BOWERY CREEK CAMPGROUND
Bowery Creek Campground is located next to Fish Lake in the Fishlake National Forest of central Utah. Visitors enjoy boating, fishing and exploring local trails.
The campground contains six group sites: three can accommodate up to 30 people each, the other three up to 20 people each. A group day-use picnic site for up to 100 people is located on-site. Several single-family sites are available as well. Most sites have lake views. Flush toilets and drinking water are provided. Roads and parking spurs are paved. The lake is just a short walk below the site and across the road. Three resorts are located in the Fish Lake Basin, offering camping and fishing supplies, RV parks with hookups, cabin and boat rentals, marinas, gas, restaurants, groceries, laundry facilities and showers. The resorts are open from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
The campground sits at an elevation of 9,000 feet on a sagebrush-covered hillside above the valley floor, offering sweeping views of Fish Lake. Aspen and cottonwood trees forest the site.
Fish Lake is Utah's largest natural mountain lake, covering 2,500 acres. It is famous for its 20-40 pound Mackinaw lake trout. Anglers also enjoy fishing for rainbow trout and splake. Boating, canoeing, swimming and scuba diving are popular activities. The 5-mile Pelican Canyon Trail begins in the campground. It leads through meadows and dense forests of spruce, pine and aspen as it climbs to the 11,633-foot Fish Lake Hightop. The popular Lakeshore National Recreation Trail extends around the eastern side of the lake. Hikers are rewarded with stunning lake views after climbing 900 feet in elevation.
At a Glance
|Operational Hours:||Quiet hours from 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.|
|Reservations:||All reservations are taken through recreation.gov, telephone 877-444-6777, Tdd: 877-833-6777.|
|Fees:||Reservations are made by calling 1-877-444-6777 or online at www.recreation.gov for Bowery Creek campground.
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.
|Open Season:||May - Sept|
|Restrictions:||Camping is limited to 10 consecutive days. ATVs are not allowed in the campgrounds. ATV riding is not allowed in the Fish Lake basin.|
|Closest Towns:||Richfield, Utah and Loa, Utah|
|Water:||Drinking water, pressurized water|
|Operated By:||High Couontry Recreation. Area Manager Telephone: 435-638-1069. Campgrounds hosts in each campgroun|
Bowery Creek Campground is 42.3 miles east of Richfield, Utah. Head east on UT-118 N/E 300 N toward N 100 E 0.8 mi. Continue straight onto UT-119 E 8.8 miles. Turn right onto UT-24 E for 23.1 miles then turn left onto UT-25 N for approximately 9.6 miles. There are 2 entrances to the campground on the north side of the road.
Campsites 5 and 6 are accessible.
Map showing recreational areas. Map Information
|Reservation Info||Reservations are made by calling 1-877-444-6777 or online at www.recreation.gov for Bowery Creek campground.|
|Fire Information||Fire rings provided|
Lake and Pond Fishing
Check the Utah Division of Wildlife website for more information on fishing in Utah, along with where to purchase fishing licenses.
Look to see how many varities of wildlife you can see. Remember, you are visiting their home so be polite and don't litter or disturb the wildlife.
Fishlake Scenic Byway (U-25) begins at the junction of U-24 and ends at the junction of U-72. Scenic sites include Fish Lake, the Fish Lake Lodge, Johnson Valley Reservoir, Zedd's Meadow and Mill Meadow Reservoir. Approximate driving time is one hour. Visitors will want to keep their cameras loaded and ready for snapshops of panoramic views and frequent wildlife sightings.
Boating - Non-Motorized
Check the Utah State Boating website for more information on boating in Utah.