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Attention: A new vehicle policy is in effect for 2014. A single site fee now includes only one vehicle. Beginning in 2015, an extra vehicle fee will be collected on-site if there is room for additional vehicles on the parking spur.

DRIPPING SPRINGS CAMPGROUND (UT), UT

part ofAshley National Forest, US Forest Service
Photo: DRIPPING SPRINGS CAMPGROUND (UT)
Status: Open year round.   Season Dates
 

Overview

Dripping Springs Campground is situated at an elevation of 6,000 feet in rolling high desert terrain near Flaming Gorge Reservoir. The campground is part of the Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area in the Ashley National Forest. Campers frequent Dripping Springs for its close proximity to the Green River and Little Hole, both of which offer excellent rafting and world-class fishing opportunities.

Natural Features:

Nearly every site within the campground offers scenic reservoir and mountain views. Russian olive trees and cottonwoods dot the rolling, sagebrush-covered landscape. Shade is limited, and temperatures range from warm days to cool nights.

Recreation:

Dripping Springs is surrounded by places to boat, raft, fish, hike and mountain bike. Little Hole Boat Launch and Day-Use Area on the Green River is nearby, offering great rainbow, brown and cutthroat trout fishing.

The 7-mile Little Hole National Recreation Trail begins near the campground, meandering along the Green River from Flaming Gorge Dam. The trail can be done in shorter segments or as a whole.

Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area is known not only for its beautiful red cliffs but also for its world-class fishing, boating, hiking, camping, water skiing, jet skiing, canoeing, kayaking, swimming and scuba diving. Click Here to learn more about the Ashley National Forest and the Flaming Gorge NRA.

Facilities:

Dripping Springs is open year-round, and campsites are available on a first-come, first-served basis outside of the reservation season.

The campground offers several single-family sites with shelters, tables and campfire rings. Four group sites are available as well, with large shelters, tables, campfire rings and grills. Flush toilets and drinking water are provided.

Nearby Attractions:

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

The nearby town of Dutch John is home to several businesses that can provide services before and during your trip. These businesses include:

  • Flaming Gorge Recreation Services - (435) 885-3191
    Raft Rental, Guided Fishing, Shuttle Service, General Store, Lodging, 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
  • Accessible Sites
  • Biking
  • Campfire Rings
  • Drinking Water (Peak Season)
  • Fishing
  • Flush Toilets
  • Grills
  • Group Camping
  • Hiking
  • Host
  • Parking Area
  • Paved Parking Spurs
  • Paved Roads
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Trails
  • Trash Collection
  • Vault Toilets
Know Before You Go
  • Those desiring to use facilities in Flaming Gorge outside the campground will need to purchase a Recreational Use Pass from camp hosts, local businesses, or the Forest Service. A daily pass is $5, a seven day pass is $15, and an annual pass is $35. All passes are per vehicle.
  • This campground has first-come, first-served sites
  • This campground does not offer a dump station, however, a dump station can be found 8.1 miles away at Deer Run Campground
  • Click here for more info about the Ashley National Forest


This facility is operated by American Land and Leisure. We appreciate hearing from you. Comment cards are available from campground hosts or online at americanll.com .
  • 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):
40.92278, -109.35722
40°55'22"N, 109°21'26"W

From Vernal, Utah, take U.S. 191 north for 47 miles. Turn off U.S. 191 just north of Dutch John onto Forest Road 075. Travel east about 3 miles to the campground.
From Manila, Utah, take Highway 44 for 28 miles. Turn left on U.S. 191 and go north for about 11 miles. Turn off U.S. 191 just north of Dutch John onto Forest Road 075 and go east about 3 miles to the campground.
From Rock Springs, Wyoming, take I-80 west toward Green River about 6 miles to the junction with U.S. 191/Flaming Gorge Road. Take U.S. 191 south for about 62 miles to Dutch John. Turn off U.S. 191 just north of Dutch John onto Forest Road 075 and go east about 3 miles to the campground.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

DRIPPING SPRINGS CAMPGROUND (UT)
ASHLEY NAT'L FOREST PO BOX 279
MANILA  UT  84046

Phone Number:

Information:  (435)889-3000
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