Reservations possible?
RV Hookups
Potable water
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Tanners Flat is a charming campground about two-thirds of the way up Little Cottonwood Canyon. Heavy foliage hangs over most of the camp, and many of the sites are adjacent to Little Cottonwood Creek. During the summer months the hummingbirds buzz all around your tent, and there are a few short dirt trails to explore near the river on the southwest end. Many small- and medium-sized waterfalls dot the river along the sites. From this campground you have great access to the many hikes in Little Cottonwood, and the White Pine Trailhead is just up the road. There are group and RV sites, but none have electricity. Keep in mind there are no dogs allowed, and there are not many amenities beyond the amphitheater and bathrooms, but the setting is very beautiful. The road is plowed year round; while the campground is closed during winter, this a fabulous spot to snowshoe and cross-country ski. 

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)


Parking Pass

Not Required


Nearby River. Lots of Sites. Hummingbirds everywhere. Close to town.


A bit expensive. Road noise. No RV hookups. Not many amenities.

Pets allowed

Not Allowed

Managed by

Forest Service

Reservation phone number

1 (435) 649-7534


Flushing toilets
Vault toilet
Potable water
Picnic tables


Nearby Adventures

Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest
Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest
Central Wasatch Mountains, Utah

Nearby Lodging + Camping


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