Lodgepole Campground is nestled in a high mountain valley, 7600’, just
below Daniels Summit. Lodgepole Pines and Quaking Aspen provide cool
shade from the high desert sun. The surrounding mountains provide
shelter from the wind that is typical at nearby Strawberry Reservoir, just 12
50 developed campsites provide plenty of space for campers from tents to
large RV’s. Campsites range from full sun to mostly shaded. Each site is
paved with a picnic table, raised fire ring and grill stand on a cement pad.
There are 2 group areas with pavilions in Loop B, which hold 50 – 100 people
and 10 – 20 vehicles. Piped drinking water, flush toilets and an RV sewer
dump station are available in the campground. No showers are available in
the campground. Only 5 campsites are designated as first-come-first-serve
sites. If, however, a reservable site is not reserved for the night, it can be
rented as long as the customer leaves before the reservation is due to arrive.
Reservations are available, for individual sites as well as the group campsites,
through www.recreation.gov. Miles of ATV trails are close by but not accessible
from Lodgepole. Strawberry Reservoir is just 12 miles away. Parking and boat
launching around the reservoir is included in the campground fee. Make sure you
get a car pass from the Campground Host. Come prepared for camping in bear
country; store food out of sight and smell in your car. A clean campsite will also
keep smaller critters out of your life (ex: potguts, skunks). Firewood is available for
purchase from the manager. Bicycles are allowed in the campground and helmets
must be worn by children under 18.
There are two entries to Foreman hiking trail via Loop A. Many wild birds
can be viewed in the campground; including hawks, woodpeckers and
hummingbirds. The Uinta Ground Squirrels (potguts) are fun to watch.
Please leave your bird feeders (sugar and seed) at home, as they also
attract bears, and do not feed the wildlife if you don’t want them in your
tent while you sleep. There is a Visitor’s Center about a mile up the road.
Getting there: Take Hwy 40 south east of Heber City toward Strawberry
Reservoir. Lodgepole Campground is about a half mile shy of Daniels
Summit Lodge on Hwy 40.
Workamping at Lodgepole Campground:
The Host has a large site with water and sewer hookups and a great view of the entrance, dump station and group
sites. There is no power in the campground. We had a gasoline cart that we used around the campground for
carrying cleaning supplies and tools. The scenery is gorgeous and we saw lots of deer and moose. You do hear the
trucks on the highway. There is usually a relief Host but we asked to do it all ourselves. Our Area Managers were
great people and very supportive. The Forest Service personnel were also great to work with. Contact: American Land
& Leisure for more info on workamping in this and other USDA Forest Service campgrounds in Utah.