Pine Lake Campground
Yellow Pine Group Area
Wild Iris Group Area
Clay Creek Group Area
John's Valley Group Area
Stage 1 fire restrictions are now in effect. Fires are allowed in Pine Lake and other developed campgrounds, but are prohibited in most of Dixie National Forest. The news and events section of the Forest Service website will usually provide updates for current fire restrictions.
The campground is located in a mixed ponderosa pine/spruce (forested) vegetation type. Pine Lake Reservoir is 0.2 miles to the southwest, and a foot bridge and walking path connect the campground to the lake.
The campground is at 8,300 feet in elevation with a normal operating season from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. Weather permitting the campground will be open until September 30th. The roadways in the main campground are paved, but the parking spurs in the family campground and the road into the John’s Valley Group Site are graveled. The John’s Valley Group Site is located approximately one-fourth mile west of the Pine Lake Campground and has four tables, a large pedestal grill, a Dutch oven pan, and a fire ring.
There is a pack-it-in, pack-it-out policy for garbage management at this campground; however, there is a dumpster located on John’s Valley Road.
$15 for a single family site.
$5 for each extra vehicle.
$45 for use by groups up to 50.
$90 for use by groups of 51-100.
Reservations: The group areas and some single sites can be reserved at www.recreation.gov.
Directions: The Pine Lake Campground is located approximately 16 miles north of the Highway 12 and Highway 63 (the road to Bryce Canyon National Park) junction. From the junction, the campground is accessed by traveling north 10.5 miles on County Road 1660 (paved), then east 5.5 miles on Forest Road 132 (gravel). See map below.
Open Dates: Memorial weekend to around the middle of September, weather permitting.
Amenities: Vault toilets, drinking water. Trash must be packed out to a dumpster near SR 22, approximately 7 miles away.
Nearby: Fishing at Pine Lake, driving Scenic Highway 12; hiking and sightseeing in Bryce Canyon National Park, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument and Kodachrome Basin State Park.
For more information, visit the Forest Service website.