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.
The campground is situated among a dense forest of pine, fir and aspen trees, which provide ample shade and 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.
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 off lake sites, well shaded, close to the river and the sites are all very nice. I don't usually stop at main stream sites but those is a good one
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!