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part ofDixie National Forest, US Forest Service
Status: Open through Sun Sep 27 2015   Season Dates


Duck Creek Campground is located 28 miles east of Cedar City, Utah near its namesake creek and lake. Visitors enjoy fishing, canoeing and exploring the Duck Creek/Markagunt ATV Trail System.

Natural Features:

The campground is situated in a scenic spruce forest, adjacent to Duck Lake and Creek at an elevation of 8,400 feet. Neither the lake nor the creek is visible from the campground.


Duck Lake and Creek offer great fishing for rainbow, brook, brown and cutthroat trout. Canoeing and kayaking are popular activities.

The Duck Creek/Markagunt ATV Trail System begins within the campground, offering a massive network of ATV/OHV trails for riders of all skill levels.

The 34-mile Virgin River Rim Trail passes near the campground and is open to hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding.

Cascade Falls trailhead is located just a few miles away at Te-Ah Campground. This scenic trail has abundant wildlife and vegetation.


Duck Creek offers a variety of campsites for families and groups alike. Flush and vault toilets are provided, as is drinking water from Memorial Day through Labor Day. A large reservable amphitheater with a covered stage and plentiful bench seating is located in the campground.

An ATV parking area is located on the northeast corner of Loop D between campsites 89 and 90. Loop A has a paved road and spurs; Loop B has paved and graveled spurs.

The Duck Creek Visitor Center is just across the road from the campground with trail maps and information on the surrounding scenic area.

Nearby Attractions:

Food services, lodging, showers, groceries, gas and laundry facilities are are available at Duck Creek Village three miles east of the campground. Boat rentals, a boat ramp, lodging and groceries are available at Navajo Lake Lodge 5 miles west.

Cedar Breaks National Monument is 20 miles away, with hiking trails, guided tours and breathtaking scenery.

Just outside Cedar Breaks is the Ashdown Gorge Wilderness Area, where hikers will find 10 miles of trails and the Twisted Forest, a stand of ancient bristlecone pine.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Flush Toilets
  • Amphitheater
  • Biking
  • Campfire Circles
  • Campfire Rings
  • Canoeing
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Firewood
  • Fishing
  • Flush Toilets
  • Grills
  • Group Camping
  • Hiking
  • Host
  • Off-Road Vehicle Trails
  • Parking Area
  • Tables
  • Trailheads
  • Trash Collection
  • Vault Toilets
  • Visitor Center
  • Wildlife Viewing
Know Before You Go
  • No showers or hookups at this campground
  • A fee of $6/day will be charged at the campground for extra vehicles
  • ATVs must be trailered out of the ATV parking lot and cannot be unloaded or ridden anywhere else in the campground
  • For information about ATV policies and trail systems, please call the Cedar City Ranger District at 435-865-3200
  • Drinking water is only available from Memorial Day through Labor Day.
  • Click here to learn more about the Dixie 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):
37.51861, -112.68472
37°31'7"N, 112°41'5"W

Take Highway 14 from Cedar City, Utah, 28 miles east to Duck Creek campground. Campground turnoff will be on the right hand side of the highway, before you reach Duck Creek Village.

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Information:  (435)865-3200
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