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Marsh Lake Campground is located within the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, which spans across parts of Utah and Wyoming. It is a popular location for camping due to its scenic beauty and access to a variety of outdoor recreational activities including hiking, fishing, and boating.


The campground is situated near Marsh Lake in the western portion of the Uinta Mountains. It can be accessed via the Mirror Lake Scenic Byway (Highway 150), which is a seasonal road typically open from late May to early November, weather conditions permitting.

Campsites and Amenities

  • Campsite Types: Marsh Lake Campground offers several sites for tent and RV camping. Sites may vary in terms of size and privacy.
  • Amenities: The campground typically provides amenities such as picnic tables, fire pits, vault toilets, and drinking water. Note that there are no electrical hookups, dump stations, or showers available on site.
  • Campsite Reservation: It is advisable to check if camping sites can be reserved in advance through the national camping reservation system or if they are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Recreational Activities

  • Fishing: Marsh Lake and other nearby lakes and streams offer opportunities for trout fishing.
  • Hiking: There are numerous hiking trails in the vicinity catering to various skill levels, including trails leading to scenic overlooks and backcountry areas.
  • Boating: Non-motorized boating is usually permitted on Marsh Lake, making it a good spot for canoeing and kayaking.
  • Wildlife Viewing: The area is home to diverse wildlife, and with some luck, you might spot deer, moose, or various bird species.

Seasonal Information

  • Accessibility: The camping season at Marsh Lake Campground typically runs from late spring through early fall. Access outside this period may be limited due to snow and road closures.
  • Weather: Be prepared for variable weather conditions, including cold temperatures at night, even during summer months.

Safety and Regulations

  • Fire Restrictions: Campfires may be restricted due to wildfire danger at certain times of the year. Always check current fire conditions and regulations before starting a fire.
  • Wildlife Precautions: Properly store food and dispose of waste to avoid attracting bears and other wildlife.
  • Leave No Trace: Visitors are expected to follow Leave No Trace principles to preserve the natural environment.

Considerations Before Visiting

  • Permits: Ensure that you have any necessary permits for activities such as fishing.
  • Check Road Conditions: Before starting out, confirm that the Mirror Lake Scenic Byway is open and find out about any road work or closures.
  • Local Alerts and Notices: Always consult the U.S. Forest Service or the local ranger district for the latest information on campground status, alerts, and notices affecting the area you plan to visit.

Before planning your trip to the Marsh Lake Campground or any other part of the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, verify the most current information with the U.S. Forest Service to ensure that you have a safe and enjoyable camping experience.

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