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Camping

U.S. Forest Service campgrounds are located throughout Flaming Gorge Recreation Area and range from primitive sites to modern facilities with showers (open in summer only) and flush toilets, but no RV hookups. Some are open year-round, others in summer only. Most sites cost $14 to $20. The more developed (and expensive) sites, including a favorite campground, Deer Run, include use of the showers (those camping in the cheap spots have to pay for a shower -- bring quarters). Campsite reservations are available through the National Recreation Reservation Service (tel. 877/444-6777; www.recreation.gov). Dispersed forest camping (with no facilities) is free; check with forest service personnel for suggested locations. RV dump stations are located in several locations in the recreation area (check at the visitor center).

Commercial campgrounds with full RV hookups are located in Vernal. A KOA campground (tel. 800/562-3254 or 435/784-3184; www.utahidahokoa.com), located in Manila, is open from mid-April through mid-October, and charges about $22 to $27 for tent sites and $32 to $37 for RV sites. It also has cabins at $45 to $65 per night double.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.