Skull Creek Campground


Campground Type
Forest Service / BLM


Campground Details

Open: Seasonal
Number of Sites: 17

About: Skull Creek Campground is located on a sloping Ponderosa pine-filled hillside dotted with aspens near Flaming Gorge Reservoir at an elevation of 7,400 feet. Pines and aspens provide partial shade. Red Canyon is nearby, with canoeing and fishing for rainbow and brook trout at Greens Lake, hiking, biking, and wildlife watching on the Red Canyon Rim Trail, and exploring the visitor center with interpretive displays and information on the area. Red Canyon Lodge, with canoe and bike rentals, horseback riding, a restaurant, and gift shop is on the shores of Greens Lake.

This campground has 17 single-family sites, 10 of which can be reserved. Vault toilets, potable water, and garbage service are provided. Each site contains a picnic table and fire ring with grate. Roads and parking spurs are paved. A campground host is located at nearby Greens Lake Campground. Flaming Gorge Corporation operates this campground under a Special Use Permit from the US Forest Service.

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: $15/Night for single unit (2011)

Usage: Light

Water: Potable Water

Restrooms: Vault Toilet

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