Nizhoni Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

Nizhoni Campground is located approximately 12 miles north of Blanding, Utah at the foot of the Abajo Mountains at an elevation of 7,000 feet. Towering Ponderosa pines forest the site, offering partial shade and Gambel oaks and sagebrush dot the landscape. Summer temperatures range from 80-90 degrees during the day and 55-65 degrees at night. Mule deer, wild turkeys, Abert's squirrels, and the occasional black bear may be seen in the area. Popular activities include hiking, wildlife viewing, and touring the Abajo Mountains.  There are 21 single sites and two group areas that can accomodate up to 100 campers each.

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 at Reservations can be made for May 24-Sept. 30, 2018
Area Amenities: Interpretive Site,Accessible,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Fees $10 per night for single unit. $50 per night for each group site.
Usage: Light
Best Season: Early Summer, Early Fall
Closest Towns: Blanding, UT
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information


From Blanding,Utah, travel north on Highway 191 approximately 2 miles. Turn left on County Road 2191 and go 3/4 mile to stop sign. Turn right on Forest Road 079 and continue approximately 10 miles to the campground on the right side of the road.


Three to five wheelchair accessible sites


Parking on graveled roads and spurs. Parking limited to RVs 40 feet long or less.


Camping & Cabins

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Nature Viewing

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Viewing Wildlife

Mule deer, wild turkeys, Abert's squirrels, and the occasional black bear may be seen in the area.


Picnic tables Yes
Drinking water Yes (Seasonal)
Interpretive Site
Toilets Yes
Parking Yes
Tent camping Yes
Accessible 3-5 sites accessible to wheelchairs
Camping trailer Yes
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