Trial Lake Campground


Campground Type
Forest Service / BLM


Campground Details

Open: Seasonal
Number of Sites: 60

About: Trial Lake Campground is located just off the Mirror Lake Scenic Byway on the shores of Trial Lake in a shady Engelmann spruce and white fir forest at an elevation of 9,500 feet. Summer temperatures are 60-70 degrees during the day and 30-40 degrees at night. Trial Lake offers rainbow trout fishing, canoeing, and kayaking. Bald Mountain and Crystal Lake Trailheads are nearby. Numerous additional hiking, biking, horse, and ATV trails crisscross this beautiful region.

This campground contains several single-family sites and one double site, all with picnic tables and fire rings with grates. Some sites have tent pads. The lake is visible from most sites. Vault toilets, potable water, and garbage service are provided. A campground host is located on-site; firewood is available for purchase. Roads and parking spurs are paved.

Mirror Lake Scenic Byway parallels the Lower Provo River as it snakes across a portion of the Uinta Mountains, leading to numerous high alpine lakes and streams, countless trails, breathtaking scenic viewpoints, and various campgrounds. Fishing, canoeing, hiking, backpacking, horseback riding, and biking are popular activities. The High Uintas Wilderness can be accessed via several trails along the byway.

Fees: $18 (2011)

Water: Yes

Restrooms: Vault Toilet

Restrictions: Motorized boats and ATVs are prohibited.

Directions: From Salt Lake City, Utah, take Highway 80 east for 30 miles to Highway 40. Go south on Highway 40 for 1 mile to Kamas exit. Go southeast on Highway 189 for 12 miles to Kamas. Turn east on Highway 150, and travel 25 miles to campground.

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