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Camping at Moon Lake Guard Station State Park

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Location and Overview

Moon Lake Guard Station is located within Ashley National Forest in Utah. The Ashley National Forest spans over 1.3 million acres and includes the high Uintas Wilderness. The Moon Lake area offers a scenic backdrop with the remote, rustic Moon Lake Guard Station, providing a unique camping experience.

Facilities and Amenities

Cabin Features:

  • The guard station typically offers basic amenities, including beds, furniture, a wood-burning stove, and a fully equipped kitchen.

Utilities:

  • Electricity and running water might not be available, so be prepared to bring your own water or to treat and boil water from natural sources.
  • Typically, there is no indoor plumbing, and outdoor vault toilets are provided.

Cooking:

  • A fire ring with grills is usually provided for outdoor cooking.
  • You might need to bring your own propane or portable cooking equipment.

Access and Reservations

  • Access to the Moon Lake Guard Station may be seasonal, depending on weather conditions and road accessibility.
  • Reservations are often required and can typically be made through the national recreation reservation system (Recreation.gov) or by contacting the local ranger district office.

Recreational Activities

  • Hiking: There are various hiking trails available for all skill levels, leading into the surrounding wilderness.
  • Fishing and Boating: Moon Lake is popular for fishing and boating activities.
  • Wildlife Viewing: The area is inhabited by an array of wildlife including deer, elk, moose, and various bird species.
  • Photography and Sightseeing: The scenic landscape offers ample opportunities for photography enthusiasts.

Safety and Regulations

  • Wildlife: Always maintain a safe distance from wildlife and never feed animals.

  • Fire Safety: Comply with all fire regulations. During certain periods, fire restrictions may be in place.

  • Water Safety: If participating in water activities, wear a life jacket and take precautions.

  • Leave No Trace: Always follow Leave No Trace principles to minimize your impact on the natural environment.

  • Permits: Check if you need any special permits for activities like fishing or backcountry hiking.

What to Bring

  • Water: Bring plenty of water for drinking, cooking, and cleaning.

  • Food and Supplies: Pack enough food for your stay and any necessary cooking supplies.

  • Warm Clothing and Bedding: Even in summer, temperatures can drop significantly at night.

  • First Aid Kit: Always have a basic first aid kit on hand.

  • Maps and Compass: Cell service may be unreliable, so traditional navigation tools are important.

  • Emergency Supplies: Include items such as a flashlight, extra batteries, matches, and a whistle.

Travel Tips

  • Double-Check Reservations: Make sure your reservation details are accurate before departure.

  • Road Conditions: Verify the status of roads leading to Moon Lake, especially after inclement weather.

  • Local Resources: Contact the local ranger district for up-to-date information about the guard station and surrounding area.

Please note that the specific details about facilities and regulations can change, so it is always best to check current conditions and specific details with the Ashley National Forest ranger district before planning your trip.

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