Sweetwater Lake Campground


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Sweetwater Campground, elevation 7,740 feet, is located on the southeast end of 72 acre, Sweetwater Lake. The vegetation surrounding the campground and the sites is scrub oak, serviceberry, wild rose and willow. High limestone cliffs tower above the area on two sides.
Contact: US Forest Service (fs.fed.us)
Posted by: Jeff Barber on February 9, 2006
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    Campground Activities

    TRAILS - There are three popular hiking and horseback riding trails beginning at the end of the campground.The Ute Trail, #2031, (9.4 miles) goes up to Deep Lake on the Flat Tops.The Cross Creek Trail, #1855, (6.5 miles) travels through sagebrush flats full of wildflowers and aspen forests to the Sweetwater Trail, #1854.The short Scenic Overlook Trail, (500 yards) has nice views of the lake and a waterfall.

    Campground Amenities

    Sweetwater Campground has 9 partially shaded campsites with picnic tables and fire ring grills. Six sites can accommodate vehicles up to 30 feet long. There is one accessible vault toilet. Trash removal is provided from the middle of May through the middle of September, after this time please pack it out. Drinking water is available at the Sweetwater Lake Resort near the Campground. There is a dock to fish from, but there is no public boat ramp. Sweetwater Campground is the only public access to Sweetwater Lake.

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