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TANNERS FLAT, UT

Photo: TANNERS FLAT
Status: Closed through Thu May 15 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Tanners Flat Campground is located in scenic Little Cottonwood Canyon at an elevation of 7,200 feet, just 6 miles from Sandy, Utah. The canyon offers many hiking and biking opportunities.

Natural Features:

The campground is set among a forest of shady pine, aspen, oak and maple trees. Vivid summer wildflowers are abundant, and autumn leaves put on quite a show. Little Cottonwood Creek runs along the edge of the campground.

Recreation:

Hiking and mountain biking trailheads can be found throughout the canyon. Hikers enjoy Red Pine Lake, White Pine Lake and Maybird Gulch, all beautiful hikes leading to alpine lakes. Mountain bikers enjoy the Cottonwood Creek Trail and Albion Meadows Trail.

Little Cottonwood Creek offers good trout fishing and is a favorite among local fly-fishermen.

Facilities:

The campground contains seven accessible group sites and numerous single and double-family sites, all with picnic tables and campfire rings. Group sites also have grills and serving tables.

Flush and vault toilets are provided, as is drinking water. A volleyball court is available but campers must bring their own net and ball. Firewood is available for purchase from the host. Roads and parking spurs are paved.

Nearby Attractions:

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

Snowbird Resort is a few miles up-canyon, offering scenic tram rides, hiking, mountain biking, restaurants, groceries, an Alpine Slide, zip line rides, concerts and various festivals.

Albion Basin, part of Alta Ski Resort just a few miles further up-canyon, hosts the Wasatch Wildflower Festival annually in late July/early August, complete with guided nature walks. Numerous hiking trails can be found in Albion Basin, including the 1.5-mile round-trip hike to Cecret Lake.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Flush Toilets
  • Amphitheater
  • Biking
  • Campfire Rings
  • Firewood
  • Fishing
  • Grills
  • Hiking
  • Host
  • Picnic Area
  • Trash Collection
  • Vault Toilets
  • Volleyball Courts
  • Water
Know Before You Go
  • This is a watershed area; visitors will be fined for bringing domestic pets or livestock into the area
  • Gates are locked from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m.
  • Check site lengths carefully; most sites will not accommodate large RVs or trailers
  • Weather can change suddenly and thunderstorms should be expected
  • A per-day, per-vehicle fee will be collected on site for extra vehicles
  • Off-road vehicles are not permitted
  • This campground has first-come, first-served sites
  • 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 don'tmovefirewood.org.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
40.5725, -111.69833
40°34'21"N, 111°41'54"W

From I-215, take the 6200 South exit and travel a mile east to Wasatch Blvd. Take Wasatch Blvd 3 miles south to junction with Little Cottonwood Canyon/Highway 210. Take a left at the junction and travel up Little Cottonwood Canyon for 4.1 miles to the campground.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

TANNERS FLAT
WASATCH
UT

Phone Number:

Information: (435)649-7402