Fishlake National Forest

Big John Flat Dispersed Camping Area

Located just south of the Tushar Mountain Peaks , Big John Flat area is a favorite recreational spot because of its large meadows that have spectacular scenery. It also offers opportunities for winter sports enthusiasts to snowmobile and cross-country skiing. Common vegetation includes Englemann spruce, aspen and fir stands with large meadows.

Elevation: 10,000 feet

Season: Generally July through October

Fee: No fee required

Reservations: No reserved camping is available. Undeveloped camp sites can be used on a first-come first-served basis. Camping is limited to 16 consecutive days.

Facilities: Three chemical toilets are located at different locations on Big John Flat but are closed in the winter. Undeveloped camping areas are plentiful. No drinking water is available.

ATV Access: Open to ATV use on designated roads and trails. Please help prevent erosion and soil compaction by staying on roads and main driving trails. Driving on the meadows creates ruts or channels that water flows down removing topsoil and creating scars that last many lifetimes. Also, delicate meadow plants can be damaged leaving less forage for wildlife and leaving the soil unprotected. When riders drive through the trees and around in circles, the soil becomes compacted, depriving root systems of water and air which will kill the tree. Located just south of the Tushar Mountain Peaks , Big John Flat area is a favorite recreational spot because of its large meadows that have spectacular scenery. It also offers opportunities for winter sports enthusiasts to snowmobile and cross-country skiing. Common vegetation includes Englemann spruce, aspen and fir stands with large meadows.

Location: Located 19 miles east of Beaver off SR-153.

From Beaver: Travel 16 miles east of Beaver on State Road #153 which is plowed in the winter. Turn onto the graveled Forest Road #123 and travel another three miles north to Big John Flat. Road is narrow and steep past Big John Flat and not recommended for travel trailers. Forest Road #123 is not plowed during the winter.

From Junction: Travel 24 miles east on State Road #153. Turn right on to Forest Road #123 and travel another three miles north to Big John Flat.

Elevation: 10,000 feet

Season: Generally July through October

Fee: No fee required

Reservations: No reserved camping is available. Undeveloped camp sites can be used on a first-come first-served basis. Camping is limited to 16 consecutive days.

Facilities: Three chemical toilets are located at different locations on Big John Flat but are closed in the winter. Undeveloped camping areas are plentiful. No drinking water is available.

ATV Access: Open to ATV use on designated roads and trails. Please help prevent erosion and soil compaction by staying on roads and main driving trails. Driving on the meadows creates ruts or channels that water flows down removing topsoil and creating scars that last many lifetimes. Also, delicate meadow plants can be damaged leaving less forage for wildlife and leaving the soil unprotected. When riders drive through the trees and around in circles, the soil becomes compacted, depriving root systems of water and air which will kill the tree.

Beaver Ranger District
575 South Main St.
P.O. Box E
Beaver, UT 84713
(435) 438-2436

Directions

Located 19 miles east of Beaver off SR-153.
From Beaver: Travel 16 miles east of Beaver on State Road #153 which is plowed in the winter. Turn onto the graveled Forest Road #123 and travel another three miles north to Big John Flat. Road is narrow and steep past Big John Flat and not recommended for travel trailers. Forest Road #123 is not plowed during the winter.

From Junction: Travel 24 miles east on State Road #153. Turn right on to Forest Road #123 and travel another three miles north to Big John Flat.