Our favorite place to camp is the Mirror Lake Highway. We love the high Uintas, and we’ve written about many of our adventures there. We’ve stayed in several of the campgrounds, but Mirror Lake Campground is our favorite. This is because the lake is so beautiful and near the campsites.
Mirror Lake Campground isn’t appropriate for big rigs or long trailers. The road through the campground can’t handle them, and only a few sites have space for trailers. The camp sites look packed together on the map, but there are enough trees to give you a bit of separation from your neighbors.
There are decent amenities at Mirror Lake, too. Drinking water is available at certain stations, and there are also pit toilets in proximity to all campgrounds. There are bear-proof garbage cans available as well.
We like to take our kayaks and fishing gear to the lake. From our campsite, we could carry the boats down to the shore. This made it easy to park, because on weekends and busy days, it is difficult to park at Mirror Lake.
After driving through the campground a few times, we wrote down a few sites that we thought were the best spots on the loop. We stayed in campsite 33 and we loved it. Other campsites that we took note of were numbers 22, 56 and 19, which is a double site with a double fee. We also highly recommend reserving a spot because this campground is popular.
There are several trails close to Mirror Lake. Bonnie Lake starts right from campsite 34, and Lofty Lake Loop is just across the street. Because Mirror Lake is so far up the highway (mile marker 32), it is an ideal launch area for a lot of hikes.