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About the Campground

Joes Valley Pavilion Group Site is located in a high mountain valley adjacent to Joes Valley Reservoir at an elevation of 7,000 feet. Sagebrush covers the area, a few cottonwoods line the shore, and aspens and pines dot the surrounding hillsides. The reservoir is visible from several sites and offers good fishing for cutthroat, rainbow trout, and trophy splake. Boating, water skiing, and canoeing are popular on the lake, a boat ramp is nearby at Joe's Valley Campground, and Joe's Valley Resort has boat, personal watercraft, ATV and bike rentals. This campground is a group site that can accommodate up to 100 people. A large pavilion offers shade over the picnic tables only. A fire ring, grill, serving table, and a few additional tables are adjacent to the pavilion, but are not covered. There are no trees in the immediate area. Climate is fairly warm and dry. Vault toilets are provided, but no water or electricity. A large gravel parking area provides ample parking for vehicles, RVs, and even tents. This is a "pack it in, pack it out" site. Please bring garbage bags and remove all trash upon departure. The expansive Arapeen ATV Trail System can be accessed just west of the reservoir, and has 350+ miles of designated, well-maintained trails for ATVs and OHVs and is suitable for all riding levels. Horseback riding, hiking and mountain biking are popular in the area as well.

Services & Amenities

Within Facility
  • Fire Ring
  • Fishing
  • Grill
  • Group Picnic Tables
  • Group Site
  • Iron Ranger
  • Parking
  • Pavilion
  • Picnic Tables
  • Serving Tables
  • Vault Toilets


Peak Season
May 18 2010 -
Sep 06 2010
Walk In Season
Sep 08 2010 -
Oct 31 2010
Peak Season
May 18 2011 -
Sep 06 2011

Alerts and Important Information Reservations must be made at least 4 days in advance. No horses allowed in campground. Operating ATVs is not allowed in the campground, except for entering and exiting. Utah ATV/OHV rules and laws are enforced on the forest. For a complete list of these please contact Utah State Parks and Recreation OHV Education Office at 1-800-OHV-RIDE or contact the local Forest Service office. Sites are available at the park on a first-come, first-serve basis during the Walk-In season of September 5 - October 31.

Campground Contact Information

Open From: Jun 18 2010 to Jun 14 2011
Reservation Phone: 877-444-6777
Campground Reservations: Joes Valley Pavilion Group Site A
Campground Phone: 435-384-2372
Customer Service Phone:888-445-1474
Backcountry Permits Phone: 877-550-6777

Payson, UT

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More About Joes Valley Pavilion Group Site A Campground

Joes Valley Pavilion Group Site A is a campground located in Payson, Utah. This is a US Forest Service campground. All reservations can be made by calling 1-877-444-6777.

To find this campground check the map shown above, or enter -111.2869 latitude, and -111.2869 longitude into your GPS device.

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