This page contains information on camping within the Wasatch Mountains in Utah.
See the individual locations listed on the Wasatch Mountains Landmarks page for camping options and additional information.
Some areas of the Wasatch are not particularly suitable for camping. Backpackers should consider alternative destinations. However, except for City Creek and Red Butte drainages, camping is allowed. Follow the rules:
- Camping has an official limit of 10 to a group.
- Campers are required to stay at least 200 feet from lakes and streams.
- Do not foul the water with human waste, soap suds, or food scraps.
- Pack out all garbage.
- Locate your camp to minimize visual impact by getting off of the trail and utilizing natural topographic and vegetative screening.
- Don't chop down trees or build new fire rings for a massive bonfire.
- Use of a camping stove is highly recommended.
- The Wasatch has a high forest fire risk. Open fires are prohibited in most of the area in late Summer.
- See our Camping Tips.