Baker Dam Recreation Area

Bureau of Land Management, Utah.

Built in 1953 at the foot of the towering Pine Valley Mountains, the reservoir area offers slightly cooler temperatures and a quick getaway from St. George and other lower elevation communities.

The reservoir is managed by the Baker Dam Reservoir Association. Stocked with trout on a regular basis by the Utah State Division of Wildlife Resources, the reservoir is a popular fishing site. While spring and fall provide the best fishing opportunities, Baker Dam Recreation Area is open year-round.

Baker Dam is also a good base for hunters looking for deer, quail, and rabbit, and off highway vehicle users wanting to explore higher elevations.

Please be informed of all Federal, State, and local laws and regulations for hunting and OHVs. Much of the land surrounding the reservoir is private except for the southern end, which is public land. Please view the land ownership map and respect private property.

A 18 site campground is available on site. BLM's St. George Field Office will begin an online reservation system for overnight camping at Baker Dam Recreation Area. These campgrounds will no longer be first come, first served; reservations will be required. Visitors will be able to reserve campsites online at the Federal website,, or by calling toll free, 877-444-6777. The online reservation system will be in effect on September 1, 2021. Reservations for campsites can be made one month prior, beginning August 1, 2021. Day use fees will continue to be paid at the onsite recreation fee boxes. The online reservation system will enable visitors to:  Reserve campsites year-round  Select a specific campsite  Enjoy the convenience of having a reserved campsite  Pay for campsites with a credit card Potable water is not available, so be sure to bring your own.

Note: Day Use sites can NOT be reserved; they are first come first serve.

Day Use Amenities:

Vehicle Parking

Picnic Tables

Fire Rings with Grills

2 Vault Toilets (ADA Compliant)


Self-Pay Register Kiosk

Camping and Day Use

Nearby Activities


From I-15 Exit 6 in St. George, Utah, head north on Bluff Street (which turns into State Route 18). Travel 24 miles and turn right onto the Baker Dam Reservoir Road. Continue .6 miles and turn right into the Recreation Area.

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