Potters Pond Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Potters Pond Campground is located in a high mountain valley in Upper Joes Valley.  It is next to two sparkling ponds at an elevation of 9,000 feet.  Grasses and pine trees cover the area, and aspen trees dot the surrounding mountainsides.  This campground offers a variety of campsites, including single, double and equestrian sites. Some sites have views of the ponds and most sites are shaded.  The campsites are equipped with tables and campfire rings with grills. Vault toilets are provided, but there is no water, electricity or trash collection available within the campground.  Visitors will need to bring their own water, as well as pack out all garbage.  Roads and parking spurs within the campground are composed of dirt.   The two Potters Ponds offer canoeing and fantastic fishing for rainbow trout, and there are many scenic views from the shore.  Visitors to this campground also enjoy horseback riding, hiking and mountain biking in the area, as well as exploring the surrounding off-highway vehicle (OHV) trails.  Additionally, the expansive Arapeen OHV Trail System can be accessed from the campground and has more than 350 miles of designated, well-maintained trails for OHVs that are suitable for all riding skill levels.  The campground can be reached via the well-maintained dirt and gravel Miller Flat Road, which provides relatively easy access for cars and RVs. 

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Conditions vary with weather events and during spring thaw.  Check with the Ferron Ranger District for updated information.
Reservations: Reservations can be made at recreation.gov or by telephone 877-444-6777.  Some sites are available on a first come first serve basis.
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Parking
Fees $10 per night for a single site, $30 - $40 per night for group site, $15 -$25 per night for equestrian site.
Open Season: May - October
Usage: Medium-Heavy
Best Season: Summer
  • Equestrian sites 16-19 are available for reservation and first-come, first-served use by all visitors. Those camping with horses must use these four sites.
  • ATVs allowed on designated trails only.
Closest Towns: Huntington, Utah
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: This campground has vault toilets but no electricity, water, or hookups. It is a "pack it in, pack it out site", so all trash must be removed upon departure.  Some sites have views of the ponds, and most of the sites are shaded by pines.  Each site has a picnic table and fire ring.  Roads and parking spurs are dirt.  There is a campground host onsite.

General Information




From the intersection of State Routes (SR) 10 and 31 in Huntington, Utah, head northwest on SR 31 for ~29.5 miles. Turn south onto Miller Flat Road/Forest Road 0014, and travel 11 miles to Potter Canyon Road/Forest Road 0271. Turn west onto Potter Canyon Road and continue for ~.075 miles to Forest Road 2213.  Turn east into the campground.

General Notes:

This campground has 19 sites. Nine are reservable double sites and two are reservable single sites. Site #6 is a reservable group site. Double sites #8 and #10 and single site #3 are available on a first-come, first-served basis for $3.00 per vehicle. If not reserved, all reservable sites are also available at the same rate.  Equestrian sites 16-19 are available for reservation and first-come, first-served use by all visitors.  Those camping with horses must use these four sites.


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Picnic tables Yes
Tent camping Yes
Parking Yes
Toilets Yes
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