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BALSAM, UT

Photo: BALSAM
Status: Closed through Thu May 08 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Balsam Campground is located on the banks of pretty Hobble Creek just 12 miles from Springville, Utah, at an elevation of 6,000 feet. Visitors enjoy fishing and exploring local trails.

Natural Features:

Maple, fir and cottonwood trees forest the area, providing partial shade, beautiful fall color and some privacy between campsites. Hobble Creek runs through the campground.

Recreation:

Rainbow and brown trout fishing are popular on Hobble Creek. A few hiking, biking and horseback riding trails are in the area, including Dry Canyon and Wardsworth Canyon Trails.

Facilities:

The campground contains one group site that can accommodate up to 100 people. It contains picnic and serving tables, a campfire ring, water spigot and cement site pad. This group site is a walk-to site accessed by a steep, paved trail from the parking area.

Single family sites are available as well, with picnic tables and campfire rings with grills. Vault toilets and drinking water are provided.

Nearby Attractions:

Deer Spring Trail begins at the top of the camp and is one mile long. Left Fork Days Canyon Trail and Kirkman Hollow Trail, for hiking, biking, horseback riding and dirt biking, can be accessed at nearby Cherry Campground.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Biking
  • Campfire Rings
  • Drinking Water
  • Firewood
  • Fishing
  • Group Camping
  • Hiking
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Host
  • Parking Area
  • Paved Parking Spurs
  • Paved Roads
  • Picnic Area
  • Trails
  • Vault Toilets
  • Volleyball Courts
Within 10 Miles
  • Horseback Riding Trails
Know Before You Go
  • Caution: bears frequent the area; be aware, keep a clean camp and store all food items in closed containers
  • No water, electric or sewer hookups available
  • This is a "pack it in, pack it out" facility; please bring garbage bags
  • Gate closes nightly at 10 p.m.
  • A per-day, per-vehicle fee will be collected onsite for extra vehicles
  • Off-road vehicles are not permitted
  • This campground has first come, first served sites
  • For more information, please call 801-798-3571
  • Annually on the 3rd Saturday in August, the Hobble Creek Half Marathon begins at Balsam's group site; several thousand runners will be in the campground and vicinity for a short period of time
  • Click here for more info about the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest
  • Trailers/Campers and RVs: Please fill up with water before arriving on site. There is no place to fill-up on site and hooking up to spigots is not allowed.


This facility is operated by American Land & Leisure. We appreciate hearing from you. Comment cards are available from campground hosts or online at americanll.com.
  • Don't Move Firewood: Help prevent the spread of tree-killing pests in our national forests by obtaining firewood near your destination and burning it on-site. For more information visit don'tmovefirewood.org.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
40.19778, -111.40139
40°11'52"N, 111°24'5"W

From I-15 take Springville exit 260. Continue east through the intersection of Main Street and Highway 400 South. At the four-way stop at the end of 400 South, turn right onto Canyon Road. Keep heading east up Canyon Road for about 6 miles. After passing 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 Roads 132 and 058.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

BALSAM
HOBBLE CREEK CANYON
SPRINGVILLE UT 84660

Phone Number:

Information: (801)226-3564