This campground is located along the Uinta River. Fishing in the Uinta River for brown, rainbow, and cutthroat trout is a popular activity in this area. The High Uintas Wilderness trailhead is nearby.
It’s a cheap beautiful little campground. We visit at least once a year and really enjoy our time here.
The campground was well taken care of and had we were really pleased with it. The bathrooms were a bit scarce, but overall we would stay there again.
My culinary school I recently graduated from decided to go here to set up temporary roasting pit and roast an entire pig. Yes you heard right. So this will be about both my adventure in the campground and the culinary fun we had up there. FYI Do not view all the pictures if you are a lil sensitive to raw meats and such. This canyon actually has multiple campgrounds but I think they all fall under the Uintah canyon campgrounds. Last year as you will see I stayed in the group site for a family reunion this year I experienced the individual site campgrounds. They are nicely spaced and at $5 a night it cant be beat. The campgrounds are mostly maintained by the people staying there and DNR checks up daily to make sure nobodys throwing trash around and being disruptive. All the sites are in the pines so plenty of shade. There is bathroom facilities. River is nearby so are several small ponds. You will see an abundance of wildlife from frogs to Moose and everything in between. If you are a geocacher this is a gold mine! This day we had a site big enough to accomadate a pretty large crowd. We were able to roast a smaller sized pig and we cooked 8 or more other dishes in the dutch ovens!. It was a fantastic time with SO MUCH food! We did carry out all trash and waste, even the pit itself :) FYI a funny tidbit when I was out hiking around a bit I came upon a sage hen it tried to attack me and I was running and screaming and it didnt back down and was really gaining ground. I picked up a stick as I ran, for protection, but instead i just turned and made myself all big holding the stick up and it stopped turned around and trotted all slowly back home. LOL It was a last resort to act all big and it worked. But just becareful during nesting season for sure! Those suckers are fast and a bit scary!
Very large campground can accommodate many people. Fishing is close by as well as a short hike to smokey springs. Firepits along with a group fire pit, 2 well maintained bathrooms, picnic tables, and wildlife. Several geocaches in the area so be sure to take your GPS.
We held a family reunion here in the group site which is just north of the regular campsites. There were about 150 people, 14 campers and several tents. There is two bathroom facilities, plenty of picnic tables and a group fire pit with bench seating. The rangers came in once a day to see if we needed anything and were very friendly. The river is about 1/4 mile away and has good fishing. There is also a nice trail head close by for hiking or horseback riding. The area is beautiful with pines.
We recently had our family reunion at the group site a little farther up the road. It easily accomadated 30 trailers, 8 large tents, about 70 of us, and 10 dogs. It had 2 toilet buildings that were cleaned and stocked daily by DNR, 4 horseshoe pits, the giant fire pit, a dumpster, and was in walking distance to the ponds and river. From camp it was close to a mile walk up to the old u bar ranch if you drive up to the dead end its only .4 of a mile. Beautiful wooded area with views of deer and moose.
Absolutely beautiful campground and hike with a lake at the end!
many of these campsites are hike in only, and there is usually a pit toilet in the parking lot. this place is awesome because you feel like your camping in the back country, however you are just in forest service land. many of these spots are free for 14 days, which is such a great deal and an example of why we need public lands
We got a walk-in camping spot tat was just a few miles from the fifth waters trail entrance, the bathroom was clean, and the parking lot was nice and easy to get in and out of with large RVs parked everywhere. I can't wait until I can go back