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Established Camping

Washington Lake Campground

About

National Forest

Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest

Overview

Washington Lake Campground is located just off the Mirror Lake Scenic Byway on the shores of Washington Lake at an elevation of 10,000 feet. The byway cuts through the Uinta Mountains, which are known for their abundant recreational opportunities and scenic beauty.

Recreation

Washington Lake offers canoeing, kayaking and fishing for rainbow, brook, cutthroat, tiger and albino trout. The popular Crystal Lake Trail begins within the site. Numerous additional hiking, biking, horseback and off-road vehicle riding trails crisscross this beautiful region.

Facilities

Washington Lake offers canoeing, kayaking and fishing for rainbow, brook, cutthroat, tiger and albino trout. The popular Crystal Lake Trail begins within the site. Numerous additional hiking, biking, horseback and off-road vehicle riding trails crisscross this beautiful region.

Natural Features

A forest of pines covers the shores of the lake, providing limited shade in the campground. Summer wildflowers dot the landscape. Summer temperatures range from 50-85 degrees.

Nearby Attractions

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. The High Uintas Wilderness can be accessed from several trails along the byway.

contact_info

For facility specific information, please call (385) 273-1100.

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.

Fee Info

Cash, Check, or Scan & Pay (with recreation.gov app) 35 single sites - $29.00, capacity - 8 people 4 double sites - $58.00, capacity - 16 people 3 small group sites - $166.00, capacity - 30/50 people 1 small group site - $182.00, capacity - 50 people 1 large group site - $243.00, capacity - 100 people Day Use - $15.00 Extra Vehicle - $10.00 per vehicle

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Location

Washington Lake Campground is located in Utah

Detail location of campground

Directions

From Kamas, Utah, go east for 23.6 miles on UT-150 E to Forest Road 041. Watch for "Wash Lake" sign on the north side of the road. Go north on FR041 approximately a half-mile to the campground.

Address

Wasatch Cache National Forest FR038
Kamas, UT 84036

Coordinates

40.6716667 N
110.9716667 W

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Access

  • Drive-In
    Park next to your site
  • Walk-In
    Park in a lot, walk to your site.

Stay Connected

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Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)
  • Group
  • Tent Cabin
  • Yurts

Features

For Campers

  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Firewood Available
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Pets
  • Fires

For Vehicles

  • Water Hookups
  • Pull-Through Sites
  • Big Rig Friendly

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4 Reviews

Bill R.
Reviewed Feb. 2, 2024

A very popular, family friendly, beautiful campground.

We stayed for 7 nights (the limit) in August of 2023. It's all paved, asphalt road and concrete pad for picnic table. Very beautiful setting with the large lake and mountains surrounding. Fishing-yes! Hand powered boating, hiking trails and lots of other lakes to explore. 

There no water available but you can fill your RV, Trailer or whatever at the entrance to the Lost Creek CG which is about 3 miles east on Hwy 150. No Dump station, nearest being in Kamas.

Seems to be a popular place for local (SLC) families to gather. Family friendly so lots of kids. Quiet time 10PM to 6AM.

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Month of VisitSeptember
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Reviewed Sep. 13, 2020

Wonderful developed RV campground in the Uinta's

Great RV campground in the high Unitas.  Roads and spaces are paved.  This is dry camping, however as there are no hook-ups.  The vault toilets are clean.  Spaces are far enough apart that you don't feel like you are sitting on top of one another.  A few spaces have direct access to the lake but all of the spaces are nice and have some form of shade from the surrounding trees.  The nights we were there, everyone was respectful and noise diminished around 10:00 PM.  Will definitely stay here again.

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Month of VisitSeptember
Shad G.
Reviewed Sep. 13, 2020

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Nice campground next to Washington Lake. The scenery can’t be beat. Great little lake for fishing, swimming, canoeing, kayaking, etc. and there really is no shortage of fun. The campground is very crowded on the weekends and there is a sign that says they aren’t taking walk-ins currently.

We hiked to Shadow Lake, Rock Lake, Azure Lake, and Haystack lake. Beautiful scenery and the weather was perfect.

  • Review photo of Washington Lake Campground by Shad G., September 13, 2020
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Derek E.
Reviewed Jun. 3, 2019

Sooo many memories!!!

Washington lake was my childhood campground! I’ve been back many times over the years. It’s since been paved and all sorts of amenities are available. As a kid it was just a dirt campground, but has been much improved since. Picnic tables. Fire pits. Electric hookups. Etc.

The lake is fairly large, full of fish, and fun to canoe around! All around the lake are amazing dispersed camping spots, and trails connecting to other lakes.

Our YouTube channel Intro was filmed on location at Washington Lake! Enjoy

https://youtu.be/19dKtVNj_68

  • Review photo of Washington Lake Campground by Derek E., June 3, 2019
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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to camp at Washington Lake Campground?

Camping at Washington Lake Campground can cost between $26.25 and $52.50 depending on the site.

Does Washington Lake Campground have RV hookups?

According to TheDyrt.com, Washington Lake Campground has water hookups.

What is the max vehicle length at Washington Lake Campground?

Washington Lake Campground allows vehicles up to 105 feet.

Are fires allowed at Washington Lake Campground?

Yes, according to campers on TheDyrt.com, fires are allowed at Washington Lake Campground, although make sure to check current fire restrictions in the area.

Does Washington Lake Campground have wifi?

No, according to campers on TheDyrt.com, Washington Lake Campground does not have wifi.

How hard is it to get a campsite at Washington Lake Campground?

Some campers book as far as 6 months in advance, so on high-demand weekends it can be very difficult to get a campsite at Washington Lake Campground. If you want to get a last-minute campsite at Washington Lake Campground, try setting up a text message Alert at TheDyrt.com/alerts

Why is it so hard to get a campsite at Washington Lake Campground?

There are 47 campsites at Washington Lake Campground and over 80 million Americans who camp! Try snagging a cancellation by setting up a text message Alert at TheDyrt.com/alerts