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SPLIT MOUNTAIN GROUP CAMPGROUND, UT

part ofDinosaur National Monument, National Park Service
Photo: SPLIT MOUNTAIN GROUP CAMPGROUND
Status: Open through Tue Apr 14 2015   Season Dates
 

Overview

The Split Mountain Group Campground is located along the banks of the Green River at an elevation of 4,800 feet. The highly eroded Split Mountain towers over the campground.

The campground is near the famous dinosaur quarry, where you can see 149 million year old dinosaur bones still encased in the rock. Adjacent to the campground is the Split Mountain Boat Ramp where river rafters come off the Green River after trips through Dinosaur National Monument's canyons.

Natural Features:

The campground is set on a bench along the Green River and is dotted by Fremont Cottonwood and sagebrush. Campsites offer views of Split Mountain. Limited shade is provided by the few trees in the campground.

Recreation:

Dinosaur National Monument covers over 210,000 acres. The monument features two visitor centers, the Canyon Visitor Center in Colorado and the Quarry Visitor Center in Utah. On the Utah side, experience the Quarry Exhibit Hall, where you can view over 1,500 dinosaur fossils still in the rock.

Throughout the monument, several roads provide access to key destinations and scenic sites. There are miles of trails for hiking and cross-country travel. Whitewater rafting (permit required) is popular on the Green and Yampa Rivers. Numerous cultural sites reveal stories of the people who lived here before and include Fremont petroglyphs, homestead cabins and former ranches. Scenic drives allow visitors to see the spectacular geology in the area.

Facilities:

The campground offers four group sites that accommodate both tents and recreational vehicles. Each campsite has a picnic table, campfire ring with grill and can accommodate up to 25 people and six vehicles. Drinking water and flush toilets are available from early April to early October. However, no water, sewer or electric hookups are available for recreational vehicles.

Nearby Attractions:

In addition to the monument, nearby Utah State Parks, the Ashley National Forest, Flaming Gorge National Recreational Area and Bureau of Land Management sites provide additional recreational opportunities in the area.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Birding
  • Boat Ramp
  • Campfire Rings
  • Drinking Water (Peak Season)
  • Firewood Vendor
  • Fishing
  • Flush Toilets (Seasonal)
  • Garbage Dumpster
  • Geological Attractions
  • Grills
  • Group Camping
  • Group Site (Reservable)
  • Hiking
  • Host
  • Parking Area
  • Paved Parking
  • Paved Roads
  • Pay Phone
  • Pets Allowed
  • Picnic Area
  • RV Parking
  • RV sites
  • Recycling
  • River Access
  • Self Pay Station
  • Shade
  • Star Gazing
  • Tables
  • Tent sites
  • Trailhead Parking
  • Trailheads
  • Trash Collection
  • Vault Toilets
  • Water (Seasonal)
  • Wildlife Viewing
Within 10 Miles
  • Archeological Sites
  • Auto Touring
  • Backpacking
  • Biking
  • Church
  • Entrance Station
  • Guided Interpretive Walks
  • Historic Sites
  • Interpretive Trails
  • Rafting
  • Ranger Station
  • River Trips
  • Scenic Drive
  • Scenic Overlooks
  • Visitors Center
  • Whitewater Rafting
Know Before You Go
  • Summers are hot with daytime high temperatures often exceeding 100 degrees.

  • Dinosaur National Monument is home to black bears along with many other animals. Proper food storage is required in campgrounds, picnic areas and while backcountry camping.

  • During the off-season (first week of October to early April), Split Mountain Campground serves as a general campground. There is no water, but a vault toilet is available. There are no reservations at Split Mountain during the off-season and no fees are charged.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
40.44066, -109.25306
40°26'26"N, 109°15'11"W

Split Mountain Campground is located approximately 12 miles north of US Highway 40. Take Utah State Route 149 from Jensen, Utah.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

SPLIT MOUNTAIN GROUP CAMPGROUND
PO Box 128
Jensen UT 84035

Phone Number:

Information: (435)781-7700
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