RV Sites
Tent Sites
Drinking Water
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
About Firefighters Campground

Firefighters Campground is just 3 miles from beautiful Flaming Gorge Reservoir, within the Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area on the Ashley National Forest. The campground serves as a memorial to three firefighters who lost their lives in the 1977 Cart Creek Fire. Visitors enjoy boating, fishing, swimming and hiking.


Bear Canyon Trail begins across the road from the campground, offering hiking and biking opportunities. This easy 3-mile round-trip trail leads to views of Red Canyon and Flaming Gorge.

Beautiful Flaming Gorge Reservoir is just 3 miles from the campground. The reservoir is known for its world-class fishing for lake, brown and rainbow trout.

Boating, water skiing, jet skiing, canoeing, kayaking, swimming and scuba diving are also popular activities.


The campground offers several family sites, six of which are accessible. Each site is equipped with a picnic table and campfire ring; some sites have grills.

Flush toilets, drinking water and a dump station are available. Roads and parking spurs within the campground are paved. Firewood is available for purchase from the host.

Public showers are available 2.5 miles away at Deer Run Campground.

Bootleg Amphitheater, with a screen support and bleacher seating for 120 people, is located just across the road. Educational programs are offered throughout the summer season. A scenic overlook dedicated to the firefighters is located on-site.

Natural Features

The campground is situated on a gently-sloping hillside dotted with shady ponderosa pines and juniper, at an elevation of 6,900 feet.

Nearby Attractions

Flaming Gorge Dam offers guided tours of the working hydroelectric plant and the dam, and the adjacent visitor center contains area history exhibits.

The Green River below the dam provides spectacular rafting opportunities. A trip down the river offers unique geology, outlaw history and Native American rock art.

ADA Access: N

National Forest
Drive In
Walk In
ADA Accessible
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
Fires Allowed
Firewood Available
Pets Allowed
Phone Service
Picnic Table
Trash Available
RVs and Trailers
Sanitary Dump
Sewer Hookups
Water Hookups
Pull-Through Sites
Max Length: 60 ft.
Firefighters Campground is located in Utah
40.8928 N
-109.4542 W
Get Directions
From Vernal, Utah, take U.S. 191 north about 41 miles. From Manila, Utah, take Highway 44 for 28 miles. Turn left on U.S. 191 and travel approximately 3 miles north. From Rock Springs, Wyoming, take I-80 west toward Green River about 6 miles to the junction with U.S. 191/Flaming Gorge Road. Take U.S. 191 south for about 71 miles, passing through Dutch John.
4 Reviews of Firefighters Campground
Great view of Flaming Gorge

A nice clean & quite campground with a great view of Flaming Gorge from the site we stayed at. Flush toilets, no showers, & no electricity but did have access to running water. Flaming Gorge resort less than five minutes away with restaurant, general store, & sporting goods available.

Great views!

Trash dumpster was far away but great sites.


Our stay at Firefighter Memorial Campground was wonderful. The camp hosts we're always very friendly and very helpful. The bathrooms were very clean and well maintained. They did not have showers; however you could go to the Deer Run campground located at the Cedar Springs turn off and have a complimentary shower there. The scenery was beautiful. The weather was great; much better than Antelope Flat where we spent one night. The campsites were well laid out. I absolutely loved the fire rings at the sites. It was very quiet at night. We would definitely stay here again!

First to Review

Well maintained campground with bear canyon hiking trail and bootleg amphitheater across the road. Toilets and water spigots are available. They also have a dump site for trailers. There are both RV sites and tent sites with fire pits and a picnic table. The trees in this campground aren't very big so it doesn't offer much shade so bring an awning of some sort. Right off the highway so you can hear the traffic. There is a camp host who sales firewood if you forget to bring you own