Doctor Creek Campground is located next to Fish Lake in the Fishlake National Forest of central Utah. Visitors enjoy fishing, boating 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 scenic 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 two group sites that can accommodate up to 150 people each, both with shelters, tables, campfire rings and grills. Several single-family sites are available as well. Mallard Day Use site is located within the campground.
Flush toilets and drinking water are provided. A dump station is located at the campground entrance. Roads and parking spurs are paved.
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.
Doctor Creek sits at at an elevation of 9,000 feet on the southern tip of Fish Lake on Mallard Bay. A series of ponds, known as Coots Slough, dot the area just south of the campground. Aspens and cottonwoods provide limited shade in this sagebrush-covered area. Sites on the outer edge of the campground offer excellent lake views but no shade.
The 5-mile Pelican Canyon Trail begins nearby at Bowery Creek Campground. It leads through meadows and dense forests of spruce, pine and aspen as it climbs to the 11,633-foot Fish Lake Hightop.
Johnson Valley Reservoir is just north of Fish Lake, offering additional fishing and boating opportunities.
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Nestled in the Pando Aspen Clone, this campground has access to some really beautiful hikes. The Aspen are spectacular and protected by a fence (to keep the deer out), but you can stroll in the fenced area. On either side of the lake are hikes which take you up to about 10000 ASL. The lake is very deep and the fishing was great. We did endure one day with 40 mph wind all day, but we had three great days. We were there in early September and all the cottages were closed for the season. In the entire campground, there were 4 campers. It was quiet and pleasant. There was a chill in the air already, but it was a welcome relief after Lake Havasu!
This campsite was superb. Nestled in the pando forest in fish lake national forest this campground was very basic. No showers (you could shower at the local store nearby) and the bathrooms we just a couple stalls and a sink. We faced our tent towards fish lake as the sun was setting
Very pretty and quiet in the fall. There were only a few people camped here and most of the aspen trees of Pando grove were turning a beautiful yellow. The campground is very close to the lake in which there is a boat ramp and places to have a picnic. The nearby shore trail also gives an easy leisurely hiking option is fishing isn't your way of recreating. There's also an official Utah Geotour Geocache very close by which offers these unique county patches for completing a county! The camping fee is $15 a night but can be reduced by half if you have an America the Beautiful Pass. Another thing of note here is that the camping limit is 10 days and not the usual 14