Willow Lake Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Willow Lake Campground is located on the east shore of scenic Willow Lake, at an elevation of 9,640 feet.  The small lake sits in an alpine basin high on the Wasatch Plateau.  Spruce, fir and aspen trees dot the open landscape, providing partial shade in the campground.  Wildlife and summer wildflowers are plentiful, and autumn leaves put on quite a show in the surrounding area.  This campground contains 10 single-family sites with picnic table and campfire rings.  Most sites have lake views, though none have direct lake access.  A footpath leads to the shore from the campground.  Vault toilets are provided, but there is no water or garbage service.  Roads and parking spurs are gravel.  Visitors enjoy fishing, canoeing, wildlife viewing, and mountain biking and hiking to explore many of the surrounding trails.  In winter, the area becomes a playground for snowmobile enthusiasts.

Nearby attractions include Ferron Reservoir, which is a short drive to the west, and Skyline Drive, which runs along the top of the Wasatch Plateau for 60+ miles.  The campground is also a staging area for the expansive Arapeen OHV Trail System, with 350+ miles of designated, maintained trails suitable for all riding skill levels.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Weather and snow melt will affect open and closing.
Reservations: Can be reserved online or call toll free at 1-877-444-6777. Reservations must be made 4 days in advance.
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Picnic tables,Toilets,Parking
Fees $3 to $7 for a single site per night.
Open Season: Mid June - Late September
Usage: Light
Restrictions: No riding OHVs in campground except to enter and exit.
Closest Towns: Ferron, Utah
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: No water, electricity, or sewer hookups are available at this site. Please bring garbage bags as this is a "pack it in, pack it out" site.
All Utah State OHV rules are enforced on the forest.  For a complete list of rules, please contact Utah State Parks and Recreation at OHV Education Office 1-800-OHV-RIDE or on line. Manti-La Sal NF Motor Vehicle Use Maps and Arapeen Trail Maps are available at District Offices.

General Information


Willow Lake Fishing/Camping Area is located approximately 22 miles up Ferron Canyon.  From the intersection of State Route 10 (State Street) and Canyon Road in Ferron, Utah, head west on Canyon Road.  Canyon Road becomes Ferron Canyon Road and then Forest Road 0022.  In ~21.9 miles, turn south into the campground on Forest Road 0026.


Willow Lake Campground is located approximately 25 miles up Ferron Canyon on Forest Development Road 022.



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Campground Camping

General Info:


Willow Lake Campground is located approximately 25 miles up Ferron Canyon on Forest Development Road 022.


Fire InformationFire Rings
No. of Sites10 singles, 12 people per group
Reservation InfoThis 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 http://www.recreation.gov/campgroundDetails.do?contractCode=NRSO&parkId=70539&topTabIndex=CampingSpot
No. of Accessible sitesNone
Sleeping ShelterNone
Rental info: reserve on line

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Picnic tables Yes
Toilets Yes
Parking Yes
Tent camping Yes
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