Posey Lake Campground

 

Campground Type
Forest Service / BLM

Location:
Utah

Campground Details

Open: Seasonal
Number of Sites: 28

About: Posey Lake Campground is located next to its beautiful namesake lake in an aspen and ponderosa pine forest at an elevation of 8,800 feet. Posey Lake offers rainbow and brook trout fishing, and canoeing/kayaking. A 1-mile hiking trail begins in the campground, leading to a lake overlook. The Great Western Trail can be accessed one mile from the site.

This campground contains several single-family sites and one group site for up to 35 people, with picnic tables, fire rings with grills, and bear-proof food storage containers. Shade is very limited at some sites. Vault toilets and potable water are provided. A fish cleaning station is located at the campground entrance. Roads and parking spurs are gravel. A day-use area is located on the lakeshore.

The Escalante area of Southern Utah offers breathtaking scenery nearly everywhere you look. Sightseeing along Utah Highway 12, a National Scenic Byway, is very popular. Travelers visit from every corner of the world to gaze upon stunning red rock canyons and desert landscapes. Bryce Canyon National Park, Kodachrome Basin State Park, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Anasazi State Park, and Capitol Reef National Park are all located in the area.

Fees: $10 for a single family site. (2011)

Usage: Medium

Water: Yes

Restrooms: Vault Toilet

Closest Town: Escalante, Utah

Directions: From Escalante, turn north on the Hells Backbone Road. At 0.7 miles the road will fork, stay right. After 3.5 miles the road will turn to dirt and is now called Forest Road 153 (FR 153). At 13.6 miles the road will fork, turn left on FR 154 and follow signs to Posey Lake Campground.
 

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