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About Lower Calf Creek Campground
Calf Creek Campground is a desert oasis located within the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. The Recreation Area includes a 13-site campground, a day-use picnic area and a trailhead. The campground provides small sites nestled along Calf Creek on a first-come, first-served basis. Elevation 5400 ft. campsites in Grand Staircase/Escalante National Monument. Self-guided interpretive trail to Calf Creek Falls (126 feet). 6 mile round trip.
Access
Drive In, Walk In
Operator
Bureau of Land Management
Features
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Drinking Water
Picnic Table
Toilets
Location
Lower Calf Creek Campground is located in Utah
Latitude
37.678 N
Longitude
-112.155 W
Elevation
5400 ft
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Directions
From Escalante go 15 miles east on UT 12.
7 Reviews of Lower Calf Creek Campground
hot hot hot

This is a really nice little campground. Sites are pretty small, but nice. They're also right along this little river that runs through the campsite. The best part about the campground though, is the trail that begins in it. It leads to lower calf creek falls, this little water fall that dumps into a small pool. It was the most picturesque thing I've ever seen. Also, along the trail are these cool little markers that tell you stuff about the area and the national monument.

It does get super hot in this part of Utah though. I was there in May and it was already in the high 90s. If you hike the trial, bring plenty of water.

First to Review
Chasing waterfalls!!!!

Lower Calf Creek hike is located in Grand Staircase Escalante, 5 hours away from Las Vegas, Nevada. The hike itself is 6 miles round trip with beautiful scenery and a beautiful waterfall at the end. Go during the summer time when the water is warmer so you take a dip in the waterfall.

First come basis for the campground, no reservations allowed. You have to pay a $5 campground fee at the trailhead. Make sure you get there ealry, there’s only 14 spots total and the place gets crowded quick as it the most popular hike/ campground in Escalante. Have fun!!! Totally worth the long drive!!!

Awesome!

We had motorcycles & a tent trailer and space #6 was perfect. We were tucked into our own little area and could listen to the creek running nearby. Lots of people walking by headsd to the falls (6 miles round trip) but there vehicles weren’t allowed past parking lot unless camping. Flush toilets at parking lot which was a little walk away but clean. No showers and downfall to us was no dumpsters. Had to haul trash to nearest dumpsters at Hells Backbone entrance. Hogback on Hwy 12 & Burr trail at Boulder was Beautiful.

First to Review
Incredible

Love this campground! Better get there early but once your in, plan an extra day! Trailhead is incredible! Pack it in, pack it out but clean flushable toilet at entrance and clean vault toilets at throughout. The creek itself was a nice place to soak the feet after the hike to the beautiful Lower Calf Creek Falls. Very clean and quiet!

Perfect spot!

Beautiful and quite campground with drinking water, fire rings and an INCREDIBLE trailhead. We camped across the river crossing (on the high side of the campground. We walked down to the river (maybe 30 yards) and sat our camp chairs in the water to cool off our tired feet after the 4 hour hike up the trail. It was so relaxing to soak in the cool river and enjoy a few beers before walking back to the campsite to prepare supper. We were tent camping out of a convertible VW Beetle and crossing the river was a breeze since it is a paved crossing and only about 6 inches deep! Very clean and very nice but you must pack out your own trash. No dumpsters available. Highly recommend this campground!

Awesome camp spot!

My fiancé and I took an impromptu weekend trip down to southern Utah to hike Lower Calf Creek Falls. This campsite was perffffect! It was right at the trail head and super pretty. The only downside is that all of the campsites are really close together so you don't get much privacy. Overall a really great experience though.

First to Review
Beautiful campground

The campground is located at the bottom of a canyon with Calf Creek running through the middle. You have to drive through (yes through not over!) the creek to get to the majority of campsites. If you have a low suspension you may need to rethink camping or at the very least be careful picking when you go since the water level rises with rain. The site my wife and I stayed at had a picnic table with a large awning To provide shade and cover from rain. There is a suspension bridge to walk over the creek to get to flushing toilets if you don't want to use a pit toilet. There are water spickets located around the campground too.