Joes Valley Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

Joes Valley Reservoir Campground is located in a high mountain valley adjacent to and just above Joes Valley Reservoir at an elevation of ~7,000 feet.  Juniper, pinyon pine and sagebrush cover the area, and aspen and pine dot the surrounding hillsides.  Several sites provide nice views of the reservoir, and some sites are shaded.  The campground contains several single- and double-family campsites, all of which are accessible.  Vault toilets and drinking water are provided.  Roads and parking spurs are paved.  A boat ramp is located within the campground.  The reservoir offers good fishing for cutthroat, rainbow trout and trophy splake.  Visitors enjoy boating, fishing, water skiing, and canoeing, as well as horseback riding, hiking and mountain biking.  The expansive Arapeen OHV Trail System can be accessed just west of the reservoir and has more than 350 miles of designated, well-maintained trails that are suitable for all riding skill levels.

At a Glance

Current Conditions:  The spring supplying drinking water to this site has been redeveloped and drinking water is available at the campground.
Reservations: Can be reserved online or call toll free 1-877-444-6777.  Reservations must be made 4 days in advance.
Rentals & Guides: Nearby Joes Valley Resort offers a few groceries, a restaurant, a public phone, and watercraft, ATV and bike rentals.  Sportsmen's Lodge offers a few groceries and camping supplies.  In Orangeville, Food Ranch, located on SR-29, offers groceries, bakery and deli items, gas, propane, air, water and some sporting goods.
Area Amenities: Accessible,Boat ramp,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Fee charged for some activities,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Fees $10 per night for single unit, $18 per night for double unit.
Open Season: May 9, 2018 - September 2, 2018
Usage: Medium-Heavy
Closest Towns: Orangeville, Utah
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information

Accessibility:

All campsites are ADA accessible.
 


Parking:

Parking is available at overlooks and fishing areas around the lake.


Directions:

From Orangeville, Utah, head northwest on State Route 29 and travel for ~14 miles until you see Joes Valley Reservoir.  Continue to follow SR-29 around the reservoir for about 5 more miles to the west side of the reservoir, past the Pavilion. Head southeast on Forest Road 0170 for 0.14 miles, then head east on Forest Road 0167 into the campground area.


General Notes:

Joes Valley is one of the earliest areas on the Wasatch Plateau to open for recreation.  However upper elevation roads leading from Joes Valley are unpaved and impassable until late spring or early summer.


Activities


Camping & Cabins

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Climbing

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Picnicking

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Water Activities

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Amenities

Picnic tables Yes
Drinking water Yes (Seasonal)
Toilets Yes
Parking Yes
Boat ramp 2 boat ramps
Fee charged for some activities Fee charged for campground use.
Tent camping Yes
Accessible All sites are accessible.
Camping trailer Yes
Areas & Activities

Location

 
  Latitude : 
39.2951

  Longitude : 
-111.2918

 

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