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Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Drinking Water
About Posey Lake Campground
Posey Lake Campground is located next to its beautiful namesake lake high on the Colorado Plateau at an elevation of 8,800 feet. Visitors enjoy canoeing, fishing and exploring local trails. Natural Features: The campground is situated on a hillside above Posey Lake. A scenic forest of towering ponderosa pines covers the area. Clusters of aspens dot the landscape and summer wildflowers are abundant. Recreation: Posey Lake offers rainbow and brook trout fishing, canoeing, kayaking and non-motorized boating. Two hiking trails begin at the campground. The Posey Overlook Trail is a mile long and leads to a beautiful overlook. The Posey Spur Trail connects the campground to the Great Western Trail, which provides excellent hiking and mountain biking. Facilities: The campground contains 21 single-family sites and one group site for up to 35 people. Drinking water is provided from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Facilities at this campground include accessible vault toilets, a fish cleaning station and two fishing docks. Roads and parking spurs are gravel. Nearby Attractions: Posey Lake offers a cool escape from the surrounding desert landscape and is often used as a base to explore the surrounding region. The Escalante area of southern Utah offers breathtaking scenery nearly everywhere you look. Sightseeing along Forest Road 153 (Hells Backbone) and Utah Highway 12, a National All American Highway, is very popular. The Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Anasazi State Park, and the Escalante Petrified Forest State Park are all located in the area. ACTIVITIES Boating: Canoeing Fishing Hiking
Operator
USDA Forest Service
Features
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ADA Accessible
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
No Electric Hookups
Fires Allowed
No Firewood Available
No Market
Pets Allowed
No Phone Service
Picnic Table
Reservable
No Sanitary Dump
No Sewer Hookups
No Showers
Toilets
No Trash
Water Hookups
No WiFi
Location
Posey Lake Campground is located in Utah
Latitude
37.942 N
Longitude
-111.694 W
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Directions
From Highway 12 in Escalante, turn north at 300 East at the elementary school at the Posey Lake/Hells Backbone sign. Travel 14 miles to junction of Forest Roads 153 and 154, keep left and travel 2 miles to Posey Lake Campground. Site access can be difficult; about 14 miles of the road is gravel with some steep sections.
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One of the most scenic campgrounds in the Western United States. And excellent trout fishing, too! The eight acre Posey Lake is perfect for quiet kayak fishing among the pines and aspens. The campground has state-of-the-art toilets that are kept immaculate and oder-free. Potable water spickets are strategically placed throughout the campsites. Docile deer are common in the early mornings and the Milky Way makes its appearance after sunset. In the summer, look for the Big Dipper to descend over the north end of the lake. Campsites No’s. 11, 12, 13, and 14 have trail access to the lake (No. 12 is best). If you want seclusion, reserve campsite No. 16, although it is furthest from the lake. All sites come with a fire pit, barbecue grill “on a stick,” picnic table, and bear-proof food locker. The trail to the fire look-out is adjacent to Campground No. 14. It’s an moderately easy hike with some inclines and switchbacks.