Our Favorite Flaming Gorge Campgrounds

We’ve got 99 activities and being indoors ain’t one. Cast off at one of the best places to camp in Utah.

By Karli Davis
June 17, 2024

This article is sponsored by Flaming Gorge Country.

Give a man a fish and he’ll tell his whole fam damily about it. Give a man a cooler full of big booty brown trout and he’ll keep coming back year after year. With record breaking fish, access to rafting, paddleboarding, kayaking, scuba diving, boating, red rocks and rockin’ campsites, no wonder Flaming Gorge Country/Reservoir lures folk from all over. 

And we know you’ve got bigger fish to fry than going to work, so get your (b)ass to one of Flaming Gorge’s campgrounds. Most have campfire rings and picnic tables with canopies, but reserve a spot early to get the exact location and amenities you want. Reely now, get going!

Antelope Flat

Ahoy! On the north side of Flaming Gorge is a primo boating, camping and fishing location. Stay here for views of glassy waters below fin-like red rocks, perfect for early morning fishing/meditations. Or if you’re not a zen morning person, midday Ski-Doo zoomies with all your friends. 

  • Several group and single-family campsites
  • Flush toilets 
  • Drinking water in peak season
  • Boat ramp
  • Reservation and first come, first served

Check Out Antelope Flat Campground →

Arch Dam

Daaam, how you gonna cram all that fam, all that fam inside your van, into one large place with gramps and gram? Skip claustrophobic, indoor reunion locations in favor of the great outdoors! Group campsites near the dam on Flaming Gorge’s east end are speckled with pinyon pines and wildflowers with plenty of elbow room for family activities. 

  • Two group campsites for 75 people
  • One group campsite for 60 people
  • Vault toilets 
  • Drinking water in peak season
  • Reservations

Check Out Arch Dam Campground →

Canyon Rim

Perch yourself at a campsite above Flaming Gorge, near the Canyon Rim Overlook. Adrenaline seekers will love bike rentals or horseback rides from the nearby Red Canyon Lodge. Mountainites will love the remote feel, fishing and canoeing at the nearby Greens Lake, lounging under lodgepole pines and writing poetry among summer wildflowers.  

  • Vault toilets 
  • Drinking water in peak season
  • 19 gravel sites
  • Reservations and first come, first served

Check Out Canyon Rim Campground →

Cedar Springs

This is a small, private lot with single- and double-family campsites close to Cedar Springs Marina. The pinyon pines and juniper trees act as a fence so your camp neighbors can’t see how many hot dogs you just demolished. Hike or mountain bike on the nearby Bear Canyon Trail, fish or raft on the Green River and spot Native American rock art. 

  • Vault toilets
  • Drinking water in peak season
  • Fish cleaning station
  • Host
  • Marina
  • Reservations and first come, first served

Check Out Cedar Springs Campground →

Deer Run

You ever be sittin’ in nature when the brush next to you MOVES? Jumpscare! You yell, “What the buck was that?!” Don’t worry, it’s nothing nefarious. Just the deer herd that lives near this small campsite. It’s nestled a short walk away from the shoreline on the southeast end of the reservoir, close to Cedar Springs Marina, Bear Canyon Trail and Red Canyon. 

  • Flush toilets
  • Drinking water in peak season
  • Host
  • Showers (need proof of registration)
  • Reservations and first come, first served

Check Out Deer Run Campground →

Dutch John Draw

Dock at another big ol’ party campsite just two miles north of the dam. This private cove has stunning views of the reservoir and a small dock that’s only accessible to you and your crew. You can think of this spot as your own au naturel splash pad to enjoy swimming, water skiing, paddleboarding and even tasting the rainbow (catching rainbow trout). 

  • Vault toilets
  • NO drinking water, bring your own
  • Group campsite for 50 people
  • Small boat dock on site
  • Host
  • Reservations

Check Out Dutch John Draw Campground →

Greens Lake

Just off Highway 44, atop the cliffs of Flaming Gorge, is a pristine mountain lake surrounded by pines, wildflowers, fuzzy wildlife and bird nerds with their binoculars and ultra zoom cameras. Green’s Lake Campground is a woodland paradise, great for canoeing, fishing and hiking along the Red Canyon Rim trail.   

  • Group campsite for 40 people
  • Several single-family sites
  • Vault toilets
  • Host
  • Drinking water in peak season
  • Reservations and first come, first served

Check Out Greens Lake Campground →

Hideout Boat-In

On the southwest corner of the reservoir, surrounded by cliffs, pinyon pine and juniper is Hideout campground, a regular hiding spot for Butch Cassidy and his gang. Driving has been outlawed ‘round these parts — only foot or boat traffic is allowed. This spot is ideal for water sports, swimming, hiking or biking on the 10(ish)-mile Hideout Carter Creek Trail.

  • 18 single-family sites
  • Boat dock
  • Drinking water
  • Flush toilets and vault toilet in the off season
  • Reservations strongly recommend

Check Out Hideout Campground →


This campsite is next to Linwood Bay, just below the Wyoming border. It has a boatload of amenities like mountain and reservoir views, long beaches, boat ramps, renovated pavilions and large(ish) campsites. Buy clothing or snacks, get a fishing license or rent a boat at the on-site store.  

  • Nearly 140 campsites, one group site
  • Flush toilets
  • Drinking water from April to Nov.
  • Showers 
  • Electric and nonelectric sites
  • Host
  • General store 
  • Internet access
  • Reservations

Check Out Lucerne Campground →

Mustang Ridge

This large campsite on the southeast side of the lake offers privacy among clusters of pinyon pines and junipers. There’s an amphitheater with bleachers and screen support so y’all can watch your favorite horror movie in the woods. Totally a good idea. Or take a guided tour of the hydroelectric plant, then visit Sunny Cove, the go-to spot for beach bums.

  • Several single-family campsites, one group site for 50 people
  • Flush and vault toilets
  • Drinking water in peak season
  • Showers
  • Host
  • Reservations or first come, first served

Check Out Mustang Ridge Campground →

The Rest 

All the campgrounds at Flaming Gorge are amazing, so be sure to check out the rest. Heck, make a summer of it and stay at one, two or three locations. Maybe even four! 

Check Out More Flaming Gorge Campgrounds →

Ready to live it up in one of the best places to camp in northern Utah? Flaming Gorge is the perfect summer getaway. 

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