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Fishlake National Forest in central Utah is one of the state’s most precious natural areas. A wide variety of wildlife can be found in the forest, including elk, black bear, deer, cougar, and moose. A short drive from the forest lies Fish Lake, the largest natural mountain lake in the state. It’s considered by many to be one of the most spectacular lakes in Utah, and it offers great opportunities for bird watching and fishing. If you want to visit the area, take a look at these 7 Fishlake National Forest camping spots.

Fishlake National Forest Camping Spots


Adelaide Campground

Image from The Dyrt camper Samantha E.

This small, quiet campground in the middle of Fishlake National Forest is ideal if you want to immerse yourself in nature and completely disconnect. Adelaide Campground is located right next to Corn Creek, which offers brown and rainbow trout fishing. The camp has basic amenities such as flush and vault toilets, drinking water, and a large picnic area.

“Great spot to relax and fish or hike.” – Elena S.

Campground Details:

  • Price: $12-20
  • Number of sites: 8
  • RV sites: Yes
  • Fires allowed: Yes
  • Pets allowed: Yes

Maple Grove

Maple Grove Campground in Fishlake National Forest offers good opportunities for hiking and fishing in the nearby Rocky Canyon Trail. The camp offers basic amenities, including restrooms, fire rings, and picnic tables. There is no garbage pickup, so campers must clean up after themselves, but potable water is available. Overall, Maple Grove is a simple and peaceful campground where you can relax and enjoy the Fish Lake area.

“This is one of my favorite hidden little campgrounds, although it is only open seasonally.” – Jessi D.

Campground Details:

  • Price: $12
  • Number of sites: 22
  • RV sites: Yes
  • Fires allowed: Yes
  • Pets allowed: Yes

Castle Rock Campground

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Castle Rock Campground is located near Clear Creek Canyon and in Fremont Indian State Park. During the construction of Interstate 70, ruins of a village of the Fremont people were uncovered. The park features a museum where you can learn about the site and take a look at the pottery and arrowheads recovered there. Two of the campsites feature teepees for a unique Fishlake National Forest camping experience.

Castle Rock Campground has basic amenities, including vault toilets and a flush restroom.

“This was one of the prettiest campgrounds we stayed at during a 7 week camping trip.” – Judy T.

Campground Details:

  • Price: $15
  • Number of sites: 31
  • RV sites: Yes
  • Fires allowed: Yes
  • Pets allowed: Yes

Little Reservoir Campground

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The beautiful Little Reservoir Campground is located just a short walk from Little Reservoir, a calm body of water in Fishlake National Forest. When you visit this campground, bring your fishing gear and try your hand at angling or go biking and hiking on the mountainous trails.

This site also offers ice fishing, cross country skiing, and snowmobiling in winter, making it a fun location year-round. With eight single-family sites, this site is fairly small and quiet, allowing for rest and relaxation in Utah’s lush outdoors.

“Nice fishing hole and chipmunks and cows are everywhere, so make sure you keep your food protected because trust me chipmunks and little Squirellies are ready to eat your food and climb all over your table.” – Brittney B.

Campground Details:

  • Price: $12-30
  • Number of sites: 8
  • RV sites: Yes
  • Fires allowed: Yes
  • Pets allowed: Yes

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LeBaron Reservoir Campground

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Situated at 9,900 feet, this high mountain retreat provides visitors with abundant fishing for brook and rainbow trout; opportunities to observe large wildlife like bear, moose, and cougar; and crystal clear night skies. Nearly all sites are shaded by aspen and conifer trees, providing you with privacy and shelter from the Utah heat.

LeBaron Reservoir Campground offers guests access to the LeBaron ATV Trail with enough loops to keep enthusiasts entertained for hours. There are basic amenities, including immaculately maintained vault toilets and campfire rings, but there is no drinking water available, so you’ll need to pack your own.

“Wow! Talk about incredible… first of all there is not a camp host so make sure to reserve ahead of time or cross your fingers and hope it’s not a busy weekend.” – Brittney B.

Campground Details:

  • Price: $10
  • Number of sites: 11
  • RV sites: Yes
  • Fires allowed: Yes
  • Pets allowed: Yes

Kents Lake Campground

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Located right next to Kents Lake in Fishlake National Forest, Kents Lake Campground is a serene spot at an elevation of 8,800 feet. Amenities are limited to toilets, drinking water, and picnic tables on site. While you can camp here in an RV, there are no hookups or dump stations, so you’ll need to be self-contained. The nearest dump station is located in Beaver, Utah. The sites can accommodate RVs between 24 feet and 60 feet long.

Travelers love this spot for the friendly campground host, breathtaking lake views, and convenient fire rings.

“An incredible, breathtaking, spotless campsite. Bathrooms and water available. Camp hosts are very friendly. Kayaks and canoes are allowed on the lake. Great fishing for all angler skills.” – Brittney B.

Campground Details:

  • Price: $20-40
  • Number of sites: 30
  • RV sites: Yes
  • Fires allowed: Yes
  • Pets allowed: Yes

Anderson Meadow Campground

Image from The Dyrt camper Brittney B.

This beautiful campground in Fishlake National Forest offers gorgeous scenery and is a fisherman’s paradise. The Anderson Meadow Reservoir is a popular spot for catching rainbow trout while taking in incredible mountain views. The sites are suitable for tent or RV camping, but RV sites are back-in only for a maximum length of 35 feet.

Each campsite is equipped with a fire ring and picnic table, plus there are vault toilets and drinking water available. However, there are no hookups or dump stations on site.

Camping in Fishlake National Forest offers plenty of opportunities to experience the diverse wildlife of the region, and you can stay at this spacious site for a maximum of 14 days to soak it in. No reservations are required.

“We have been coming here since 2005 and each year it gets better. We started with just friends and now we bring the whole family. The fishing is always fantastic in Anderson reservoir.” – Alexa L.

Campground Details:

  • Price: $19
  • Number of sites: 10
  • RV sites: Yes
  • Fires allowed: Yes
  • Pets allowed: Yes

For any outdoors and nature enthusiasts, the state of Utah is a great place to visit. Fishlake National Forest camping offers secluded forest campgrounds to comfortable RV parks for your outdoor adventure. For more information, browse The Dyrt’s full list of Fishlake National Forest camping areas.

 

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