Tanners Flat Campground
Forest Service / BLM
Number of Sites: 57
About: Tanners Flat Campground is set among shady pines, aspens, oaks, and maples in scenic Little Cottonwood Canyon at an elevation of 7,200 feet. Vivid summer wildflowers are abundant, and autumn leaves put on quite a show. Little Cottonwood Creek offers good trout fishing. Hiking and mountain biking are popular activities on area trails.
This campground contains seven ADA-accessible group sites and numerous single and double-family sites, all with picnic tables and fire rings. Group sites also have BBQ grills and serving tables. A volleyball court is available but campers must bring their own net and ball. Flush and 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.
Little Cottonwood Canyon is a beautiful area known for its soaring peaks, pristine hidden lakes, and cascading streams. Numerous hiking and mountain biking trails are in the area; rock climbing and fishing are popular activities as well. Snowbird Resort is a few miles up-canyon, offering scenic tram rides, hiking, mountain biking, restaurants, groceries, an Alpine Slide, zip line rides, concerts, and various festivals. Albion Basin, part of Alta Ski Resort, hosts the annual Wasatch Wildflower Festival in late July/early August, complete with guided nature walks. Numerous hiking trails can be found in Albion Basin, including the 1.5-mile roundtrip hike to Cecret Lake.
Fees: Single - $20.00; Double - $40.00 (2011)
Restrooms: Flush Toilets
Restrictions: This campground is in a watershed area. No animals, domestic (pets) or livestock, are allowed in the canyon. There are fines for bringing animals into this watershed area.
Directions: From I-215, take the 6200 South Exit and travel 1 mile east to Wasatch Blvd. Take Wasatch Blvd 3 miles south to junction with Little Cottonwood Canyon (Highway 210). Take a left at the junction and travel up Little Cottonwood Canyon 4.1 miles to the campground.
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