Canyon Rim Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Photo of a site at the Canyon Rim Campground.

Canyon Rim Campground is located in a grassy meadow high above Flaming Gorge Reservoir, along Red Canyon Road. Visitors enjoy exploring the Red Canyon Rim Trail and canoeing and fishing at Greens Lake.

The campground lies about 1 mile from beautiful cliffs overlooking Flaming Gorge Reservoir. Lodgepole and ponderosa pines dot the campground, providing limited shade. Summer wildflowers are plentiful.

Garbage dumpster is available. Dump stations are located at Antelope Flat, Deer Run, Firefighters, and Lodgepole Campgrounds to use for a small fee. Showers are located at Deer Run and Mustang Ridge for campers with proof of camping registration. No electric, water or sewer hookups are available.

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Nearby Activities

  • Nearby Greens Lake offers great canoeing and fishing for rainbow and brook trout. Red Canyon Lodge sits on the shore. Canoe and bike rentals, horseback riding, a restaurant and gift shop are available.
  • Red Canyon Rim Trail, for hiking and biking, begins at the nearby visitor center, which offers interpretive displays and area information.
  • 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

Current Conditions: The temperatures can vary from warm days to cool nights. 
Reservations: This campground has sites that are first come first serve. Reservations for reserved sites need to 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 has some first come, first served sites. However it is recommended that you make a reservation.
Area Amenities: Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water
Fees $20/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 - September
Usage: Light
Restrictions: 2 vehicle max. per singles site.
Closest Towns: Dutch John, Utah
Water: Drinking water is only available mid-late May through mid-September.
Restroom: Non-flushable (Vault) Toilet, UNKNOWN Toilet
Operated By: Concessionaire

General Information


Located on Forest Road 095/Red Canyon Road off Highway 44, approximately 40 miles north of Vernal, Utah.



This campground has paved roads and parking spurs.

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Picnic tables
Drinking water Drinking water is only available mid-late May through mid-September.
Toilets Non-flushable toilets (vault)
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