Red Canyon Campground is located in a grassy meadow high above Flaming Gorge Reservoir in northeastern Utah along Red Canyon Road at an elevation of 7,400 feet. Visitors enjoy exploring the Red Canyon Rim Trail and canoeing and fishing at Greens Lake. ( THIS IS NOT THE RED CANYON IN SOUTHERN UTAH-_ THAT ONE IS NOT RESERVABLE.)
Nearby Greens Lake offers great canoeing and fishing for rainbow and brook trout. Red Canyon Lodge sits on the shore. Canoe and bike rentals, horseback riding, a restaurant and gift shop are available.
Red Canyon Rim Trail, for hiking and biking, begins at the nearby visitor center, which offers interpretive displays and area information.
This small campground contains family campsites with picnic tables and campfire rings. Vault toilets and drinking water are provided.
The campground lies close to beautiful cliffs overlooking Flaming Gorge Reservoir. Lodgepole and ponderosa pines dot the campground, providing limited shade. Summer wildflowers are plentiful.
Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area is known not only for its beautiful red cliffs, but also for its world-class fishing for lake, brown and rainbow trout. Boating, water skiing, jet skiing, canoeing, kayaking, swimming and scuba diving are popular activities on the reservoir.
Flaming Gorge Dam offers guided tours of the working hydroelectric plant and the dam itself; 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.
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This is an amazing campgrounds. Nice big spots. I camped in June and there was only 2 people using the campground. There is water hookups with outhouse style bathrooms and picnic tables. Amazing views of Flaming Gorge resivore.
We saw big horn sheep right by camp. The look out is within walking distance and it is close to the trailhead to the loop trail. Tent camping and RV this is a nice set up.
We stayed at the Red Canyon RV Park which had 2 tent sites. The tent sites were huge compared to other tent sites we have been to. There was a water faucet right by our site along with picnic tables and a firepit. We had an extra car and tent join us at no extra cost. View was great. The site is right by the highway though - we slept great with ear plugs in, but could be a little loud otherwise. The bathrooms were great too, and just a 15 min drive from Bryce Canyon.
We stay at the cabins at Red Canyon at least once a year, always in the wintertime when there are no crowds and everything is peaceful and covered in snow. The cabins that are available in the winter time are their "Ponderosa" units. They have two full beds, a separate living area, and minimally stocked kitchenette. They all have a cozy wood burning stove, with wood provided (extra in the antler covered shed behind the restaurant). There is a covered porch that looks out over a beautiful frozen pond, and in front of every cabin is a fire ring. They groom trails in the winter time for snowshowing and cross country skiing. Some folks even ice skate on the pond. There are no TV's or phones, so bring music and games :) The restaurant is only open on Friday and Saturday nights in the winter time, but has great food and huge windows where you can watch deer eat out of the bird feeders. You may even see a moose! The best part for us is that the cabins are dog friendly.