Attention: A new vehicle policy is in effect for 2014. A single site fee now includes only one vehicle. Beginning in 2015, an extra vehicle fee will be collected on-site if there is room for additional vehicles on the parking spur.

SKULL CREEK, UT

Skull Creek Campground is located about 35 miles north of Vernal, Utah near Flaming Gorge Reservoir. Visitors enjoy hiking and biking on local trails and boating, fishing and swimming on the reservoir.Skull Creek lies in a hillside forested with ponderosa pines and aspens near Flaming...
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SKULL CREEK STANDARD NONELECTRIC 10 37 Back-In
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SKULL CREEK STANDARD NONELECTRIC 10 39 Back-In
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SKULL CREEK STANDARD NONELECTRIC 10 37 Back-In
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SKULL CREEK STANDARD NONELECTRIC 10 39 Back-In
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SKULL CREEK STANDARD NONELECTRIC 10 69 Pull-Through
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SKULL CREEK STANDARD NONELECTRIC 10 37 Back-In
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SKULL CREEK STANDARD NONELECTRIC 10 80 Back-In
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SKULL CREEK STANDARD NONELECTRIC 10 37 Back-In
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SKULL CREEK STANDARD NONELECTRIC 10 37 Back-In
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SKULL CREEK STANDARD NONELECTRIC 10 37 Pull-Through
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SKULL CREEK STANDARD NONELECTRIC 10 37 Back-In
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SKULL CREEK STANDARD NONELECTRIC 10 39 Back-In
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SKULL CREEK STANDARD NONELECTRIC 10 45 Back-In
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SKULL CREEK STANDARD NONELECTRIC 10 37 Pull-Through
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SKULL CREEK STANDARD NONELECTRIC 10 37 Back-In
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Overview

Overview

Skull Creek Campground is located about 35 miles north of Vernal, Utah near Flaming Gorge Reservoir. Visitors enjoy hiking and biking on local trails and boating, fishing and swimming on the reservoir.

Natural Features:

Skull Creek lies in a hillside forested with ponderosa pines and aspens near Flaming Gorge Reservoir at an elevation of 7,400 feet. The campground is partially shaded. Summer wildflowers dot the landscape.

Recreation:

Red Canyon and Greens Lake are nearby. Canoeing and fishing for rainbow and brook trout are popular activities at Greens Lake. The Red Canyon Rim Trail is a great place for hiking, biking and wildlife watching. The Red Canyon Visitor Center offers interpretive displays and area information.

Red Canyon Lodge is situated on the shore of Greens Lake. Canoe and bike rentals, horseback riding, a restaurant and gift shop are available.

Facilities:

The campground contains 17 single-family sites, each equipped with a picnic table and campfire ring. Vault toilets and drinking water are provided.

Nearby Attractions:

Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area is known not only for its beautiful red cliffs, but also for its world-class fishing for lake, brown and rainbow trout. Boating, water skiing, jet skiing, canoeing, kayaking, swimming and scuba diving are popular activities on the reservoir.

Flaming Gorge Dam offers guided tours of the working hydroelectric plant and the dam itself; The adjacent visitor center contains area history exhibits.

The Green River below the dam provides spectacular rafting opportunities. A trip down the river offers unique geology, outlaw history and Native American rock art.

Booking Window
Sun Apr 27 2014 - Thu Oct 23 2014

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 Mon Sep 15 2014
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Biking
  • Birding
  • Campfire Rings
  • Drinking Water
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parking Area
  • Paved Parking Spurs
  • Paved Roads
  • Tables
  • Trash Collection
  • Vault Toilets
  • Wildlife Viewing
Within 10 Miles
  • Canoeing
  • Fishing
  • Restaurant
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:
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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 15 2014
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $18.00

*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):
40.86278, -109.52694
40°51'46"N, 109°31'37"W

Located off Highway 44, just west of the junction of Highways 44 and 191 in the Flaming Gorge area, about 35 miles north of Vernal, Utah.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

SKULL CREEK
RED CANYON COMPLEX
DUTCH JOHN UT 84023

Phone Number:

Information: (435)784-3445