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Paiute Rec Site

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Campground. High elevation. Be prepared for cold weather. Water and picnic tables are available.  Johnson Reservoir is within walking distance.  Water will be turned off on Sept. 16, 2018.  Campground will remain open with vault toilets and no water until closed by snow. 


At a Glance

Current Conditions: Open with vault toilets and no water until closed by snow.
Operational Hours: Quiet hours 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.
Fees Single sites:  $10  America the Beautiful Pass: A 50% discount will be given on use fees for single sites only. Single use site fee is $5.00 per night. First-come, first-served.
Open Season: May
Restrictions: Camping is limited to 60 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
Restroom: Vault toilets
Operated By: High Country Recreation. Area Manager Telephone: 435-638-1069. Campgrounds hosts in each campgroun

General Information


Travel 13 miles northwest of Loa, Utah on Highway 24, then travel 15 miles northeast of Highway 25. Fish Lake is located in south-central Utah along the Fishlake Scenic Byway (U-25) 35 miles southeast of Richfield via U-24 and U-25 (open year around); 20 miles northeast of Loa, Utah via U-24 and U-25 (open year around); 35 miles northwest of Loa, Utah via u-72 and U-25 (open May through October, weather permitting).

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Fire InformationSome fire rings provided
No. of SitesNo reservation required. First-come first-served.
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