Cedar Springs and Deer Run Campgrounds
Ashley National Forest / Flaming Gorge Ranger District
Named by an Army Major on expedition in 1869 for its startling red cliffs, the Flaming Gorge is one of the most spectacular scenic areas in the Rocky Mountains. The rich red and gold hues of Ashley's amazing geologic formations are contrasted by the deep greens of the river, reservoir, and vegetation.
Once home to dinosaurs, the gorge is now famous for its monster fish! World record lake, brown, and rainbow trout have all been caught in the Flaming Gorge Reservoir and along the Green River. In 2005, Field and Stream Magazine named the Green River one of the Top Ten Trout Fishing Spots in the U.S. Small mouth bass, catfish, and Kokanee Salmon are also common to the area.
Deer Run and Cedar Springs Campgrounds are set in a rolling, wooded area on the banks of the reservoir, less than 2 miles from the Green River. Amenities at the campgrounds include a boat launch and fish cleaning station, hot showers and flush toilets, and nearby access to Cedar Springs Marina. Tour guides and boats are available for rent in nearby Dutch John, guaranteeing that you’ll catch your limit before the day is out!
Tourists come from all over the country to enjoy the region’s spectacular views, visit the Fenley Dinosaur Area, and play in the reservoir. Motor boating, sailing, swimming, windsurfing, water skiing, and scuba diving are among the reservoir's popular recreation activities (but nothing beats the fishing!).