Hideout Boat-In Campground

Area Status: Open
Photo of a site at the Hideout Campground.

Hideout Boat-In Campground is located on beautiful Flaming Gorge Reservoir, 2 miles from the nearest road. The campground is surrounded by scenic cliffs. The campground is forested with pinyon pine and juniper, which offer only limited shade. This popular campground gets its name from a hiding spot used by Butch Cassidy and his gang. Most sites afford partial views of the reservoir. Boating, water skiing, canoeing, fishing and swimming are popular activities right out your front door.

The campground is only accessible to visitors who boat or hike-in to the location. Most patrons boat to the campground, using the Sheep Creek Bay Boat Ramp. Hikers should use the Hideout/Carter Creek Trailhead on Dowd Mountain off Forest Road 094.

The gravel trails from the docks to the campsites are steep and do not support accessibility standards. Some visitors may require assistance. Paths change each year depending on water fluctuations. Lucerne Valley Marina is a few miles away by boat, where gas, boat slips, fishing licenses, bait and groceries are available at the small general store.

Firewood is available for purchase. Don't Move Firewood: Help prevent the spread of tree-killing pests in our national forests by obtaining firewood near your destination and burning it on-site. For more information visit dontmovefirewood.org.Garbage service is not available. PACK IT IN, PACK IT OUT!

Nearby Activities

  • Flaming Gorge Dam offers guided tours of the working hydroelectric plant and the dam itself; The adjacent visitor center contains area history exhibits.
  • The Green River below the dam provides spectacular rafting opportunities. A trip down the river offers unique geology, outlaw history and Native American rock art.


At a Glance

Reservations: This campground only has four site that are available on a first come first serve basis. Reservations must be made at tleast 4 days in advance. This site can be reserved by calling Toll Free 1-877-444-6777 (International 518-885-3639 or TDD 877-833-6777) Reservations are strongly recommended.
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water
Fees: See www.recreation.gov for current rate.
Open Season: May - September
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: Access is by boating and hiking only. Boat lengths must not exceed 36'. New docks have been built on this site.
Water: Drinking Water
Restroom: Flush Toilet, A vault toilet is available for off-season use.
Operated By: Concessionaire

General Information


From Manila, Utah: Take State Route 44 southeast for 7 miles. Turn northeast onto Forest Road 092, and continue to Sheep Creek Bay Boat Ramp. Once on the water, travel 2 miles southeast to reach the campground.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Mountain Biking

Campground Camping

Each site has a cabana, picnic table and campfire ring.

Access to this campground is by boating or hiking only. Reservations are strongly recommeded for these sites. Each site has a cabana, picnic table and a fire ring with grate.

No. of Sites The campground contains 18 single-family sites. 
Reservation Info
No. of Accessible sites
Fees: $22/night for a single unit.

Lake and Pond Fishing

Day Hiking

Hikers should use the Hidout/Carte Creek Trailhead on Dowd Mountain off Forest Road 94 to access this campground.

Viewing Scenery

Boating - Motorized

Boats must not exceed 36 feet in length.

Size Restrictions Boat lengths must not exceed 36'.

Boating - Non-Motorized

Boats must not exceed 36 feet in length.

Size Restrictions Boat lengths must not exceed 36'.



Picnic tables: Picnic tables with cabanas
Tent camping:
Toilets: Flush toilets and water hydrants are provided. A vault toilet is available for off-season use.
Drinking water:

Recreation Areas

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