Located on the creek and to the north of the road from the Bridges Campground is a two spot family campground. The spot is first come, first serve with a check out time of 1:00 PM. Cost is $5 per vehicle per night with a fee station at the sign. Because of the proximity to the creek and lack of pit toilets on this side of the road, campers must have black/grey tanks.
The creek is absolutely beautiful and the upper spot has a nice fire ring and picnic table while the lower spot has a fire ring only. The only drawback is the dead timber present in the whole canyon from a 2012 wildfire.
Decided to camp here at dusk one night. We were headed North of Price to Kamas and the Mirror Lake Byway when we decided to cut a few driving hours off the day and pull in. Very pleased with our choice. Campground was all but empty so we took our pick of good sites. Vaults were clean and sites were spacious. Very quite and peaceful! The perfect tent spot!
We stay in this campground every year. The views are beautiful and it’s great camping, four wheeling, and fishing at the many nearby reservoirs. You can even take Miller Flat Road all the way down to Joe’s Valley. Due to the elevation it’s best to plan to stay here in July or August; if it’s been a snowy winter it probably won’t open in June. There is no water or trash bins; pack in, pack out.
I really want to give a poor review so no one else will take my future reservations. However, they really are in a great location and easily accessible. The Dwelling is large enough to hold a really big family or two couples with small children. The cabin is pretty small but large enough for a family of four. Both have showers, toilet, with running water. The lake is about a mile down the road. The nearest open boat dock is on the other side of the lake (~3 miles). The ATV trails are endless and right out the driveway is access to Skyline Drive AKA God's Country. Fishing is good at Joe's spring and fall. Summer time is better for swimming and wake boarding. The smaller lakes and ponds are better suited for summertime fishing. Luckily the are short drives. Not much of a rock climber but I know the only reason my in-laws come is to go drag themselves up a rock while I wet a fly. Overall a pretty laid back place to spend a few days relaxing.
Gooseberry group site is a pretty nice area. It’s located just 5 minutes from the lake, which can be seen down the hill to the north. In the early morning deer frequent the meadow between the sites and the lake. Even had a few doe right in the sites!
Each site has fire pits and tables, perfect for large group camping. Spigot water is also available for drinking and washing.
Easy access is also another bonus for these sites. You don’t need a truck or suv to get there. The average car does just fine :)
Ferron Campground is located across the lake from the southwest campground near the guard station. The campground has picnic tables, fire pits, and a gorgeous view of the lake from nearly every site.
This side of the lake is a bit more dense with trees, including downed old growth so firewood is readily available. This area is also a bit more guarded from the wind the area tends to get in summer months.
Overall, a beautiful place to camp.
This hike has many camping spots on the second half of the trail right along the creek, some small some larger for group sites. To make it all worth the while, there’s a huge waterfall at the end of the 2 mile hike along with awesome natural hot springs!
Since I was about 3, my family has gone to Joes Valley Reservoir for an extended family reunion! We tend to reserve the entire lower loop for a week in August. It's a bit of a downhill walk to the lake, but worth it given that there are plenty of fish and crawdads to catch for a big fish-fry!
There are toilets and picnic tables, and the roads have been paved in recent years. The best part about the campground is its ability to host a large group. The area is spread out yet open enough to feel like everyone has their own space and still together as a group. So, if you're wanting to plan a family trip, this may be where you want to go!
It is a bit noisy, however. Everyone has 4-wheelers and most people bring RV's with generators… so expect some noise, lol.
Ferron Reservoir is one of Utah's best kept secrets compared to many of the crowded campgrounds in the High Uintas.
Ferron sits right on the top of the Manti-La Sal mountain range that divides the state in two. You can get to the reservoir from either side of the range, and the roads drivable for just about any vehicle.
The campground has vault toilets, fresh water, fire pits, a couple-dozen individual sites, 1 group site, and a gorgeous view of the reservoir from just about any location. Feel free to bring your canoes or kayaks and spend the day paddling around and fishing. The fishing is great!
We take our entire family every year for our Family Reunion Camping Trip! It's one of those campgrounds that our kids will remember forever.
I was worried about the roads out to the wedge, but the were great. I was driving a non all wheel drive but suv vehicle and it did great. Tip: it’s worse the slower you go. Once to the wedge I found a campsite during the Memorial Day weekend. The second day I packed up my campsite and returned about 8 hours later to return to the same campsite. So availability was great. The wedge itself was great and the views were spectacular in late May. (During Memorial Day). I camped alone. Many people were 4wheeling, dirt biking, atving and mountain biking, as well as hiking around the campsite but not enough to be intrusive. Next time I camp there I will be bringing a mountain bike. The terrain is perfect for it. Most of the noise quieted down around 8. And I was able to find some rest. The second day I did a lot more exploring and traveled a ways down into the wedge. And the surrounding area. The second night I was able to find my same campsite from the night before and slept comfortably. The third day I packed up my camp and headed out to check out Buckhorn Wash. it’s a pictograph wall art monument type location with 2,000 year old wall paintings. It was pretty incredible. After that I headed back to SLC. The experience as a whole was great and it did rain and it was enough to make you worry, but not enough to make it bad, granted this was late May between the 24-27. Highly recommended. Only request is that you clean up after yourself. This is our planet. And it is all of our responsibility to take care of the last few wilderness areas we have.
