Birches Picnic Area is 15 miles from Salt Lake City up Big Cottonwood Canyon. Big Cottonwood Creek runs alongside the site. Vistors enjoy fishing, hiking, and biking.
Birches has 6 picnic sites, all with picnic tables, campfire rings, and grills. Pathways within the area are paved.
Max Vehicle Length is the TOTAL length of the site. ( Max Vehicle Length - includes tow vehicle ).
For campground Rules and Regulations visit https://www.gocamputah.com/rules .
Please bring your own drinking water.
There are no electrical, water, or sewer hookups available at this location.
Wading and playing in the water is not allowed.
This is a watershed area; visitors will be fined for bringing domestic pets or livestock into the area.
No amplified music is allowed in USDA Forest Service campgrounds and facilities. People come to the campgrounds for peace and quiet.
This is a day-use area only; gates close at 10 p.m.
Please understand that camping/picnicing is an outdoor experience; therefore, we do not give refunds or credits for weather or natural conditions.
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For more information, please call Salt Lake Ranger District at 801-733-2660 or call Utah Recreation Company at 385-273-1100
To reserve a campsite call Recreation.gov reservation line 1-877-444-6777
Please note: Utah Recreation Company is not responsible for accident or injury to any person or property resulting from the use of this facility and is not responsible for the loss of money or valuables of any kind. The user of this permit assumes full and complete responsibility for the conduct and actions of all members in his or her party.
Big Cottonwood Creek runs alongside the site. Summer wildflowers paint the canyon with vivid color beginning in late July. Autumn leaves put on quite a show in late September.
Big Cottonwood Canyon is a beautiful area known for its soaring peaks, pristine hidden lakes and cascading streams. Numerous hiking and mountain biking trails are in the area. Rock climbing is a popular activity as well. Solitude Mountain Resort is 11.5 miles up-canyon, offering scenic chairlift rides, hiking, a few dining options and a challenging 18-hole disc golf course.
Big Cottonwood Creek is stocked for trout fishing and is a favorite among local fly-fisherman. Additionally, many hiking and mountain biking trailheads are located in the canyon.
564 W 700 S Ste.305, Box #5 Pleasant Grove UT 84062
Big Cottonwood Canyon Rd Salt Lake City UT 84121
For campground inquiries, please call: 385-273-1100
Take exit 301 off I-15. Turn east and travel 6 miles on 7200 South to the mouth of Big Cottonwood Canyon. Travel 1.9 miles up Big Cottonwood Canyon to picnic area.