Pine Lake Recreation Area

Area Status: Open
Pine Lake Recreation Area

Pine Lake Campground is located next to its scenic namesake lake high on the Colorado Plateau at an elevation of 8,100 feet. Visitors enjoy canoeing, fishing and exploring local hiking and off-road vehicle trails. 

The campground offers 4 group sites and 28 family sites. Accessible vault toilets and drinking water are provided. A well-maintained gravel road leads to the campground, providing good access for cars and RVs alike.

A short trail leads from the campground to Pine Lake, which offers excellent canoeing and kayaking, as well as fishing for rainbow, cutthroat and brook trout. Hiking and off-road vehicle trails are plentiful within the area.

The Pine Lake OHV Trailhead is located next to the campground. ATVs and OHVs are allowed to ingress and egress to all the group sites, the picnic site and into campsites 6, 7, and 8. Street legal OHVs are allowed throughout the campground.  


Campground Map



  • 28 campsites with picnic tables, fire rings/grills and tent pads
  • 4 group sites with picnic tables, fire rings/grills
  • Day use area
  • Drinking water (Memorial Day - Labor Day)
  • Vault toilets
  • No garbage disposal, please pack it out.

At a Glance

Make your reservation online 
or by calling 1-877-444-6777
Some single sites are available on a first come, first served basis.  
  • $19 for campsite
  • $9 for extra vehicle
  • Group Sites - Yellow Pine, Wild Iris, Clay Creek $53
  • Group Site - Johns Valley $104
Open Season: May 28 - Sept 30
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
  • ATVs and OHVs are allowed to ingress and egress to all the group sites, the picnic site and into campsites 6, 7, and 8. Street legal OHVs are allowed throughout the campground.
  • Maximum length of stay: 14 days
Closest Towns: Tropic, Utah
Operated By: Concessionaire
Information Center: Escalante Interagency Visitor Center: (435) 826-5499

General Information


Travel east on Highway 12 to junction at Bryce Canyon Resort. Turn north toward Antimony. This is county road 1660 locally know as Johns Valley Road. Drive 14 miles down Johns Valley Road turn right on FR 132 towards Pine Lake. Drive 5.5 miles on FR 132 to the campground.


Campground Camping

RV Camping

  • Accommodates RVs up to 45 feet in length
  • No hook ups
  • No dump station 

Group Camping

All group sites have picnic tables, fire pits, grills and vault toilets.  Johns Valley Group site is 1/4 mile from the main campground and is the largest and most private.

  • Johns Valley - capacity up to 100 people
  • Wild Iris - capacity up to100 people
  • Yellow Pine - capacity up to 50 people
  • Clay Creek - capacity up to 35 people

Lake and Pond Fishing

Pine Lake is a popular fishing lake. Check the Utah Division of Wildlife website for more information on fishing in Utah, along with where to purchase fishing licenses.

Boating - Motorized

Pine Lake is within walking distance from the campground. There is a concrete boat launch, motors ARE allowed on Pine Lake. The lake is fairly small but being out on a boat is ideal for fishing and bird watching. Utah watercraft restrictions 

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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8,300 feet