Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area

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Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area

Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area
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Catherine C
55 contributions
I decided to go to the Flaming Gorge on a whim and was thrilled with my experience. Everything about this place a magical. You can drive up on a sandy beach, camp near the water with full electric hook-ups and watch the sun set over the water. In the morning, don't be surprised if an antelope or two come for coffee! If hiding in the woods is your style there are lots of choices for boondocking for free. May is a great time because there are few crowds.
Written July 15, 2020
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mysugarpie
Tulsa, OK417 contributions
Unfortunately, there is still no water at campsites. Dumping has increased to $7 and is now on a 15 minute timer, so you better hurry. There is still no one in the office area to assist you with anything.

The park and campsites are well maintained. They have nice fire pits, concrete patios and picnic tables and wind breakers for the HORRIFIC winds, rain and sleet we encountered. We had a site along the water and had to pull in our slide in the middle of the night in fear it was going to be ripped off! We moved to an interior, safer site the following day. It was a very long, sleepless night.

There was an abundance of antelope and beautiful views of the Flaming Gorge and snow covered mountain caps.

I believe we have seen enough of the good and bad of this park on our three visits and will stay elsewhere next time.
Written August 12, 2021
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Deborah K
Carbondale, CO64 contributions
Couples
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!
Written September 4, 2020
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Keith B
Wayne, MI303 contributions
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!
Written September 16, 2020
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Shon S
Iowa16 contributions
Solo
Really cool view from the Red Canyon lookout. Stop in the visitor's center, and check out all the artifacts. Easy walk from there. Lots of views from behind a fence, but no fence to the East of the lookout. You can get right on the edge!
Written July 27, 2021
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Cynthia K
Westville, IN2,978 contributions
This is a beautiful corner of Utah. To drive the whole thing is around 90 miles. We camped in Dutch John, in the Southern end. We drove the East side & went as far as Manila to the West.

There's SO much to do. If boating & rafting is out for you, there's scenic drives, hiking, historic ranch, Fishing from the banks on the Green River as well as the reservoir.

There's also Red Canyon Visitor Center & Flaming Gorge Dam Visitor Center,

One of the most beautiful scenic views was the Sheep Creek overlook on Hwy 44 going west to Manila. Awesome view!
Written July 3, 2022
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chasvalve
Orefield, PA25 contributions
We were pleasantly surprised at the majesty of the area. We drove down from Rock Springs WY on the east side of the gorge and found ourselves stopping a half dozen times to take photos and enjoy the scenery but it really doesn't get 'good' until you get down to the dam area. We went to the visitor center and spoke to the friendly and informative rangers and took the sheep creek loop that was just jaw-dropping spectacular--and we were the only ones out there! Very glad we took the time to drive the loop.
Written August 17, 2020
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Hannah
Altoona, IA76 contributions
Family
My family and I enjoyed a 2 mile hike on the edge of the gorge. We got great views, especially at some of the lookout points. There was more hiking but we didn't go farther than 2 miles. The visitor center was clean and had souvenirs as well as some information and history on the area. Staff members were very friendly. They did require masks for those not vaccinated. While hiking we saw others riding their bikes through the rocky trail. Down in the river we saw a couple boats, one which had someone wakeboarding from. Overall a wonderful time!
Written July 11, 2021
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Funlovintraveler
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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.
Written September 23, 2020
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Anthony C
Box Elder, SD99 contributions
Couples
This was one of the most gorgeous places. And such diverse scenery. I couldn’t stop saying, “Look at that!”
We drove the whole loop and the little geological area. So informative and interesting. Lovely volunteers at the Red Canyon visitor center. Highly recommended. 👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽
Written June 6, 2020
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