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GREENS LAKE, UT

part ofAshley National Forest, US Forest Service
Photo: GREENS LAKE
Status: Open through Mon Sep 15 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Greens Lake Campground is located next to its scenic namesake along Red Canyon Road at an elevation of 7,400 feet. Visitors enjoy canoeing and fishing on the lake and exploring the Red Canyon Rim Trail.

Natural Features:

The campground lies on the shore of Greens Lake, about 1 mile from beautiful cliffs overlooking Flaming Gorge Reservoir. Lodgepole and ponderosa pines and aspens dot the campground, providing partial shade. Summer wildflowers are plentiful.

Recreation:

Greens Lake is a small lake for non-motorized watercraft only. It offers great canoeing and fishing for rainbow and brook trout. Red Canyon Lodge sits directly across the lake. Canoe and bike rentals, horseback riding, a restaurant and gift shop are available.

Red Canyon Rim Trail, for hiking and biking, begins at the nearby visitor center, which offers interpretive displays and area information.

Facilities:

The campground offers one group site that can accommodate up to 40 people. Several single family sites are available as well, each with a picnic table and campfire ring. Some sites have lake views and access. Vault toilets and drinking water are provided.

Nearby Attractions:

Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area is known not only for its beautiful red cliffs, but also for its world-class fishing for lake, brown and rainbow trout. Boating, water skiing, jet skiing, canoeing, kayaking, swimming and scuba diving are popular activities on the reservoir.

Flaming Gorge Dam offers guided tours of the working hydroelectric plant and the dam itself; 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
  • Biking
  • Birding
  • Campfire Rings
  • Canoeing
  • Drinking Water
  • Fishing
  • Grills
  • Hiking
  • Host
  • Mountain Biking
  • Tables
  • Trash Collection
  • Vault Toilets
  • Wildlife Viewing
Know Before You Go
  • No electric, water or sewer hookups are available
  • This campground has first come, first served sites
  • Click here to learn more about the Ashley 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):
40.87333, -109.53583
40°52'24"N, 109°32'9"W

Located on Forest Road 095/Red Canyon Road off Highway 44, approximately 40 miles north of Vernal, Utah.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

GREENS LAKE
RED CANYON COMPLEX
DUTCH JOHN  UT  84023

Phone Number:

Information:  (435)784-3445
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