Soapstone Campground is located on the beautiful Mirror Lake Scenic Byway in the Uinta Mountains of northeastern Utah at an elevation of 8,200 feet. The Uintas are known for their abundant recreational opportunities and scenic beauty.
The Lower Provo River can easily be accessed from the campground and offers good trout fishing. Soapstone Basin is nearby, with miles of exciting off-road vehicle trails for riders of all skill levels. Numerous additional hiking, biking and horseback riding trails crisscross this beautiful region.
The campground contains several single-family sites, two double sites and one triple site, all with picnic tables and campfire rings. Vault toilets and trash collection are provided. Roads and parking spurs are paved. No water available.
29 Single Sites - $23.00, capacity - 8
2 Double Sites - $46.00, capacity - 16
1 Triple Site - $70.00, capacity - 24
Extra Vehicle - $9.00 per vehicle
Day use/picnicking - $8.00
The campground is situated among a dense forest of pine, fir and aspen trees, which provide ample shade a beautiful fall color. Thickets of willow line the Lower Provo River, which flows alongside the campground.
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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This was one of the best non-lakeside campsites I stopped at while moving along Mirror Lake Hwy! It had plenty of shade and was very close to the Lower Provo River. Each campsite had a picnic table and a permanent fire ring and multiple vault toilets scattered around the campground. The camp hosts were also very nice and I chatted with them for a little bit as they passed by on their golf cart. They offer firewood but again spigot access was nonexistent due to the dry winter but one can filter water out of the Provo if they have a large volume filtration system. Nearby are the numerous trails and roads of Spring Canyon, that given the right mode of transportation can take you to Alexander Lake and Hourglass Lake. As with other developed campgrounds in the area, you need to pay both a $23 a night campground fee and the Mirror Lake Hwy Rec. Pass which is $6 for 3 days and $12 for the week. There are also double sites available for $46 and triple sites available for $70 if you anticipate a large group camping trip
I live in Salt Lake City, and this was a bit of a drive for me, but well worth it. This campground is right along the Mirror Lake Scenic Byway, and the area is gorgeous. The campground is right along the upper Provo River, and is just a short jaunt across the road for some good fly fishing. The campground hosts were the best I have ever seen. They went way above and beyond. Their site was all decked out with crafts and activities for the kids, including scavenger hunts for the different flora and fauna in the area. I can't say enough about this place. I will be back, for sure!
We dry camped a little higher than the actual campground. The campground was full, but it was paved and there was a dump station, which is a plus. There are pit toilets, but the group sites weren’t large enough for our group.
One night during questival with #enterpriserentallama
We visited Soapstone Campground in mid-July and the weather was perfect! The sites are well spaced and large, with lots of trees to provide good shade and adequate privacy from neighbors. There are pit toilets and dumpsters spaced well throughout the campground, and the dirt road throughout is very well maintained.
Each campsite has a picnic table and a fire ring. You'll need to bring your own water, and the only opportunity to refill your jugs is either at Lost Creek campground farther up the Mirror Lake Highway (to the east), or back in town in Kamas (to the west). Bring more than you think you'll need!
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!
Overall a really excellent campground for a great little escape close to SLC.
Saw a brown bear about 100 yards from our site!