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FRYING PAN, UT

part ofFishlake National Forest, US Forest Service
Photo: FRYING PAN
Status: Closed through Wed May 14 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Frying Pan Campground is located on the Fishlake Scenic Byway in central Utah, just 3 miles north of Fish Lake, at an elevation of 9,000 feet. Visitors enjoy boating, fishing and exploring local trails.

Natural Features:

The campground sits on a sagebrush-covered hillside above the valley floor and offers views of the north end of Fish Lake Basin. Aspen trees forest the site, providing limited shade.

Recreation:

Fish Lake is Utah's largest natural mountain lake and covers 2,500 acres. It is famous for its 20-40 pound Mackinaw lake trout. Anglers also enjoy fishing for rainbow trout and splake. Boating, canoeing, swimming and scuba diving are popular activities.

The scenic Lakeshore National Recreation Trail extends around the eastern side of the lake. Hikers are rewarded with stunning lake views after climbing 900 feet in elevation.

Facilities:

The campground contains one group site that can accommodate up to 100 people, with picnic tables, a campfire ring and large parking area. Several single-family sites are available as well. Flush toilets and drinking water are provided. Roads and parking spurs are paved.

Three resorts are located in the Fish Lake Basin, offering camping and fishing supplies, RV parks with hookups, cabin and boat rentals, marinas, gas, restaurants, groceries, laundry facilities and showers. The resorts are open from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

Nearby Attractions:

Johnson Valley Reservoir is just north of Fish Lake, offering additional fishing and boating opportunities.

The 5-mile Pelican Canyon Trail begins nearby at Bowery Creek Campground. It leads through meadows and dense forests of spruce, pine and aspen as it climbs to the 11,633-foot Fish Lake Hightop.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Campfire Rings
  • Drinking Water
  • Flush Toilets
  • Grills
  • Group Camping
  • Host
  • Trails
Less Than 1 Mile
  • Wildlife Viewing
Greater Than 1 Mile
  • Biking
  • Boat Rentals
  • Boating
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
Know Before You Go
  • This is a high elevation facility; use caution when traveling from lower elevations and be prepared for inclement weather
  • A fee will be charged at the campground for extra vehicles at single sites; no charge for extra vehicles at the group site
  • Off-road vehicle riding not allowed in the Fish Lake Basin
  • 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):
38.60889, -111.67889
38°36'32"N, 111°40'44"W

From Highway 24 northwest of Loa, Utah, take Highway 25 northeast approximately 15 miles to the campground.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

FRYING PAN
138 South Main PO Box 129
Loa UT 84747

Phone Number:

Information: (435)836-2811
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