November 7, 2020
When someone says “I don’t like talking about money....” there is a “but” coming up soon.
My usual campsite costs somewhere between $20 and $35 per night. At the low end it is a “primitive site” with a flat area, a picnic table and a fire pit. At the high end, the site might have electrical hookups and water and include the “daily use fee” that most state parks charge.
As an aside, so far I’d give Colorado, Utah and Arizona my highest marks for the facilities at their state parks. It’s like they actually want you to be impressed.
(Also should add that dispersed camping on BLM land is free and camping in a national forest is usually under $15. Those are budget enhancers!)
For the next two nights I am ensconced in a Comfort Suites in Kanab, Utah for the all-in cost of $75 per night. Last night I slept in my truck for $33. The incremental $42 for a king-sized bed, towels, a shower and a microwave. MasterCard!