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Overview of Ledgemere Picnic Area

Ledgemere Picnic Area is a popular spot within the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest in Utah, known for its scenic beauty and recreational opportunities. The area is situated along the picturesque Mirror Lake Scenic Byway, offering visitors a chance to enjoy the great outdoors with amenities like picnic tables, grills, and restrooms.

Location and Accessibility

Location: The picnic area is located within the Uinta Mountains, which are part of the larger Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest. The exact coordinates and directions should be obtained prior to travel, usually through the forest service's website or visitor centers.

Accessibility: Access to Ledgemere Picnic Area is primarily by road. During the summer months, the roads are typically clear, but the area is subject to seasonal closures depending on weather conditions, primarily due to snow and winter weather.


Picnic Tables: Available on a first-come, first-served basis, equipped with grills for cooking.

Restrooms: There are vault toilets available for use, but visitors should be prepared to bring their own sanitation supplies.

Water Access: Visitors typically need to bring their own water as potable water may not be readily available.

Parking: Parking is available onsite, but space may be limited during peak season or busy weekends.


Hiking: There are numerous hiking trails in the vicinity, catering to all skill levels and offering views of the surrounding mountain landscape.

Fishing: If near a water body, fishing might be a popular activity, subject to local fishing regulations.

Wildlife Viewing: The area is known for its diverse wildlife, including deer, moose, and various bird species. Visitors are advised to respect wildlife and maintain a safe distance.

Photography: With its scenic vistas, the picnic area is an excellent spot for photography enthusiasts.

Reservations and Fees

Reservations: Reservations are not typically required for picnic areas, but it's always a good idea to check the latest information in case policies have changed.

Fees: There may be a day-use fee for the Ledgemere Picnic Area. Visitors should verify the current fee schedule before heading out.

Regulations and Safety

Fire Restrictions: Given the risk of wildfires, there may be fire restrictions in place, particularly during dry periods. Visitors must adhere to these regulations.

Pets: If allowed, pets should be kept on a leash, and owners are responsible for cleaning up after them.

Leave No Trace: Visitors should practice Leave No Trace principles, which include disposing of waste properly and minimizing the impact on natural resources.

Weather and Preparation

Visitors should be prepared for changing weather conditions and bring appropriate clothing and gear, including sun protection, rain gear, and layers for cooler temperatures.

Additional Information

For current conditions, special alerts, and more detailed information, visitors should contact the local ranger district office or visit the official Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest website before planning their trip to Ledgemere Picnic Area.

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