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Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area

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Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area

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Funlovintraveler wrote a review Sep 2020
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Drove in from the Utah side. The mining has totally ruined the Utah part of this recreation area. It is a dusty drive with views of large mining equipment. Vernal, Utah is a little town with access to the Flaming Gorge Recreation. Avoid it!!! It has absolutely nothing to offer to see or visit. The area is pockmarked by the mining industry and all the advertised views of the rock formations have been destroyed. However, if you come in from the Wyoming, the views are breathtaking and we stopped several times.
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Date of experience: June 2020
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Keith B wrote a review Sep 2020
Wayne, Michigan174 contributions35 helpful votes
Drove down from Rock Springs. The views really get good once you get near the Utah border. I pulled off several times just to relax and take photos. They do have swimming, but not a real beach, just a rocky area near a boat launch. The water does look inviting. Some area are paid parking, so keep that in mind. The dam is huge and an amazing site, as well as a long bridge on US-191. You can also hang out down there and swim and picnic, as several did. I wish I had more time, or I would have kayaked an eaten at one of the restaurants in the small towns nearby. They also have camping. Drive down one side and come up the other, otherwise you don’t experience the full beauty. Take some of the interior gravel roads too!
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Dale R wrote a review Sep 2020
Stateline, Nevada278 contributions45 helpful votes
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Firefighters Memorial Campground is very nice. Outside loop furthest from the entrance along the rim near the Memorial has nice sites with a view over the rim. The Cedar Springs Campground is noisy, boat noise all the time added to the generators everyone seems to favor running now with the increased popularity of RV's. What happened to nature? My wife and I have an RV and detest using our generator. Who needs all that noise? The best campground was Firehole Canyon. The sites are dual, adjacent shared shelters. With COVID we had the two sites to ourselves but it really would of sucked if we had someone right next to us. Make sure you do a paddle trip down the Green River, a worthwhile experience.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Deborah K wrote a review Sep 2020
Carbondale, Colorado55 contributions
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It was a long anticipated trip of years and years and my expectations were exceeded! We camped at Cedar Spring CG close to the marina of the same name. We rented a boat to go up the gorge which was one of or best days of the trip . Be sure to go into Carter Canyon and climb some boulders to jump in the water! That canyon is picturesque! Bring friends and get a part pontoon . Also floating the Green River below the dam is even better! I did it on my SUP; exciting! We took our little boats out to Antelope Bay Area and had a long paddle to the big beautiful rock canyon in the water ... maybe 3 miles out and same back. Beware it could get very windy over there. We were super lucky to be there in a calm week. A great adventure I will remember forever!
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Date of experience: August 2020
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maxinejensen wrote a review Aug 2020
Midway, Utah3 contributions2 helpful votes
Camping at Jarvies Campground - what a great job the camphosts are doing this year. Massive Improvement over past years. Huge thank you to Linda and Bob the hosts for keeping everything in order.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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