BIG FLAT 32 CUA DISPERSED


Area Status: Open

Dispersed Camping Area  

The Big Flat area is a favorite recreational spot anytime of the year because of the spectacular scenery. ATV riders can access the Paiute ATV trail from dispersed camping sites. This area also offers winter sport opportunities such as snowmobiling and cross-country skiing. Common vegetation includes Engelmann spruce, aspen and fir. The general terrain is a large meadow encompassed by trees. This area is open to ATV use on designated routes only. Please help prevent erosion and soil compaction by staying on roads and main driving trails. Driving on the meadows creates ruts or channels that water flows down removing topsoil and creating scars that last many lifetimes. Also, delicate meadow plants can be damaged leaving less forage for wildlife and leaving the soil unprotected. When riders drive through the trees and around them in circles the soil becomes compacted, depriving root systems of water and air, this will eventually kill the tree.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: The Big Flat dispersed camping area has concluded it's resource improvement contract work as of 07/26/2023! Thank you for your patience and cooperation while we continue working to keep the Forest and mountain areas well-maintained. *Please only camp within the allotted dispersed camping areas and do not drive on the Meadows. 
Reservations: Dispersed camping area, no reservations required. *16-day camping limit
Fees: Please Note: All campgrounds on the Fishlake National Forest are managed by High Country Recreation under the terms and conditions of a concession permit that was issued to them by the Forest Service in 2020.

Email: highcountryrec@gmail.com
​Phone: 435-633-3028
Permit Info: Groups larger than 75 persons must obtain a permit before using this area. Permits are free and may be obtained from the Beaver Ranger District Office.
Open Season: June
Usage: Heavy
Closest Towns: Beaver, Utah; Junction, Utah
Water: No water available
Restroom: Vault toilets.
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information

Directions: This area is located approximately 20 miles east of Beaver, Utah near Puffer Lake. From Beaver travel east on State Road #153 for approximately 20 miles. This paved road is plowed during the winter. When you reach the graveled road continue on for another two miles until you reach Big Flat. The graveled road is not plowed during the winter. From Junction, Utah travel west 6 miles on paved State Road #153 then approximately another 11 miles on dirt road to reach Big Flat.

Activities

Mountain Biking

Dispersed Camping

Camping, hiking, scenic viewing, OHV riding on designated trails and roads, winter sports.

Dispersed camping guidelines.

Day Hiking

Big Game Hunting

Area open to hunting during Utah state hunting seasons. See Utah Division of Wildlife website for more information on big game hunting.

Small Game Hunting

Area open to hunting during Utah state hunting seasons. See Utah Division of Wildlife website for more information on big game hunting.

Viewing Scenery

OHV Road Riding

The Fishlake National Forest has completed a route designation process as shown on the official Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM) dated June 2013.

Help prevent soil erosion and resource damage.

OHV Trail Riding

The Fishlake National Forest has completed a route designation process as shown on the official Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM) dated June 2013.

Help prevent soil erosion and resource damage.

XC Skiing/Snowshoeing

Snowmobiling

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities

Location

 
  Elevation : 
10000 - 10207