POSEY LAKE CAMPGROUND, UT

Posey Lake Campground is located next to its beautiful namesake lake high on the Colorado Plateau at an elevation of 8,800 feet. Visitors enjoy canoeing, fishing and exploring local trails.The campground is situated on a hillside above Posey Lake. A scenic forest of towering ponderosa...
Status: Closed through Thu May 22 2014   Season Dates

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Know Before You Go
  • This is an American black bear habitat; be aware and keep a clean camp
  • Vehicles over 30 ft. in length are not recommended because of the difficult access road
  • No trash collection available
  • Hookups are not available
  • Motorized boats are not allowed on the lake
  • 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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+When you reserve one of these sites, it will not be a site specific reservation. You will be assigned a site when you arrive at the campground.
** Arrival dates earlier than the online-reservation-window may also be available at the campground.
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Overview

Overview

Posey Lake Campground is located next to its beautiful namesake lake high on the Colorado Plateau at an elevation of 8,800 feet. Visitors enjoy canoeing, fishing and exploring local trails.

Natural Features:

The campground is situated on a hillside above Posey Lake. A scenic forest of towering ponderosa pines covers the area. Clusters of aspens dot the landscape and summer wildflowers are abundant.

Recreation:

Posey Lake offers rainbow and brook trout fishing, canoeing, kayaking and non-motorized boating. Two hiking trails begin at the campground. The Posey Overlook Trail is a mile long and leads to a beautiful overlook. The Posey Spur Trail connects the campground to the Great Western Trail, which provides excellent hiking and mountain biking.

Facilities:

The campground contains 21 single-family sites and one group site for up to 35 people. Drinking water is provided from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

Facilities at this campground include accessible vault toilets, a fish cleaning station and two fishing docks. Roads and parking spurs are gravel.

Nearby Attractions:

Posey Lake offers a cool escape from the surrounding desert landscape and is often used as a base to explore the surrounding region. The Escalante area of southern Utah offers breathtaking scenery nearly everywhere you look.

Sightseeing along Forest Road 153 (Hell's Backbone) and Utah Highway 12, a National All American Highway, is very popular. The Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Anasazi State Park, and the Escalante Petrified Forest State Park are all located in the area.

Booking Window

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.

MANAGEMENT

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.

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
  • Boat Ramp
  • Campfire Rings
  • Canoeing
  • Dock
  • Drinking Water
  • Fish Cleaning Stations
  • Fishing
  • Food Storage Locker
  • Grills
  • Group Camping
  • Hiking
  • Host
  • Tables
  • Trails
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 23 2014 -
Sep 01 2014
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $10.00
MANAGEMENT N/A
GROUP STANDARD NONELECTRIC $40.00
Walk In Season
Sep 02 2014 -
Sep 07 2014
STANDARD NONELECTRIC N/A
MANAGEMENT N/A
GROUP STANDARD NONELECTRIC N/A

*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):
37.94167, -111.69361
37°56'30"N, 111°41'37"W

From Highway 12 in Escalante, turn north at 300 East at the elementary school at the Posey Lake/Hell's Backbone sign. Travel 14 miles to junction of Forest Roads 153 and 154, keep left and travel 2 miles to Posey Lake Campground. Site access can be difficult; about 14 miles of the road is gravel with some steep sections.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

POSEY LAKE CAMPGROUND
DIXIE
UT

Phone Number:

Information: (435)826-5499