Mackinaw Campground


Campground Type
Forest Service / BLM


Campground Details

Open: Seasonal
Number of Sites: 67

About: Mackinaw Campground is located next to Fish Lake and is adjacent to the Fishlake Scenic Byway at an elevation of 9,000 feet. Aspens forest this sagebrush-covered site, offering partial shade. Fish Lake has good splake and rainbow trout fishing, but the lake is famous for its 20-40 pound Mackinaw lake trout. The popular Lakeshore National Recreation Trail, a 25-mile hiking/biking loop, can be accessed across the road and offers everything from easy cruising to challenging single-track as it circles Fish Lake.

This campground contains four group sites that can accommodate up to 20 people each. Picnic tables and fire rings with grills are provided. Several single-family sites and a tent-only site are available as well. Most sites have lake views. Flush toilets, showers, and potable water are provided. A campground host is located on-site. Roads and parking spurs are paved.

Three resorts are located in the Fish Lake Basin and offer camping and fishing supplies, RV parks with hookups, cabin and boat rentals, marinas, gas, dining facilities, limited groceries, Laundromat, showers, and telephones. The resorts are open from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Johnson Lake, just north of Fish Lake, is another nearby option for fishing and boating.

Fees: na

Water: Drinking Water

Restrooms: Flush toilets, showers

Closest Town: Richfield, Utah and Loa, Utah

Directions: Fish Lake is located in south-central utah along the Fishlake Scenic Byway (U-25) 35 miles southeast of Richfield via U-24 and U-25 (open year around); 20 miles northeast of Loa, utah via U-24 and U-25 (open year around); 35 miles northwest of Loa, utah via u-72 and U-25 (open May through October, weather permitting).

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