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About Ledgefork

Ledgefork Campground is located just above Smith and Morehouse Reservoir on the western edge of the Uinta Mountains in northeastern Utah. The town of Oakley is just 14 miles away. Visitors enjoy fishing, canoeing and exploring the Smith and Morehouse Trail.

Recreation

The reservoir is open to motorized boats, though a wake-less speed is enforced, making it an excellent place for canoeing and kayaking. A boat ramp is located on the northwest shore. Anglers enjoy fishing for stocked rainbow trout and other native fish species.

The 12-mile round-trip Smith and Morehouse Trail is popular with hikers and backpackers. The trail begins in the campground and leads through forests, meadows and a marsh before spurring off to Erickson Basin and Island Lake.

Facilities

The campground contains several single and double sites with picnic tables and campfire rings. Vault toilets are provided. Firewood is available for purchase from the host. 

67 single sites - $24.00, capacity - 8 people

6 double sites - $48.00, capacity - 16 people

Day use/picnicking - $9.00

Extra vehicle fee - $9.00 per vehicle

Boat Launch fee - $9.00 (Not Included in campsite fee)

Season Launch Pass - $55.00

Natural Features

The campground is situated within a quarter-mile of the reservoir in a scenic conifer and aspen forest at an elevation of 7,800 feet. Smith and Morehouse Creek runs through the campground. A variety of wildlife makes its home around the reservoir, including moose and deer. Summer temperatures range from 65-75 degrees in the day to 40-50 at night.

ADA Access: N

Sites
73
Price
$24.00 - $48.00
Operator
National Forest
Access
Drive In
Walk In
Features
ADA Accessible
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
Firewood Available
Picnic Table
Toilets
Trash Available
Location
Ledgefork is located in Utah
Latitude
40.7425 N
Longitude
-111.0994 W
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Directions
From Salt Lake City: From I 15, take I 80E past Park City to either Hwy 189 or Wanship. On 189, travel SE to Kearns Blvd/SR 248. Continue east on SR 248 to Browns Canyon Rd. Travel E/NE on Browns Canyon until it connects with SR 32 just north of Peoa. Turn south onto SR32 and travel until it becomes North Bench and then Weber Canyon Rd. From Wanship, take SR 32 past Rockport State Park to Peoa. At Peoa, SR32 becomes North Bench Rd and then Weber Canyon Rd. Stay on Weber Canyon Rd to FR 33. Turn right (south) onto FR 33 and travel past Smith Morehouse Reservoir to Ledgefork. (FR33 distance ~16 miles) From Utah County (Provo): Follow US 189 (University Ave.) through Provo Canyon to Heber City. At the junction in Heber, turn left and stay on 189 going north until you reach SR32. Turn right (east) on SR32 and travel past Jordanelle State Park to Francis. At Francis, turn left (north) onto Main St. Stay on Main st. until it becomes New Lane Rd in Oakley. Stay on New Lane Rd to Weber Canyon Rs. Turn right (east) onto Weber Canyon Rd. Stay on Weber Canyon Rd to FR 33. Turn right (south) onto FR 33 and travel past Smith Morehouse Reservoir to Ledgefork. (FR33 distance ~16 miles)
5 Reviews of Ledgefork
One of my new favorite places

This is the second year in a row that we have stayed at this campground and it has become a new family favorite. We even brought a couple neighbor families with us this time. The only reason I won't give it 5 stars is because of the inconsistency with the water and the hassle to haul in water or travel down to the boat dock to refill any water jugs.

We left on a Saturday and the reservoir was pretty packed with SUPs, Kayaks, Canoes, etc. Earlier in the week (even Friday) was less crowded. We took inflatable Kayaks with us this year and they were a ton of fun especially for those that wanted to enjoy the water without being freezing cold.

Way Cool

Super pretty campground and well cleaned up, there’s bathrooms near every site that are also always very clean, the fishing wasn’t the best you’ll need a kayak/canoe or even a paddle board to catch anything. There’s not anywhere easy to fish around the edges but does provide very beautiful scenery. All of the campgrounds are pretty close together but there’s a few that have lots of coverage with trees so you can’t hear or see as much of the other campers. All around really great camping site.

There’s a reason tho area is so popular!

Ledgefork is one of those areas you better get a reservation for early in the season. They book up quick, but there’s a reason for it! The whole area is gorgeous. From the northern end of the lake all the way south into dispersed camping areas, the sights are awesome. Wildlife everywhere. Great fishing. Clean campsites. Friendly campground hosts. Firewood available for purchase. Oh and did I mention how everything was just beautiful?! Don’t miss a weekend at Ledgefork. Seriously.

Quiet, Wildlife, Great Facilities

Great mix of sites for rvs and tents. Stays open through October for deer season 😁 Ties into Smith & Morehouse Trailhead. Moose, deer, elk all in the area. Store 20 mins away in Oakley.

First to Review
Beautiful, Maintained, and Close to Home

Ledgefork sits on the south side of the Smith and Morehouse Resevoir in the Uinta National Forest. The resevoir itself is small, but beautiful, and we love the fact that motorized boats are not allowed, which helps keep the noise factor down. The resevoir is popular with anglers, as well as kayakers, canoes, and paddleboarders.

Ledgefork, as well as Smith and Morehouse campground (which sits at the north edge of the resevoir), are both popular family campsites, especially on the weekends and holidays, so I would recommend making a reservation if you can. Both campgrounds do have walk-up sites available and can be paid for with cash only. Sites are $21 per night.

Ledgefork is the trailhead for the Smith and Morehouse Trail which can take you to the Erickson Basin (5 miles), Island Lake (7 miles), and Crystal Lake Trailhead (10 miles). The trail is available to hikers, mountain bikers, and horses. However, when we visited the trail it was still closed due to fire in the area last year, so make sure to double check and see if it's reopened if the trails are what you're interested in.

Picnic tables, fire grills, vaulted toilets, drinking water, and garbage service are all provided. Pets are also permitted, as long as they are leashed.

Pros:

  • Plenty of services, and the nearest town, Oakley, is only 14 miles away
  • Lots of recreational activities in the area

Cons:

  • Trails were still closed due to fire
  • Resevoir was packed due to the holiday weekend (Pioneer Day)