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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.

FIREFIGHTERS CAMPGROUND, UT

part ofAshley National Forest, US Forest Service
Photo: FIREFIGHTERS CAMPGROUND
Status: Closed through Thu May 14 2015   Season Dates
 

Overview

Firefighters Campground is just 3 miles from beautiful Flaming Gorge Reservoir, within the Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area on the Ashley National Forest. The campground serves as a memorial to three firefighters who lost their lives in the 1977 Cart Creek Fire. Visitors enjoy boating, fishing, swimming and hiking.

Natural Features:

The campground is situated on a gently-sloping hillside dotted with shady ponderosa pines and juniper, at an elevation of 6,900 feet.

Recreation:

Bear Canyon Trail begins across the road from the campground, offering hiking and biking opportunities. This easy 3-mile round-trip trail leads to views of Red Canyon and Flaming Gorge.

Beautiful Flaming Gorge Reservoir is just 3 miles from the campground. The reservoir is known for its world-class fishing for lake, brown and rainbow trout.

Boating, water skiing, jet skiing, canoeing, kayaking, swimming and scuba diving are also popular activities.

Facilities:

The campground offers several family sites, six of which are accessible. Each site is equipped with a picnic table and campfire ring; some sites have grills.

Flush toilets, drinking water and a dump station are provided. Roads and parking spurs within the campground are paved. Firewood is available for purchase from the host.

Public showers are available 2.5 miles away at Deer Run Campground.

Bootleg Amphitheater, with a screen support and bleacher seating for 120 people, is located just across the road. Educational programs are offered throughout the summer season. A scenic overlook dedicated to the firefighters is located on-site.

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 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 Flush Toilets
  • Amphitheater
  • Biking
  • Birding
  • Campfire Rings
  • Drinking Water
  • Drinking Water (Peak Season)
  • Dump Station
  • Firewood Vendor
  • Fish Cleaning Stations
  • Flush Toilets
  • Grills
  • Hiking
  • Historic Sites
  • Horseback Riding Trails
  • Host
  • Paved Parking Spurs
  • Paved Roads
  • Picnic Area
  • Trash Collection
  • Wildlife Viewing
Within 10 Miles
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Fishing
  • General Store
  • Marina
  • Restaurant
  • Showers
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
Know Before You Go
  • This campground has first come, first served sites
  • Click here for more info about the Ashley National Forest


This facility is operated by American Land & 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):
40.89278, -109.45417
40°53'34"N, 109°27'15"W

From Vernal, Utah, take U.S. 191 north about 41 miles.

From Manila, Utah, take Highway 44 for 28 miles. Turn left on U.S. 191 and travel approximately 3 miles north.

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 71 miles, passing through Dutch John.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

FIREFIGHTERS CAMPGROUND
ASHLEY
  UT 

Phone Number:

Information:  (435)889-3000
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