Castle Gate RV
We came to Helper in 2012 for the Helper Arts & Music Festival and fell in love with the town. Back then Helper didn’t have much going on outside the festival and the light parade in the winter, but we saw so much potential. The historic downtown buildings are set against the backdrop of mountains, called book cliffs, under the sentry of Balance Rock.
The festival that brought us here started in 1995 when several artists who had purchased buildings on Main Street to use as studios and for workshops came up with the idea. In vacant buildings they created phantom galleries where art was displayed to liven up the town. As the years passed, some of the artists who came for workshops stayed. The art community is strong and growing in Helper. 2019 will be the 25th anniversary of the Helper Arts, Music & Film Festival(film started in 2016). The plans are already under way to make the 25th festival a spectacular event so book your spot now!
There were other visits to Helper. We came for the Christmas Light Parade (Helper is Utah’s official Christmas town), for a craft fair in the park, for a photography class, and of course the yearly festival. We wanted to learn more about the town and the people who live here.
After the many trips we decided Helper needed an RV park. The existing lodging situation wasn’t ideal for visitors wishing to take advantage of the happenings in Helper or area attractions. We wanted a place to stay, close to town, with amenities. While we have a travel trailer, we were aware there wasn’t a place with the amenities we wanted and space for larger rigs with pullouts, tow vehicles and ATV’s in all of Carbon County.