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Location and Accessibility

Firehole Canyon Campground is situated within the Ashley National Forest in Utah, specifically in the Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area. The campground offers a scenic location near the Flaming Gorge Reservoir, renowned for its deep blue waters and striking landscape.

Access to the campground can be gained by road, and it usually involves driving through rural areas with potentially varying road conditions. Visitors should check the route and road conditions before setting out, especially if traveling in an RV or pulling a trailer.

Campsites and Facilities

Firehole Canyon Campground provides numerous campsites that cater to both tent and RV campers. However, the size of each campsite and the level of facilities available can vary. Typically, you can expect the following amenities:

  • Picnic tables
  • Fire rings
  • Vault toilets
  • Access to water (seasonal availability)

Some sites are equipped with electric hookups, although this may be limited. Dump stations are available within the recreation area, but may not be located directly at the Firehole Canyon Campground.


Visitors to Firehole Canyon Campground enjoy a variety of outdoor activities. The proximity to the Flaming Gorge Reservoir provides opportunities for:

  • Boating: Abundant water sports opportunities, from motorized boating to kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding.
  • Fishing: The reservoir is popular for fishing, offering chances to catch trout and other species.
  • Swimming: The waters near the campground are suitable for swimming, though visitors should be cautious of water temperatures and conditions.
  • Hiking: There are numerous trails for hiking and exploring the surrounding national forest and scenic vistas.
  • Wildlife Viewing: The area is home to a diverse range of wildlife, which might include deer, elk, and various bird species.

Reservations and Season

Reservations for Firehole Canyon Campground can typically be made via Recreation.gov or similar services. It is advised to book a spot in advance, especially during peak season, as the campground can become quite busy.

The campground is open seasonally, usually from late spring to early fall, but exact dates can vary from year to year due to weather and other factors. It's important to check the current operational status before planning your trip.

Campground Regulations

To ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone, visitors must follow certain regulations:

  • Fire Safety: Due to the risk of wildfires, pay attention to any fire restrictions. Only use fire rings for campfires and never leave them unattended.
  • Garbage Disposal: Follow "Leave No Trace" principles and dispose of all waste properly to protect the environment and wildlife.
  • Pets: Pets are usually allowed but must be leashed and controlled at all times.
  • Quiet Hours: Respect quiet hours for the peace and enjoyment of all campers.

Planning Your Visit

When planning a visit to the Firehole Canyon Campground, consider the following tips:

  • Weather Considerations: Be prepared for changing weather conditions and temperatures, especially since nights can be cool even in summer.
  • Supplies: Pack all necessary supplies, including food, water, and appropriate gear for your activities, as the nearest stores may be a considerable distance away.
  • Local Attractions: Explore nearby attractions within the Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area, such as the Red Canyon Visitor Center or the Green River.

Always check with the United States Forest Service or local visitor centers for the most current information before heading out to Firehole Canyon Campground. This will ensure you have the most recent updates regarding access, facilities, and any warnings or advisories for the area.

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