Vernal / Dinosaurland KOA General Information

We are closed for the season until April 28th 2021. Check our blog for more information.

General Campground Information

General Rules

Please help us make your stay with us a pleasant one by following a few rules as detailed further below, for your safety and comfort. In addition, please note that fires can only be built in grates provided or your own grill. Approved firewood only. No vehicle or RV washing is permitted. No clotheslines will be allowed at any time. Please observe our 6 mph speed limit and watch for children.

Pet Policies

Your pet is a part of your family and is welcome as such, but please take note of the following rules: Good behavior is required. Dogs of any breed that are hostile or aggressive will be asked to leave the campground, along with their owners. Bring the leash. Dogs must be kept on leashes no longer than 6 feet when outside their owners' vehicles or rental units. Do not leave a tethered dog unattended. Remember manners. Constant barking bothers other campers. If your pet is too vocal, you'll need to find other accommodations. All buildings and the pool & playground & minigolf area are off limits to pets. Please clean up after your pet.
We don't exclude Pit Bulls; Rottweilers or Dobermans, but they are not allowed in the off-leash K9-Dog park. Also, all rules above also apply to these breads and are strictly enforced.

Check in and Check out times

Check out or re-register by 11 AM.
Check in is 1 pm for all tent and RV sites. For cabins, deluxe cabins, Woody Tent and Tipis, check in time is 3 PM.

Office & Store Hours

At our KOA, the store and office hours change from season to season. Please verify current hours posted at store/office doors:
  • Main season from Memorial Day Weekend in May through Labor Day Weekend in September: 8 am to 8 pm
  • April to Memorial Day Weekend: 8 am to 11 am and from 3 pm to 7 pm
  • After Labor Day Weekend until end of season: 8 am to 11 am and from 3 pm to 7 pm

Please note that the hours can be shortened during weekdays in the off-season (March/April and October/November), with a door bell or phone number to contact for assistance.

Quiet Hours

Quiet hours are 10 PM to 7 AM.


Laundry is open 24 hours. The laundry is located in the same building as the office.

Pool Hours

Our swimming pool is open from Memorial Day Weekend until Labor Day Weekend only. The pool hours are 9 AM to 8 PM or dusk - whichever occurs first. Please note for the safety of our guests, the pool will close if any thunder or lightning may occur. No lifeguard is on duty. Children under 14 must be accomplished by an adult. No large rafts permitted.


Our internet is free of charge. You will be given login information during registration. While we do our best to constantly upgrade and improve the internet service, please be aware, that the speed and signal strength is limited - depending on how busy our campground is. Online streaming and watching movies is usually not possible. Please don't rely on the internet for business matters. No refund or discounts can be granted, in case of slow or unavailable internet.

Firewood Policy

Build fires only in grates provided or your own grill. Firewood may be purchased in the store.

Propane Gas

Please note that propane gas is only available during office/store hours. Please plan ahead, so you don't run out when the store is closed. There are several gas stations and other vendors available in town, should you need a refill outside of the store hours. No dispensing after dark allowed by Utah Fire Marshall.

Tent Policy

Tents are permitted in designated tents sites or the group tent site only. A small 2 - 3 person tent is allowed at an extra fee on our 4 Deluxe Patio Sites. Otherwise, tents are not allowed on RV sites. If staying on a tent site for multiple days, we will let you know when we are watering your site. Watering your site is required for maintenance and it may require you to move your items off the grass.

Payment Options

We accept Visa, MasterCard, and Discover Cards. Cash is accepted for RV sites and tent sites only. Cabin guests are required to use a credit card for registration, but can pay in cash. We do not accept cash cards, checks, money orders, or business checks.

Meet Your Hosts

Daniela and Markus Heimgartner

Live your dream - and with becoming a part of the KOA family, one of them came true.

We were born in Switzerland, grew up there until we moved to Utah in 2008. Should you not see us at the campground, we are probably out for a hike, riding the bikes or on one of the many ATV/UTV trails in the area. And if you are an international traveler or just would like to freshen up your high school/college language skills, we would certainly love to help you out, as we also speak German and French.

We have been traveling to the Western USA for many years and very soon we got addicted to the beautiful landscape, the dry and pleasant climate from spring to fall and the outdoor activities in and around the area. We recently sold our motels in Moab, which we successfully owned and operated between 2008 and 2018, and we were ready for a new adventure. During a 4 month break, we went on a journey through some parts of the USA, visiting many campgrounds and ever since then we were dreaming about owning and operating one. Especially with children, but also for a different lodging experience, we quickly learned that camping is so much different than staying in one of the "big block" hotels. Have you ever sat at a campfire, roasted marshmallows, and watched the beautiful sky with stars inside of a motel? We probably got addicted from this experience and wanted to make use of our experience and expertise in the lodging business within the KOA family.

We are looking forward to being your campground hosts and will do everything possible for you to have an enjoyable experience and make wonderful memories.

Daniela & Markus