Moon Lake Guard Station

Ashley National Forest

Welcome to one of the gateways to the High Uintas Wilderness with multiple recreation opportunities. Moon Lake Guard Station is located near the shores of the scenic two mile long Moon Lake on the southern slope of the 13,000 foot peaked Uinta Mountains. Visitors come to enjoy cool mountain air, fishing, canoeing and motor boating, scenic vistas, hiking trails and horse rides.

The Guard Station cabin can sleep a maximum of four overnight guest. The cabin contains one twin-size bunk bed and one queen size bed, though no linens, bedding or pillows are provided. Level parking is provided for a maximum of two vehicles. The cabin has flush toilet, running water, shower, wood stove, and electric lights with modern appliances. No tent or RV camping is allowed.

There is no campfire ring and no fires are allowed.

Family reunions or other large gatherings (more than four people) are not allowed.

Guest are expected to clean the cabin before leaving.

Need to Know

Natural Features

The Guard Station is situated near the lake shore at an elevation of 8,000 feet where lodgepole pine, aspen, and Douglas fir provide shade away from the lake. Wildlife and flowers both flourish in the canyon.

Nearby Attractions

Moon Lake Campground and Moon Lake Resort are adjacent to the Guard Station.


Moon Lake offers great boating, canoeing and fishing. Anglers fish for tiger, rainbows, cutthroat, and brook trout, kokanee salmon, splake, and artic grayling. Tiger and rainbow trout are actively stocked annualy. The Lake Fork Trail and Brown Duck Mountain Loop hiking/esquestrain trails begin at Moon Lake Campground offering excellent opportunities in the High Uintas Wilderness where numerous alpine lakes provide great backcountry fishing. The Fish Creek Trail begins at the Moon Lake Dam and ascends northeast up to Center Park, climbing 8,200' to 10,400' over 5.6 miles.

Moon Lake Resort is adjacent to the Guard Station and offers small engine boat rentals. Flying J Outfitters is located one mile before Moon Lake Campground, at the Lake Fork Trailhead. They offer both scheduled and walk-up horse rides as well as drop and pack trips into the High Uintas Wilderness.

Contact Information


Phone Number

For campground inquiries, please call: 435-738-2482

Rental Options

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Driving Directions

From Duchesne, Utah take State Hwy 87 north for 15.5 miles. Turn North on Hwy 134 toward Mountain Home, then continue north to the Forest Boundary and Forest Road 131. Follow road 131 for five miles to the Moon Lake Campground. Go straight into Moon Lake Campground and take Lower Campground Loop, just past site #44 and Yield sign turn right. Park in assigned parking spots as you approach cabin. The cabin is about 32 miles from Duchesne on paved roads although some spots have pot holes. 

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