Skull Creek Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Photo of a site at the Skull Creek Campground.

Skull Creek Campground is located about 35 miles north of Vernal, Utah near Flaming Gorge Reservoir. The campground is partially shaded. Visitors enjoy hiking and biking on local trails and boating, fishing and swimming on the reservoir. 

Skull Creek lies in a hillside forested with ponderosa pines and aspens near Flaming Gorge Reservoir. Summer wildflowers dot the landscape.

Garbage dumpster is available. There is NO WATER available at this campground. There is a fee to use the dump stations that are located at Antelope Flat, Deer Run, Firefighters, and Lodgepole. Showers are located at Deer Run and Mustang Ridge for campers with proof of camping registration.  

Firewood is available to purchase at the Greens Lake Campground. 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

Nearby Activities

  • Red Canyon and Greens Lake are nearby. Canoeing and fishing for rainbow and brook trout are popular activities at Greens Lake. The Red Canyon Rim Trail is a great place for hiking, biking and wildlife watching. The Red Canyon Visitor Center offers interpretive displays and area information.
  • Red Canyon Lodge is situated on the shore of Greens Lake. Canoe and bike rentals, horseback riding, a restaurant and gift shop are available.
  • Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area 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.
  • 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 does have some first come first serve sites. Reservations for reserved sites must be made at least 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) This campground does have a few first come, first served sites. However, it is recommended to make a reservation a head of time to ensure a spot.
Area Amenities: Picnic tables,Toilets,Parking
Fees $12/night for single 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. 
Open Season: May - Opening date may be adjusted due to weather - September
Usage: Light
Restrictions: 2 vehicle max. per single site
Closest Towns: Dutch John, Utah
Water: There is no drinking water available. Please bring your own water. The nearest water sources are at
Restroom: Non-flushable (Vault) Toilet, UNKNOWN Toilet
Operated By: Concessionaire

General Information


Located off Highway 44, just west of the junction of Highways 44 and 191 in the Flaming Gorge area, about 35 miles north of Vernal, Utah.


This campground has paved roads and parking spurs.

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Viewing Wildlife

Bird Watching is a popular activity in this area.

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This campground has paved roads and parking spurs.


Picnic tables
Toilets Non-flushable (Vault)
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