Lodgepole Campground, Daniels Summit, Utah

When we’re not travelling, it’s hard to think of things to blog about.  But I guess I should show you where we’ll be working this summer and what it looks like now. 

We moved our rigs (camper and 5th wheel) into the campground on May 6th.  Lodgepole Campground is a Forest Service campground operated by American Land & Leisure.  It is about 15 miles south east of Heber City, UT, near Daniel’s Summit Lodge.  We are at an elevation of about 8,000’.  The snow IS melting albeit veeeeery sloooooowly.

Lodgepole Campground sign
Lodgepole Campground entrance, Hwy 40, southeast of Heber City, UT

The next photo is an overlook of the upper loop that has the group sites in it.  You can see that some of the roads are clear.  The day we moved in, the snow plow had gotten stuck trying to clear the roads in the campground.   They can’t turn the water on yet because the valve is buried under snow.  We filled our tanks with water before we came up.  We also have 3 full propane tanks, for heat,  and extra gasoline for our generator, to recharge our batteries.

Overlooking Lodgepole Group Areas
Overlooking Lodgepole Group Areas

There are 2 pavillions, a 50-person and a 100-person capacity.  There are 30 campsites, in addition to the big group sites, and 6 flush-toilet restrooms throughout the campground.  Our site is next to the smaller group site.   Here is a picture of it.  There’s no electricity at this campground so we’ll be on a generator this summer.  The Host Site has water and sewer hookups.

50-person Group Site
50-person Group Site

The roads are paved throughout the campground.  The picnic tables and fire rings are on cement pads and most have designated tent pads that are bricked-in to keep  them level.  Strawberry Reservoir is just a few miles away.  A lot of people prefer camping at Lodgepole, over Strawberry, because we have trees here.

Campsites at Lodgepole
Campsites at Lodgepole

Here are some VERY tiny signs of spring.  These flowers are about 1/2″ in diameter.  The willows are also showing their fuzzy tips.  The pot-guts (Uinta Ground Squirrel) are scurrying and squealing all around us.  High temps are still in the 50’s and low’s around freezing.

Spring Flowers in Lodgepole Campground
Spring Flowers in Lodgepole Campground

2 thoughts on “Lodgepole Campground, Daniels Summit, Utah”

  1. We wanted to camp there this holiday weekend, Memorial Day. Is the campground open, or will it be open this weekend? Is the snow melting any? I am assuming that you got some more over this past weekend and today. Is that right?

    1. The snow was almost all gone until last night. We got 8 inches but it is melting fast. We can see grass again! We opened the campground last weekend. Our reservations are filled for Memorial weekend. But, as you probably know, we do have some first-come-first-served sites. C’mon up!

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