Joes Valley Campground


Joes Valley Reservoir Campground is located in a high mountain valley adjacent to and just above Joes Valley Reservoir at an elevation of 7,000 feet.  The reservoir is visible from several   sites and offers good fishing for cutthroat, rainbow trout, and trophy splake. Boating, water skiing, and canoeing are popular on the lake, a boat ramp is within the facility,

At a Glance

Current Conditions:  The spring supplying drinking water to this site has been redeveloped and drinking water is available at the campground for the 2012 season.
Reservations: Can be reserved online or call toll free 1-877-444-6777.  Reservations must be made 4 days in advance.
Rentals & Guides: Joes Valley Resort offers a few groceries, restaurant phone and watercraft, ATV and bike rentals.  Sportsmen"s Lodge offers a few groceries and camping supplies.  In Orangeville, Food Ranch, located on SR-29, offers groceries, bakery and deli items, gas, propane, air, water and some sporting goods. 
Area Amenities: Accessible,Boat ramp,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Fee charged for some activities,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Fees $10/Night for single unit, $18/Night for double unit
Usage: Medium-Heavy
Closest Towns: Orangeville, Utah
Water: See Current Conditions
Restroom: Vault Toilets
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information


All campsites are ADA accessible.


Parking is available at overlooks and fishing areas around the lake.


Travel on State Road 10 to the junction with State Road 29.  Turn on to SR-29 and follow it west to Orangeville where there is a Y-junction.  Take the right turn and continue on SR-29 to Joes Valley.  The road is paved, but narrow and twisty.  It is heavily used  by climbers and fishers, so watch for pedestrians and vehicles parked on the shoulders.

General Notes:

Joes Valley is one of the earliest areas on the Wasatch Plateau to open for recreation.  However upper elevation roads leading from Joes Valley are unpaved and impassable until late spring or early summer.


Camping & Cabins

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Boat ramp 2 boat ramps
Camping trailer
Accessible All sites are accessible
Picnic tables
Fee charged for some activities Fee charged for campground use
Tent camping units available for tent or trailer camping
Drinking water
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