Dean Gardner Campground

Area Status: Open

Located near Pine Valley Wilderness and adjacent to Pine Valley Reservoir, this new campground offers campsites that are shaded by large Ponderosa pine trees. Horse riding, fishing, and hiking are popular in this area. Bike riding opportunities and horse trails are nearby. Several trails including the Whipple, Brown's Point, and Gardner Peak lead into the Pine Valley Wilderness area.


  • 21 single campsites (up to 8 people) with picnic tables, fire pits, and tent pads
  • 3 double sites (up to 16 people) with picnic tables, fire pits, and tent pads
  • Drinking water (Memorial Day-Labor Day)
  • Vault toilet
  • No garbage disposal, please pack it out

At a Glance

Reservations: Reservation information: or telephone 1-877-444-6777
Fees: For current pricing and availability, visit
Open Season: Early May - Late September
Usage: Medium
  • Quiet hours between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m.
  • Campfires in developed fire pits only
  • Fireworks are prohibited
  • Dogs must be on leash
  • OHV/ATV use prohibited in the campground
  • Maximum length of stay: 14 days
Closest Towns: Pine Valley, UT
Operated By: Concessionaire

General Information


To reach the site from St. George, travel north on State Route 18 to Central, UT and turn east on forest route number 035. Continue east for 7 miles to Pine Valley. Turn east in town and drive 3 miles toward the Pine Valley Recreation Area.  

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

RV Camping

  • No RV hookups available
  • Dump Station located on Forest Route number 035 between Central and Pine Valley, UT

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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