Lake Canyon Campground And ATV Trail System
Located 18 miles up Fairview Canyon is the Lake Canyon Campground. The campground itself is situated on top of the Wasatch Plateau surrounded by Aspens, Pines, Sage Brush valleys and several reservoirs. What makes this campground unique and very enjoyable to visit is that ATV's are allowed and there are numerous ATV trails, accessible from nearly every campsite.
The ATV trails are part of the Lake Canyon ATV trail system and are clearly marked. This trail system offers 9.5 miles of trails that are rated "easy" meaning grades are not to steep and the tread surface is relatively smooth. There are also three beginner loops that give the little ones a place to ride close to camp yet not so close that campers get dusted out or are bothered by excessive noise. I really enjoyed riding these trails due to the fact that they all loop back to the campgrounds. You can experience all degrees of riding from smooth flat trails that take you through beautiful groves of Aspen and Pine, to several locations that offer steeper grades, rocky inclines, bridges over shallow creeks, and serpentines to entertain the whole family.
Trail number 10 seems to offer the largest loop running back and forth across the campground several times with an arm that runs out to Huntington Reservoir (where the Huntington Canyon Mammoth was found), along the highway back to Cleveland Reservoir and then looping once again back to the campground. When you get tired of riding load up your fishing poles and enjoy fishing on one of these beautiful reservoirs.
The Lake Canyon Campground offers 50 first come first serve sites. Each campsite offers a concrete fire pit and some sites offer picnic tables. There is no running water, power or sewer hook-ups, however there are pit toilets available. This is a primitive camping area, what you pack in please pack out!
Driving Directions: From Fairview take HWY 31 east. Go approximately 16 miles to Huntington Reservoir, less then a half mile past the lake you will turn south (right) on Miller Flat RD. Once on Miller Flat Road you will travel another half mile and cross over a bridge. Just after the bridge, will be a junction, you will make a right at this junction onto Forest Service RD# 359, were you will find the pay station. You will have passed several campsites before you get to the pay station, however there are more beyond. The cost is $5.00 per night per vehicle.