Firefighters Memorial Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

Photo of a site at the Firefighters Campground.

Firefighters Campground is just 3 miles from beautiful Flaming Gorge Reservoir, within the Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area on the Ashley National Forest. The campground serves as a memorial to three firefighters who lost their lives in the 1977 Cart Creek Fire. Visitors enjoy boating, fishing, swimming and hiking.

The campground is situated on a gently-sloping hillside dotted with shady ponderosa pines and juniper.

A dump station and trash collection are available. Public showers are available 2.5 miles away at Deer Run Campground for campers with proof of camping registration. Firewood is available for purchase from the host. 

Nearby Activities

  • Bear Canyon Trail begins across the road from the campground, offering hiking and biking opportunities. This easy 3-mile round-trip trail leads to views of Red Canyon and Flaming Gorge.
  • Beautiful Flaming Gorge Reservoir is just 3 miles from the campground. The reservoir is known for its world-class fishing for lake, brown and rainbow trout. 
  • Boating, water skiing, jet skiing, canoeing, kayaking, swimming and scuba diving are also popular activities.
  • Bootleg Amphitheater, with a screen support and bleacher seating for 120 people, is located just across the road. Educational programs are offered throughout the summer season. A scenic overlook dedicated to the firefighters is located on-site.
  • 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

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=70088&topTabIndex=CampingSpot This campground does have some first come, first served sites. However if you don't reserve one, there is a chance you won't get one. 
Area Amenities: Accessible,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Fees $22/night for a single unit
  • Sanitation station is available for $6
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 - September
Usage: Heavy
Water: Drinking water is only available mid-late May through mid-September. No hookups available.
Restroom: Accessible Flush Toilet, UNKNOWN Toilet
Operated By: Concessionaire

General Information

Accessibility:

Flush toilets are accessible.


Parking:

Roads and parking spurs within the campground are paved.


Directions:

From Vernal, Utah, take U.S. 191 north about 41 miles. 

From Manila, Utah, take Highway 44 for 28 miles. Turn left on U.S. 191 and travel approximately 3 miles north. 


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Bird watching and wildlife viewing are popular in this area.

Amenities

Picnic tables
Drinking water Drinking water is only available mid-late May through mid-September. No hookups available.
Toilets Flushable
Parking Roads and parking spurs within the campground are paved.
Accessible Accessible flush toilets.
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Location

 
  Latitude : 
40.891018

  Longitude : 
-109.457322

  Elevation : 
6900'

 



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