Iron Mine Campground

Area Status: Open

Iron Mine Campground in nestled in the scenic North Fork Drainage off Highway 35, about 18 miles from Tabiona, Utah. 

The North Fork Drainage lies on the southern slope of the beautiful Uinta Mountains in northeastern Utah. Visitors enjoy fly-fishing and exploring many local trails.

Natural Features:
The campground is situated in an aspen forest dotted with subalpine fir, lodgepole pine and spruce near the North Fork Duchesne River at an elevation of 7,400 feet. The campground affords beautiful scenic views of the surrounding canyon and summer wildflowers are plentiful.

Fishing for brook, brown and rainbow trout is a popular activity on the North Fork Duchesne. Hiking, mountain biking, OHV and horseback riding trails are popular activities to do in the area. Other popular activities include birding, picnicking and wildlife viewing.

The campground contains single and double sites, and one group site that can accommodate up to 50 people. 

Sites are equipped with picnic tables and campfire rings with grills. Vault toilets, drinking water and trash collection are provided. Roads and parking spurs are dirt.

Nearby Attractions:
The North Fork Drainage provides access to the Granddaddy Lake region of the High Uintas via Grandview Trail. Numerous sparkling lakes provide great backcountry fishing. Backpacking, hiking and horseback riding are very popular in this breathtaking area.

Know Before You Go
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

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 at
Area Amenities: Picnic tables, Toilets, Drinking water
Fees: $10-$16/night for single/double unit 10 people in each single site and 20 people in each double site. $25/night for group unit with a capacity of 50 people.
Open Season: May
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Duchesne, Utah
Water: Potable Water
Restroom: Non-flushable (vault) toilet
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information


From Duchesne, Utah: Take Highway 87 north to the junction with Highway 35. Turn west on Highway 35 towards Tabiona and continue approximately 28 miles to the campground in the North Fork Drainage.

From Highway 40, turn north on Highway 208 to Tabiona, then proceed northwest through Hanna to the North Fork Drainage.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Mountain Biking

Campground Camping

Single sites are allowed 1 vehicle, 1 RV Trailer, 1 tent, and 10 people. Double sites are allowed 2 vehicles, 2 RV trailers, 2 tents and 20 people.

No. of Sites There are 28 sites located in this campground.
Fire Information Firewood is available to purchase.

Group Camping

This site can accommodate up to 50 people.
No. of Sites 1
Fire Information Firewood is available to purchase.

River and Stream Fishing

North Fork Duchesne River is nearby.

Day Hiking

Viewing Plants

Viewing Wildlife

Bird Watching is popular in this area.

Viewing Scenery

OHV Trail Riding



Picnic tables:
Toilets: Non-flushable toilet (vault)
Drinking water:

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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