Lost Creek Campground is located just off the Mirror Lake Scenic Byway on the shores of Lost Lake at an elevation of 9,900 feet. The byway cuts through the Uinta Mountains, which are known for their abundant recreational opportunities and scenic beauty.
Lost Lake offers rainbow trout fishing, canoeing and kayaking in a beautiful setting. The lake is open only to non-motorized watercraft.
Many hiking, biking, horse and off-road vehicle trails crisscross this beautiful region, including the Crystal Lake and Bald Mountain Trails, both of which begin nearby.
Mirror Lake Campground is just up the road and offers weekend amphitheater programs, as well as more great canoeing and fishing opportunities.
The campground contains several single-family sites, all with picnic tables and campfire rings. Vault toilets, drinking water and trash collection are provided. Firewood is available for purchase from the host. A water filling station is located at the entrance. Roads and parking spurs are paved.
35 single sites - $23.00, Capacity - 8 people
A dense forest of Engelmann spruce and lodgepole pine covers the campground, providing ample shade. Summer wildflowers dot the landscape. Summer temperatures range from 65-75 degrees during the day to 40-50 degrees at night.
Mirror Lake Scenic Byway parallels the Lower Provo River as it snakes across a portion of the Uinta Mountains, leading to numerous high alpine lakes and streams, countless trails, breathtaking scenic viewpoints and various campgrounds.
Fishing, canoeing, hiking, backpacking, horseback riding and biking are popular activities. The High Uintas Wilderness can be accessed from several trails along the byway.
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One of the best places to camp that's close to the road but not too close. Only a few of the campgrounds are actually close to the road while most are a little bit of a drive away on a loop. Each site has picnic tables and fires rings and the campground has vault toilets. The closest lake is Lost Lake with Teapot and Lilly Lake across the Hwy. Good fishing abounds here with lots of stocked rainbow trout and tiger trout with occasional brookies.
There's plenty of hiking around here with Upper Provo Falls and Bald Mountain trailhead to name a couple. The Stone Garden and Cobrazone climbing areas are also within close distance from the campground. Overall this is a beautiful area to camp and would be a 5 star campground if the spots weren't so close and it was farther from the road. Lost Lake is also the lowest of the 3 nearby lakes due to the dry year.
We had a wonderful time with the family. We went over 4th of July weekend 2 years ago and it was beautiful on the first 2 days the last day however it started to hail and snow. Yes, in July. The facility is great views and access to great surroundings are amazing but just be prepared in the high Uintas. Wonderful cascading waterfall just down the road, plenty of hiking trails, great trout fishing, and wonderful meadows to play in.
Lost Creek is the only campground in the High Uintas with reliable potable water, but even without it this gorgeous place it absolutely worth staying in!
There are multiple lakes near Lost Creek, for plenty of fishing and water activities, as well as a stream running through the campground! There are picnic tables and fire rings at every site, and the driveway types vary between pull throughs and back-ins, so definitely very RV and trailer friendly like most of the campgrounds in the Uintas.
Both the pit toilets and the bear-proof dumpsters are much larger here than at the other campgrounds in the Uintas we've seen, but this is one of the larger campgrounds as well.
During the day and ESPECIALLY in the evening, the mosquitoes are pretty intense throughout the whole summer. If you're planning to spend a lot of time outside of your tent (which you should!), bring lots of bugspray and citronella candles! We saw several people with screen tents over their picnic tables, which we thought was pretty brilliant.
There are also bears in the High Uintas and there are not bear vaults in the campsites, so plan to keep your food IN THE CAR except when you're eating it!
Lost Creek is a great hub for lots of activities in the Uintas, and a great place to camp!