Recreation


A parking site next to a camping area with picnic table

Discover an Area by Activity

Select an activity to find an area to visit.

Do you love the outdoors?  You can always find something fun to do on the Manti-La Sal National Forest!

To find all the sites where you can enjoy your favorite activity, click on the list of activities on the left or to find information about a specific site:

You can find the recreation area you want to visit on the map below.

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Click on the plus sign next to the Find an Area link below Areas & Activities on the right side of the page. Then click on the plus sign next to the area you wish to visit to open a list of recreation sites available in that area. Click on the link itself to open the information page on each recreation area or site.

 

The Miller Flat/Joes Valley/ Huntington Canyon Recreation area is further divided into the Huntington Canyon Recreation Area and Joes Valley Recreation Area. Click on the plus sign next to them to see a list of sites in those areas.

Dispersed Camping

For many people dispersed camping is a way to 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 away from a designated campground. Dispersed camping means no services; such as trash removal, and no facilities; such as tables and fire pits, are provided. Rules for Dispersed Camping

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Current Recreation Conditions

Area Name Status Area Conditions
Big Rock Group Campground Open Open
Bridges Campground Open Open
Buckboard Campground Open Open
Buckeye Recreation Area Open Open
Burro Pass Trail Closed Closed Closed due to snow
Chicken Creek Campground Open Open
Chute Group Campground Open Open
Cleveland Reservoir Campground Open Open
Dalton Springs Campground Open Open
Devils Canyon Campground Open Open Open with no water.
Ferron Reservoir Campground Open Open
Fish Creek Campground Open Open
Flat Canyon Campground Closed Closed Closed due to weather  
Forks Of Huntington Campground Open Open
Gooseberry Campground Open Open
Gooseberry Reservoir Campground Open Open
Indian Creek Group Campground Open Open
Indian Creek Guard Station Closed Closed Closed due to weather
Jimmy Keen Trail Open Open
Joes Valley Campground Open Open
Joes Valley Pavilion Group Campground Open Open
Kokopelli Trail Open Open
Lake Cabin Closed Closed Closed due to weather
Lake Canyon Campground Open Open
Lake Hill Campground Open Open
Little Bear Group Campground Open Open
Little Rock Campground Open Open
Lower Little Bear Campground Closed Closed Closed due to weather
Mammoth Cabin Closed Closed Closed due to weather
Manti Community Campground Open Open
Maple Canyon Campground Open Open
Mason Draw Campground Open Open   
Millers Flat Reservoir Group Campground Open Open
Nizhoni Campground Open Open Open, no water
Old Folks Flat Group Campground Open Open
Oowah Campground Open Open
Orange Olsen Cabin Open Open Closed due to weather
Orange Olsen Dwelling Open Open Closed due to weather
River Bend Campground Open Open
Seely Creek Guard Station Closed Closed Closed due to weather
Stuart Guard Station Scenic Byway Site Closed Closed
Twelve Mile Flat Campground Closed Closed Closed due to weather
Twin Lake Campground Open Open
Warner Lake Campground Open Open 2024 La Sal Loop RD. Construction - access the loop road North via Castle Valley
Willow Lake Campground Open Open

Spotlights

Potters Pond Campground

Potters Pond Campground is located in a high mountain valley in Upper Joes Valley.  It is next to two sparkling ponds at an elevation of 9,000 feet.  Grasses and pine trees cover the area, and aspen trees dot the surrounding mountainsides.  This campground offers a variety of campsites, including single, double and equestrian sites. Some sites have views of the ponds and most sites are shaded.  The campsites are equipped with tables and campfire rings with grills. Vault toilets are provided, but there is no water, electricity or trash collection available within the campground.  Visitors will need to bring their own water, as well as pack out all garbage.  Roads and parking spurs within the campground are composed of dirt.   The two Potters Ponds offer canoeing and fantastic fishing for rainbow trout, and there are many scenic views from the shore.  Visitors to this campground also enjoy horseback riding, hiking and mountain biking in the area, as well as exploring the surrounding off-highway vehicle (OHV) trails.  Additionally, the expansive Arapeen OHV Trail System can be accessed from the campground and has more than 350 miles of designated, well-maintained trails for OHVs that are suitable for all riding skill levels.  The campground can be reached via the well-maintained dirt and gravel Miller Flat Road, which provides relatively easy access for cars and RVs. 
 

Sanpitch Recreation Area

The Sanpitch Recreation Area is the farthest west portion of the Manti-La Sal National Forest, located in the Sanpitch Mountains. It is located in central Utah in Sanpete and Juab counties. It is bordered on the north by Salt Creek Canyon, to the south by BLM land, to the east by the Sanpete Valley and to the west by the Juab Valley. The closest access is SR 132 on the east and SR-128 and I-15 on the west. It is most noted for the Maple Canyon climbing area and campground. It features beautiful panoramic views of the Wasatch Mountains and Wasatch Plateau. There are opportunities for camping, hiking, hunting and motorized travel.