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Best Tent Sites Near Fern Ridge Lake, UT (38)

    Camper-submitted photo from Great Western Trail Dispersed
    Camper-submitted photo from Great Western Trail Dispersed
    Camper-submitted photo from Great Western Trail Dispersed
    Camper-submitted photo from Great Western Trail Dispersed
    Camper-submitted photo from Great Western Trail Dispersed
    Camper-submitted photo from Great Western Trail Dispersed

    1.

    Great Western Trail Dispersed

    26 Reviews
    48 Photos
    561 Saves
    Fern Ridge Lake, Utah

    Welcome to the Great Western Trail Dispersed camping area, a hidden gem near Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah. This spot is perfect for those who love a bit of solitude and don't mind roughing it. The area is known for its beautiful views and quiet atmosphere, making it a great place to unwind and enjoy nature.

    One of the standout features here is the fire pits at many of the sites, which are perfect for a cozy campfire under the stars. Speaking of stars, the stargazing here is phenomenal, thanks to the clear, dark skies. Just be prepared for some chilly nights, as several visitors have noted that it can get quite cold after the sun goes down.

    The camping spots are spread out along a forest road, offering a mix of shaded and open areas. Some spots are easier to access than others, so if you're driving a regular car, you might want to stick to the more accessible sites near the entrance. For those with a 4x4, there are more secluded spots further down the road.

    This area is a fantastic base for exploring nearby attractions. It's just a short drive to Bryce Canyon and Red Canyon, and the Tropic Reservoir is also close by. If you're visiting in the summer, don't miss the Dark Ranger Observatory for some incredible night sky viewing.

    Keep in mind that this is a dispersed camping area, so there are no amenities like toilets, showers, or drinking water. You'll need to pack in everything you need and pack out all your trash. Despite the lack of facilities, the natural beauty and tranquility make it well worth the effort. Enjoy your stay and happy camping!

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • Tents
    • Dispersed
    • Alcohol
    Camper-submitted photo from Forest Rd 294 Dispersed - Dixie National Forest
    Camper-submitted photo from Forest Rd 294 Dispersed - Dixie National Forest
    Camper-submitted photo from Forest Rd 294 Dispersed - Dixie National Forest
    Camper-submitted photo from Forest Rd 294 Dispersed - Dixie National Forest
    Camper-submitted photo from Forest Rd 294 Dispersed - Dixie National Forest
    Camper-submitted photo from Forest Rd 294 Dispersed - Dixie National Forest

    2.

    Forest Rd 294 Dispersed - Dixie National Forest

    6 Reviews
    7 Photos
    376 Saves
    Fern Ridge Lake, Utah

    Many people enjoy the solitude and primitive experience of camping away from developed campgrounds and other campers. Dispersed camping is the term used for camping anywhere in the National Forest OUTSIDE of a developed campground. In some popular dispersed camping areas, camping is limited to designated sites only. Dispersed camping is free, therefore no services; such as trash removal, and little or no facilities; such as tables and fire pits, are provided.

    There are extra responsibilities and skills that are necessary for dispersed camping. It is your responsibility to know these before you go camping. Camping rules and regulations apply to make your experience safe, and to keep the natural resources scenic and unspoiled for other campers.

    Rules for Dispersed Camping Motorized vehicle use for the purpose of dispersed camping is only allowed 150 feet from any designated route to limit resource damage. Use existing campsites. Groups of over 75 people, who wish to use the forest, need to obtain a special use permit. There is no fee and permits can be obtained at the nearest Forest Service Office. You need to be self-contained. No amenities are provided; such as water, restrooms or trash cans. You may camp in a dispersed area for up to 16 days. After 16 days, you must move at least 10 miles for camping in another dispersed area. Please place your campsite at least 200 feet from any stream or other water source. Pack it in, pack it out. Inspect your campsite and rest areas for trash or spilled foods. Pack out all trash, leftover food, and litter. Follow Leave No Trace principals. Contact a local Forest Service office to see if any fire restrictions are in place.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • Tents
    • Dispersed
    • Firewood Available
    Camper-submitted photo from Camp Lutherwood of Utah
    Camper-submitted photo from Camp Lutherwood of Utah
    Camper-submitted photo from Camp Lutherwood of Utah
    Camper-submitted photo from Camp Lutherwood of Utah
    Camper-submitted photo from Camp Lutherwood of Utah
    Camper-submitted photo from Camp Lutherwood of Utah

    3.

    Camp Lutherwood of Utah

    8 Reviews
    32 Photos
    114 Saves
    Alton, Utah
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • Tents

    $15 - $40 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from FS500 - Dispersed
    Camper-submitted photo from FS500 - Dispersed
    Camper-submitted photo from FS500 - Dispersed
    Camper-submitted photo from FS500 - Dispersed
    Camper-submitted photo from FS500 - Dispersed
    Camper-submitted photo from FS500 - Dispersed

    4.

