Recreation updates on the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forests

Story by U.S. Forest Service
June 20, 2011
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SALT LAKE CITY – Forest Service officials continue to remind visitors to exercise caution while recreating.

Forest visitors need to adhere to road closure signage or blockades. Travelers should not attempt to cross roads where water is flowing across. Parents should keep children and pets away from rivers, streams, and riverbanks. Fast-moving rivers and streams are extremely powerful and dangerous.

Mountain streams will continue to run high through June. Swift, cold rivers and streams pose a serious safety hazard. Forest officials caution people to be very careful. Given the unusual weather and the potential for flooding and slides, conditions can change hourly. Please call local Forest Service offices for conditions before embarking for sites on the Forest or visit


Campgrounds open:


Jordan Pines, Spruces and Tanners Flat

Roads and trails closed due to wet and muddy conditions:


Little Cottonwood Creek Trail (#1001)


Farmington Canyon Road (#80007)


Ward Canyon Road (#80177)


South Willow Canyon Road, campgrounds and picnic areas will remain closed until further notice due to high water.


Campgrounds open:


Aspen Grove, Current Creek, Lodgepole, Pine Valley Group, Ponderosa Group, Renegade, Shady Dell, Smith Morehouse, Soapstone, Solider Creek, Strawberry Bay, Yellow Pine.

Mirror Lake Highway is open from Kamas to milepost 20.

Roads and trails closed due to wet and muddy conditions:


Squaw Creek Road (Forest Road #110)


Trout Creek Road (Forest Road #084)


Tut Creek Road (Forest Road #082)


The Strawberry Boardwalk Trail (Forest Service Trail #308)


North Fork of Bryants Fork


South Fork Bryants Fork


South Fork of the Provo


South Fork of the Weber


Mudd Flat


Gardner Fork


Hoyts Peak


Cedar Hollow


Upper Setting Road (Forest Service Road #034)


Campgrounds open:


Anderson Cove, Lower and Upper Meadows and Willows campgrounds are open with water and fees. South Fork and Perception Park campgrounds are open with water and fees, some campsites are not available due to standing water.

Roads and trails closed:


All trails in the Wheeler Creek Complex will remain closed until further notice,  due to saturated soils that are causing unstable soil conditions.


Campgrounds open:


Box Elder Campground, located by the town of Mantua Spring Hollow, Lodge and Lewis M. Turner campgrounds in Logan Canyon

Friendship and Spring campgrounds located in Left Hand Fork of Blacksmith Fork

Picnic and day use area closures:


2nd Dam Picnic Area closed due to flooding


Gus Lind day use area closed due to flooding

Roads open:


Left Hand Fork of the Blacksmith Fork open to an area just before Gray Cliff Spring


High Creek, Green, and Card Canyons


Temple Fork Road open the first 4 miles before Mud Flat


Providence to the quarry

Roads and trails closed due to wet and muddy conditions and flooding


Mahogany Road (Pole Hollow Road) (Forest Service Road #150)


Cowley Canyon Road (Forest Road #047)


West Hodges Road (Forest Service Road #174)


Temple Fork Sawmill Road (Forest Service Road #165).


Spawn Creek Trailhead


Worm Fence ATV Trail (Forest Service Trail #142)


Smithfield Canyon Road (Forest Service Road #049)


Millville Peak Road (Forest Road #168)


Twin Creek Roads (Forest Service Road #005)


Temple Fork Road (Forest Service Road #007)


Dip Hollow-Long Hollow Road (Forest Service Road #056)


Marie Springs Road (Forest Service Road #147)


Left Hand Fork 4X4 Road (Forest Service Road #231)


All higher elevation roads are still closed due to snow, wet and muddy conditions


Campgrounds open:


All campgrounds are open

Roads open:


Halls Fork, Pole Heaven and Left Fork of Hobble Creek (there is a washout located 1 mile from the trailhead) are open to ATV’s


Nebo Loop on the north side is open to Blackhawk Campground


The Nebo Loop on the south side is open to the junction with Salt Creek Road




Campgrounds open:


Stillwater, Christmas Meadows and Beaver View are open, but you must boil the water. Meeks

Cabin, (Meeks Cabin Reservoir is ice free) Stateline, Bridger and Hoop Lake campgrounds are open

water and fees. Bear River Ranger Station is open Thursday through Monday, from 8:00 a.m. to noon

and 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Campgrounds open:


Little Mill, Granite Flat and Hope campgrounds are open

Roads open:


Silver Lake Flat Road is open, but not accessible by passenger cars


Cascade Springs is accessible from the Solider Hollow/Midway side ONLY

Roads closed:


Alpine Loop




North Fork 085 to Dutchman Flat over to Snake Creek


Schaffer Fork


Squaw Peak



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