Browne Lake Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Photo of a Brownie Lake Campground

Browne Lake Campground is located next to a small lake on the north side of the Uinta mountains. The campground is accessed via a well-maintained dirt road. Browne Lake offers boating and fishing in Browne Lake. Check fishing season information and regulations. 

The campground is partially shaded by pines and aspens and sunny sagebrush meadows. Summer wildflowers dot the surrounding grassy meadows. The lake is visible from most of the sites and a short trail leads to its shore.  Only group sites are reservable.

Water at the campground is not potable. Gravel, narrow road that can get rough and slick when wet. Use caution and travel slowly. Children should be closely supervised because of near-by stream and lake. Also, easy to get lost in heavily wooded areas.

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Nearby activities:

  • Fishing for rainbows, brook trout and kokanee salmon is a popular activity at Browne Lake, as is canoeing and other non-motorized boating. 
  • Several ATV and hiking trails are in the immediate area: Leidy Peak Trailhead is within the campground. Hiking trail leads up Ute Mountain, at 8834 feet. Additional trails lead south into the mountains.
  • Visitors can venture to Sheep Creek Lake and catch cutthroat and brook trout fishing. 
  • About 15 miles from the closest boat launch for the Flaming Gorge Reservoir. Fishing in Flaming Gorge Reservoir for mackinaw (lake trout), Utah chub, rainbow trout, channel catfish, and smallmouth bass.
  • Numerous scenic driving routes on maintained dirt roads crisscross the area around Browne Lake, providing miles of trails for ATVs, hikers and mountain bikers. Trails lead to reservoirs and lakes, overlooks, forests, meadows and historic sites. 
  • 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: All single sites are available on a first come, first served basis. Reservations can be made for group sites by calling Toll Free 1-877-444-6777 (International 518-885-3639 or TDD 877-833-6777)
Area Amenities: Accessible,Boat ramp,Picnic tables,Toilets,Parking
Fees $14/night for standard unit in developed sites and $60/night for a group unit. There is a self-pay station.
Open Season: May - September
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Manila, Utah
Water: No
Restroom: Accessible non-flushable toilet
Operated By: Concessionaire

General Information


From Wyoming: Take Highway 414, turn right (south) at the McKinnon Junction up through Sols Canyon, Forest Road 221. Turn right on Forest Road 96; follow signs to Browne Lake.

From Vernal, Utah: Take Highway 191, which turns into Highway 44. Shortly past the Dowd Mountain overlook, turn left onto Forest Road 218. Turn onto Forest Road 221 heading west, until you reach Forest Road 096; turn left and follow the dirt road to campground.


Roads and parking spurs are dirt.

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Campground Camping

All single-family sites are available only a first come, first served basis.

No. of SitesThis campground has 20 single sites available on a first come, first serve basis.  
Fees: $14/night for a standard developed unit.

Group Camping

These group sites can accommodate up to 40 people. They have picnic table and fire rings with grates. 

No. of SitesThis campground contains 4 accessible group sites.
No. of Accessible sitesThis campground contains 4 accessible group sites.
Status: Open
Fees: $60/night for a group unit.
Reservation required?: Y


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Picnic tables
Toilets Non-flushable toilets.
Parking Roads and parking spurs are dirt.
Boat ramp
Accessible Accessible non-flushable toilets.
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