Lake Hill Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Lake Hill Campground is situated next to pretty Lake Hill Reservoir just five miles from Ephraim, Utah, elevation 8,400 feet. A mixed forest of spruce, fir, and aspen covers the area, offering partial shade in most sites. Some are more exposed than others. Summer wildflowers and wildlife are abundant. Canoeing and rainbow trout fishing are popular activities on the small man-made reservoir.

This campground contains two group sites: #1 can accommodate up to 30 people and eight vehicles, with one large picnic table, serving table, utility table, fire ring, and potable water spigot; #2 can accommodate up to 75 people and eight vehicles, with large picnic tables, a serving table, BBQ grill, fire ring with benches, and potable water spigot. Site #2 has lake views. Additional single-family sites are available as well, with picnic tables, fire rings, and BBQ grills, but no lake views. Vault toilets and potable water are provided. Roads and parking spurs are dirt.

The surrounding area is a haven for ATV enthusiasts. Several trails crisscross the region, making up part of the 350+ miles of the exciting Arapeen OHV Trail System. Jimmies Fork Trail and the Great Basin Experimental Trail begin nearby, offering hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding opportunities. The self-guided Great Basin Experimental Range Auto Tour runs along Ephraim Canyon, offering a glimpse into the history and workings of one of North America's oldest range research sites.

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 reserve on-line.
Area Amenities: Interpretive Site,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Fees $10 per night for a single site, $30 - $40 per night for a group site.
Open Season: May
Usage: Medium
Best Season: Summer
Closest Towns: Ephraim.
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center:
  • Pets must be leashed in campground.
  • No livestock (horses) in the campground.
  • Reservations must be made 4 days in advance.
  • Day users are charged $3.00 per vehicle.
  • ATV's on designated routes only.
  • Utah OHV rules and laws are enforced on the Forest.  For a complete list of these, please contact Utah State Parks and Recreation OHV Education Office  at 1-801-538-7433 or on-line.
  • This is a "pack it in, pack it out" facility; no garbage service is provided.
  • There is no electricity or sewer hookups.

General Information


From Ephraim, turn east 400 South,  turn right on 300 East, 300 East turns into State Route 29.  Approximately 5 miles.


Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

Fire Information Fire Rings
No. of Sites 9 single sites, 1-30 people site, 1-75 people site.
Reservation info:  This site can be reserved by calling Toll Free 1-877-444-6777 (International 518-885-3639 or TDD 877-833-6777) or reserve on-line.


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Picnic tables Yes
Drinking water Yes (Seasonal)
Interpretive Site
Toilets Yes
Parking Yes
Tent camping Yes
Camping trailer Yes
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