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National Forest

Fishlake National Forest


Mackinaw Campground is located next to Fish Lake and the Fishlake Scenic Byway in central Utah at an elevation of 9,000 feet. Visitors enjoy boating, fishing and exploring local trails.


Fish Lake is Utah's largest natural mountain lake, covering 2,500 acres. It is famous for its 20-40 pound Mackinaw lake trout. Anglers also enjoy fishing for rainbow trout and splake. Boating, canoeing, swimming and scuba diving are popular activities. The 5-mile Pelican Canyon Trail begins next door at Bowery Creek Campground. It leads through meadows and dense forests of spruce, pine and aspen as it climbs to the 11,633-foot Fish Lake Hightop. The popular Lakeshore National Recreation Trail extends around the eastern side of the lake. Hikers are rewarded with stunning lake views after climbing 900 feet in elevation.


The campground contains four group sites that can accommodate up to 20 people each. Picnic tables and fire rings with grills are provided. Several single-family sites are available as well. Most sites have lake views. Flush toilets, showers and drinking water are provided. Roads and parking spurs are paved. Three resorts are located in the Fish Lake Basin, offering camping and fishing supplies, RV parks with hookups, cabin and boat rentals, marinas, gas, restaurants, groceries, laundry facilities and showers. The resorts are open from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

Natural Features

The campground sits on a sagebrush-covered hillside above the valley floor and offers views of Fish Lake. Aspen trees forest the site, providing partial shade.

Nearby Attractions

Johnson Valley Reservoir is just north of Fish Lake, offering additional fishing and boating opportunities.

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Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)
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  • Market
  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Firewood Available
  • Drinking Water
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Fires

For Vehicles

  • Sanitary Dump
  • Pull-Through Sites
  • Big Rig Friendly

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Reviewed Jul. 14, 2022

Great place

We pulled in late on a Thursday with a reserved site. We got our tent and everything set up in the dark basically. We woke up to beautiful views. We stayed 2 nights and 2 days. We're going to be back

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Reviewed Jun. 7, 2022

Quiet Camping.

Overall we enjoyed camping here. Sites are nicely spaced apart and have nice fire pits and tables. Driving through can be tight for larger rigs. Bathrooms were okay. No garbage dumpsters on site, so be prepared to pack out trash. Saw lots of Mule deer. Easy drive to Capital Reef National Park.

Month of VisitJune
Casey W.
Reviewed Jun. 19, 2020

Beautiful Lake Camping

This nice campground is exactly what you want for lake camping with fishing, forests, and beautiful hikes. If you can manage to get a boat out on the lake it makes the fishing amazing.


Mackinaw is located in Utah

Detail location of campground


From Highway 24 northwest of Loa, Utah, take Highway 25 northeast 9 miles to the campground.


138 South Main, PO BOX 129
Loa, utah, UT 84747


38.5555556 N
111.7161111 W

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