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


Heber-Kamas Ranger District
Permits will be sold on Friday, October 31st and Saturday, Novembe 1st at the Solider Hollow Lodge, 2002 Solider Hollow Drive, Midway, Utah.   Non-transferrable wristbands will be issued to the first 1,000 individuals starting at 6:00 a.m. on both days.  Individuals with a wristband must purchase their tree permit in person, the same day they receive their wristband, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  Permits are $10.00 and are for personal use only.  One permit per adult (16 years of age and older with a valid driver’s license) will be sold on a first come, first- served basis.
Spanish Fork Ranger District:  Only 400 Christmas Tree permits will be sold on a first-come-first-serve basis Thurday, November 6th starting at 8:00 a.m.. at the Spanish Fork Ranger District Office, 44 West 400 North, Spanish Fork, Utah.  Permits are $10.00 and are for personnel use only, no resale permits or trees.  One permit per person, with a valid drivers license. the cutting area is located on the Sheeprock Mountains located in Tooele County and the only species that inviduals will be allowed to cut are Pinyon Pine or Juniper and trees maybe cut up until December 24th. 


The fall colors are almost gone, but it’s not too late to get out and see wildlife. This photo shows and moose and fall colors on the Nebo Loop on the Spanish Fork Ranger District



Fire Information

Heber-Kamas Ranger District:  Ponderosa Pine Restoration project.  Fire personnel plan to continue to implement the Ponderosa Pine Restoration Project prescribed burn, 15 miles east of Kamas, Utah along the Mirror Lake Highway, Wednesday, October 29th-Friday, October 31st weather permitting. The plan is to burn approx. 450 acres of leaf litter, needle cast and the thick under-story of brush and juniper within the 6 remaining burn units (shown on map) to preserve the genetic diversity of the Ponderosa Pine stands. Ponderosa Pine Restoration poject.  

Crews will also continue to burn slash piles to reduce hazardous fuels in the Ledgefork campground and Soapstone area along the Mirror Lake corridor and  in the Mill Hollow/Granite School area.

Spanish Fork Ranger District:  Fire personnel have completed the Bartholomew Canyon prescribed burn. This prescribed burn is part of a vegetation project which also included mechanical treatment over the last few years. Bartholomew Vegeation Project

Evanston/Mt. View Ranger Districts:  fire personnel plan to continue to burn 80 slash piles from thinning projects to reduce hazardous fuels in the Lyman Lake area anytine throuh November 31, 2014. 

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!

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

Recent News


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