Joes Valley Campground

Manti-La Sal National Forest

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Forest Road 0137
Emery, UT 84537
Reservations: 877-444-6777
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GPS: 39.2959, -111.2948

Last Price Paid: $10
Number of Sites: 48
Reservations: Yes
Elevation: 7119 ft
Max Length: 50 ft
Tent Camping: Yes

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17 Alto F1743 (Safari Condo)
2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off-Road
35 reviews
Nightly rate: $10
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 17
“Lovely summer night at 7,000'”

Reviewed Aug 10, 2015

Overall Rating

I've stayed at Joe's Valley Reservoir Campground twice in my life and both times were quite deserted. Maybe because there is lots of free forest service camping up the roads. The reservoir can be seen from many of the sites. There is a closed down marina restaurant, but the marina boat launch is open. Not really a swimming/beachy kind of lake - there wasn't much access in that regard. The campground is set at 7,000' among sage and evergreens or open in the sage flats, so kind of a high desert mountain valley that slopes towards the reservoir. We did several loops through the GC to look for a site that had views of the water. #17 seemed to be on a slight ridge with views to either side. The tent area was open to the sky but then tall trees surrounded our area. Nice newer picnic tables (the perforated/mesh kind). Clean bathrooms. We paid $10 for our site. Very popular with OHV with an extensive color coded network of trails. Pretty drive up the canyon from Castle Dale, UT. No cell coverage that I recall (Sprint 3G).

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  • dry camping
  • boat ramp
  • fishing
  • picnic area
  • recreation trail
  • water access
Site Amenities:
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
  • restrooms: vault
  • water available
  • pets


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