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part ofAshley National Forest, US Forest Service
Status: Closed through Thu May 14 2015   Season Dates


Jarvies Boat-in Group Campground is located on beautiful Flaming Gorge Reservoir in Jarvies Canyon at an elevation of 6,040 feet. The campground is part of the Flaming Gorge Recreation Area on the Ashley National Forest. Campers must boat-in to the facility, and the nearest boat ramps are located at Cedar Springs and Mustang Ridge Marinas, both 20 minutes across the water.

Natural Features:

The campground is situated among dense stands of juniper and pinyon pine on a hillside overlooking the reservoir. The vegetation offers limited shade. From the picnic shelter campers are awarded expansive views of the reservoir and its surrounding red cliffs.


Boating, water skiing, fishing and swimming are popular activities. A hiking trail passes through the site as well.


This spacious group site can accommodate up to 40 people. It is equipped with a large picnic shelter, tables, two campfire rings, two grills and three tent pads. One vault toilet is provided.

A private dock is down a short hill on the shoreline.

Nearby Attractions:

Flaming Gorge Dam offers guided tours of the working hydroelectric plant and the dam, and 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
  • Beach Access
  • Biking
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat Slips
  • Campfire Rings
  • Dock
  • Fishing
  • Grills
  • Group Camping
  • Hiking
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Self Pay Station
  • Swimming
  • Tent Pads
  • Trails
  • Vault Toilets
  • Water Skiing
Greater Than 1 Mile
  • Boat Ramp
Within 10 Miles
  • Firewood Vendor
Know Before You Go
  • Campground is accessed by boat 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
  • No drinking water is provided; campers must bring their own supply
  • Click here for more info about the Ashley National Forest

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):
40.93194, -109.48056
40°55'55"N, 109°28'50"W

Cedar Springs Marina is the closest boat ramp to Jarvies. Jarvies Canyon is the first canyon west and a little north of the marina and is only accessed by boat.

From Vernal, Utah, take U.S. 191 north 42 miles. Turn north onto Forest Road 183 and travel approximately 2 miles to Cedar Springs Marina.

From Manila, Utah, take Highway 44 for 28 miles. Turn left on U.S. 191 and go north for about 4 miles. Turn north onto Forest Road 183 and travel approximately 2 miles to Cedar Springs Marina.

From Rock Springs, Wyoming, take I-80 west toward Green River about 6 miles to the junction with U.S. 191/Flaming Gorge Road. Take U.S. 191 south for 67 miles, passing through Dutch John. Turn north onto Forest Road 183 and travel approximately 2 miles to Cedar Springs Marina.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

P.O. BOX 279
MANILA  UT  84046

Phone Number:

Information:  (435)889-3000
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