Forest Service / BLM
Number of Sites: 28
About: Balsam Campground is located on the banks of pretty Hobble Creek at an elevation of 6,000 feet. Maple, fir and cottonwood trees forest the area, providing partial shade and seclusion.
This campground contains one group site that can accommodate up to 100 people with picnic tables, serving tables, a fire ring, water spigot, and cement site pad. This group site is a walk-to site with a steep trail. Single family sites are available as well, with picnic tables and fire rings with grills. Sites 3,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23 and 24 are walk-to tent-only sites; a steep, paved path connects the parking area with the sites and is not recommended for wheelchairs. Vault toilets and potable water are provided. This is a pack it in, pack it out site; campers must bring trash bags. A campground host is located onsite; roads and parking spurs are paved.
Rainbow trout fishing is popular on Hobble Creek. A few hiking, biking, and horse trails are in the area, including Dry Canyon and Wardsworth Canyon Trails. Hobble Creek Canyon Road offers scenic driving for 4WD vehicles above the campground. Hobble Creek Golf Course is nearby.
Fees: $16 (2011)
Restrooms: Vault Toilet
Directions: From I-15 take Springville exit 260. Continue east through intersection of Main Street and Highway 400 South. There is an awkward 4-way stop at the end of 400 South. Turn right at the stop sign onto Canyon Road. Keep heading east up Canyon Road for about 6 miles. After passing the Hobble Creek Golf Course, the road will fork; stay to the right. Balsam Campground is approximately 6 miles from the golf course past the junction of Forest Service Roads 132 and 058.
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