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Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area

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Address: Manila, UT 84046
Phone Number: 435-784-3445

National recreation area inside the Ashley National Forest.

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This 100 mile long reservoir has plenty of campgrounds, beach access, and launch ramps. The fishing is GOOD! The water is super clean. The Utah side boasts the Gorge and the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Alice B
Aurora, Colorado
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Aurora, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This 100 mile long reservoir has plenty of campgrounds, beach access, and launch ramps. The fishing is GOOD! The water is super clean. The Utah side boasts the Gorge and the Wyoming side boasts fishing and flat water. Lots of wildlife in the Gorge including, deer and big horn sheep. The Lucerne Marina has several tame antelope that greet your... More 

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Spearfish, South Dakota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a beautiful ride or drive. The views are incredible. It is true west. Bring your camera and find some great pictures. Travel safe...

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Provo, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed with some family friends at the "hideout" camping spot in flaming gorge last week and we loved it. The "hideout" was very clean and close to many attractions. We rented a houseboat with Lucerne Valley Marina (which I dont think is worth the price at all) but spent most of the time on jet-skis, speed... More 

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This dam and Glen Canyon dam spare Green River in Spilt Mountain. There is a lookout spot above the dam on route 191. It is a beautiful dam with red rocks. We also stopped by visitor center to learn more about the area.

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Medford, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent several days here, just traveling. The west side, especially Red Canyon is its best side, but there is more access on the east side. Two nights in fire hole canyon was great as the recent rains brought out the desert flowers.

Thank cf m
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We camped at a local campground for a couple days. We rented a boat for half a day to see the gorge. I will say that by boat is the best way to see the gorge. It is beautiful by water. You could easily spend a whole day enjoying the area and doing water sports and picnicking. We rented from... More 

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Woodland Park, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

We rented a houseboat for 7 days and took our daughters their husbands, 4 grandsons and 2 dogs! What an amazing week!! The gorge is beautiful beyond words, I'm not sure seeing it from the road would do it justice! We spent every night landed on a different shore. We had such a good week we are considering another week... More 

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Laramie, Wyoming
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

First stopped at the Green River, WY visitor center where the helpful staff reviewed a map, giving both sightseeing and food suggestions. The Red Canyon visitor center had magnificent views, interesting videos and exhibits. The staff was excellent.

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Dothan, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

First let me say we only visited this recreation area from the clifftop overlooks. We do not descend into the canyon for fishing or boating. So my review is only as that a person passing by for the scenic view. There are two ways to see flaming gorge national recreation area. One is from the highway passing down from Greenriver,... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

We were just passing through / very impressive, beautiful scenery (we did the scenic drive). I notice that the photos posted here on TA do not do Flaming Gorge justice at all. Glad we had time to check it out!

Thank rollngstone

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