Devils Canyon Campground


Area Status: Open

Devils Canyon Campground is located just 13 miles south of Monticello, Utah at an elevation of 7,400 feet. Ponderosa pines, pinyon pines, and junipers cover the area offering limited shade. Summer temperatures are warm in the day and cool in the evening. Popular attractions in the area include Canyonlands, Arches, and Mesa Verde National Parks, Dark Canyon Wilderness, and Edge of the Cedars State Park. Evening programs may be available at the Edge of the Cedars Museum in Blanding.

This campground contains 42 single-family sites with picnic tables and fire rings. Vault toliets and drinking water (seasonally) are provided. Firewood is limited. Parking spurs are paved.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Open. The Devils Canyon campground will be closed starting at 11:00 am, May 24, 2021 and will remain closed to all visitors until 5:00pm, May 28, 2021 due to chip sealing of the roadways in the campground. This is a Great American Outdoors Act project that has to be completed soon. We apologize for any inconveniences this may cause. Nizhoni, Dalton Springs, and Buckboard campgrounds will be open at this time. For more information on this closure, please click HERE to read the press release.
Reservations: This site can be reserved by calling Toll Free 1-877-444-6777 (International 518-885-3639 or TDD 877-833-6777) or  on-line at www.recreation.gov. Reservations can be made from May 1st- Sept 30th.
Area Amenities: Interpretive Site,Accessible,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Fees: $20/Night for each campsite
Usage: Medium
Best Season: Spring/Fall
Closest Towns: Monticello, Utah or Blanding, UT
Water: Potable Water (seasonally)
Restroom: Vault Toilets
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Call the Monticello Ranger District if you need further information: 435-587-2041.

General Information

Parking:

Most camping areas accomodate two vehicles.  If additional area is needed, an additional campsite will need to be reserved to accomodate the vehicles.


Directions:

Directions: Located in Southeast Utah, 13 miles south of Monticello on US Highway 191. Campground is approximately 1/4 mile off the highway.


Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities

Campground Camping

This area is a large campground on the Manti-La Sal National Forest.   It should not be confused with the Devils Garden Campground in Arches National Park.

No. of Sites 42 single sites
Reservation Info This site can be reserved by calling Toll Free 1-877-444-6777 (International 518-885-3639) or on-line at recreation.gov.
Fire Information Fire Rings
No. of Accessible sites 15 of 42
Sleeping Shelter None

Viewing Wildlife

Wildlife in the area include birds, Aberts squirrels, chipmunks, mule deer and black bear.

 

The Aberts Squirrel is a pretty little mammal with peculiar tufted ears and gray fur with black markings.  This squirrel is entirely dependent on ponderosa pine.  It eats seeds from the cones, terminal buds and staminate flowers of the trees.  It even eats the inner bark of twigs during winter.  This large but quiet squirrel makes its bulky stick nest in the branches.   Look for its colorful cousin, the Kaibab Squirrel on the north rim of the Grand Canyon.

 

Mule deer  inhabit ponderosa pine forests.  They eat grasses and shrubs that grow under the ponderosa pine.  Pines also provide hiding cover for deer.

 

Wild turkeys are often found in association with ponderosa pine.  They roost in big trees with horizontal branches.  They eat acorns from the Gambel oak that often grows in the understory, and insects and seeds found in openings among the trees.

Interpretive Areas

The Devils Canyon Interpretive Trail begins in this campground.  The  interpretive trail is 1400 feet long and will likely take you less than 30 minutes to travel. There are numbered posts along the way that correspond with a brochure available at the trail head.  It describes the features you will see in that area of the trail.

Here is the full Devils Canyon Trail brochure.

Here is the Devils Canyon Trail brochure modified for mobile devices.

Amenities

Interpretive Site:
Camping trailer: Yes
Picnic tables: Yes
Tent camping: Yes
Toilets: Yes
Parking: Yes
Accessible: 15 of 42 sites are accessible
Drinking water: Yes (seasonally)

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities

Location

 
  Latitude : 
37.739015

  Longitude : 
-109.406265

 

Map of recreation areas on the La Sal Mountains

Recreation Areas, La Sal