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BROWNE LAKE GROUP SITES, UT

part ofAshley National Forest, US Forest Service
Photo: BROWNE LAKE GROUP SITES
Status: Closed through Wed May 14 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Browne Lake Group Sites are located next to their namesake lake in a high mountain meadow, at an elevation of 8,200 feet. Visitors enjoy fishing, canoeing and exploring miles of hiking and ATV trails.

Natural Features:

The campground is partially shaded by pines and aspens. Summer wildflowers dot the surrounding grassy meadows. The lake is visible from most of the sites and a short trail leads to its shore.

Recreation:

Fishing for rainbows, brook trout and kokanee salmon is a popular activity at Browne Lake, as is canoeing and other non-motorized boating.

Several ATV and hiking trails are in the immediate area: Leidy Peak Trailhead is within the campground. Sheep Creek Lake, with cutthroat and brook trout fishing, is nearby.

Facilities:

The campground consists of four reservable, accessible group sites that accommodate up to 40 people each. Sites contain picnic tables and campfire circles. Single-family sites are available only a first come, first served basis.

Vault toilets are provided. Roads and parking spurs are dirt. The campground is accessed via a well-maintained dirt road.

Nearby Attractions:

Numerous scenic driving routes on maintained dirt roads crisscross the area around Browne Lake, providing miles of trails for ATVs, hikers and mountain bikers. Trails lead to reservoirs and lakes, overlooks, forests, meadows and historic sites.

Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area is known not only for its beautiful red cliffs, but also for its world-class fishing for lake, brown and rainbow trout. Boating, water skiing, jet skiing, canoeing, kayaking, swimming and scuba diving are 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.

The Green River below the dam provides spectacular rafting opportunities. A trip down the river offers unique geology, outlaw history and Native American rock art.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Sites
  • Accessible Vault Toilets
  • Boat Ramp
  • Campfire Circles
  • Canoeing
  • Firewood
  • Fishing
  • Grills
  • Hiking
  • Host
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Non-Motorized Boating
  • Off-Road Vehicle Trails
  • Self Pay Station
  • Tables
  • Trailheads
  • Vault Toilets
  • Wildlife Viewing
Know Before You Go
  • Reservations can be made for group sites only; all single sites are available on a first come, first served basis
  • 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 don'tmovefirewood.org.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
40.86333, -109.80833
40°51'48"N, 109°48'30"W

From the Wyoming: Take Highway 43, turn right at the McKinnon Junction up through Sols Canyon. Turn left onto Sheep Creek Road; follow signs to Browne Lake.

From Vernal, Utah: Take Highway 191, which turns into Highway 44. Shortly past the Dowd Mountain overlook, turn left onto the pavement on the scenic loop road. Follow that road until you reach Forest Road 096; turn left and follow the dirt road to campground. Signs for Browne Lake are posted throughout the scenic loop.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

BROWNE LAKE GROUP SITES
Ashley National Forest
Manila UT 84046

Phone Number:

Information: (801)226-3564
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