Washington Lake Campground


Campground Type
Forest Service / BLM


Campground Details

Open: Seasonal
Number of Sites: 19

About: Washington Lake Campground is located just off the Mirror Lake Scenic Byway on the shores of Washington Lake at an elevation of 10,000 feet. Pines provide limited shade and summer wildflowers dot the area. Summer temperatures range from 50-85 degrees. Washington Lake offers canoeing, kayaking and fishing for rainbow, brook, cutthroat, tiger, and albino trout. The popular Crystal Lake Trail begins within the site. Numerous additional hiking, biking, horse, and ATV trails crisscross this beautiful region.

This campground contains five ADA-accessible group sites, four of which accommodate up to 50 people each, and one accommodates up to 100 people. These sites have picnic tables, serving tables, fire rings, BBQ grills, concrete site pads, limited tent pads, and limited parking. Several single and double-family sites are available, all with picnic tables, fire rings, utility tables, and concrete site pads. Some have tent pads. The lake is not visible from the group sites, but most single and double sites have nice lake views. Vault toilets and garbage service are provided. No water is available; please bring your own. A campground host is located on-site; firewood is available for purchase. Roads and parking spurs are paved.

Mirror Lake Scenic Byway parallels the Lower Provo River as it snakes across a portion of the Uinta Mountains, leading to numerous high alpine lakes and streams, countless trails, breathtaking scenic viewpoints, and various campgrounds. Fishing, canoeing, hiking, backpacking, horseback riding, and biking are popular activities. The High Uintas Wilderness can be accessed via several trails along the byway.

Fees: Single sites - $18.00 (2011)

Water: Yes

Restrooms: Vault Toilet

Restrictions: Motorized boats and ATVs are prohibited.

Directions: From Kamas, Utah, go east about 23.6 miles on State Hwy 150 to Forest Route 041. (Watch for "Wash Lake" sign on the north side of the road.) Go north on 041 approximately 1/2 mile to Washington Lake Campground.

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