Dripping Springs Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

Photo of a site at the Dripping Springs Campground.

Dripping Springs Campground is situated in the rolling high desert terrain near Flaming Gorge Reservoir. The campground is part of the Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area on the Ashley National Forest. Campers frequent Dripping Springs for its close proximity to the Green River and Little Hole, both of which offer excellent rafting and world-class fishing opportunities.

Nearly every site within the campground offers scenic reservoir and mountain views. Russian olive trees and cottonwoods dot the rolling, sagebrush-covered landscape and shade is limited.

Dripping Springs is surrounded by places to boat, raft, fish, hike and mountain bike. Little Hole Boat Launch and Day-Use Area on the Green River is nearby, offering great rainbow, brown and cutthroat trout fishing. The 7-mile Little Hole National Recreation Trail begins near the campground, meandering along the Green River from Flaming Gorge Dam. The trail can be done in shorter segments or as a whole. Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area is known not only for its beautiful red cliffs but also for its world-class fishing, boating, hiking, camping, water skiing, jet skiing, canoeing, kayaking, swimming and scuba diving. Learn more about the Ashley National Forest and the Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area.

Camp sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis outside of the reservation season May 16 to September 6.

This campground does not offer a dump station, however, a dump station can be found 8.1 miles away at Deer Run Campground. Other dump stations are located at Antelope Flat, Deer Run, Firefighters, and Lodgepole. A fee is charged. Showers are located at Deer Run and Mustang Ridge for campers with proof of camping registration.

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.

Nearby Attractions: Flaming Gorge Dam offers guided tours of the working hydroelectric plant and the dam, and the adjacent visitor center contains area history exhibits.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: This campground is open year around with reduced services in the winter. In the summer you can expect warm days and cool nights
Reservations: Sitss can be reserved from 5/11 to 9/2 by calling Toll Free 1-877-444-6777 (International 518-885-3639 or TDD 877-833-6777) or on-line at Recreation.gov5/16 .  After 9/2 it is first come first served until 5/11. During the off-season, all sites are on a first come, first serve basis.
Area Amenities: Accessible,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Fees $18/night for a standard unit. $36/night for a double unit.
  • $95/$115 a night for a 40/60 person group site.
  • Winter rates start on September 24 and for a fee of $17.
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.          *    Winter rates start on September 24 and for a fee of $17.
  *$95/$115/night for a 40/60 person group site.
Open Season: Open year-round
Usage: Heavy
Closest Towns: Dutch John, Utah
Water: Drinking water is only available mid-late May through mid-September. No hookups available.
Restroom: Flush Toilet, Vault Toilet
Passes: Those desiring to use facilities in Flaming Gorge outside the campground will need to purchase a Recreational Use Pass from the camp hosts, a local business, or the Forest Service. A daily pass is $5, a seven day pass is $15, and an annual pass is $35. All passes are per vehicle.
Operated By: American Land & Leisure; Comment cards are available from hosts or online at americanll.com.

General Information

Accessibility:

There area some accessible sites in this campground.


Directions:

From Vernal, Utah, take U.S. 191 north for 47 miles. Turn off U.S. 191 just north of Dutch John onto Forest Road 075. Travel east about 3 miles to the campground.

From Manila, Utah, take Highway 44 for 28 miles. Turn left on U.S. 191 and go north for about 11 miles. Turn off U.S. 191 just north of Dutch John onto Forest Road 075 and go east about 3 miles to the campground.

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 about 62 miles to Dutch John. Turn off U.S. 191 just north of Dutch John onto Forest Road 075 and go east about 3 miles to the campground.


Parking:

This campground has paved roads and parking spurs.


Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities


Camping & Cabins

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Group Camping

Sites have pavilions, large picnic tables, fire rings and BBQ grills. This is the closest campground to Little Hole. Group sites can hold 40-60 people.

General Info:

Accessibility

There area some accessible sites in this campground.


Parking

This campground has paved roads and parking spurs.


Fire Information Firewood is available to purchase.
No. of Sites This campground has 4 group sites.
Reservation required?: Y

Campground Camping

Several single sites are available with cabanas, picnic tables, and fire rings with grates. This is the closest campground to Little Hole. No more than 2 vehicles allowed per single site.

Fire InformationFirewood is available to purchase.
No. of SitesThis campground contains 22 sites.
No. of Accessible sites

Amenities

Picnic tables
Drinking water Drinking water is only available mid-late May through mid-September. No hookups available.
Toilets Non-flushable/Flushable (Seasonal amenity)
Parking Paves parking spurs.
Accessible This campground does have some accessible sites.
Areas & Activities

Location

 
  Latitude : 
40.923371

  Longitude : 
-109.356505

  Elevation : 
6000'

 



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