The Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest encompasses Utah’s Wasatch Mountains adjacent to the state’s northern metropolitan area, and the north slope of the High Uintas Wilderness. Containing nearly 2.1 million acres of geological and ecologically-diverse landscapes, this collection of forest areas is one of the most frequently visited in the nation — with good reason.
Washington Lake Campground is located just off the Mirror Lake Scenic Byway on the shores of Washington Lake at an elevation of 10,000 feet. The byway cuts through the Uinta Mountains, which are known for their abundant recreational opportunities and scenic beauty. Washington Lake offers canoeing, kayaking and fishing. A forest of pines covers the shores of the lake, providing limited shade in the campground. Summer wildflowers dot the landscape. And in the evening, ‘get away from the campground a few meters and look up!’
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