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Moon Lake Guard Station

Ashley National Forest



Moon Lake Guard Station offers visitors a chance to experience the beauty of the High Uintas Wilderness, with its mountain air, scenic lakes and trails to explore. Fishing, boating, canoeing and hiking are some of the activities guests can enjoy, while nearby attractions like Moon Lake Campground and Moon Lake Resort add to the experience. Wildlife and flowers also flourish in the canyon, making it a great destination for nature lovers.


Welcome to one of the gateways to the High Uintas Wilderness with multiple recreation opportunities. Moon Lake Guard Station is located near the shores of the scenic two mile long Moon Lake on the southern slope of the 13,000 foot peaked Uinta Mountains. Visitors come to enjoy cool mountain air, fishing, canoeing and motor boating, scenic vistas, hiking trails and horse rides.


Moon Lake offers great boating, canoeing and fishing. Anglers fish for tiger, rainbows, cutthroat, and brook trout, kokanee salmon, splake, and artic grayling. Tiger and rainbow trout are actively stocked annualy. The Lake Fork Trail and Brown Duck Mountain Loop hiking/esquestrain trails begin at Moon Lake Campground offering excellent opportunities in the High Uintas Wilderness where numerous alpine lakes provide great backcountry fishing. The Fish Creek Trail begins at the Moon Lake Dam and ascends northeast up to Center Park, climbing 8,200' to 10,400' over 5.6 miles.

Moon Lake Resort is adjacent to the Guard Station and offers small engine boat rentals. Flying J Outfitters is located one mile before Moon Lake Campground, at the Lake Fork Trailhead. They offer both scheduled and walk-up horse rides as well as drop and pack trips into the High Uintas Wilderness.


The Guard Station cabin can sleep a maximum of four overnight guest. The cabin contains one twin-size bunk bed and one queen size bed, though no linens, bedding or pillows are provided. Level parking is provided for a maximum of two vehicles. The cabin has flush toilet, running water, shower, wood stove, and electric lights with modern appliances. No tent or RV camping is allowed.

There is no campfire ring and no fires are allowed.

Family reunions or other large gatherings (more than four people) are not allowed.

Guest are expected to clean the cabin before leaving.

Natural Features

The Guard Station is situated near the lake shore at an elevation of 8,000 feet where lodgepole pine, aspen, and Douglas fir provide shade away from the lake. Wildlife and flowers both flourish in the canyon.

Nearby Attractions

Moon Lake Campground and Moon Lake Resort are adjacent to the Guard Station.

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