Activities and Amenities
The picnic area is set among shady oaks and aspens at the foot of rugged Storm Mountain. Vivid summer wildflowers are abundant and autumn leaves put on quite a show.
Big Cottonwood Creek flows through the area, offering trout fishing. Hiking and mountain biking are popular activities on canyon trails.
The picnic area contains six group sites and several single and double-family sites, most of which are accessible. All contain picnic tables and campfire rings. Some sites have grills and serving tables. A historic stone amphitheater is available for reservations.
Flush toilets are provided but picnickers must bring their own drinking water. Horseshoe pits are on-site and kids love the playground area. Roads, parking spurs and footpaths are paved.
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 10 miles up-canyon, offering scenic chairlift rides, hiking, a few dining options and a challenging 18-hole disc golf course.
Silver Lake is another mile past Solitude. Fishing and canoeing are popular activities. An easy trail loops around the small lake.