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Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area

Manila, UT 84046
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Ranked #1 of 1 Attractions in Manila
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: National Parks
Activities: Scuba diving
Description: National recreation area inside the Ashley National Forest.
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38 reviews 38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Its was incredibly beautiful, enjoyed seeing the dam also. Lots of lakes, camping and hiking areas. Wild life, eagles, big horn sheep, deer and elk in abundance.

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West Linn, Oregon
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68 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

What a beautiful drive. We spent the day exploring the area...truly a mecca for sightseeing. The Gorge is spectacular with colors...a photographer's paradise. The visitor's center is fantastic and offers breath-taking vistas. A large herd of Bighorn sheep including ewes roam the area and are tolerant of visitors who stay in their vehicles. We had rafted the Green River during... More

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50 reviews 50 reviews
12 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We rented a raft from the Flaming Gorge inn for less than $100 and rafted from Dutch John to Little hole. It took us about 3.5 hours and the kids had a great time. It was definitely floating not whitewater rafting but with little kids it was ideal. The water is always cold from the dam.

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West Jordan, Utah, United States
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70 reviews 70 reviews
48 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We drove up from Vernal to see the dam. You must take the free tour to go out onto the dam. The staff seemed very unfriendly and almost bothered. The tour was quick and easy, and was full of awesome views of the dam. The kids especially loved feeding the fish in the river to the back of the dam.... More

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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

I recommend camping at Carmel Campground. It's off the main road, which means you don't have to worry about noise from cars driving by. The campground is located in Sheep Creek Canyon, with the creek running right next to the tent pads (I love falling asleep to the sound of rushing water). The Sheep Creek Geological Loop is a beautiful... More

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106 reviews 106 reviews
42 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We were on our way from Rock Springs, WY to Elko, NV. Flaming Gorge was not on our original, planned itinerary, but since we felt we had the time, we made the drive which took about 2.5 hours, and we are happy we did. The views were GORGE-ous. We made stops at the visitor's centers located at the Flaming Gorge... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

The scenery is beautiful. Camped at Fire Hole Campground. I really appreciated that they have showers there. The camping sites are done in a way that provides some good shelter from sun or wind. Camp hosts were quite friendly.

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Apopka, Florida
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283 reviews 283 reviews
175 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We happened upon driving thru the Recreation area because we got side tracked before and ended close so we drove thru. We are really happy that we did because it is an amazing area with the Green River flowing thru it. We stopped and had lunch at a picnice table on the Green River. It is a twisted road and... More

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Amelia Island, FL
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42 reviews 42 reviews
6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

What can I say that hasn't already been said about the beauty of this area. Also, while in the area be sure to take the Sheep Creek Canyon geological loop drive which takes about an hour. Well worth the extra time. The whole area is tremendously beautiful and varies as you drive through. If you have time and interest you... More

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East Peoria, Illinois
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32 reviews 32 reviews
4 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

In planning a trip from IL via Santa Fe to Red Lodge, MT, I saw Flaming Gorge on the Utah map. Neither of us had ever been there, so we made reservations at the KOA in Manila. From Vernal on to the Gorge, the scenery is absolutely amazing, filled with signs of ice age facts and materials. Since the area... More

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