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BOOTLEG, UT

Photo: BOOTLEG
Status: Closed through Sun May 22 2016   Season Dates
 

Overview

Bootleg is a boat-in campsite along the Green River, located about 1 mile below Little Hole Boat Ramp at an approximate elevation of 6,000 feet. This site can also be accessed by foot on an unofficial trail.

The Green River provides spectacular fishing and river-running opportunities, as well as unique geology, outlaw history and Native American rock art.

Natural Features:

The campground is situated alongside the beautiful Green River in an area typical of a high desert environment. Shady juniper, cottonwood and ponderosa pine trees forest the riverbank. Summer wildflowers dot the landscape.

Recreation:

The Green River offers excellent fishing for rainbow, brown and cutthroat trout. Rafting and kayaking are very popular activities.

Facilities:

Bootleg contains one reservable campsite equipped with a picnic table, campfire ring with benches, tent pads and a blind for a portable toilet.

Nearby Attractions:

Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area is known not only for its beautiful red cliffs but also for its world-class fishing. Boating, water skiing, jet skiing, canoeing, kayaking, swimming and scuba diving are also popular activities on the reservoir.

Flaming Gorge Dam offers guided tours of the working hydroelectric plant and the dam itself; the adjacent visitor center contains area history exhibits.

Services in Dutch John include:

  • Flaming Gorge Recreation Services (435)885-3191 – Raft Rental, Guided Fishing, Shuttle Service, General Store, Bait, Gas
  • Green River Outfitters (435)885-3338 - Raft Rental, Guided Fishing, Shuttle Service, General Store, Lodging, Bait, Gas
  • Flaming Gorge Resort (435)889-3773 - Raft Rental, Guided Fishing, Shuttle Service, General Store, Lodging, Bait, Gas

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Boat-In Sites
  • Boating
  • Campfire Rings
  • Canoeing
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Rafting
  • Tables
  • Tent Pads
  • Trails
  • Wildlife Viewing
Know Before You Go
  • This is a boat-in facility, accessible by water; Special regulations apply
  • An unofficial trail provides walking access to the site
  • No drinking water is provided
  • Requirements to launch: boater must carry a bail bucket, throw line, extra oar and must wear a life jacket while on the water
  • The Forest Service requires the use of portable toilet systems for all campers; these toilets must be sealable, flushable and reusable; bag-lined systems are not allowed
  • This campsite is located in the Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area and will require the purchase of a Recreational Use Pass .
  • Click here to learn more about the Ashley National Forest
  • Don't Move Firewood: Help prevent the spread of tree-killing pests in our national forests by obtaining firewood near your destination and burning it on-site. For more information visit dontmovefirewood.org.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
40.91247, -109.29507
40°54'45"N, 109°17'42"W

From Vernal, Utah: Take U.S. Highway 191 north for 45 miles. Cross the Flaming Gorge Dam and turn right on the road leading to upper launch site at Spillway Boat Ramp.

To Launch from Little Hole Boat Ramp(7 miles downriver from the Spillway Boat Ramp). Turn off of HWY 191 at the town of Dutch John on “Little Hole Road."

From Rock Springs, Wyoming: Take U.S. Highway 191 south for 63 miles. Just before crossing the dam, turn left on the road to Spillway Boat Ramp, or at the town of Dutch John, turn left off Highway 191 and go east on Little Hole Road about 6 miles to Little Hole Boat Ramp.

The campsite is 8.4 miles below Spillway and 1.2 miles below Little Hole.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

BOOTLEG
PO BOX 279
MANILA  UT  84046

Phone Number:

Information:  (435)784-3445
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