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.
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.
Charges & Cancellations
Change and Cancellation Policies and Fees
Overnight and Day Use Facilities: To ensure fairness, reservation arrival or departure dates may not be changed beyond the booking window until 18 days after booking the reservation. Camping / Day Use: A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation (including campsites, cabins, lookouts, group facilities, etc.). The $10.00 service fee will be deducted from the refund amount. You can cancel or change reservations through Recreation.gov or by calling 1-877-444-6777. Late Cancellations
Overnight and Day Use Facilities: Late cancellations are those cancelled between 12:01 a.m. (Eastern) on the day before arrival and check out time on the day after arrival. Individual Campsites: If a customer cancels a reservation the day before or on the day of arrival they will be charged a $10.00 service fee and will also forfeit the first night's use fee (not to exceed the total paid for the original reservation). Cancellations for a single night's reservation will forfeit the entire use fee but no cancellation fee will apply. Cabins / Lookouts: Customers will be charged a $10.00 cancellation fee and forfeit the first night's use fee if a cabin or lookout reservation is cancelled within 14 days of the scheduled arrival date. Cancellations for a single night's use will not be assessed a service fee. Group Facility: If a customer cancels a group overnight facility reservation within 14 days of the scheduled arrival date they will be charged the $10.00 service fee and forfeit the first night's use fee. Cancellations for a single night's use will not be assessed a service fee. Group Day Use Area: If a customer cancels a group day use facility reservation within 14 days of the scheduled arrival date, they will forfeit the total day use fee with no service fee charge. No-Shows
Camping / Day Use: A camping no-show customer is one who does not arrive at a campground and does not cancel the reservation by check-out time on the day after the scheduled arrival date. Reserved campsites and group overnight facilities will be held until check-out time on the day following your scheduled arrival. Group day-use facilities will be held until check-in time on your scheduled arrival date. If a customer does not arrive at the campground or group facility by check-out time the day after arrival or does not cancel the reservation by the times listed under "Late Cancellations" above, the customer may be assessed a $20.00 service fee and forfeit use fees. Refunds
Customers must request refunds no later than 14 days after the scheduled departure date. Recreation.gov will not grant refund requests after 14 days of departure. Reservation Fee: For some facilities, tours or permits an additional reservation fee is charged. For some overnight and day-use facilities, an additional non-refundable reservation fee may apply. The non-refundable reservation fee for tours and tickets is $1.00. The non-refundable reservation fee for permits varies by location. Refunds for Bankcard Purchases: Refunds for bank card payments will be issued as a credit to the original bank card. Refunds for Check or Cash Purchases: Refunds for Recreation.gov payments made by check or money order, and cash payments at selected campgrounds will be issued a check refund. A refund will be processed within 30 days of receipt and approval. Please Note: Refund requests made during or after departure can only be processed when approved by the facility management staff based upon local policy. Refunds for Emergency Closures: In the event of an emergency closure, the Recreation.gov team will attempt to notify users and offer alternate dates (as appropriate). If this is not possible, reservations will be cancelled and all fees paid will be refunded. Reservation fees for free tickets are non-refundable in the event of an emergency closure. Recreation.gov Billing Information
Reservation transaction will appear on customer's credit card statements as "Recreation.gov 877-444-6777." Changes to Policies and Procedures
Recreation.gov reserves the right, when necessary, to modify reservation policies. These policies were last updated July 2018. ADA Access: N
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!