Moon Lake Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed
 

Moon Lake Campground is located on the shores of the scenic two mile long Moon Lake on the southern slope of the 13,000 foot peaked Uinta Mountains. Visitors come to Moon Lake to enjoy cool mountain air, fishing, canoeing and motor boating, scenic vistas, hiking trails and horse rides. The campground include single and double sites.

Natural Features:
The campground is situated on the lake shore at an elevation of 8,100 feet where lodgepole pine, aspen and Douglas fir provide some shade away from the lake. Wildlife and flowers both flourish in the canyon.

Recreation:
Moon Lake offers great canoeing and fishing. Anglers fish for tiger, rainbows and brook trout, kokanee salmon and splake. Tiger and rainbow trout are actively stocked annually. The Lake Fork Trail and Brown Duck Mountain Loop hiking/equestrian trails begin at this site offering excellent opportunities in the High Uintas Wilderness where numerous alpine lakes provide great backcountry fishing. The Fish Creek Trail begins at the Moon Lake Dam and ascends northeast up to Center Park, climbing from 8,200’ to 10,400’ over 5.6 miles.

The Moon Lake Resort is adjacent to the campground and offers small engine boat rentals. Flying J Outfitters is located one mile before the campground, at the Lake Fork trailhead. They offer both scheduled and walk-up horse rides as well as drop and pack trips into the High Uintas Wilderness.

Facilities:
This large campground contains many single-family sites, each with a picnic table and campfire ring with grill. Most parking spurs are 16 X 65 feet. Most sites have lake views and some have lake access. Flush toilets, drinking water and trash collection are provided. Water spigots are located throughout the campground and roads and parking spurs are paved. A host is on-site and firewood is available for purchase at the nearby Moon Lake Resort. Moon Lake Resort offers convenience groceries, ice, soda pop, fishing bait and gear for purchase.

At a Glance

Reservations: Reservation can be made by calling 877-444-6777 (International 606-515-6777 or by booking directly online. Reservations must be made at least 5 days in advance.
Area Amenities: Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water
Fees $20/night for single site, and $32/night for double site and $100/night for the group site.
Open Season: May
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions:
  • No shooting of any type of gun or projectile is allowed in the campground. 
  • All dogs must be leashed at all times when inside the campground.
  • Quiet time is 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. This includes all generators. 
  • Failure to comply with these and other posted rules will result in a fine and/or being removed from the 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 dontmovefirewood.org. 
Closest Towns: Roosevelt, Utah
Water: Potable Water
Restroom: There are 2 flushable toilets.
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information

Directions:

From Duchesne, Utah, take State Hwy 87 north for 19 miles. Turn north onto to 20780 W towards Mountain Home, then continue north 13 miles to the Forest Boundary and Forest Road 131. Follow road 131 for 5 miles to the campground. The campground is about 37 miles from Duchesne on paved roads although some spots have pot-holes.


Parking:

This campground has paved roads and most parking spurs are 16 x 65 feet.


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Activities


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Swimming

Boating - Non-Motorized

Canoeing is a popular activity at the scenic two mile long Moon Lake that is found on the southern slope of the Uinta Mountains.

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Boating - Motorized

Motor boating is a popular activity at the scenic two mile long Moon Lake that is found on the southern slope of the Uinta Mountains.

Amenities

Picnic tables
Drinking water
Toilets There are 2 flushable toilets.
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Location

 
  Latitude : 
40.5685

  Longitude : 
-110.508094

  Elevation : 
8100'

 



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