FLAMING GORGE NATIONAL RECREATION AREA

About the recreation area

The biggest part of the recreation takes place on the water, to be precise on the Green River. The Green River originates in central Wyoming and flows into the Gulf of California after passing six different national parks and national forests. The first ‘stop’ for the river is Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area. This is a great stop when you are making a RV trip because you can really relax here or you could do something more active. We will tell you what kind of activities you can do in this recreation area. The recreation area is worth a spot when you are travelling around in the area.

 

 

 

 

 

Things to do in Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area

There are a lot of things to do in this recreation area. First of all there are a lot of water activities that you can do here. You could go fishing, boating, waterskiing and swimming. If you are a fan of fishing this is a great spot. This part of the river is known for the huge amount of trout here. But there is more. You could go rafting if you are a  bid more adventurous, but we need to say that it’s mild water rafting, just so you know!

If you don’t want to do something with water you have some more options. You could go rock climbing, camping, backpacking, biking or hiking. Some people don’t like to hike here, maybe that’s because the area is not really made for hiking, but if you like hiking it shouldn’t be a problem.  Except all the activities you can do this area is great for just sitting down and enjoying the nature.

For some parts of the recreation area there is a fee. This is not a really high fee so it’s reasonable. The dam and the main roads of the recreation area are free.

Campgrounds near Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area

There are two good campgrounds near the recreation area.

The first one is Lucerne Campground. This campground has great  nature around it, but there are limited spots for RVs so we recommend to make reservations. There are electric hookups on this campground. You could easily rent a boat for a couple of hours or fore a whole day. For more information about this campground or about the boat rentals you can visit the website of Lucerne Valley Marina.

If the first campground doesn’t have a spot for you, or if you want to stay somewhere else there is a KOA campground near to the recreation are. KOA campgrounds have everything you need for your RV so that is easy! The KOA campground offers all kinds of activities on and off the campground. You can get more information about the activities at the campground or you can visit the website of KOA Flaming Gorge/Manila for more information.


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