Area Status: Closed
Image with campers in a stand of aspen trees

Campground. High elevation. Be prepared for cold weather. Campground is adjacent to Fishlake Scenic Byway. Evening programs are held on weekends from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. 

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Quiet hours from 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.
Reservations: All reservations are through; telephone 1-877-444-6777, Tdd 1-877-833-6777. 
Fees: America the Beautiful Pass: One 50% discount will be given on use fees for single sites only. Half of the campsites are reservable, half are first-come first-served. Single sites:  $20 day   Double Sites:  $40 day  Additional vehicle:  $7.50 day

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.

​Phone: 435-633-3028
Open Season: May
Best Season: Summer
Restrictions: No ATV riding in campground or in the Fish Lake basin. Camping is limited to 10 consecutive days. Quiet hours are from 10 pm to 6 am (Mountain Time).
Closest Towns: Richfield, Utah and Loa, Utah
Water: Drinking water available
Restroom: Flush Toilets, Shower facilities
Operated By: High Country Recreation. Area Manager Telephone: 435-638-1069. Campground host in campground.

General Information


Mackinaw Campground is 41.7 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 miles. There are several entrances to the campground on the north side of the road.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Mountain Biking

Campground Camping

Campground camping
No. of Sites Reservations required for half of the sites can be made through the National Reservation System by calling them toll-free at 1-877-444-6777 or visiting their web site: Half of the sites are first-come first-served.
Fire Information Fire rings provided

RV Camping

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.

Day Hiking

Viewing Wildlife

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.

Viewing Scenery

Visitor Programs

Scenic Driving

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.

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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8900 feet