Avintaquin Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

Avintaquin Campground is located atop scenic Indian Canyon, just off Highway 191 between Duchesne and Helper, Utah.

Visitors come to the area for its scenic beauty, birding and wildlife viewing opportunities and to explore the Reservation Ridge Scenic Backway.

Natural Features:
The campground is situated among towering Douglas fir trees at an elevation of 9,000 feet. You can see a variety of wildlife in the area, including mule deer and elk.

Reservation Ridge Scenic Backway accesses the campground. This dirt road is open to off-road vehicles, mountain biking and hiking. It offers beautiful views of the surrounding area. There are many hiking trails in this area. Avintaquin Creek and other springs are nearby. Hunting is also a popular activity in this area.

The campground contains one group site that can accommodate up to 50 people, with several picnic tables, a campfire ring, grills, utility tables and parking for 10 vehicles. Several single-family sites are available, each equipped with a picnic table, campfire ring and utility table.

Vault toilets and trash collection are provided, but there is no running water. Campers must bring their own supply.

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.
Area Amenities: Picnic tables,Toilets
Fees $5/night for single unit that can support 10 people and $30/night for the group unit that can support up to 50 people.  
Open Season: May
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Duchesne, Utah
Water: None, campers must bring their own supply.
Restroom: There are 4 non-flushable (vault) toilets.
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information


From Duchesne, Utah: Take Highway 191 southwest about 30 miles to the top of Indian Canyon. Turn west on Reservation Ridge Road and travel 1 mile to the campground.

From Helper, Utah: Take Highway 191 northeast for 18 miles. Turn west on Reservation Ridge Road and travel 1 mile to the campground.


The group site has enough parking for 10 vehicles.

General Notes:

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.

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Picnic tables
Toilets There are 4 non-flushable (vault) toilets.
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