Stillwater Campground is located 32 miles from Evanston, Wyoming, just off the Mirror Lake Scenic Byway at an elevation of 8,500 feet. The confluence of the Stillwater Fork and Hayden Fork is just outside the campground, providing great fishing opportunities. The byway cuts through the Uinta Mountains, which are known for their abundant recreational opportunities and scenic beauty.
Fly-fishing for cutthroat and brook trout is a very popular activity on both the Stillwater and Hayden Forks. Numerous hiking, biking, horseback and off-road vehicle riding trails crisscross this beautiful region.
The campground contains four group sites, three of which accommodate up to 50 people each; the fourth accommodates up to 25 people. These sites are equipped with large picnic tables, campfire circles and parking areas. Single-family sites are also available with picnic tables and campfire rings. A day-use picnic area is located at the end of the campground road.
Vault toilets and trash collection are provided. Firewood is available for purchase for the host. Roads and parking spurs are dirt.
21 single sites - $21.00, capacity - 8 people
Group Sites A, B, D - $80.00, capacity - 50 people
Group Site C - $70.00, capacity - 25 people
2 Group picnic sites - $60.00, capacity - 25 people
Day Use - $8.00
Extra Vehicle - $8.00 per vehicle
Trailhead overnight parking - $3.00 per vehicle
The campground is situated along the Stillwater Fork among a thin forest of pine and aspen trees, which provide only limited shade. Summer wildflowers and grasses dot the landscape.
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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I've never been to this part of the country before, and in planning my trip the best case camp spot was quiet solitude and good fishing. However, knowing I wouldn't be able to arrive until close to dark decided the smart move would be to reserve a spot rather than hunt around for an open place to camp.
This is how I found Stillwater. What I expect was not what was there. First, each site is spaced far enough apart to feel some privacy. Sure, it's not camping in the wilderness, but it's a really good compared to others. Second, the restrooms looked and smelled like they were built yesterday. I'm not sure I've ever been to pit toilets that were so clean. Credit to the camp hosts for their work. Third, well, the view from my tent was amazing. Stillwater Fork was right there 12 feet away and I fell asleep to the sound of rushing water. Life doesn't get much better.
I can't wait to come back and explore the area some more. And stay here, of course.
Great, quiet campground with super clean pit toilets. This campground has nice big sites with shade. The Bear River runs right next to the campground. We enjoyed the hummingbirds flying through camp. There are sites with shade but being some shade because it can get rather warm. We'd definitely come back. The camp hosted, Randy and his wife are super nice! They are dog friendly so bring your canines to camp.