About: Pole Creek Campground is located atop Pole Creek Mountain in a scenic lodgepole pine and Engelmann spruce forest, elevation 10,000 feet. Pole Creek Lake is a five-minute walk from the campground, offering pretty views and rainbow trout fishing. Trailheads for both hikers and ATVs are nearby.
This campground contains several single-family sites with picnic tables and fire rings. Some sites have lake views. Vault toilets and bear-proof garbage containers are provided but there is no water available. Roads and parking spurs are gravel.
Numerous lakes dot the area around the campground, including the Rock Lakes and Larvae Lake, both with brook trout fishing. The West Fork Trail begins close by, offering hiking, backpacking, and backcountry fishing opportunities in the Cleveland and Queant Lakes area of the Uinta Range.
Fees: $5 (2011)
Restrooms: Vault Toilet
Closest Town: Roosevelt, Utah
Directions: From Roosevelt Utah, take Highway 121 north to Uinta Canyon, about 25 miles. From Uinta Canyon take Forest Road #117 up Pole Creek Mountain to Pole Creek Campground about 11.5 miles. FR #117 is steep and winding in places.
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