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PONDEROSA UINTA, UT

part ofUinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, US Forest Service
Photo: PONDEROSA UINTA
Status: Closed through Thu May 14 2015   Season Dates
 

Overview

Ponderosa Campground is nestled in scenic Bear Canyon just off the Nebo Loop Scenic Byway at an elevation of 6,200 feet. Nephi, Utah, is just 10 miles away. Visitors enjoy hiking and fishing in this quiet canyon.

Natural Features:

The campground is named for the towering grove of Ponderosa pines in which it lies. The beautiful trees were planted in 1914 and the campground was built in 1933.

Aspen and maple trees dot the landscape beneath the pines, providing plentiful shade and privacy between sites. Autumn leaves put on quite a show.

Recreation:

Salt Creek runs alongside the campground, offering rainbow trout fishing. Bear Canyon Trail, for hiking, biking and horseback riding, begins at nearby Bear Canyon Campground.

Facilities:

The campground contains several single-family sites with picnic tables and campfire rings. Some sites have grills. Vault toilets and drinking water are provided. A campground host is on-site. Roads and parking spurs are paved.

Nearby Attractions:

The Mount Nebo Wilderness Area is adjacent, brimming with beautiful mountain scenery, pristine waters, abundant wildlife, vibrant summer wildflowers and numerous trail opportunities.

The Nebo Loop Scenic Byway stretches 37 miles through high alpine terrain, dense forests and colorful meadows. Devil's Kitchen Geological Area can be found along the loop, just 6 miles from the campground. It offers a 1/2-mile round-trip trail to interesting red rock hoodoos.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Campfire Rings
  • Creek Access
  • Drinking Water
  • Firewood
  • Fishing
  • Grills
  • Host
  • Paved Parking Spurs
  • Paved Roads
  • Picnic Area
  • Vault Toilets
Know Before You Go
  • This is Ponderosa Uinta near Spanish Fork, not on the Mirror Lake Highway or in Dixie National Forest near St. George
  • No water, electric or sewer hookups available
  • An additional fee will be collected on-site for extra vehicles
  • A day-use fee will be collected for use prior to 4 p.m.; after that time overnight camping fee applies
  • No horses or off-road vehicles allowed in the campground
  • Additional first-come, first-served sites may be available
  • For more information, please call 801-798-3571
  • Click here for more info about the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest
  • Trailers/Campers and RVs: Please fill up with water before arriving on site. There is no place to fill-up on site and hooking up to spigots is not allowed.


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):
39.76611, -111.71222
39°45'58"N, 111°42'44"W

From I-15, take Nephi exit 225. Travel about 6 miles east on Highway 132/Nephi Canyon to the Nebo Loop Scenic Byway. Turn left onto the byway and travel 3.5 miles to Bear Canyon turnoff. Turn left and drive 0.5 miles to the campground.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

PONDEROSA UINTA
44 WEST 400 NORTH
SPANISH FORK  UT  84660

Phone Number:

Information:  (801)226-3564
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