Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

Upper Joes Valley is located at ~7340' elevation, just south of the intersection of Millers Flat Road and Lowry Water Road. The trees offer shade for most campers and provide spectacular autumn color. 

Many people enjoy the solitude and primitive experience of camping away from developed campgrounds and other campers. "Dispersed camping" is the term used for camping anywhere in the National Forest outside of a designated campground, and is generally allowed anywhere unless posted otherwise. Many people drive out on Forest Service roads into the woods and find spots that meet the needs for their camp.
Dispersed camping may mean no toilet facilities or treated water are located nearby. Typically, dispersed camping is not allowed near developed recreation areas such as campgrounds, picnic areas or trailheads. Some dispersed sites are provided with fire rings and in those cases please use them as they are designating that area as the spot to safely have a campfire. Finally some dispersed sites have a designated footprint for use. If you see a site with any type of barriers or fencing please respect these areas by not pulling motor vehicles or OHV’s. They are there to preserve the surrounding forest making it enjoyable for all. 

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Weather and snow melt will affect open and closing.
Open Season: Year Round
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Orangeville, Utah
Water: No
Restroom: No
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information


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 to the north end of the reservoir, about 2.5 miles, until you get to the turn-off for Millers Flat Road/Forest Road (FR) 0014.  Head north on FR 0014 for about 2.2 miles until just before the intersection with Lowry Water Road/FR 0038 on the east side of the road.


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