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HIDEOUT CANYON BOAT-IN CAMPGROUND, UT

part ofAshley National Forest, US Forest Service
Photo: HIDEOUT CANYON BOAT-IN CAMPGROUND
Status: Closed through Tue May 13 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Hideout Canyon Boat-In Campground is located on beautiful Flaming Gorge Reservoir, 2 miles from the nearest road.

This popular campground, which gets its name from a hiding spot used by Butch Cassidy and his gang, is only accessible to visitors who boat or hike-in to the location.

Natural Features:

Hideout Canyon is surrounded by scenic cliffs at an elevation of 6,040 feet. The campground is forested with pinyon pine and juniper, which offer only limited shade. Most sites afford partial views of the reservoir.

Recreation:

Boating, water skiing, canoeing, fishing and swimming are popular activities right out your front door. Most patrons boat to the campground, using the Sheep Creek Bay Boat Ramp.

Hikers should use the Hideout/Carter Creek Trailhead on Dowd Mountain off Forest Road 094.

Facilities:

The campground contains 18 single-family sites. Each site has a cabana, picnic table and campfire ring. Flush toilets and water hydrants are provided. A vault toilet is available for off-season use.

The gravel trails from the docks to the campsites are steep and change each year depending on water fluctuations.

Lucerne Valley Marina is a few miles away by boat, where gas, boat slips, fishing licenses, bait and groceries are available at the small general store.

Nearby Attractions:

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
  • Boating
  • Campfire Rings
  • Canoeing
  • Dock
  • Drinking Water
  • Firewood
  • Fishing
  • Flush Toilets
  • Hiking
  • Host
  • Mountain Biking
  • Swimming
  • Tables
  • Tent Pads
  • Vault Toilets
Know Before You Go
  • Campground is accessed by boat or hiking-in only
  • Reservations are strongly recommended
  • Boats must not exceed 36 feet in length
  • The path from the boat dock to the campground does not support accessibility standards; Some visitors may require assistance
  • 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 don'tmovefirewood.org.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
40.915, -109.64639
40°54'54"N, 109°38'47"W

From Manila, Utah: Take State Route 44 southeast for 7 miles. Turn northeast onto Forest Road 092, and continue to Sheep Creek Bay Boat Ramp. Once on the water, travel 2 miles southeast to reach the campground.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

HIDEOUT CANYON BOAT-IN CAMPGROUND
ASHLEY
UT

Phone Number:

Information: (435)784-3445
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