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GRANITE FLAT (UTAH), UT

part ofUinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, US Forest Service
Photo: GRANITE FLAT (UTAH)
Status: Closed through Thu May 07 2015   Season Dates
 

Overview

Granite Flat Campground is located a short distance up scenic American Fork Canyon, less than a mile from Tibble Fork Reservoir. Visitors enjoy fishing, canoeing and exploring local trails.

Natural Features:

The campground is situated among dense stands of aspen, Douglas fir, spruce and pine trees at an elevation of 6,400 feet. Rugged Wasatch peaks surround the area. Wildlife and summer wildflowers are abundant.

Recreation:

Nearby Tibble Fork and Silver Flat Reservoirs offer canoeing, kayaking and fishing for rainbow, brook and brown trout. A portion of the north shore at Tibble Fork is accessible. Both reservoirs are open only to non-motorized watercraft. Scuba divers frequent Tibble Fork's south shore.

Hiking and mountain biking trails abound, some beginning at the reservoir and others nearby. The 6-mile Tibble Fork Trail, 2-mile Pine Hollow Trail, 3-mile Mill Canyon Trail and the 15-mile Ridge Trail are all in the vicinity.

Facilities:

This large campground offers three group sites and several single and double-family sites, most of which are accessible. Picnic tables and campfire rings are provided, as are vault toilets and drinking water.

Horseshoe pits and a grassy baseball field are located on-site. Roads and parking spurs are paved.

Nearby Attractions:

Timpanogos Cave National Monument is just a few miles down American Fork Canyon, with a rewarding but steep 1.5-mile hike to a guided tour of the spectacular three-room cave system. The trail offers beautiful views of American Fork Canyon.

American Fork Creek can be accessed 3 miles south. A favorite among fly-fisherman, the creek has light pressure for stocked rainbow trout.

The 20-mile paved Alpine Loop Scenic Byway passes just a few miles from the campground, traveling through alpine canyons, mountain meadows, aspen groves and pine forests, with breathtaking views of the Wasatch Range. This road is not recommended for vehicles over 30 feet in length.

Timpanogos and Lone Peak Wilderness Areas are nearby, offering a myriad of additional hiking and biking opportunities.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Sites
  • Baseball Fields
  • Campfire Rings
  • Canoeing
  • Drinking Water
  • Firewood
  • Fishing
  • Grills
  • Hiking
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Host
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parking Area
  • Picnic Area
  • Trails
  • Vault Toilets
  • Water Spigot
  • Wildlife Viewing
Know Before You Go
  • Caution: bears frequent the area; be aware, keep a clean camp, store all food items in closed containers
  • No water, electric or sewer hookups available
  • Entrance gate closes at 10 p.m.
  • A per-day, per-vehicle fee for extra vehicles will be collected on-site
  • Off-road vehicles and horses are not permitted in the campground
  • This campground has first-come, first-served sites
  • For more information, please call 801-226-3564
  • Click here for more info about the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest
  • Trailers/Campers and RVs: Please fill up with water before arriving on site. There is no place to fill-up on site and hooking up to spigots is not allowed.


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):
40.48778, -111.65167
40°29'16"N, 111°39'6"W

From Salt Lake City, Utah, take I-15 to the Alpine-Highland exit 284. Go east on Highway 92 for 8 miles to mouth of American Fork Canyon. Go 5 miles up the canyon to junction, take the North Fork/Forest Road 85 to Tibble Fork Reservoir. Stay left on paved road for a mile to the campground.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

GRANITE FLAT (UTAH)
AMERICAN FORK CANYON
PLEASANT GROVE  UT  84062

Phone Number:

Information:  (801)226-3564
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