(Ron Writing) Today we drove a short distance on the very scenic US-163 heading southwest from Bluff, UT. We stopped at Goosenecks State Park to see the dramatic views of the San Juan River Canyon from the cliffs above. This morning the weather was beautiful but by noon it was getting quite cloudy. We decided to have lunch here and get a weather forecast update on the internet. Based on that forecast we decided to spend the rest of the afternoon and night here rather than continue our journey.
Around 5 PM it started raining and got very windy with gusts probably up to 30 mph. It looks like that will continue most of the night and it’s not looking much better until this storm passes on about Sunday. We might just stay here at our free campsite until the weather improves.
Goosenecks State Park is not much more than a viewpoint overlooking the river canyon. There is a parking lot and then a few places to camp alongside the rim of the canyon. Each has a picnic table and a trash can but no other facilities. There is a vault toilet at the parking lot. This is the first state park we’ve run across that has free camping. There are 5 RVs at last count. We have a million dollar view right from our dining room table!