Flaming Gorge Dam Visitor Center

Area Status: Open

Flaming Gorge Reservoir was created in 1962 with the completion of the Flaming Gorge Dam on the Green River by the Bureau of Reclamation. At 502 feet tall, the dam is part of the Colorado River Storage Project, and provides water storage,
hydroelectricity, and recreation. There are three generating units in the Flaming Gorge Power Plant, which produce enough energy annually to serve about 50,000 households.  

At a Glance

Operational Hours: The Visitor Center is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Open Season: April 15 - October 15.
Usage: Heavy
Water: No
Restroom: No
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information


From Vernal, Utah: Take U.S. 191 north 44 miles. 

From Manila, Utah: Take Highway 44 for 28 miles. Turn left on U.S. 191 and go north for about 6 miles. 

From Rock Springs, Wyoming: Take I-80 west toward Green River about 6 miles to the junction with U.S. 191/Flaming Gorge Road. Take U.S. 191 south for 65 miles. 

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