The Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest is located in the north center part of Utah.
Where is this Forest?

 

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What's Happening?

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

CHRISTMAS TREE CUTTING INFO

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.

FALL COLORS

Pleasant Grove Ranger District: Fall colors can still be enjoyed in American Fork Canyon and the Alpine Loop or hike the Mt. Timpanogos Trail or the Timpooneke Trail to view spectacular colors.
Heber-Kamas Ranger District: Fall Colors are fading fast along the Mirror Lake Highway, but are still pretty in the Soapstone area and Strawberry and Currant Creek.
Ogden Ranger District: Fall colors are visible at about 8500 ft, but are not very brilliant.  
 

Fire Information

Heber-Kamas Ranger District: 
Weather permitting fire personnel plan to continue to prescribed burn 700 acres along the Mirror Lake Higway, approximately 10 miles east of Kamas, Utah any time during October 22, 2014 through November 30, 2014 as part of the Ponderosa Pine Restoration poject.  
Crews will also continue to burn slash piles to reduce hazardous fuels in the Piuta and Soapstone area along the Mirror Lake corridor and  in the Mill Hollow/Granite School area.  

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

Employment

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


Features

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.

Spotlights

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