The Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest is located in the north center part of Utah.
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Hunters and Other Forest User Tips

  • Camping stay limits on the Forest is 14 days.
  • Modifying, disconnecting, or disturbing livestock water lines  or structures is prohibited.
  • Stay on designated routes.
  • Motorized vehicles are not allowed off-designated routes to retieve game.
  • Motorized Vehicle Use Maps (MVUM's) are available at Forest Service offices.

  • Safety Tips:

  •  Take extra water, food, clothing.
  •  Carry waterproof matches, first-aid kit, flashlight,
     map, compass, whistle and fully charged cell phone.
  •  Always let someone know where you are going and
     when you will return.
  • Check with local Forest Service offices to obtain current road, trail, and campgound conditions.
  • Carry a tow strap, tire chaines, and shovel in your vehcile.
  • Avoid routes that are wet and muddy.

Salt Lake Ranger District: Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest and Salt Lake County officials announced today that the Mill Creek Canyon road will be closed beginning September 21, 2014 for the removal and replacement of culverts.  No motor vehicle access will be allowed on the road beyond the Maple Grove winter with the exception of Fir Summer Home residents and construction vehicles.  Recreationsits hiking and biking will be allowed access on the road and trails up to the Thousand Springs area, where the culverts are being replaced.
Mill Creek Canyon Road and Area Closure Info Sheet & Map
Photo taken on September 29, 2014
This photo shows the progress of the culvert replacement in Mill Creek Canyon
Enjoy Fall Colors on the Logan Ranger District Wellsville Wilderness from Coldwater East Trail
Photo by Caitlyn Lewis
Brilliant Yellow Fall Colors in the Wellsville Wilderness viewed from the Coldwater East Trail

Fire Information

Spanish Fork Ranger District: Reminder-Firewood permit sales end on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 and firewood must be cut and collected by October 31st, since winter road closures will begin on November 1st.

Heber-Kamas Ranger District: 
70 slash  piles to reduce hazardous fuels were successfully burned between 9/17 and 9/18 in the Soapstone area along the Mirror Lake corridor and 50 slash piles to reduce hazardous fuels were successfully burned on 9/17 in the Mill Hollow/Granite School area. Weather permitting crews will continue to burn slash piles in these areas through the next few weeks. 

Evanston/Mt. View Ranger Districts: Weather permitting fire personnel plan to burn slash piles from thinning projects to reduce hazardous fuels in Bridger campground and in the Lyman Lake area during the next few weeks.

Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest Prescribed Fire Info

Please remember before you leave the Forest that your campfire is completely out and is cold before leaving. View our campfire video

Forest Issues


Seasonal / Temporary Employment

The Forest is looking for a Fire Management Planning Specialist as part of the Fire, Aviation and Fuels Staff.  The primary purpose of this position is to provide leadership, coordination, and oversight in wildland fire planning.

PreSale Forester candidates wanted! High‐energy, innovative, likes fast‐paced and challenging work environments, enjoys working with diverse communities!

Campground/Picnic Area, Trail and Road Conditions

Latest News on the Greater Sage-Grouse Conservation Effort

Cover page for the Utah Greater Sage-Grouse Draft Environment Impact Statement


Surveying Pika Populations Above Brighton

The American pika is a low-profile mammal that lives at high altitudes. Related to rabbits and hares, these small, big-eyed creatures spend much of the summer preparing for a harsh winter high above the timberline. Starting in mid-September, a DWR biologist will visit an established pika area above Brighton ski resort to check on population growth.


Beetle Activity on the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest

Beetle activity east side of Bridger Lake

The Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest is experiencing significant beetle activity, reaching epidemic levels in some areas particularly on the North Sl...

Wasatch Legacy Project

Wasatch Legacy Project

Learn more about the Wasatch Water Legacy Partnership (WWLP).


Outdoor Educational Programs on the Salt Lake Ranger District

This photo shows children learning about the Salt Lake City Watershed while on a snowshoe tour

Outdoor educational programs availabe on the Salt Laker Ranger District in partnership with Cottonwood Canyon Foundation, Salt Lake City Deptatment of Public Utilities and REI