Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area (2016)

Playing tourist, we did a little campground reconnaissance & found this site – very spacious with a knock-out view through the Ponderosa pines. We just had to take it.

Firefighters Memorial Campground in Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area - Forest Service Campground — Ashley National Forest, near Dutch John, UT: Site #51 (94 RV sites total) - This site has: water nearby. Campground Notes: flush toilets • dump station available (fee) • lake/river access nearby • trails nearby • 6,900’ elevation. July 18th - 20th. Miles traveled: 7.

• Most sites spacious.
• Some sites in the no reservation loop have very nice views.
• Dump station.
• Dump station is an extra fee.
• A lot of commotion & noise well into the evening.
• Generators continued running into quit time.

Overall Experience: smile

This memorial plaque is dedicated to the three men who lost their lives fighting the Cart Creek fire in 1977 and the bravery of all who risk their lives fighting wildfires. The campground was also named in their honor.

Additional Info: The Firefighters Memorial Campground is a popular camping destination located in Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area, which spans across Wyoming and Utah. The campground is situated on the shores of the Flaming Gorge Reservoir, providing visitors with easy access to a wide range of outdoor recreational activities.

The campground offers 94 campsites, including sites with electric hookups, and amenities include potable water, flush toilets, and a dump station. The campground is open seasonally from mid-May to late September and reservations are recommended.

The Flaming Gorge Reservoir is a popular destination for boating, fishing, and water sports, with several boat ramps and marinas located nearby. The reservoir is home to a variety of fish species, including rainbow trout, brown trout, and kokanee salmon, making it a prime destination for anglers.

The area surrounding the campground also offers several hiking trails, ranging from short strolls to longer, more challenging hikes. The nearby Red Canyon Overlook Trail provides stunning views of the Flaming Gorge and the surrounding area.

In addition to outdoor activities, the Firefighters Memorial Campground is also located near several historic sites, such as the Swett Ranch and the Fort Bridger State Historic Site, which offer a glimpse into the region's pioneer history.

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