Upper Six Mile Ponds Campground

Area Status: Unreachable

Upper Six Mile Ponds Campground is just ten miles from Sterling, Utah at an elevation of 8,400 feet. A mixed forest of spruce, pinyon, juniper, fir, and aspen covers the area, offering partial shade. Summer wildflowers and wildlife are abundant. Canoeing and fishing for trout are popular at the ponds.

5 single sites with picnic tables and fire rings. Vault toilets are provided. 

Access from the town of Sterling on Forest Road #047 is rough, 4 wheel drive recommended, no trailers.  Even though the campground is 20 miles from the town of Mayfield, Twelve Mile Cyn Road is a better gravel road and you will get to there faster. 

The surrounding area is a haven for ATV enthusiasts. Several trails crisscross the region, making up part of the 350+ miles of the exciting Arapeen OHV Trail System.  Hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding are popular in the area as well

At a Glance

Reservations: No reservations. Available on a first come, first served, walk in basis
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets
Fees Free
Open Season: June - October (weather permitting)
Usage: Medium
Closest Towns: Sterling.
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: • Pets must be leashed in campground.
• No livestock (horses) in the campground.
• ATV's on designated routes only.
• Utah OHV rules and laws are enforced on the Forest. For a complete list of these, please contact Utah State Parks and Recreation OHV Education Office at 1-800-OHV-RIDE or on-line
• This is a "pack it in, pack it out" facility; no garbage service is provided.
• There are no electricity or sewer hookups.

General Information


From Mayfield, head east on Canyon Road (turns into FR #022), then left on Six Mile Road (FR #047) approximately 20 miles.

From Sterling, east on Palisades Road north of town, veer right on Six Road (FR#47) approximately 10 miles.

Please note: Six Mile Road (Forest Road #47) from Sterling is a rough road and 4 wheel drive is recommended, no trailers. From Mayfield, access to the campground is faster.


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Campground Camping

Fire InformationFire Rings
Reservation InfoNot reservable
No. of Sites5 single site(s)

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