Arch Dam Group Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

Photo of the Arch Dam Campground

Arch Dam Campground is a popular location for family reunions, church outings and other large gatherings. It is located on the Ashley National Forest within the Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area. Flaming Gorge Dam and the Green River Spillway are less than a mile away. This campground is situated in rolling, high desert terrain dotted with sagebrush and pinyon pines. Shade is limited. Grasses and summer wildflowers dot the meadows throughout the campground.

Beautiful Flaming Gorge Reservoir can be accessed 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 popular activities. Cedar Springs Marina is just 3 miles away.

Public showers are available 3 miles away at Deer Run Campground or at Mustang Ridge. Campers must provide proof of camping registration.  Dump stations are located at Antelope Flat, Deer Run, Firefighters, and Lodgepole. A fee is charged. 

Nearby Activities

  • 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 visiting Recreation.gov.  Reservations must be made 4 days ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 months in advance.  Reservations are accepted from 5/11 to 9/2.
Area Amenities: Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water
Fees $100/night for a group unit. 75 people in sites 1 and 2 and 60 people in site 3.  Potable water is available. A fee of $1/person will be collected on-site for each person over the campsite maximum. 
Open Season: May - September
Usage: Heavy
Closest Towns: Manila, Utah
Water: Drinking water is only available mid-late May through mid-September. No hookups available.
Restroom: Non-flushable (vault) toilet
Operated By: Concessionaire
Information Center: 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.

General Information

Directions:

From Vernal, Utah, take U.S. 191 north for about 46 miles. 

From Manila, Utah, take Highway 44 for 28 miles. Turn left on U.S. 191 and go about 6 miles north. 

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 60 miles, pass through Dutch John, and continue south 3 miles to the campground.


Parking:

Roads and parking spurs within the site are dirt.


Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities


Camping & Cabins

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Group Camping

Two of the group sites can accommodate up to 75 people in each site an a smaller site can accommodate up to 60 people. Each site contains picnic tables and a campfire circle.

General Info:

Parking

Roads and parking spurs within the site are dirt.


No. of SitesThis campground has three group sites.
Fees: $100/night for a group unit. 75 people in sites 1 and 2 and 60 people in site 3. A fee of $1/person will be collected on-site for each person over the campsite maximum.

Picnicking

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Amenities

Picnic tables
Drinking water Drinking water is only available mid-late May through mid-September. No hookups available.
Toilets Non-flushable toilets (vault)
Areas & Activities

Location

 
  Latitude : 
40.911768

  Longitude : 
-109.411829

  Elevation : 
6240'

 



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