Old Folks Flat Group Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed
 

Old Folks Flat Campground is nestled in beautiful Huntington Canyon along the Huntington Canyon National Scenic Byway on Utah Highway 31 at an elevation of 8,600 feet. Large spruce trees and aspens offer partial shade. The canyon area has numerous lakes and streams, vibrant summer wildflowers, colorful fall foliage, and abundant wildlife. Trailheads are about a mile away in either direction.  There are 9 campsites -- 5 group sites, and 4 individual sites, one of which is not reservable.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Weather and snow melt will affect open and closing.
Reservations: Site can be reserved by calling Toll Free 1-877-444-6777, International 518-885-3639 or TDD 877-833-6777 or online.
Area Amenities: Interpretive Site,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Fees $10 single site per night, $30 - $75 group site per night.
Open Season: May 18, 2018 - September 5, 2018
Usage: Medium-Heavy
Best Season: Summer
Busiest Season: Summer Holidays
Restrictions:
  • ATVs/OHVs are not permitted in this campground. If they are brought in, they need to remain on trailers or in vehicles.
  • Horses are not permitted in the campground, but are allowed to pass through the edge of the campground on a non-motorized trail.
  • See Forest Camping and Travel Rules under Quick Links at right.
Closest Towns: Huntington, Fairview.
Passes: Discount passes do not apply to group sites.
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information

Directions:

Directions from : Fairview, take State Highway 31, going east to campground. From Huntington,  take State Highway 31, going west to campground.


General Notes:

This campground is primarily devoted to group sites, but four single sites are available also, three of which are reservable. Group sites have large picnic tables, fire rings, grills, and serving tables, and are set apart from individual sites for privacy and quiet. The facility has recently been upgraded with flush toilets and potable water spigots, but there is no electricity or garbage service. This is a pack it in, pack it out site so all trash must be removed upon departure. Roads and parking spurs are gravel. A campground host is onsite.


Activities


Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

Campground has 4 individual sites and five group sites.  Individual sites are separated from group sites for privacy.  Sites have fire rings, grills, picnic tables and serving tables.  Individual sites accommodate 8 people.

General Info:

General Notes

This campground is primarily devoted to group sites, but four single sites are available also, three of which are reservable. Group sites have large picnic tables, fire rings, grills, and serving tables, and are set apart from individual sites for privacy and quiet. The facility has recently been upgraded with flush toilets and potable water spigots, but there is no electricity or garbage service. This is a pack it in, pack it out site so all trash must be removed upon departure. Roads and parking spurs are gravel. A campground host is onsite.


Overview/Background

The Huntington Canyon National Scenic Byway is part of the 86-mile Energy Loop, and offers stunning mountain and lake views as it tops 10,000 feet in elevation. The historic Stuart Guard Station Visitor Center is nearby, offering a glimpse of the 1930s life of a ranger and his family who once lived there. Exhibits of CCC work and original equipment are on display, and area information is available as well.


Fire Information Fire Rings
No. of Sites 4 single, 5 group sites
Reservation Info
Sleeping ShelterNone
No. of Accessible sites None

Group Camping

This campground has 5 group sites, with large picnic tables, fire rings, and serving tables.  Three sites accommodate 50 people, one accommodates 60, and one accommodates 20.


Fishing

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Picnicking

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Amenities

Picnic tables Yes
Drinking water Yes (Seasonal)
Interpretive Site Stuart Guard Station Historic Interpretive site is within walking distance to the east along the highway.
Toilets Yes
Parking Available in your campground.
Tent camping Yes
Camping trailer Yes
Areas & Activities

Location

 
  Latitude : 
39.53851294

  Longitude : 
-111.1599109

  Elevation : 
8200

 



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