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SMITH AND MOREHOUSE, UT

part ofUinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, US Forest Service
Photo: SMITH AND MOREHOUSE (UT)
Status: Open through Sun Oct 19 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Smith and Morehouse Campground is located a very short distance from Smith and Morehouse Reservoir on the western edge of the Uinta Mountains in northeastern Utah. The town of Oakley, Utah, is just 12 miles away. Visitors enjoy fishing, canoeing and exploring the Smith and Morehouse Trail.

Natural Features:

The campground is situated just below the reservoir in a scenic conifer and aspen forest at an elevation of 7,800 feet. Smith and Morehouse Creek runs through the campground. A variety of wildlife makes its home around the reservoir, including moose and deer. Summer temperatures range from 65-75 degrees in the day to 40-50 at night.

Recreation:

The reservoir is open to motorized boats, though a wake-less speed is enforced, making it an excellent place for canoeing and kayaking. A boat ramp is located on the northwest shore. Anglers enjoy fishing for stocked rainbow trout and other native fish species.

The 12-mile round-trip Smith and Morehouse Trail is popular with hikers and backpackers. The trail begins at nearby Ledgefork Campground and leads through forests, meadows and a marsh before spurring off to Erickson Basin and Island Lake.

Facilities:

The campground offers numerous family sites, most of which are accessible. Picnic tables and campfire rings are provided, as are vault toilets and drinking water. Firewood is available for purchase from the host.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Boating
  • Campfire Rings
  • Canoeing
  • Drinking Water
  • Firewood
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Paved Parking Spurs
  • Picnic Area
  • Vault Toilets
  • Water Spigot
Know Before You Go
  • This campground has first-come, first-served sites
  • A per-day, per-vehicle fee will be collected on-site beginning with the second vehicle
  • Horses and off-road vehicles are not permitted in the campground
  • Please call 435-783-4338 for more information
  • Click here for more info about the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache 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):
40.76917, -111.1075
40°46'9"N, 111°6'27"W

From Salt Lake City, Utah, take Highway 80 east for 36 miles to the Kamas exit. Travel south for 12 miles to Oakley, turn left on Highway 213 and travel 12 miles to end of pavement. Turn right and go 2 miles to the campground entrance.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

SMITH AND MOREHOUSE
WASATCH
  UT 

Phone Number:

Information:  (801)226-3564
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