LOWER BOWNS, UT

Lower Bowns Campground is located on the east side of Boulder Mountain on the shore of Lower Bowns Reservoir at an elevation of 7,000 feet. Visitors enjoy boating, fishing and exploring local trails.The campground is sparsely forested with pinyon pines and juniper, which offer only...
Status: Open through Fri Sep 19 2014   Season Dates

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Know Before You Go
  • Visitors must bring their own drinking water
  • There are no electricity, water or sewer site hookups
  • First come, first served sites may be available
  • A fee of $5/day will be charged at the campground for extra vehicles
  • Off-road vehicles are only permitted for entering and exiting the campground
  • 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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LOWER BOWNS STANDARD NONELECTRIC 10 Accessible 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

Lower Bowns Campground is located on the east side of Boulder Mountain on the shore of Lower Bowns Reservoir at an elevation of 7,000 feet. Visitors enjoy boating, fishing and exploring local trails.

Natural Features:

The campground is sparsely forested with pinyon pines and juniper, which offer only limited shade. Boulder Mountain lies to the west of the site, and Capitol Reef National Park's Waterpocket Fold and the Henry Mountains lie to the east.

Recreation:

Popular activities in the area include hiking, biking, hunting and riding the Rosebud ATV Trail. Lower Bowns Reservoir offers boating, canoeing and fishing for rainbow, brook and cutthroat trout.

Facilities:

This campground contains three accessible sites: one group site can accommodate up to 50 people, and two single sites can each accommodate up to 10 people.

Vault toilets are provided, and roads and parking spurs throughout the site are gravel.

Nearby Attractions:

Capitol Reef National Park is just 45 minutes from the campground. This unique park offers excellent hiking trails, historic sites and breathtaking scenery.

Sightseeing along Utah Highway 12, a National Scenic Byway, is very popular. Travelers visit from every corner of the world to gaze upon stunning red rock canyons and desert landscapes.

Booking Window

GROUP STANDARD NONELECTRIC

Sun Aug 03 2014 - Thu Jul 30 2015

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

STANDARD NONELECTRIC

Sun Aug 03 2014 - Fri Jan 30 2015

Reservations must be made 4 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 Thu May 15 2014 Fri Sep 19 2014
Peak Fri May 15 2015 Sun Sep 20 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Accessible Sites
  • Accessible Vault Toilets
  • Boat Trailer Parking
  • Campfire Rings
  • Grills
  • Group Camping
  • Group Cooking Facilities
  • Parking Area
  • Picnic Area
  • RV sites
Less Than 1 Mile
  • Biking
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Off-Road Vehicle 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:
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 15 2014 -
Sep 19 2014
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $10.00
GROUP STANDARD NONELECTRIC $40.00
Peak Season
May 15 2015 -
Sep 20 2015
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $10.00
GROUP STANDARD NONELECTRIC $40.00

*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):
38.10637, -111.27684
38°6'23"N, 111°16'37"W

From Torrey, Utah, take Highway 24 approximately one mile east to the junction with Highway 12. Turn right and travel 16 miles to Forest Road 186. Take FR 186 5 miles to the campground.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

LOWER BOWNS
138 South Main St.
Loa  UT  84747

Phone Number:

Project Office: (435)836-2811
Additional Information