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WARNER LAKE, UT

part ofManti-La Sal National Forest, US Forest Service
Photo: WARNER LAKE (UT)
Status: Closed through Tue Sep 30 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Warner Lake Campground and Cabin are located high in the La Sal Mountains at an elevation of 9,200 feet, next to beautiful Warner Lake. Visitors enjoy fishing, canoeing, kayaking and exploring many local trails.

Natural Features:

A dense forest of aspens provides partial shade and spectacular autumn color. The lake and precipitous, 11,634' Haystack Mountain are visible from a few campsites and the front porch of the cabin. Short foot trails lead to the shore.

Recreation:

The lake offers rainbow trout fishing, canoeing and kayaking. An extensive trail system is located around Warner Lake, encompassing the Trans-Mountain Trail, Miners Basin Trail, Warner Lake-Oowah Lake Trail, Burrow Pass Trail and Dry Fork-Beaver Basin Trail. A trailhead is located in the campground, and many others are available in the surrounding area.

Facilities:

Warner Lake boasts a campground and a rustic cabin. The campground contains one group site that can accommodate up to 50 people; several single-family sites are also available. Picnic tables, campfire rings and utility tables are provided, as are vault toilets. Roads and parking spurs within the site are gravel.

The two-room cabin can sleep four people on two sets of bunk beds with mattresses. Linens and bedding are not provided. An indoor shower and sink are located in a corner of the bedroom.

The kitchen is equipped with a sink, refrigerator, propane stove/oven, hot water heater, table and chairs. Guests are encouraged to bring their own cooking utensils, pots, pans and dishes. A picnic table, campfire ring and vault toilet are located outside the cabin.

Nearby Attractions:

Arches and Canyonlands National Parks are close enough to Warner Lake for a day trip. Both parks contain breathtaking desert scenery, natural sandstone arches and numerous hiking trails.

The town of Moab is less than 30 miles away, offering a range of dining and shopping options, galleries, grocery stores, gas stations, rafting outfitters and Jeep rentals.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Bunkbed(s)
  • Cabin Rentals
  • Campfire Rings
  • Canoeing
  • Fishing
  • Group Camping
  • Hiking
  • Host
  • Kayaking
  • Lake Access
  • Mattress(es)
  • Propane
  • Propane Refrigerator
  • Propane Stove
  • Showers
  • Table & Chairs
  • Tables
  • Trailheads
  • Vault Toilets
  • Water Spigot
  • Wildlife Viewing
Know Before You Go
  • The campground's water system is undergoing maintenance and may be periodically shut down; campers should bring water in case the system is not working
  • Most campsites can accommodate two vehicles; if vehicles do not fit in parking space, an additional campsite must be paid for in which to park vehicles
  • Click here for more information on the Manti-La Sal National Forest
  • No pets are allowed in the cabin
  • 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):
38.51778, -109.27389
38°31'4"N, 109°16'26"W

From Moab, follow Highway 191 north, turn east onto Highway 128/River Road and continue approximately 13 miles to the Castle Valley turnoff. Turn south and drive approximately 8 miles to the La Sal Loop Road. Turn right onto the Loop Road and drive approximately 7 miles to the Warner Lake turnoff. Turn left onto the graveled Warner Lake Road and continue approximately 4 miles to the campground and cabin.

Warner Lake can also be accessed by driving south on Highway 191 from Moab for approximately 6 miles, then turn east onto the La Sal Loop Road toward Kens Lake. At the Kens Lake turnoff, do not turn. Continue straight along the Loop Road for approximately 10 miles to the Warner Lake turnoff. Turn right and continue approximately 4 miles to the campground and cabin.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

WARNER LAKE
MANTI-LASAL
  UT 

Phone Number:

Information:  (435)636-3360
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