Miners Gulch Group Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

Miners Gulch Campground is located next to Rock Creek in the Rock Creek Drainage at an elevation of 7,500 feet. 

The drainage sits on the southern slope of the beautiful Uinta Mountains. Visitors enjoy fishing and exploring the popular Rock Creek Trail.

Natural Features:
This shaded campground is set back off the main road for privacy. Dense stands of aspens shade the campground. Pines, sagebrush and wildflowers dot the landscape. Evenings in this area are cool.

Rock Creek offers fishing for brown, brook and rainbow trout. Whitewater rafting and kayaking opportunities are available seasonally. Other popular activities include hiking, mountain biking and wildlife viewing.

The campground is a group camping facility made up of several individual sites, which can accommodate a group of up to 40 people. Picnic tables and campfire rings are provided, as well as vault toilets. The campground has no running water so campers must bring their own supply. Other amenities include firewood and trash collection. Drinking water and a dump station are available within 10 miles of the campground.

Nearby Attractions:
The Stillwater Trail is adjacent to the campground and connects with an accessible, paved interpretive nature trail in Yellowpine Campground. 

The Stillwater Trail, from the Upper Stillwater Trailhead, provides access to the High Uintas Wilderness, where hiking, backpacking, horseback riding and backcountry fishing are very popular activities.

Upper Stillwater Reservoir and Lower Stillwater Ponds are nearby, offering fishing for brown and rainbow trout, swimming and picnicking. 
Upper Stillwater Reservoir is accessible only to watercraft that can be carried in, as the boat ramp is closed to vehicle traffic. Numerous hiking trails lead into the High Uinta Wilderness Area from the Upper Stillwater Trailhead.

At a Glance

Reservations: This site can be reserved by calling Toll Free 1-877-444-6777 (International 518-885-3639 or TDD 877-833-6777) or on-line.
Area Amenities: Picnic tables,Toilets,Parking
Fees $25/night for group unit.
Open Season: May
Usage: Heavy
Closest Towns: Duchesne, Utah
Water: No drinking water is available at this campground. Please bring your own supply.
Restroom: Non-flushable (vault) toilet and a pit toilet
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information


From Highway 40 in Duchesne, Utah, turn north onto Highway 87. Go 15.5 miles to the Mountain Home turnoff. Turn north onto N 21000 W and continue 2.5 miles toward Mountain Home. Turn left at the Rock Creek Store, onto W 6750 N, and proceed about 18 miles to the campground.

You'll see a sign for Miners Gulch and a dirt road immediately after it. Do not take the dirt road. The campground turnoff is paved and is a few hundred yards after the sign.


This campground has paved roads and parking spurs.

General Notes:

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.

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Picnic tables
Toilets Non-flushable toilet (vault) and a pit toilet.
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