Devils Canyon Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed
 

Devils Canyon Campground is located just 13 miles south of Monticello, Utah at an elevation of 7,400 feet. Ponderosa pines, pinyon pines, and junipers cover the area offering limited shade. Summer temperatures are warm in the day and cool in the evening. Popular attractions in the area include Canyonlands, Arches, and Mesa Verde National Parks, Dark Canyon Wilderness, and Edge of the Cedars State Park. Evening programs are provided at Edge of the Cedars Museum in Blanding.

This campground contains 42 single-family sites with picnic tables and fire rings. Vault toliets and drinking water (seasonally) are provided. Showers are available 8 miles south in Blanding. Firewood is limited. Parking spurs are paved.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Closed due to snow. 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. Reservations can be made from May 3- Sept 30, 2018.
Area Amenities: Interpretive Site,Accessible,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Fees $10/Night for single unit
Usage: Light
Best Season: Spring/Fall
Closest Towns: Monticello, Utah
Water: Potable Water
Restroom: Vault Toilets
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information

Parking:

Most camping areas accomodate two vehicles.  If additional area is needed, an additional campsite will need to be reserved to accomodate the vehicles.


Directions:

Directions: Located in Southeast Utah, 13 miles south of Monticello on US Highway 191. Campground is approximately 1/4 mile off the highway.


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Activities


Camping & Cabins

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Nature Viewing

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Viewing Wildlife

Wildlife in the area include birds, Aberts squirrels, chipmunks, mule deer and black bear.

 

The Aberts Squirrel is a pretty little mammal with peculiar tufted ears and gray fur with black markings.  This squirrel is entirely dependent on ponderosa pine.  It eats seeds from the cones, terminal buds and staminate flowers of the trees.  It even eats the inner bark of twigs during winter.  This large but quiet squirrel makes its bulky stick nest in the branches.   Look for its colorful cousin, the Kaibab Squirrel on the north rim of the Grand Canyon.

 

Mule deer  inhabit ponderosa pine forests.  They eat grasses and shrubs that grow under the ponderosa pine.  Pines also provide hiding cover for deer.

 

Wild turkeys are often found in association with ponderosa pine.  They roost in big trees with horizontal branches.  They eat acorns from the Gambel oak that often grows in the understory, and insects and seeds found in openings among the trees.


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Amenities

Picnic tables Yes
Drinking water Yes
Interpretive Site
Toilets Yes
Parking Yes
Tent camping Yes
Accessible 15 of 42 sites are accessible
Camping trailer Yes
Areas & Activities

Location

 
  Latitude : 
37.739015

  Longitude : 
-109.406265

 



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