Buckboard Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

Buckboard Campground is located on the Manti-LaSal National Forest in southeast Utah at the foot of the Abajo Mountains. Aspen trees and Gambel oak surround the site offering partial shade.  The campground sits at an elevation of 8,754 feet and summer temperatures range from 75-85 degrees during the day and 50-60 degrees at night. Mule deer, wild turkey, and black bear frequent the area. The campground offers several single-family sites, as well as two group sites that can each accommodate up to 100 guests. Firewood may be collected in and around the campground. Forest Road 105 to the campground is paved, while parking spurs and the road within the campground are graveled. Popular activities in the area include fishing, hiking, and off-road vehicle riding. Several trailheads are nearby, including Robertson Pasture Trail and Spring Creek Trail. 

The Abajo Loop State Scenic Backway passes by the campground. It leads from the desert floor and red rock canyons to steep mountains over 10,000 feet high, with overlooks and panoramic views. The byway is suitable for passenger vehicles from late spring through fall but is not recommended for large RVs.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Weather and snow melt will affect open and closing.
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 23- Sept. 30, 2018 and must be made at least 5 days in advance.
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Camping trailer,Toilets,Drinking water
Fees $10 per night for single unit, $50 per night for each group site.
Open Season: May
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Monticello, Utah.
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information

Directions:

Turn West onto 200 West/Abajo Drive/County Road 101/Forest Service Road 49 in Monticello and continue for approximately 6 miles until you encounter Buckboard Campground on your left.


Activities


Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

Fire InformationFire Rings
No. of Sites11 single sites, 2 separate group sites which can accomodate up to 100 people each
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 www.recreation.gov. Reservations can be made from May 23- Sept. 30, 2018 and must be made at least 5 days in advance.
No. of Accessible sitesNone
Sleeping ShelterNone

Fishing

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Hiking

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Nature Viewing

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Picnicking

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Amenities

Drinking water Yes (Seasonal)
Toilets Yes
Tent camping Yes
Camping trailer Yes
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Location

 
  Latitude : 
37.880691

  Longitude : 
-109.449271

  Elevation : 
8754'

 



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