Fishlake National Forest

Big Flat Dispersed Camping Area

The Big Flat area is a favorite recreational spot anytime of the year because of the spectacular scenery. ATV riders can access the Paiute ATV trail from dispersed camping sites. This area also offers winter sport opportunities such as snowmobiling and cross-country skiing. Common vegetation includes Engelmann spruce, aspen and fir. The general terrain is a large meadow encompassed by trees.

Elevation: 10,000 feet

Season: Generally June through October

Fee: No fee required

Facilities: Undeveloped camping areas are available at Big Flat. In certain areas, dispersed toilets are available for use by through traffic more than for campers use. Drinking water is available by the Big Flat Guard Station.

Reservations: Not available. Undeveloped camping areas are available on a first-come first-served basis.

ATV Access: This area is open to ATV use on designated routes only. 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 them in circles the soil becomes compacted, depriving root systems of water and air, this will eventually kill the tree.

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


This area is located approximately 20 miles east of Beaver near Puffer Lake .

* From Beaver travel east on State Road #153 for approximately 20 miles. This paved road is plowed during the winter. When you reach the graveled road continue on for another two miles until you reach Big Flat. The graveled road is not plowed during the winter.
* From Junction travel west 6 miles on paved State Road #153 then approximately another 11 miles on dirt road to reach Big Flat.