Duck Creek Campground is located 25 miles east of Cedar City, Utah. Visitors enjoy fishing in Duck Creek Pond and nearby Navajo Lake, exploring the Markagunt OHV Trail System and the many miles of non-motorized trails. Nearby sites to see are Cascade Falls, Cedar Breaks National Monument, the Ice Cave and Mammoth Caves. It is the perfect place to stay if your plans include visiting Bryce and Zions National Parks.
Duck Creek Pond offers great fishing for rainbow, brook, brown and cutthroat trout. The Markagunt ATV Trail System can be accessed from within the campground, offering about 300 miles of ATV/OHV routes and trails for riders of all skill levels. The Virgin River Rim Trail is a very popular 32 mile trail that skirts the Virgin River Rim with views of Zions National Park in the distance and the Virgin River Rim. The trail can be accessed in several locations and is within a few minute drive from the the campground. This trail is a non-motorized trail and enjoyed by bicyclist, horses and foot travel. There are many sites in the nearby area such as Cedar Breaks National Monument about a 15 minute drive from the campground and Bryce Canyon National Park approx 50 miles to the east. The Duck Creek Visitor Center is just across the road from the campground and will provide you with all the area information and local attractions such as Cascade Falls, Mammoth and Ice Caves, and excellent fishing at Navajo lake and Panguitch lake.
Duck Creek offers a variety of campsites for families and groups alike. Flush and vault toilets are provided, as is drinking water from Memorial Day through mid-September. An amphitheater with a covered stage and plentiful bench seating is located in the campground.
There is a OHV parking area that is located on the northeast corner in Loop D between campsites 89 and 90. OHV's including street legal are allowed to ride from your campsite to the trail located in the D loop and back to your campsite only. Joy riding is not allowed in the campground. OHV's are only allowed in the C, D and E Loops. A and B loops are closed to all OHV's including street legal.
The Duck Creek Visitor Center is just across the road from the campground with trail maps and information on the surrounding scenic area.
There is a dumpstation with potable and non-potable water, drinking water spigots are scattered through out the campground. There are no hook-ups to the water so please make sure you fill you trailer before you set up camp at the dumpstation located at the entrance of the campground.
The campground is situated in Aspen and Douglas Fir tree stands with several old growth Ponderosa Pines that are 200 to 500 years old, Which is adjacent to Duck Creek Pond that you can walk to from the campground at an elevation of 8,400 feet. The area is rich in volcanic rock fields that orginated from underground lava tubes.
Restaurants, cabin rentals, groceries, fuel are are available located in Duck Creek Village two miles east of the campground. Small aluminum fishing boat rentals, a boat dock, rustic cabin lodging are available at nearby Navajo Lake Lodge which is located on the northwest shore of Navajo Lake a short 6 miles from the campground.
Cedar Breaks National Monument is 10 miles away, with hiking trails, guided tours and breathtaking scenery.
Adjacent to Cedar Breaks National Monument is the Ashdown Gorge Wilderness Area, where hikers will find miles of trails including the Twisted Forest trail that has a stand of ancient bristlecone pine some of which can live up to 5,000 years.
Bryce Canyon National Park is a 35 minute drive to the east, Zions National Park is an hour drive to the south.
The Dixie National Forest offers endless trails both motorized and non-motorized along with high altitude fishing lakes and streams.
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Have only stayed once so far and loved every minute of it. Cant wait to go back.
Big spacious campground with a ton of hiking trails and lakes. Navajo lake is minutes away too. No showers but has running water and decent bathrooms. This campsite is great for group site. They also sell fire wood at the campground which is always a plus, sells for six dollars a bundle. Grocery store, gas station, and restaurants and down the road as well. Also has a great local coffee shop too! It’s closed Tuesday- Wednesday.
