Deer Run Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

Photo of a site at the Deer Run Campground.

Deer Run Campground is a small campground that is located in the beautiful Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area on the Ashley National Forest. Deer Run is situated among juniper, pinyon pine and sagebrush above Flaming Gorge Reservoir. Shade is limited and the reservoir is not visible from the campground. A resident deer herd gives this site its name.

A dump station and marina are located in the immediate area at Cedar Springs. Other dump stations are located at Antelope Flat, Firefighters, and Lodgepole Campgrounds. There is a fee for the use of  the dump stations. Trash collection is available. Showers are available at this campground, as well as at Mustang Ridge. Campers need to have proof of camping registration. 

Firewood is available to purchase from the campground host. 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.

For larger groups, the nearby Arch Dam, Greendale, Dripping Springs, Antelope Flat and Dutch John Draw Campgrounds have several group sites available.

Nearby Activities

  • Flaming Gorge Reservoir is known not only for its beautiful red cliffs, but also for its world-class fishing for lake, brown and rainbow trout. Boating, water skiing, jet skiing, canoeing, kayaking, swimming and scuba diving are popular activities on the reservoir. Cedar Springs Marina is adjacent.
  • Bear Canyon Trail, an easy 3-mile round-trip trail for hiking and mountain biking, begins nearby and leads to views of Red Canyon and Flaming Gorge.
  • Flaming Gorge Dam offers guided tours of the working hydroelectric plant and the dam, and 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

Current Conditions: This area is known for high winds and sudden thunderstorms. 
Operational Hours: Reservations from 5/11 to 9/2
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 http://www.recreation.gov/campgroundDetails.do?contractCode=NRSO&parkId=70085&topTabIndex=CampingSpot This campground does have some first come, first served sites. However, to ensure that you have a site, reservations are suggested. 
Area Amenities: Camping trailer,Fee charged for some activities,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Fees $25/night for a single unit and $50/night for a double unit
  • Showers are open to non-campers for a fee of $4. 
  • Sanitation station is open for a fee of $6.
  • Potable water is available.
The single site fee covers the cost of 1 vehicle. Each single site's maximum capacity is 2 vehicles. There will be an extra vehicle fee for the second vehicle collected on site. 2 vehicles = 1 sleeping unit (trailer, pop-up, pickup camper, RV, etc) + 1 passenger vehicle or 2 passenger vehicles. There is not room for 2 sleeping units. 
Open Season: April - October
Usage: Heavy
Closest Towns: Manila, Utah
Water: Drinking water is only available mid-late May through mid-September. No hookups available.
Restroom: Flushable Toilet, Non-flushable (vault) Toilet
Operated By: American Land & Leisure; Comment cards are available from hosts or online at americanll.com.

General Information

Directions:

From Vernal, Utah, take U.S. 191 north 42 miles. Turn north onto Forest Road 183 and travel approximately 2 miles to the campground, adjacent to Cedar Springs Marina. 

From Manila, Utah, take Highway 44 for 28 miles. Turn left on U.S. 191 and go north for about 4 miles. Turn north onto Forest Road 183 and travel approximately 2 miles to the campground, adjacent to Cedar Springs Marina. 

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 67 miles, passing through Dutch John. Turn north onto Forest Road 183 and travel approximately 2 miles to the campground, adjacent to Cedar Springs Marina.


Accessibility:

There are some accessible sites in this campground.


Parking:

This campground has paved roads and parking spurs. There is also a parking area.


Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities


Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

Campsites are equipped with picnic tables and campfire rings.

General Info:

Accessibility

There are some accessible sites in this campground.


Parking

This campground has paved roads and parking spurs. There is also a parking area.


No. of Sites This campground has 19 single and 3 double sites.
No. of Accessible sites
Fees: $25/night for a single unit and $50/night for a double unit. The single site fee covers the cost of 1 vehicle. Each single site's maximum capacity is 2 vehicles. There will be an extra vehicle fee for the second vehicle collected on site. 2 vehicles = 1 sleeping unit (trailer, pop-up, pickup camper, RV, etc) + 1 passenger vehicle or 2 passenger vehicles. There is not room for 2 sleeping units.

RV Camping

Campsites have picnic tables and fire rings. All equipment must fit on the site pad. Vehicles must be parked in developed areas only.

Fees: The single site fee covers the cost of 1 vehicle. Each single site's maximum capacity is 2 vehicles. There will be an extra vehicle fee for the second vehicle collected on site. 2 vehicles = 1 sleeping unit (trailer, pop-up, pickup camper, RV, etc) + 1 passenger vehicle or 2 passenger vehicles. There is not room for 2 sleeping units.

Nature Viewing

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Amenities

Picnic tables
Drinking water Drinking water is only available mid-late May through mid-September. No hookups available.
Toilets Flushable and non-flushable (vault) toilets.
Parking Paved roads and spurs
Fee charged for some activities Dump stations
Camping trailer
Areas & Activities

Location

 
  Latitude : 
40.908702

  Longitude : 
-109.446739

  Elevation : 
6240'

 



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