About: Mustang Ridge Campground is located on a high desert bluff above Flaming Gorge Reservoir at an elevation of 6,300 feet. Pinyon pines, juniper and sparse sagebrush cover the area, providing partial shade. A boat ramp is adjacent to the campground, offering great access to fishing and boating on the reservoir. Sunny Cove Day Use Area is within a half mile, with swimming, fishing, canoeing/kayaking, a short hiking path, and rock climbing.
This campground provides both flush and vault toilets, potable water, showers, garbage service, and an amphitheater with bleacher seating and a screen support. A campground host is onsite; firewood is available for purchase. Each site has a picnic table and fire ring with grate. A group site for up to 50 people is available, with picnic tables and a fire ring. Some sites have views of the reservoir. Roads and parking spurs within the site are paved.
Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area is known not only for its beautiful red cliffs, but also for its world-class fishing. Lake, brown and rainbow trout fishing, boating, waterskiing, jet skiing, canoeing, kayaking, swimming and scuba diving are popular activities on the reservoir. River rafting on the Green River is spectacular, with red cliffs rising on both sides. Flaming Gorge Dam offers interesting guided tours of the working hydroelectric plant and the dam itself; the adjacent visitor center has area history exhibits.
Fees: $22 (2011)
Water: Potable Water
Restrooms: Flush and Vault Toilet
Closest Town: Manila, Utah
Directions: Take US 191 from Vernal, Utah, 51 miles north. Three miles north of Dutch John on US 191, turn west on Forest Road 184 for approximately 2 miles.
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