Ended up at Duck Creek mid May where nights got down to 25 degrees. Besides getting a little chillier and windier than we anticipated, it was a great campsite! Bathrooms were cleaned twice a day- cleanest campground bathrooms I’ve used. Beautiful views. Pond didn’t have any fish at the time we went but was still enjoyable. Also, they had firewood available to purchase if needed and staff was almost always available in the first loop.
We choose duck creek due to the proximity to Zion and Bryce Canyon and it was an hour or so from each. This was a nice quite spot, but at the end of June it was freezing! In the mornings it was around 37 degrees, I had to jump in the truck to warm up! No showers or cell service, the bathrooms had running water and were clean. We never found any showers or laundry in duck creek village as the site suggested and there was no one to ask. We found a nice RV park in hatch where we had showers for 5.00 each, laundry was also reasonable there. They had picnic tables and a fire pit which was nice.
Nice campground with decent bathroom facilities. It was only half full when I was there but very quiet and enjoyable
doesn't matter if your tent camping or using an RV I guess I'm kind of partial to this campground my family has had our reunions here for 100+ years. There are freshwater places where you can hook up and get fresh water and there is a RV clean-out spot, and there are restrooms.
For those that need it DuckCreekVillage down the road has a store, gas station, and cabins you can rent. You can also go online and reserve a spot if you need to or a cabin or whatever you like in the area
This spot is right off the hwy but very peaceful. Lots of great tree cover. Best part is you can have your dogs here!
If you love to camp in the woods, Duck Creek is the perfect spot. It's easy to get to (once you get through the mountain pass on either side) off of Utah 14 in the beautiful stretch of land called Duck Creek. Pines and aspen trees are all around, though some sites are more shady than others. If you like to be in the trees or if you like to have full sun for solar, this place has a mix. And it's huge! Nearly 100 sites to choose from in about 4 or 5 loops. We stayed in the A loop, which the major differences are it has flush toilets and all the driveways are paved.
Duck Creek has some nice hiking trails, but a lot of people seem to come here with their ATVs. The campground has an ATV parking lot and trail. Navajo Lake is close by for hiking and mountain biking, and Cedar Breaks and Brian Head are just about twenty and thirty minutes away, respectively.
We made reservations online so that cost an extra $10 in addition to the $17 nightly rate, but we enjoy the peace of mind that we're getting a site and the site that we want. #27 was relatively private and had a lot of trees. A deer visited one afternoon, and a robin was making a nest in the trees above us. It was a very peaceful stay.
The only negative was when we arrived. We came up a steep mountain so didn't have a full water tank, but the dump station was closed when we arrived. The camp host was in his trailer, so we asked where we could fill up water. I don't know if he doesn't have the keys to the gates on the station or what, but he said if our hose was long enough we could fill our tank from the water station there. He seemed put out and not very accommodating to someone requesting fresh water. It's not like we wanted fresh towels! After some creative backing up, parking, and combining and stretching hoses, we filled up our tank. Later, we noticed the gates to the station were open. Okaaaaaay. And when we left two days later, we were grateful the dump station was open.
There seemed to be a bit more trash around than we usually see in campgrounds, but we arrived on a Monday so maybe the weekend crowd was a little sloppy. We left our site cleaner than we found it for sure.
Overall, it was a nice place to spend a few nights as we visited the surrounding area.
Beautiful campground with tall pine trees & clusters of aspen. Well-spaced & large sites with level concrete driveways (good for RV parking) & concrete picnic table/fire pit areas. Clean restrooms, water on taps, close to Duck Creek Reservoir. Friendly hosts & very affordable. Close to many hiking trails. Love Utah's Forest Service Campgrounds!
This is a nice campground where your sites are not too crowded. You're stuck into the trees nicely (for the tent sites, RV are more open) and i think the tent first come first serve sites in loop D and E are better since you're further away from the highway and get less noise. You have your standard table and fire ring plus a good amount of potable water spigots around. There aren't as many bathrooms as you'd think for the amount of people there are (this is a pretty heavily used national forest campground).