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part ofFishlake National Forest, US Forest Service
Status: Closed through Thu Jun 11 2015   Season Dates


Gooseberry Administrative Site Cabins are located just 18 miles from Salina, Utah. These historic structures were used as Forest Service summer headquarters from 1907 to 1960. Today, the site is used for family reunions, group events, scout and church groups and youth camps.

Natural Features:

Gooseberry is situated in the Gooseberry drainage south of Interstate 70 in central Utah at an approximate elevation of 8,000 feet. Dense stands of aspens forest the area, offering shade and beautiful autumn color.


Popular activities in the area include off-road vehicle riding, fishing, hiking, biking, horseback riding and wildlife watching. The Great Western Trail runs nearby; two trailheads can be easily accessed near the site.


This unique facility contains three bunk cabins, one with propane heating, a recreation hall, kitchen and bathhouse. The rec hall has a fireplace, tables and chairs. The kitchen is equipped with a large propane cooking range and oven, three small propane refrigerators, three sinks, a prep and serving area, hot water and two outdoor grills. The bathhouse has flush toilets, sinks and hot showers.

Fifty single beds with mattresses are provided. Guests must bring their own linens or bedding, as well as dishes, utensils and cookware. A propane generator is available for electricity and lights for a couple of hours in the morning and evening. Several picnic tables and a campfire ring are located outside.

Guests are required to keep the facility clean during their stay. Maid service is not available. A volunteer host is on-site. Check-out time is by 11 a.m. and check-in time is after 2 p.m.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Amphitheater
  • Bed(s)
  • Cabin Rentals
  • Campfire Circles
  • Drinking Water
  • Flush Toilets
  • Grills
  • Group Cooking Facilities
  • Horse Corrals
  • Host
  • Parking Area
  • Ranger Station
  • Recreation Center
  • Security Lights
  • Showers
  • Trash Collection
Within 10 Miles
  • Fishing
  • Horseback Riding
  • Off-Road Vehicle Trails
  • Wildlife Viewing
Know Before You Go
  • This site does not honor America the Beautiful passes
  • Maximum site capacity is 250 people; only 50 beds are provided
  • Trailer parking is limited to a few locations
  • Off-road vehicles are not permitted
  • No smoking allowed inside buildings
  • Pets must remain leashed or caged
  • 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):
38.80111, -111.68333
38°48'4"N, 111°41'0"W

From Salina, Utah, take I-70 eastbound about 7 miles to Gooseberry Road exit 63. Go south on County Road 640 for 10 miles to the Gooseberry Administrative Site on the right side of the road, just beyond Gooseberry Campground.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

115 EAST 900 NORTH

Phone Number:

Information:  (435)896-9233
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