Recreation

Dispersed Camping in Wellsville Wilderness

Most National Forest System lands are open, free of charge for your use and enjoyment. Entrance and user fees may be charged at some areas. Some of the areas are operated by private concessionaires under special use permits issued by the Forest Service. Please practice Safety and Leave No Trace to make your visit safe and enjoyable while protecting resources we all enjoy.

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Recreation Conditions Report

 Area Name Status Area Conditions
Albion Basin Campground Closed to Visitor
Alpine Scenic Loop Backway Closed to Visitor
Aspen Grove Trail Closed to Visitor
Bear River Campground Open to Visitor
Beaver View Campground Open to Visitor
Botts Campground Open to Visitor
Bridger Lake Campground Open to Visitor
Cemetery Point Marina Open to Visitor
Cemetery Point Picnic Area Open to Visitor
China Meadows Campground Closed to Visitor
China Meadows Trailhead Open to Visitor
Christmas Meadows Campground Open to Visitor
Currant Creek Campground Open to Visitor
Dead Horse Campground Open to Visitor
East Fork Bear River Campground Open to Visitor
Echo Picnic Area Open to Visitor No Water
Grey Cliffs Picnic Area Open to Visitor No Water
Hayden Fork Campground Open to Visitor
Hoop Lake Campground Open to Visitor
Hope Campground Closed to Visitor No Water
Jefferson Hunt Campground Open to Visitor
Ledgefork Campground Closed to Visitor
Lewis M. Turner Campground Closed to Visitor
Lilly Lake Campground Closed to Visitor
Little Lyman Lake Campground Closed to Visitor
Little Mill Campground Open to Visitor
Lodgepole Campground Open to Visitor
Lost Creek Campground Closed to Visitor
Lower Meadows Campground Open to Visitor
Lower Provo River Campground Closed to Visitor
Marsh Lake Campground Open to Visitor
Middle Inlet Day Use Closed to Visitor Drinking water is not available
Middle Inlet Picnic Area Open to Visitor Drinking water is not available.
Mill Hollow Campground Closed to Visitor
Mirror Lake Campground Closed to Visitor Mirror Lake reservation dates were scheduled to start on July 17, 2015.  Engineering would like to attempt to schedule slurry seal sometime in late June with how warm everything is getting and how quickly the snow is melting.    The slurry seal dates can be changed based on the current conditions.  The contractor will want to keep an eye out for the perfect day and overnight temp, so that could move the dates as well. Depending on temperature if could happen in early July, but not around the 4th of July. 
Mirror Lake Scenic Byway Closed to Visitor
Monte Cristo Campground Closed to Visitor
Moosehorn Campground Closed to Visitor
Perception Park Campground Open to Visitor
Perception Park Group Sites Open to Visitor
Perception Park Picnic Area Open to Visitor
Pine Valley Group Campground Closed to Visitor
Ponderosa Campground - SFRD Open to Visitor
Ponderosa Group Campground Closed to Visitor  
Redman Campground-SLRD Closed to Visitor
Renegade Campground Open to Visitor
Shady Dell Campground Closed to Visitor
Shingle Creek ATV Campground Closed to Visitor
Smith-Morehouse Campground Closed to Visitor
Soapstone Campground Closed to Visitor
Soldier Creek Campground Open to Visitor
Strawberry Bay Campground Open to Visitor
Taylor Fork ATV Trailhead Closed to Visitor
Timpooneke Trail #053   
Trial Lake Campground Closed to Visitor
Upper Meadows Campground Open to Visitor
Washington Lake Campground Closed to Visitor
Whiskey Springs Picnic Area Open to Visitor
Wolf Creek Campground Closed to Visitor
Yellow Pine Campground Closed to Visitor

Spotlights

Mirror Lake Scenic Byway

Evanston Ranger District

Heading east from Kamas through the national forest, Mirror Lake Highway is one of the most popular mountain routes in the state.  The road winds through farm and ranch lands and rises to heavily forested, mountain terrain, accented by meadows and rugged peaks.  There are numerous access points into the High Uinta Wilderness along this byway.