Flickr album link: Oaks Park Campground
A previous article describes the conditions at the Kaler Hollow Campground, which is right next door to the Oaks Park Campground in the Ashley National Forest. Destinations in the high elevation fir and pine forests of northern Utah can be ideal for an extended camping venture during late summer, but in this case it may be best to take a look, do some birding and then move on. The reason why is the mountain meadows surrounding these two campgrounds are basically nothing more than cow fields. Piles of dung are everywhere in these campgrounds, while the local fresh water springs, creeks and ponds are thoroughly contaminated. The flies are a nuisance where fresh cow pies land and the risk of catching shigella or dysentery is real. Basically, the Oaks Park Campground is yet another beautiful place that is difficult to recommend, but there are far better camping spots to be found deeper in the Ashley National Forest where the cattle do not roam.
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