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No Drinking Water
About Trial Lake Campground

Trial Lake Campground is located just off the Mirror Lake Scenic Byway on the shores of Trial Lake at an elevation of 9,500 feet. The byway cuts through the Uinta Mountains, which are known for their abundant recreational opportunities and scenic beauty.


Trial Lake offers canoeing, kayaking and fishing for rainbow trout.

Popular trailheads for Crystal Lake and Bald Mountain are located a mile away at Washington Lake Campground. Numerous additional hiking, biking, horseback and off-road vehicle riding trails crisscross this beautiful region.


This campground contains several single-family sites and one double site, all with picnic tables and campfire rings. Some sites have tent pads. The lake is visible from most sites.
Vault toilets and trash collection are provided. Firewood is available for purchase from the host. Roads and parking spurs are paved.

59 single sites - $23.00, capacity - 8 people + 1 vehicle

1 double site - $46.00, capacity - 16 people

Extra vehicle - $9.00 per vehicle

Natural Features

A dense forest of Engelmann spruce and white fir covers the shores of the lake, providing ample shade in the campground. Summer wildflowers dot the landscape. Summer temperatures range from 65-75 degrees during the day to 40-50 degrees at night.

Nearby Attractions

Mirror Lake Scenic Byway parallels the Lower Provo River as it snakes across a portion of the Uinta Mountains, leading to numerous high alpine lakes and streams, countless trails, breathtaking scenic viewpoints and various campgrounds.

The High Uintas Wilderness can be accessed from several trails along the byway.

ADA Access: N

$23.00 - $46.00
USDA Forest Service
Drive In
Boat In
Alcohol Allowed
No Drinking Water
No Electric Hookups
Firewood Available
No Market
No Phone Service
Picnic Table
No Sanitary Dump
No Sewer Hookups
No Showers
Trash Available
No Water Hookups
No WiFi
Trial Lake Campground is located in Utah
40.6817 N
-110.9481 W
Get Directions
From Salt Lake City, Utah, take I-80 east for approximately 30 miles to Exit 146 for Highway 40 toward Park City/Heber City/Vernal. Take Exit 4 onto Highway 248 toward Kamas. Take left onto UT 32 then right onto Highway 150 (Mirror Lake Scenic Byway). Go 25 miles to campground. From Salt Lake City, Utah, take I-80 east for approximately 30 miles to Exit 146 for Highway 40. Go south on Highway 40 for approximately 13 miles and take left onto UT Highway 32. Stay on UT-32 for 16 miles (there will be a 4-way stop in Francis.) Take right onto Highway 150 (Mirror Lake Scenic Byway) in Kamas. Go 25 miles to campground.  From Provo, Utah, take Highway 189 thru Provo Canyon to Heber City. At the junction with Highway 40 in Heber, turn left and stay on Highway 189 thru town. At the north end of Heber, turn right onto UT Highway 32. Stay on UT-32 for 16 miles (there will be a 4-way stop in Francis.) Take right onto Highway 150 (Mirror Lake Scenic Byway) in Kamas. Go 25 miles to campground.
2 Reviews of Trial Lake Campground
Not worth it in dry years. Maybe during spring but no way in summer fall

Very similar to the dispersed camping around Trial Lake this campground resides on the East side and features picnic tables and fire rings at the developed sites. The host at the campground offers wood but definitely bring your own water as due to the dry water year they have shut off all of the spigots at most of the campgrounds along Mirror Lake Hwy. Trial Lake has been especially hit hard this year with the lake resembling more of a puddle and is visibly about 50' lower than where the shoreline previously was at springtime. So if you're looking for some pristine lakeside mountain camping your best bet is to head to Mooshorn, Lilly Lake, Butterfly Lake, Mirror Lake, or do some backpacking if those are all filled up. Fees are $23 a night in addition to the Mirror Lake Hwy Rec. Pass which is $6 for 3 days and $12 for the week

First to Review
Beautiful Area

What a beautiful area to camp! Bald eagles flying around, plenty of fish to catch and a night sky that shows every star in the sky. Now for the bad: There's like 60 spots. Some campsites are right on top of each other. We had a big spot on a hill over looking the lake through the tall pines, and the site next to us was big but their table and fire pit was just down the hill so there was no privacy at all from their big, wooded site. A big group with several cars and about 5 dogs showed up at this spot and so we listened to them party until way past 2am and their dogs fighting with each other. After they left, one of the paths from our spot to the lake, had dog crap on it. Awesome they didn't bother to clean up after their dogs! Then 2 spots down, campers showed up, and they had 2 dogs that ran amok with no leash. It was hard to walk our dog because their dogs would come up to him as we walked. Also one of their dogs would end up in our camp. WTH! Lastly, we asked the camp host for fire wood and she told us at her site at #11 as she drove by on her golf cart. Ok?? Every camp host we've encountered brought the wood. Not her and again 60 camp sites so it was about a jaunt to her area. It sounded like a big inconvenience for her and so I hiked over to it and there she was to take my money. We have a roof top tent so driving to their site was out of the question. It was a hell of a walk back dead lifting 2 huge bundles of wood tied to twine. At least I got a good work out in.

Anyways, awesome area, too many people and campsites to really make it a 5 star rating!