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Small Town America - Circleville, Utah

Updated: May 10, 2021

We went from a 2 week stay in crowded Moab to the tiny town of Circleville and from a large, pricey corporate RV Resort to a small owner-on-site RV Park. I didn't make reservations for our trip in Utah after Moab and it is hard to find RV parks with space available. Most people reserve their spots near national parks months or even a year in advance. So the work began and while searching on my online tool "RV Trip Wizard" I came across the Circleville RV Resort. We needed a three week reservation and Tanja, the owner, made sure to give us a good rate. We plan to visit Capital Reef, Bryce Canyon and Zion National Parks during our 3 weeks in Circleville.

The town is quite small with only one store - Stan's Mercantile. They have a surprising selection of goods. There are some houses surrounding the Main Street and then the pastures begin. Hundreds of cows and numerous horses, goats and sheep. We can see a horse in a pasture from our kitchen window. All of the horses are beautiful and obviously well cared for. To clarify, the other animals look well cared for but their beauty is just not as apparent. My favorite horse is a quarter mile away and is quite friendly. His photo is below.

When we arrived on Friday, April 30 we were able to pick our site and chose a spacious corner location. Tanja the owner was very gracious and even brought us a welcome basket. It is very peaceful and quiet for the most part. We actually did not drive anywhere for 3 entire days. We did run and bike around the town and the farms and ranches. Ken had work to do and we needed some downtime.

On Tuesday, May 4th we drove to another exceptional Utah paved bike path located along Rt 89. Wide and in great condition the path is 16 miles one way. We had a great ride next to the Sevier River with, of course, mountains everywhere. On Wednesday we drove 27 miles south for dinner and grocery shopping in Panguitch. This town is much larger than Circleville but still small. I won't review the restaurant since maybe we are a little too picky. Suffice it to say, the only wine available was in a box.

Overall, the Circleville location is great since we can walk, run or bike right from the RV park. The RV park is pretty and well taken care of. Also important, the water pressure and cell signals are good.

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Circleville RV Park


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