Pine Valley Recreation Area is located in scenic Pine Valley, Utah at an elevation of 6,900 feet. The valley offers a great escape from the heat of the southern Utah desert. Visitors enjoy fishing at nearby Pine Valley Reservoir and exploring local trails.
Hiking and horse trails are abundant in Pine Valley. Trails vary in length from 2 to 35 miles. Some trails allow mountain biking. Shoreline fishing for rainbow trout is a popular activity on the lake. Flotation devices – canoes, paddle boards, inner tubes, etc. -are not allowed on the lake. Pine Valley Mountain Wilderness is adjacent to the recreation area.
Located within the Pine Valley Recreation Area are six overnight family campgrounds, two overnight group areas, four day-use group sites and an amphitheater. Dean Gardner, Equestrian, and Yellow Pine family campgrounds are available for reservations. Mitt Moody, Crackfoot and Ebenezer Bryce Campgrounds are available on a first-come basis. The family campgrounds offer several single and double-family sites, all of which contain picnic tables, fire rings with grills, utility tables, tent pads and concrete site pads.
All group sites, both overnight and day-use are available for reservations. The Effie Beckstrom area offers two overnight sites, accommodating 80 people each. Vault toilets and drinking water are provided. Thomas Forsyth day-use area offers four picnic areas for groups ranging in size from 35-150 people. This beautiful facility contains large picnic tables, grills and campfire circles.
Vault toilets and drinking water are provided. Volleyball courts and horseshoe pits are on-site. Large parking areas are paved.
OHV/ATV’s including street legal are not allowed within the Pine Valley Recreation Area (they must be trailered at all times).
Pine Valley is situated in the Pine Valley Mountains. A beautiful forest of ponderosa pine and oak covers the area, offering partial shade. Mountain mahogany, juniper and sagebrush dot the landscape.
Zions National Park is a short 1 1/2 hour drive from Pine Valley with a 75 mile drive.From St. George, Utah, go north on Highway 18 to Central. Take a right on Forest Highway 35 towards Pine Valley. Take a left on Main Street and go 3 miles to the recreation area.801-226-3564