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LOWER BOWNS, UT

part ofFISHLAKE NF - FS, US Forest Service
Photo: LOWER BOWNS
Status: Closed through Thu May 14 2015   Season Dates
 

Overview

Lower Bowns Campground is located on the east side of Boulder Mountain on the shore of Lower Bowns Reservoir at an elevation of 7,000 feet. Visitors enjoy boating, fishing and exploring local trails.

Natural Features:

The campground is sparsely forested with pinyon pines and juniper, which offer only limited shade. Boulder Mountain lies to the west of the site, and Capitol Reef National Park's Waterpocket Fold and the Henry Mountains lie to the east.

Recreation:

Popular activities in the area include hiking, biking, hunting and riding the Rosebud ATV Trail. Lower Bowns Reservoir offers boating, canoeing and fishing for rainbow, brook and cutthroat trout.

Facilities:

This campground contains three accessible sites: one group site can accommodate up to 50 people, and two single sites can each accommodate up to 10 people.

Vault toilets are provided, and roads and parking spurs throughout the site are gravel.

Nearby Attractions:

Capitol Reef National Park is just 45 minutes from the campground. This unique park offers excellent hiking trails, historic sites and breathtaking scenery.

Sightseeing along Utah Highway 12, a National Scenic Byway, is very popular. Travelers visit from every corner of the world to gaze upon stunning red rock canyons and desert landscapes.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Sites
  • Accessible Vault Toilets
  • Boat Trailer Parking
  • Campfire Rings
  • Grills
  • Group Camping
  • Group Cooking Facilities
  • Parking Area
  • Picnic Area
  • RV sites
Less Than 1 Mile
  • Biking
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Off-Road Vehicle Trails
  • Wildlife Viewing
Know Before You Go
  • Visitors must bring their own drinking water
  • There are no electricity, water or sewer site hookups
  • First come, first served sites may be available
  • A fee of $5/day will be charged at the campground for extra vehicles
  • Off-road vehicles are only permitted for entering and exiting the campground
  • 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):
38.10637, -111.27684
38°6'23"N, 111°16'37"W

From Torrey, Utah, take Highway 24 approximately one mile east to the junction with Highway 12. Turn right and travel 16 miles to Forest Road 186. Take FR 186 5 miles to the campground.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

LOWER BOWNS
138 South Main St.
Loa  UT  84747

Phone Number:

Project Office: (435)836-2811
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