    FS500 - Dispersed

    4 Reviews
    11 Photos
    268 Saves
    Cannonville, Utah
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • Tents
    • Dispersed
    • Alcohol
    Camper-submitted photo from Zion RV and Campground (Hi-Road)
    Camper-submitted photo from Zion RV and Campground (Hi-Road)
    Camper-submitted photo from Zion RV and Campground (Hi-Road)
    Camper-submitted photo from Zion RV and Campground (Hi-Road)
    Camper-submitted photo from Zion RV and Campground (Hi-Road)
    Camper-submitted photo from Zion RV and Campground (Hi-Road)

    5.

    Zion RV and Campground (Hi-Road)

    41 Reviews
    154 Photos
    276 Saves
    Springdale, Utah

    The perfect location for all your camping and RV needs conveniently located just East of the Zion National Park boundary. Our spacious and beautiful campground offers everything you will need for a perfect camping experience.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $40 - $54 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Yovimpa Pass Campsite — Bryce Canyon National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Yovimpa Pass Campsite — Bryce Canyon National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Yovimpa Pass Campsite — Bryce Canyon National Park

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    Yovimpa Pass Campsite — Bryce Canyon National Park

    2 Reviews
    3 Photos
    56 Saves
    Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah

    This site is on the Riggs Spring Loop 1.6 miles (2.6 km) from Rainbow Point. There is reliable water in the stream below the pumphouse that is just below the campsite. There are Aspens, Ponderosa Pines and Blue Spruce at the site as well as good views of the pink cliffs and out into the Grand Staircase.

    *Bear Canister required and storage site for it.

    • Phone Service
    • Tents
    • Drinking Water
    • Alcohol
    Camper-submitted photo from Spencer Flat Dispersed Camping - Grand Staircase Nat Mon
    Camper-submitted photo from Spencer Flat Dispersed Camping - Grand Staircase Nat Mon
    Camper-submitted photo from Spencer Flat Dispersed Camping - Grand Staircase Nat Mon
    Camper-submitted photo from Spencer Flat Dispersed Camping - Grand Staircase Nat Mon
    Camper-submitted photo from Spencer Flat Dispersed Camping - Grand Staircase Nat Mon
    Camper-submitted photo from Spencer Flat Dispersed Camping - Grand Staircase Nat Mon

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    Spencer Flat Dispersed Camping - Grand Staircase Nat Mon

    15 Reviews
    37 Photos
    649 Saves
    Escalante, Utah

    Welcome to Spencer Flat Dispersed Camping in the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. This spot is a gem for those who love a bit of solitude and stunning natural beauty. The area is known for its breathtaking views, especially at sunrise and sunset, so make sure you have your camera ready.

    The camping spots here are scattered along a dirt road, and while the road is generally passable, having a vehicle with AWD can be handy for navigating the softer sand. You might need to drive a couple of miles in to find an open site, but trust me, it's worth the effort. The sites are pretty spread out, offering a good amount of privacy and peace.

    One thing to note is that this area is quite sandy, so be prepared for sand to get into everything. Also, campfires are not allowed, so plan accordingly. Despite this, many visitors have found the experience to be incredibly peaceful and quiet, with some even mentioning the occasional visit from local wildlife.

    For those who enjoy stargazing, this place is a dream. The night skies are clear and perfect for spotting constellations. During the day, you can enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding canyons and mesas. It's also a great spot if you're planning to visit nearby attractions like Bryce Canyon National Park or Capitol Reef National Park.

    Pets are welcome here, so feel free to bring your furry friends along. Just remember to pack out all your trash, as there are no trash services available. And while there are no toilets or drinking water, the beauty and tranquility of the place more than make up for it.

    So, if you're looking for a quiet, scenic spot to pitch your tent and enjoy some quality time in nature, Spencer Flat Dispersed Camping is definitely worth checking out.

    • Pets
    • Phone Service
    • Tents
    • Group
    • Dispersed
    • Alcohol
  1. 8.

    Stoneview ranch

    1 Review
    9 Photos
    6 Saves
    Tropic, Utah

    Beautiful campsite on your way to pine lake

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • Tents

    $35 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Rock Springs Bench
    Camper-submitted photo from Rock Springs Bench
    Camper-submitted photo from Rock Springs Bench
    Camper-submitted photo from Rock Springs Bench
    Camper-submitted photo from Rock Springs Bench
    Camper-submitted photo from Rock Springs Bench
  2. 10.

    Raven's Nest Utah Campground

    1 Review
    9 Photos
    5 Saves
    Panguitch, Utah

    NESTled in the mountains near Panguitch, Utah, and is a prime location for camping with a great many places to visit nearby. All 2W Drive. Those being Bryce Canyon 23 miles, Zion Canyon 56 miles, Panguitch Lake 18 miles, Kodachrome Basin 32 miles, Petrified Forest 40 miles, Coral Pink Sand Dunes 63 miles, and many more.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • Tents
    • Picnic Table

    $35 / night

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