BARKER RECREATION AREA, UT

Barker Recreation Area is located high on the Colorado Plateau at an elevation of 9,300 feet. Visitors enjoy canoeing, fishing and exploring local trails.A dense canopy of aspen and spruce trees forests Barker Recreation Area. Summer wildflowers are plentiful and a variety of wildlife...
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  • This is an American black bear habitat; be aware and keep a clean camp
  • No trash collection provided
  • Hookups are not available
  • Motorized boats are not allowed on the lakes
  • Off-road vehicles are not permitted in the camping areas
  • A fee will be charged at the campground for extra vehicles
  • Additional first come, first served sites may be available
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BARKER RECREATION AREA STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 Accessible 35 Back-In
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BARKER RECREATION AREA GROUP STANDARD AREA NONELECTRIC 40 Accessible 35 Back-In
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BARKER RECREATION AREA GROUP STANDARD NONELECTRIC 35 Accessible 35 Back-In
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BARKER RECREATION AREA GROUP STANDARD AREA NONELECTRIC 100 Accessible 35 Back-In
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Overview

Overview

Barker Recreation Area is located high on the Colorado Plateau at an elevation of 9,300 feet. Visitors enjoy canoeing, fishing and exploring local trails.

Natural Features:

A dense canopy of aspen and spruce trees forests Barker Recreation Area. Summer wildflowers are plentiful and a variety of wildlife frequents the area, including black bear, blue grouse, golden eagle, ducks and wild turkey.

Recreation:

Upper Barker Reservoir provides canoeing, kayaking and fishing for rainbow and brook trout. Numerous hiking, biking and horse trails can be accessed from both the Upper and Lower Barker Reservoir trailheads. Trails, including the non-motorized Great Western Trail, lead to nine backcountry fishing lakes and beautiful mountain views. The area also has excellent stream fishing and spectacular fall colors.

Facilities:

This recreation area contains 13 single-family sites, three group campsites and a day-use area. Horses are permitted in the Porter group site.

Drinking water is provided from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Amenities include accessible vault toilets and bear-proof food storage lockers. Fishing docks are located at Upper and Lower Barker Reservoirs. Roads and parking spurs are gravel.

Nearby Attractions:

Both the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument and Escalante Petrified Forest State Park are located approximately 45 minutes away. Sightseeing along Utah Highway 12, a National Scenic Byway, is very popular. Travelers visit from every corner of the world to see the stunning red rock canyons and desert landscapes.

Bryce Canyon National Park, Kodachrome Basin State Park and Anasazi State Park are also located in the area.

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GROUP STANDARD AREA NONELECTRIC

Wed Apr 30 2014 - Thu Apr 23 2015

Reservations must be made 7 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 Month(s) in advance.

GROUP STANDARD NONELECTRIC

Wed Apr 30 2014 - Thu Apr 23 2015

Reservations must be made 7 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 Month(s) in advance.

STANDARD NONELECTRIC

Wed Apr 30 2014 - Thu Oct 23 2014

Reservations must be made 7 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Fri May 23 2014 Mon Sep 01 2014
Walk In Tue Sep 02 2014 Sun Sep 07 2014
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Accessible Sites
  • Accessible Vault Toilets
  • Birding
  • Boating
  • Campfire Rings
  • Canoeing
  • Corrals
  • Dock
  • Drinking Water
  • Firewood
  • Fishing
  • Food Storage Locker
  • Group Camping
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Host
  • Hunting
  • Lake Access
  • Mountain Biking
  • Picnic Area
  • Tables
  • Tent Pads
  • Trails
  • Wildlife Viewing
Fees and Cancellation Policies

Fees and Cancellation

Fee Information
Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $9.00 non-refundable on line reservation fee may be charged for some facilities.

Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
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Changes and Cancellations
A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy


Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Peak Season
May 23 2014 -
Sep 01 2014
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $10.00
GROUP STANDARD NONELECTRIC $45.00
GROUP STANDARD AREA NONELECTRIC $0.00
Walk In Season
Sep 02 2014 -
Sep 07 2014
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $10.00
GROUP STANDARD NONELECTRIC $45.00
GROUP STANDARD AREA NONELECTRIC $0.00

*Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
**Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
Getting There
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
37.92056, -111.81528
37°55'14"N, 111°48'55"W

From Escalante, Utah, drive 2.5 miles west on Highway 12, then turn right at the North Creek Lakes sign and right again at the Barker Recreation Area sign, onto Forest Road 149. Drive approximately 16 miles on FR 149. The last 3.4 miles of FR 149 are steep and single-lane with switchbacks and turnouts.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

BARKER RECREATION AREA
PO BOX 246
ESCALANTE UT 84726

Phone Number:

Information: (435)826-5499