This is a great place for a campsite. There is a really nice pavilion and really nice bathrooms with running water and showers. Close to the boat ramp and the views are incredible. Really nice paths to get you to the beach and the boat ramp.
Lots of fish in the lake and craw fish. The water is refreshing to swim, water ski, paddle board or any water sport.
Lots of tent camping spots with great views, Group sites and lots of trailer camping with hook ups and water.
Lots of bathrooms with running water and also a few pit style outhouses. This campground can get busy in the summer months. They take reservations so that is your best option.
This is a fun place close to the lake. Lots of really good fishing from shore as well as boat access. The camp sites are big with nice tables and lots of room.
They have nice bathrooms, and big campsites. Nice tables at the campsite and it is close to the lake. We caught lots of crawfish and lots of trout.
Lots of rivers close, and a view of Joes Valley. Nice big camp sites.
When we stayed here it was in the summer and we were the only ones in the whole campground. Big campsites with nice tables and bathrooms.
This is a great place to come to get away from the city. Big fish, great views, and lots of wildlife.
The campsite is nice. Great bathrooms, and nice tables. great place to roast some SMORES. Make sure you get up here in the fall and watch the Salmon spawn it is really cool.
One of my favorite summer get away spots. Lots of fish in the lake, great bike trails and amazing views all around. With it being a 15 minute drive from Payson makes for a great time.
Nice bathrooms, tables, fire pits, and in the trees. This campground can be hard to find a spot on busy weekends because it is so close to town. Amazing mountain views and fun for the whole family.
Mountain View Campground is above the lake, but a path leads down to the boat ramp and beach. Some bring boats and go fishing for brown trout, walleye, bass and yellow perch. There is a paved path for kayak or paddle board put in.
This and the adjacent Beach Campground have dozens of sites, most with water and electric hookups, shaded picnic tables and lovely lawns. Tenting however is relegated to gravel strips with the signage: No Tents on Lawn.
Restrooms include individual toilet/shower stalls as well as pit toilets.
In mid May there are no staff or hosts readily available, so Iron Rangers (metal posts) take your money. (Have cash or a check with you.) Fees are very reasonable and the views from the Mountain View back-in sites just above the lake are pretty darn nice. I painted a picture that includes the high Uinta Peaks as well as sandstone tablelands, the lake, the junipers, the sky… it doesn’t get much nicer.
This is a great FREE site; however there are no amenities. Bring everything you need. If you don't have a portable toilet, visit the rest area down the road for a last minute bathroom break before settling in for the night.
There is plenty of open, level space. Not a lot of privacy, so during the busy season you'll most likely make friends with your neighbors.
This campground is small, primitive, and quiet. We stayed here for a night before starting the Little Grand Canyon hike, just across (and up) the road. It was the perfect place to stay for a short rest before venturing out on our journey. We were there in early Spring and we only had two neighbors. Since it's a BLM campground, you can bring your dog, which is great for the area. The sunrise was beautiful, it made for a great start to our day.
Buckhorn Draw is a great place to bring friends or family for quiet, shaded summer camping. The San Rafael Swell is a gorgeous area in Utah that hasn’t yet been overrun with tourists. Buckhorn Draw Rd has a bunch of dispersed camping spots, of all sizes. There are a few campgrounds too, so if you need a bathroom you can go use one down the road a bit. The Buckhorn Draw pictographs are a sight to see, and the Wedge isn’t far. In the other direction, Goblin Valley is nearby, and there is a ton of hiking. I love this area and make a point to visit regularly.
This is dispersed camping. No amenities provided such as table or grills. They do have rock fire rings and sign/posts identifying the campsites. There are bathrooms at the Wedge Overlook as well as a more established campground with tables provided if you’d rather do that. Views are amazing there too! What I lived about our site ( site 5) was that is was at the halfway point of the mountain bike trail. This site is at the top of a shallow drainage. Other sites are literally right on the rim…see video.
This campground, specifically, the tent only part is awe inspiring. You have the ability to camp super close to the lake and the pictures you can take are amazing. The bathrooms are quite spartan at the tent camping only site, but showers and flush toilets are available at the other side of the campground. Watch out for rocks going in, we got a flat.
This is a great spot just a about 2 miles off the main highway. It’s paved until you get to the campground turn off which is a good dirt road. Wide open space with tons of options to tent or RV. There’s a huge sign that says Sheep Creek Campground so you can’t miss it. Drove here with my front wheel drive sedan and tent camped. Train goes by occasionally but not loud enough to disturb. Access to hiking trails all around because it’s national forest land. You can stay 14 days. No permit required. No amenities.
Such a contrast to the busy over crowded Myrtle beach area. This campground has awesome natural beaches with no crowds. Two different sections of campround. newest one is more modernbut very close together. Older on has shade and character. We saw alligators walking across road into the marsh.