Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Dispersed Camping Area. Located just south of the Tushar Mountain Peaks, Big John Flat area is a favorite recreational spot because of its large meadows that have spectacular scenery. This area also offers opportunities for winter sport enthusiasts such as snowmobiling and cross-country skiing. Common vegetation includes Engelmann spruce, aspen and fir stands with large meadows. The general terrain is a large meadow encompassed by trees. This area is open to ATV use on designated roads and trails. 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 through, removing topsoil and creating scars tht last many lifetimes. 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

Fees No fee.
Permit Info: A group of 75 persons or more requires a permit. This is free and may be obtained from the Beaver Ranger District.
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: All motorized travel is restricted to designated travel routes. Cross country travel prohibited.
Closest Towns: Beaver, Utah; Junction, Utah
Water: No water available
Restroom: Vault toilets.
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information


Big Johns Flat CUA Dispersed camping area is located 19.8 miles east of Beaver, Utah. From Beaver travel east on UT-153 road for approximately 16.2 miles. Turn left onto the FR123 (Sunset Drive) for 0.3 miles. Keep left on FR123 and travel another 3.3 miles to Big John Flat. From Junction, Utah travel 24 miles east on UT153. Turn right onto FR123 and travel another 3.6 miles north to Big John Flat.

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Dispersed Camping

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


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