cabanas), modern restrooms and showers, RV and tent campgrounds, reception center, group day-use pavilions, and one group overnight pavilion.

    • Deer Cabin – 1 available, sleeps 6, queen over queen bunk bed and full-sized futon. Linens are not provided. Includes microwave, refrigerator, heat and A/C unit. Restrooms nearby.
    • ElkHorn Cabin – 1 available, sleeps 8. Two queen over queen bunk beds. Microwave and fridge.
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    Palisade State Park, Manti, UT

    Summer recreation includes camping, fishing, swimming, electric motor and non-motorized boating, golfing, and hiking. Off-highway vehicle trails are accessible from the park.

    • Cabin – 8 available, sleep 8. Two bunk beds (twin over full) with trundles (twin) Microwave, Refrigerator, electrical outlets, and ceiling light. Heating and A/C unit. Table with seating for four. Cabins Bird, Tripp,  & Taylor have full restrooms with showers.

    Starvation State Park, Duchesne, UT

    The scenic beauty of 3,500 acres of parkland, many coves, remote beaches, and unusually blue water makes this a favorite of boating enthusiasts statewide.

    • Cabin – 3 available, sleep 8. 1 queen over queen bunk bed and one queen futon. ( bring your own bedding) Mini fridge and microwave. Temperature controlled, heat, and air conditioning. Table and four chairs Near campground restroom, shower within walking distance.

    Steinaker State Park, Vernal, UT

    Steinaker’s convenient location makes it a popular base for exploring the many attractions of Dinorsaurland in northeast Utah or the Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area to the north.

    • Cabin – 1 available, sleeps 8. Queen over queen bunk bed plus futon.

    Wasatch Mountain State Park, Midway, UT

    The park provides year-round recreation, including camping, picnicking, hiking, mountain biking,  golf, off-highway vehicle and horseback riding. The park offers two historic areas, Historic Tate Barn and Huber Grove.

    • Cabin – 2 available, sleep 6. Queen over queen bunk bed and queen-sized futon. Linens not included. Cabins are equipped with electricity and lights. Kitchenette with table and chairs, microwave, and small refrigerator. Heating and air conditioning unit. Small porch with bench, picnic table, and fire ring with flip-up cooking grate.
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    Theresa Jorgensen

    Theresa Jorgensen

    Theresa Jorgensen is a mother to four children including twins. She recognized the necessity for a comprehensive resource of hotels that cater to big families with rooms and suites for 5, 6, 7, or 8 people in a single room while traveling with her own family. In 2008, she established SixSuitcaseTravel to compile a database of such hotels. Over time, the website has grown to include travel advice, itineraries, road trip suggestions, national park guides, and more. Theresa takes pleasure in assisting other big families in creating unforgettable travel experiences.