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BUCKBOARD, UT

Photo: BUCKBOARD
Status: Closed through Sat May 10 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Buckboard Campground sits in the Manti-LaSal National Forest in southeast Utah at the foot of the Abajo Mountains. Visitors enjoy fishing and exploring local trails.

Natural Features:

Aspens and Gambel oaks surround the site, offering partial shade. The campground sits at an elevation of 8,900 feet, and summer temperatures range from 75-85 degrees during the day and 50-60 degrees at night. Mule deer, wild turkeys and black bears frequent the area.

Recreation:

Popular activities include fishing, hiking and off-road vehicle riding. Several trailheads are nearby, including Robertson Pasture Trail and Spring Creek Trail.

The Abajo Loop State Scenic Backway passes by the campground. It leads from the desert floor and red rock canyons to steep mountains over 10,000 feet high, with overlooks and panoramic views. The byway is suitable for passenger vehicles from late spring through fall but is not recommended for large RVs.

Facilities:

The campground offers several single-family sites, as well as two group sites than can each accommodate up to 100 guests. Firewood may be collected in and around the campground. Forest Road 105 to the campground is paved, while parking spurs and the road within the campground are graveled.

Nearby Attractions:

Other attractions in the area include Canyonlands, Arches and Mesa Verde National Parks, Dark Canyon Wilderness, Edge of the Cedars State Park, Lake Powell and numerous archaeological sites.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Campfire Rings
  • Drinking Water
  • Fishing
  • Grills
  • Group Camping
  • Hiking
  • Picnic Area
  • Trails
  • Vault Toilets
  • Wildlife Viewing
Within 10 Miles
  • Grocery Store
  • Restaurant
  • Visitor Center
Know Before You Go
  • There are no water, electrical or sewer hookups at this site
  • 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):
37.88139, -109.44861
37°52'53"N, 109°26'55"W

Located in Southeast Utah, six miles west of Monticello on paved Forest Road 105.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

BUCKBOARD
MANTI-LASAL
UT

Phone Number:

Information: (435)587-2041