Deer Haven

Cedar City, Utah

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Overview

Deer Haven Campground is situated high on the western edge of the Colorado Plateau, close to Cedar City, Utah. Visitors enjoy hiking, biking and day-tripping to nearby Cedar Breaks National Monument.

Recreation

The 34-mile Virgin River Rim Trail passes near the campground and is open to hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding.

Deer Haven is just 11 miles from Cedar Breaks National Monument, with hiking trails, guided tours and breathtaking scenery.

Just outside Cedar Breaks is the Ashdown Gorge Wilderness Area, where hikers will find 10 miles of trails and the Twisted Forest, a stand of ancient bristlecone pine.

Facilities

This campground offers one large group area for family reunions, youth and church groups and other large organizations of up to 200 people. Ten single sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Flush and vault toilets are provided. Drinking water is piped from a spring, but there is not an abundant supply. Campers area urged to conserve water in all activities.

OHV/ATV's are allowed in the campground for ingress and egress only. No joy riding is allowed in the campground.  

Natural Features

Deer Haven is at an elevation of 8,900 feet. This peaceful and scenic campground is surrounded by a forest of aspen and pine trees. Summer wildflowers are abundant throughout the site.

Nearby Attractions

Deer Haven is close to many areas with excellent recreational opportunities. Navajo Lake and Duck Lake are both within 30 minutes, offering boating, canoeing and fishing. The Duck Creek/Markagunt ATV Trail System begins nearby.

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Adventures Nearby

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  • Hike the Sunset Trail, Cedar Breaks National Monument

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  • Hike the Spectra Point and Rampart Overlook Trails

    Park at the visitor center parking lot and start hiking the trail. You'll admire the great views of the breaks and canyons below. If you hike in the summer, be sure to take the time to photograph the many beautiful wildflowers, old cedars, and mar...

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