Utah Job - Salt Lake City - Dogwood / Ledgemere / Birches

Dogwood / Ledgemere / Birches Day Use Areas

Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest / Salt Lake Ranger District

Approx. Open/Close Dates:   Early May to Late September
Approx. Hours/Week/Couple:   30 - 40
Available Utilities:    W, S, E
# of Host Sites:   1
# of Picnic Sites:   26/ 7 group
# of Restrooms:   3 flush, 8 toilets
Elevation:   5200 feet

One host couple cares for these 3 day use areas from a full hookup site in Dogwood.  Areas are paved and accessible from the Highway 190 in Big Cottonwood Canyon.  Birches does not have a paved parking lot.  You park in a graveled pull-out next to the highway and walk across a bridge over Big Cottonwood Creek to access the picnic sites, restroom and pay station.

Dogwood is near the base of the canyon and has a gate that you will open and close; morning and night.  You will handle reservations for Dogwood.  Ledgemere is the next, about 1/2 mile up, and Birches is another 1/2 mile further up the canyon.  Ledgemere and Birches do not have gates and we do not take reservations.  There is a restroom and pay station in each.  Mileage is reimbursed for use of your own vehicle in caring for these campgrounds.  A truck is recommended as you will also need to remove garbage bags from cans at Ledgemere and Birches.

No drinking water is available in any of these areas; except for the host at your site. This is a watershed for Slat Lake City and pets are not allowed.

Full services, grocery/fuel/laundry/dining, are available within 2 or 3 miles of Dogwood in the Cottonwood Heights/Sandy area. 

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Dogwood Host Site