Dripping Springs Campground

Area Status: Open
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Photo of a site at the Dripping Springs Campground.

Dripping Springs Campground is situated at an elevation of 6,000 feet in the rolling high desert terrain near Flaming Gorge Reservoir. The campground is part of the Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area on the Ashley National Forest. Campers frequent Dripping Springs for its close proximity to the Green River and Little Hole, both of which offer excellent rafting and world-class fishing opportunities.

Nearly every site within the campground offers scenic reservoir and mountain views. Russian olive trees and cottonwoods dot the rolling, sagebrush-covered landscape. Shade is limited, and temperatures range from warm days to cool nights.



Dripping Springs is surrounded by places to boat, raft, fish, hike and mountain bike. Little Hole Boat Launch and Day-Use Area on the Green River is nearby, offering great rainbow, brown and cutthroat trout fishing.

The 7-mile Little Hole National Recreation Trail begins near the campground, meandering along the Green River from Flaming Gorge Dam. The trail can be done in shorter segments or as a whole.

Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area is known not only for its beautiful red cliffs but also for its world-class fishing, boating, hiking, camping, water skiing, jet skiing, canoeing, kayaking, swimming and scuba diving. 



Dripping Springs is open year-round, and campsites are available on a first-come, first-served basis outside of the reservation season May 16 to September 6.

The campground offers several single-family sites with shelters, tables and campfire rings. Four group sites are available as well, with large shelters, tables, campfire rings and grills. Flush toilets and drinking water are provided from memorial day through labor day.


Nearby Attractions:

Flaming Gorge Dam offers guided tours of the working hydroelectric plant and the dam, and the adjacent visitor center contains area history exhibits.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: This campground is open year around with reduced services in the winter.
Reservations: This site can be reserved by calling Toll Free 1-877-444-6777 (International 518-885-3639 or TDD 877-833-6777) or on-line at Recreation.gov5/16
Fees $18/night for a standard unit. $36/night for a double unit.
  • Winter rates start on September 24 and for a fee of $17.
  • $95/$115/night for a 40/60 person group site.
Open Season: Open year-round
Usage: Heavy
Closest Towns: Dutch John, Utah
Water: Potable Water
Restroom: Flush Toilet, Vault Toilet
Operated By: Concessionaire

General Information

Directions: Take US 191 from Vernal, Utah, 47 miles north. Just north of Dutch John, turn off US 191 onto Forest Road 075. Travel east approximately 3 miles.

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Camping & Cabins

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Group Camping

Sites have pavilions, large picnic tables, fire rings and BBQ grills. This is the closest campground to Little Hole.

Fire Information Firewood is available to purchase.
No. of Sites This campground has 4 group sites.
Reservation required?: Y

Campground Camping

Several single sites are available with cabanas, picnic tables, and fire rings with grates. This is the closest campground to Little Hole. No more than 2 vehicles allowed per single site.
Fire Information Firewood is available to purchase.
No. of Sites This campground contains 21 single sites and 3 double sites.
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