If you're looking for great, clean campsites away from RVs & cars altogether, Jordanelle Resevoir's Keetly hike-in campground is for you. Located just north of Heber City (think Park City area) the Jordanelle State Park is perfect for boaters, SUP, kayaking, beaching, and just relaxing by the water. The beauty of the Keetly campground was the privacy, unlike hanging out at the beach area which can be very crowded.
We chose campsites 171 with easy access to the water but no shade. Everything you bring must be hiked in .5 mile to 1 mile depending on your campsite and the foot path you choose. Once you park, there is a spot for wagons that were donated to the state park for campers to haul their gear to the sites. Even though the sign clearly said to not leave the wagons at your site and to hike it back the parking lot after unloading, we saw many campers with the wagons at their site all night. We were not lucky enough to grab a wagon on the hike in - but we did see two girls with a wagon each hauling nothing but one backpack in each wagon. Talk about annoying. Moral of the story - don't bring more than you can carry in or else you may be making multiple trips.
The campsites are equipped with concrete pads with picnic tables, large firepits with primitive grills, and tent spaces. Pretty similar to most car camping set ups.
Our campsite was located on a cove - perfect for floating, kayaking, and SUP. A few campers did "park?" their boats along the bank in the cove and hiked up to their campsites. The water was pretty still and free from wake in the area.
We cooked our dinner of veggie brats and squash on our BioLite grill (favorite outdoor equipment purchase ever!) & watched the sun set. After dark, a heat lightening storm started, but we weren't lucky enough to catch a good photo.
If you're looking for a nice quiet weekend on the lake or a family fun filled trip, Jordanelle State Park Keelty Campground is for you!