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POSEY LAKE CAMPGROUND, UT

part ofDixie National Forest, US Forest Service
Photo: POSEY LAKE CAMPGROUND
Status: Closed through Thu May 21 2015   Season Dates
 

Overview

Posey Lake Campground is located next to its beautiful namesake lake high on the Colorado Plateau at an elevation of 8,800 feet. Visitors enjoy canoeing, fishing and exploring local trails.

Natural Features:

The campground is situated on a hillside above Posey Lake. A scenic forest of towering ponderosa pines covers the area. Clusters of aspens dot the landscape and summer wildflowers are abundant.

Recreation:

Posey Lake offers rainbow and brook trout fishing, canoeing, kayaking and non-motorized boating. Two hiking trails begin at the campground. The Posey Overlook Trail is a mile long and leads to a beautiful overlook. The Posey Spur Trail connects the campground to the Great Western Trail, which provides excellent hiking and mountain biking.

Facilities:

The campground contains 21 single-family sites and one group site for up to 35 people. Drinking water is provided from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

Facilities at this campground include accessible vault toilets, a fish cleaning station and two fishing docks. Roads and parking spurs are gravel.

Nearby Attractions:

Posey Lake offers a cool escape from the surrounding desert landscape and is often used as a base to explore the surrounding region. The Escalante area of southern Utah offers breathtaking scenery nearly everywhere you look.

Sightseeing along Forest Road 153 (Hell's Backbone) and Utah Highway 12, a National All American Highway, is very popular. The Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Anasazi State Park, and the Escalante Petrified Forest State Park are all located in the area.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Sites
  • Accessible Vault Toilets
  • Boat Ramp
  • Campfire Rings
  • Canoeing
  • Dock
  • Drinking Water
  • Fish Cleaning Stations
  • Fishing
  • Food Storage Locker
  • Grills
  • Group Camping
  • Hiking
  • Host
  • Tables
  • Trails
Know Before You Go
  • This is an American black bear habitat; be aware and keep a clean camp
  • Vehicles over 30 ft. in length are not recommended because of the difficult access road
  • No trash collection available
  • Hookups are not available
  • Motorized boats are not allowed on the lake
  • Off-road vehicles are not permitted in the camping areas
  • A fee will be charged at the campground for extra vehicles
  • Additional first come, first served sites may be available
  • Click here to learn more about the Dixie 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):
37.94167, -111.69361
37°56'30"N, 111°41'37"W

From Highway 12 in Escalante, turn north at 300 East at the elementary school at the Posey Lake/Hell's Backbone sign. Travel 14 miles to junction of Forest Roads 153 and 154, keep left and travel 2 miles to Posey Lake Campground. Site access can be difficult; about 14 miles of the road is gravel with some steep sections.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

POSEY LAKE CAMPGROUND
DIXIE
  UT 

Phone Number:

Information:  (435)826-5499
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