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Location and Access

Bountiful Peak Campground is located within the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest in northern Utah. This area is known for its stunning mountain scenery, abundant wildlife, and diverse recreational opportunities. The campground can be accessed from Farmington, Utah, by taking the Farmington Canyon Road which is a steep and unpaved road. The access may be limited by snow in the early summer or late fall, so it's important to check road conditions before planning a trip.

Campground Features

The campground is situated at an elevation of approximately 7,500 feet, offering cooler temperatures in the summer months. It has a variety of amenities including:

  • Individual campsites that come with picnic tables and fire pits.
  • Vault toilets are available, but there is no running water, so campers need to bring their own.
  • The sites offer great privacy thanks to the natural vegetation.
  • It offers panoramic views of the Great Salt Lake and the surrounding valleys.

Activities

Visitors to Bountiful Peak Campground can participate in a variety of outdoor activities:

  • Hiking: There are numerous trails nearby, including ones that lead to the summit of Bountiful Peak.
  • Wildlife Viewing: The area around the campground is home to an array of wildlife, such as deer, moose, and various bird species.
  • Photography: The scenic vistas and abundant wildlife present excellent photography opportunities.
  • Mountain Biking: Some trails are open to mountain biking, offering challenging rides and beautiful views.
  • Off-Highway Vehicles (OHVs): Certain routes in the area are open for OHV use.

Reservations and Season

  • Reservations for Bountiful Peak Campground can be made online through the National Recreation Reservation System or by phone. Some sites may also be available on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • The best time to visit is generally from late June to early September when the road is most likely to be free of snow.

Regulations and Safety

  • Campers must follow the rules of the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, including fire safety regulations, especially during times of high fire danger.
  • Bears may be present in the area, and it is critical to practice safe food storage and to keep a clean campsite.
  • It's important to be prepared for changing weather conditions given the high elevation and to have appropriate gear for cold nights, even in the summer.

Local Attractions

Apart from the immediate surroundings of Bountiful Peak, visitors may also want to explore:

  • Farmington Canyon: Offers scenic drives and additional trail opportunities.
  • The Great Salt Lake: Known for its unique ecosystem and for being one of the largest saltwater lakes in the Western Hemisphere.
  • Nearby Ski Areas: During winter months, skiing, snowboarding, and other snow sports can be enjoyed at one of several resorts in the region.

Accessibility

Please note that the campground's remote location and unpaved roads, as well as the lack of running water, may present accessibility challenges for some guests. It's recommended for those with accessibility concerns to contact the ranger district office for the most current information before visiting.

Contact Information

For more detailed information on current conditions, reservations, and any potential alerts or closures, you can visit the official website of the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest or contact:

  • Forest Supervisor’s Office
  • Salt Lake Ranger District Office

Having up-to-date information will ensure a safer and more enjoyable camping experience at Bountiful Peak Campground.

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