Payson Lakes Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Payson Lakes Campground is situated in stands of aspen and fir trees. There is a lake within the campground where you can boat, fish, and swim. An asphalt walkway goes around the lake. There are also nearby hiking trails and open areas where recreation activities can occur. The campground is just off a National Scenic Byway, about 12 miles from Payson, a full-service community. The campground has no hook-ups or phone service. Popular local activities inlcude river and lake fishing, lake floating, rafting, kayaking, swimming, and day-hiking.

At a Glance

Reservations: For reservations call 1-877-444-6777 or click here to make reservations on-line.  Reservations must be made at least 5 days in advance.
Fees 98 single sites-$23.00, capacity 8 people
10 double sites-$46.00. capacity 16 people 
1 group site (A) -$220.00, capacity 100 peole
2 groups sites (B & C) -$155.00, capacity 75 people
Payson Lakes Guard Station, $115.00 8 people, 5 vehicles maximum 
Day Use Parking - $8.00
A fee for extra vehicles -$8.00
Picnicking (Day Use) in a campground site $9.00
Restrictions: 16 day stay limit.

Powerboats are prohibited. No all-terrain or off-highway vehicles allowed in the campground. Horses allowed in Group Site C only. Gates close at 10pm.
Closest Towns: Payson, UT. 
Water: Drinking water
Restroom: Flush/Vault
Information Center: For more information contact the Spanish Fork Ranger District at 801-798-3571.

General Information


From Nephi, Utah travel east on 100 North to Forest Road 015 (Nebo Loop Road) and turn left. Travel on Nebo Loop for approximately 24.5 miles and turn left on Forest Road 018. Travel into the campground on Forest Road 018. 

From the intersection of Center Street and Main Street in Santaquin travel on Center Street South. Continue on Center street which becomes Canyon Road and then Forest Road 014. Travel on this road approximately 9.1 miles. Turn left to stay on Forest Road 014 and travel 2.1 miles. Turn left onto Forest Road 015/Nebo Loop Road and travel 4.7 miles. Turn left onto Forest Road 018 and follow to the campground. 


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8,000 ft