Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest / Salt Lake Ranger District
Approx. Open/Close Dates: Mid-May to Mid-October
Approx. Hours/Week/Couple: 30 - 40
Available Utilities: W, S, E
# of Host Sites: 3
# of Campsites: 86; 8 groups
# of Restrooms: 11 flush, 39 toilets
Elevation: 7400 feet
We will have three couples working at Spruces. Each couple will share up to 40 hours per week and will have a campsite with water, sewer, and electricity. There is a fee booth at the entrance to the campground. Manning the fee booth and cleaning campsites are shared by each couple. Big Cottonwood Canyon is a watershed for Salt Lake City so we aren't allowed to have any pets in the canyon.
Spruces Campground is located in scenic Big Cottonwood Canyon at an elevation of 7,400 feet. Downtown Salt Lake City is about 40 minutes away, but grocery shopping, restaurants and laundry facilities are only 15-20 minutes. Visitors enjoy hiking, biking and fishing. The campground is set among a forest of shady spruce and aspen trees. Vivid summer wildflowers are abundant and autumn leaves put on quite a show. Hiking and mountain biking are popular activities on canyon trails, including the Donut Falls Trail, which begins within the campground. Fly-fishermen enjoy casting on Big Cottonwood Creek. This large campground contains several group overnight campsites and day-use picnic sites, as well as numerous single and double-family campsites. All sites have picnic tables, campfire rings and grills.
Flush toilets and drinking water are provided. Roads and parking spurs are paved. Big Cottonwood Canyon is a beautiful area known for its soaring peaks, pristine hidden lakes and cascading streams. Moose are commonly seen in the campground. Numerous hiking and mountain biking trails are in the area. Rock climbing is a popular activity as well.