Flaming Gorge Dam and Visitor Centers
Flaming Gorge Reservoir was created when a large dam was built to impound the Green River. The community of Dutch John sprung up near the site of the dam and it continues to be an important area landmark. Cedar Springs Marina, several lodges and several campgrounds are located nearby, along with a visitor center, gas stations, restaurants and other services.
The dam itself is a popular attraction at the reservoir. Free guided tours of the dam and power plant are conducted year-round by the Flaming Gorge Natural History Association. The tours take between 45 minutes to 1 hour to complete. During summer, tours are offered every day from 9 am to 4 pm. During winter, tours are offered Friday through Monday. They begin every hour from 10 am to 3 pm.
There are two visitor centers within the national recreation area. One is located along Hwy 191 at the dam. The other is located along Hwy 44, on the western rim above Red Canyon. The Red Canyon Visitor Center is open from mid-May until after Labor Day, weather permitting. The Flaming Gorge Dam Visitor Center is open from April through October, with limited tours the rest of the year.
Both visitor centers offer informational displays, maps, pamphlets and printed material for sale. They also have restrooms and drinking water.
For more information, contact the Intermountain Natural History Association at (435) 885-3305.
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