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General Information

Adelaide Campground is an established campsite located within the Fishlake National Forest in Utah, an area known for its scenic beauty, numerous outdoor recreational activities and, as the name implies, its lakes, especially Fish Lake, which is the largest freshwater mountain lake in the state.

Facility Details

Adelaide Campground is often favored by those who are looking for a more secluded outdoor experience. It provides amenities that are standard for most Forest Service campgrounds:

  • Campsites: Usually equipped with a picnic table and a fire ring.
  • Toilets: The campground typically offers vault toilets.
  • Water: Potable water is generally available, but it’s advisable to check the seasonal availability.


The area is known for recreational opportunities such as:

  • Fishing: Fishlake is famous for its large lake trout.
  • Boating: There are boat ramps available in the area for launching into Fish Lake.
  • Hiking: Nearby trails are available for a range of hiking experiences.
  • Wildlife Watching: The forest is home to a variety of wildlife including elk, deer, and numerous bird species.


Access to the campground is generally via paved roads, which makes it accessible for cars and RVs, although the size limitation for RVs should be confirmed prior to arrival.

Operational Season

Adelaide Campground typically operates from late spring through early fall. Opening and closing dates may vary due to weather conditions, so campers should check in advance.


Campsite reservations can be made in advance, which is recommended, especially during peak seasons. Some sites may be available on a first-come, first-served basis, but this is subject to availability.


There is a nightly fee for campsite usage, and rates can vary based on the type of site chosen and any additional amenities. Campers should check the current fees when planning their trip.

Bear Safety

Since you are in bear country, it's essential to follow bear safety guidelines:

  • Store food properly in bear-proof containers or in your vehicle.
  • Dispose of garbage in bear-resistant trash receptacles if available.
  • Never feed any wildlife.

Leave No Trace

Adelaide Campground operates under the Leave No Trace principles. Campers should pack out all trash and leave their site as they found it to preserve the natural environment.

Include in Contact Before Your Trip

For the most current information regarding Adelaide Campground:

  • Check the official Fishlake National Forest website or their campground page.
  • Contact the Fishlake National Forest ranger district.
  • Review any fire restrictions or alerts concerning weather and trail conditions.

Local Attractions

Apart from Fish Lake, the surrounding area includes attractions like:

  • The Pando aspen clone, which is considered the world's largest organism by mass.
  • Capitol Reef National Park is within a reasonable driving distance.
  • Historic sites and additional recreational activities throughout the Fishlake National Forest.


Pets are usually allowed in the campground but must be kept on a leash. The precise regulations concerning pets should be clarified with the campground rules.

While specific details can change, this provides a general overview of what to expect at Adelaide Campground. Always verify the latest information prior to your trip to ensure a safe and enjoyable camping experience.

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