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BOWERY CREEK, UT

Photo: BOWERY CREEK
Status: Closed through Wed May 14 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Bowery Creek Campground is located next to Fish Lake in the Fishlake National Forest of central Utah. Visitors enjoy boating, fishing and exploring local trails.

Natural Features:

The campground sits at an elevation of 9,000 feet on a sagebrush-covered hillside above the valley floor, offering sweeping views of Fish Lake. Aspen and cottonwood trees forest the site.

Recreation:

Fish Lake is Utah's largest natural mountain lake, covering 2,500 acres. It is famous for its 20-40 pound Mackinaw lake trout. Anglers also enjoy fishing for rainbow trout and splake. Boating, canoeing, swimming and scuba diving are popular activities.

The 5-mile Pelican Canyon Trail begins in the campground. It leads through meadows and dense forests of spruce, pine and aspen as it climbs to the 11,633-foot Fish Lake Hightop.

The popular Lakeshore National Recreation Trail extends around the eastern side of the lake. Hikers are rewarded with stunning lake views after climbing 900 feet in elevation.

Facilities:

The campground contains six group sites: three can accommodate up to 30 people each, the other three up to 20 people each. A group day-use picnic site for up to 100 people is located on-site. Several single-family sites are available as well. Most sites have lake views.

Flush toilets and drinking water are provided. Roads and parking spurs are paved. The lake is just a short walk below the site and across the road.

Three resorts are located in the Fish Lake Basin, offering camping and fishing supplies, RV parks with hookups, cabin and boat rentals, marinas, gas, restaurants, groceries, laundry facilities and showers. The resorts are open from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

Nearby Attractions:

Johnson Valley Reservoir is just north of Fish Lake, offering additional fishing and boating opportunities.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Campfire Rings
  • Drinking Water
  • Flush Toilets
  • Group Camping
  • Hiking
  • Host
  • Picnic Area
  • Trails
  • Wildlife Viewing
Less Than 1 Mile
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boat Rentals
  • Boating
  • Fishing
  • Fishing Dock
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pay Phone
  • Restaurant
Know Before You Go
  • This is a high elevation facility; use caution when traveling from lower elevations
  • This campground has first come, first served sites
  • A day-use fee of $5/vehicle will be charged at the picnic site
  • An extra vehicle fee of $7.00 each will be collected at the campground.
  • Off-road vehicles not permitted
  • 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):
38.56584, -111.68496
38°33'57"N, 111°41'6"W

From Highway 24 northwest of Loa, Utah, take Highway 25 northeast 9.5 miles to the campground.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

BOWERY CREEK
P.O Box 129 138 south man Loa
UT 84747

Phone Number:

Project Office:(435)836-2811