DOGWOOD DAY USE, UT

Dogwood Day Use Picnic Area is just 2 miles up Big Cottonwood Canyon, conveniently close to Salt Lake City. Big Cottonwood Creek runs alongside the site. Visitors enjoy fishing, hiking and biking.In late spring, dogwoods and lilacs bloom throughout the day-use area, creating a spectacular...
Status: Open through Sun Oct 12 2014   Season Dates

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Know Before You Go
  • Wading and playing in the water is not allowed
  • This is a watershed area; visitors will be fined for bringing domestic pets or livestock into the area
  • This is a day-use area only; gates close at 10 p.m.
  • Please bring your own drinking water
  • A per-day, per-vehicle fee will be collected on site for extra vehicles <
  • This area may have first-come, first-served sites outside the reservation season
  • Rock climbers may walk though without paying fee as long as parking or picnic areas are not used
  • Click here for more info about the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest


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 dontmovefirewood.org.
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DOGWOOD DAY USE GROUP PICNIC AREA 16 Accessible 0 Back-In
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DOGWOOD DAY USE GROUP PICNIC AREA 16 Accessible 20 Back-In
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** Arrival dates earlier than the online-reservation-window may also be available at the campground.
*** Some sites may be available only from the campground on a first-come-first-served basis.
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Overview

Overview

Dogwood Day Use Picnic Area is just 2 miles up Big Cottonwood Canyon, conveniently close to Salt Lake City. Big Cottonwood Creek runs alongside the site. Visitors enjoy fishing, hiking and biking.

Natural Features:

In late spring, dogwoods and lilacs bloom throughout the day-use area, creating a spectacular show among the greenery and shade of the pines, aspens and scrub oak. Summer wildflowers paint the canyon with vivid color beginning in late July. Autumn leaves put on quite a show in late September.

Recreation:

Big Cottonwood Creek is stocked for trout fishing and is a favorite among local fly-fisherman. Additionally, many hiking and mountain biking trailheads are located in the canyon.

Facilities:

Dogwood offers several group picnic sites, all with tables, campfire rings and grills. Flush toilets are provided and parking spurs and pathways within the area are paved.

Nearby Attractions:

Big Cottonwood Canyon is a beautiful area known for its soaring peaks, pristine hidden lakes and cascading streams. Numerous hiking and mountain biking trails are in the area. Rock climbing is a popular activity as well.

Solitude Mountain Resort is 11.5 miles up-canyon, offering scenic chairlift rides, hiking, a few dining options and a challenging 18-hole disc golf course.

Booking Window
Sat Aug 23 2014 - Wed Aug 19 2015

Reservations must be made 4 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Fri May 09 2014 Sun Sep 28 2014
Walk In Mon Sep 29 2014 Sun Oct 12 2014
Peak Fri May 08 2015 Sun Sep 13 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Accessible Picnic Areas
  • Campfire Rings
  • Flush Toilets
  • Grills
  • Group Cooking Facilities
  • Paved Parking
  • Paved Roads
  • Rock Climbing
  • Self Pay Station
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:
Visa Mastercard Amex Discover UnionPay JCB

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 09 2014 -
Sep 28 2014
GROUP PICNIC AREA $40.00-$70.00
Walk In Season
Sep 29 2014 -
Oct 12 2014
GROUP PICNIC AREA $40.00-$70.00
Peak Season
May 08 2015 -
Sep 13 2015
GROUP PICNIC AREA $40.00-$70.00

*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):
40.62222, -111.77
40°37'20"N, 111°46'12"W

Take exit 301 off I-15. Turn east and travel 6 miles on 7200 South to the mouth of Big Cottonwood Canyon. Travel 2 miles up Big Cottonwood Canyon to picnic area.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

DOGWOOD DAY USE
4118 Big Cottonwood Canyon Rd,
Cottonwood Heights  UT  84121

Phone Number:

Information:  (435)649-7534