The Uinta Mountains are some of the most magnificent in the Beehive State, and the area along the Mirror Lake Scenic Byway is especially beautiful. At these high elevations, the winter snow is slow to melt, and campers hoping to pitch their tents alongside some of the many alpine lakes often have to wait til mid-May or longer for the byway to open. While there are many lakeside campgrounds here, one of our favorites is the Washington Lake Campground.

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What are some other campgrounds in Utah I should visit?

The Beehive State certainly has no shortage of campgrounds. And while we could make a list of dozens of campgrounds that are worthy of your time, the following are just a few that we strongly recommend:


What are some other activities near Washington Lake Campground?

  • Go for a hike. One popular hiking trail near Washington Lake Campground is Crystal Lake Trail.
  • Explore the Mirror Lake Scenic Byway. This is one of our favorite scenic byways in Utah. Make sure to bring a camera to capture all of the incredible views and take your time as you explore. You’ll pass attractions like Lost Lake, Teapot Lake, Lilly Lake, and Mirror Lake.
  • Visit the small town of Kamas. During your visit, stop into Hi-Mountain Drug and grab a burger. This historic restaurant serves some of the best burgers in this area of the state.


What are some other lakes in Utah I should visit?

Washington Lake is just the beginning of incredible lakes in Utah to visit. There are some lakes that are massive, and then there are other lakes, like the nearby Butterfly Lake, that are small, quiet, and peaceful. A few other lakes to visit in Utah include:

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