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part ofAshley National Forest, US Forest Service
Status: Closed through Tue Jun 16 2015   Season Dates


Pole Creek Campground is remotely located atop Pole Creek Mountain at an elevation of 10,000 feet. Visitors enjoy the area for its abundant trail and backcountry fishing opportunities.

Natural Features:

The campground is situated in a scenic lodgepole pine and Engelmann spruce forest. Between the trees, campers have partial views of Pole Creek Lake in the distance.


Pole Creek Lake is a five-minute walk from the campground, with pretty scenery and rainbow trout fishing. Numerous additional lakes dot the area around the campground, including Rock Lakes and Larvae Lake, both of which offer brook trout fishing.

The West Fork Trail begins close by, offering hiking, backpacking and backcountry fishing opportunities as it leads to the Cleveland and Quedant Lakes area of the Uinta Mountains.


The campground contains several single-family sites with picnic tables and campfire rings. Vault toilets are provided but no water is available. Roads and parking spurs are gravel.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Biking
  • Birding
  • Campfire Rings
  • Creek Access
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Picnic Area
  • Trash Collection
  • Vault Toilets
  • Wildlife Viewing
Know Before You Go
  • This is bear country; please be aware and store food properly
  • Click here for more information on 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):
40.69722, -110.0625
40°41'50"N, 110°3'45"W

From Roosevelt, Utah: Take Highway 121 about 25 miles north to Uinta Canyon. From Uinta Canyon, take Forest Road 117 about 11.5 miles up Pole Creek Mountain to the campground. FR 117 is steep, narrow and winding in places.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

650W. HIGHWAY 40, PO BOX 127

Phone Number:

Information:  (435)722-5018
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