Bowery Creek Campground is located next to Fish Lake in the Fishlake National Forest of central Utah. Visitors enjoy boating, fishing and exploring local trails.
Fish Lake is Utah's largest natural mountain lake, covering 2,500 acres. It is famous for its 20-40 pound Mackinaw lake trout. Anglers also enjoy fishing for rainbow trout and splake. Boating, canoeing, swimming and scuba diving are popular activities.
The 5-mile Pelican Canyon Trail begins in the campground. It leads through meadows and dense forests of spruce, pine and aspen as it climbs to the 11,633-foot Fish Lake Hightop.
The popular Lakeshore National Recreation Trail extends around the eastern side of the lake. Hikers are rewarded with stunning lake views after climbing 900 feet in elevation.
The campground contains six group sites: three can accommodate up to 30 people each, the other three up to 20 people each. A group day-use picnic site for up to 100 people is located on-site. Several single-family sites are available as well. Most sites have lake views.
Flush toilets and drinking water are provided. Roads and parking spurs are paved. The lake is just a short walk below the site and across the road.
Three resorts are located in the Fish Lake Basin, offering camping and fishing supplies, RV parks with hookups, cabin and boat rentals, marinas, gas, restaurants, groceries, laundry facilities and showers. The resorts are open from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
The campground sits at an elevation of 9,000 feet on a sagebrush-covered hillside above the valley floor, offering sweeping views of Fish Lake. Aspen and cottonwood trees forest the site.
Johnson Valley Reservoir is just north of Fish Lake, offering additional fishing and boating opportunities.
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I love coming to Fish Lake and staying at Bowery Campground. The spots are nicely separated with the trees and lake making a serene background for a relaxing campsite. Each campsite has a picnic table, fairly decent tent pad and a charcoal grill. Most spots have a view of the lake and an easy path down to it. There is an awesome 5 mile trail that starts at the campground and ends at the top overlooking the lake.
-The bathrooms aren’t super close but, there are several throughout the campground. -Drinking water is available.
-There are several group sites that accommodate up to 30 people.
We couldn’t get a spot at Capital Reef so I checked on The Dyrt and low and behold there’s a lake only an hour away. If you want peaceful and cool it’s here. If you like to fish they have 20-40lb mackinaw trout. There are several camping sites around the lake but this one in my opinion has the best views of the lake and ambiance. Others are either so filled with trees you don’t see the lake and one has barely any trees. Also, a great price for the beauty!
Bowery Creek is beautiful. Spring, summer, fall you need to see Fishlake in all seasons. The campground has beautiful views year round. There are so many things to do like hiking, fishing, boating, atv rides, and breakfast at Bowery Haven is a must. One of my all time favorite places to visit.
The sites aren’t too expensive. There are plenty of amenities nearby, including drinking water & flushing toilets. The views are magnificent & the temperatures are moderate. Love this place!