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1488 Main Street

Salt Lake City, UT 84115

©2019 by Utah Open Lands. Design and Development by Ben Marolf

CASTLETON TOWER PRESERVE REGISTRATION

Utah Open Lands protected Castleton Tower Preserve through an unprecedented grassroots effort. We have since provided fee-free camping on the site for nearly 20-years. We are able to accomplish this through your donations.

If you notice any issues at the preserve, please get in touch with:

-Ben Marolf, Stewardship Director, ben@utahopenlands.org

-Seychelle Marcus, Stewardship Coordinator

seychelle@utahopenlands.org

Know Before You Go:

Castleton Tower Preserve is protected open space. It was protected by Utah Open Lands through the cooperative efforts of the local community, climbers and responsible businesses. Utah Open Lands Conservation Association currently owns this land.

This area is ecologically and culturally sensitive, and there are important considerations for its use. The privilege of camping and using the area depends on the continued good condition of the land. The following provides useful information for appropriate use of the following provides useful information for appropriate use of the campgrounds.

PLEASE CONSIDER:
  • REGISTRATION
    • ​Castleton Tower’s use has increased. Usage information is needed to guide stewardship decisions.
    • PLEASE REGISTER ON-LINE PRIOR TO CAMPING OR USING THIS AREA.
  • MAINTENANCE​
    • ​The Castleton Tower Preserve is protected for its scenic, wildlife, and ecological values in addition to its recreational value.
    • TAKE CARE OF ALL OF THIS AREA'S CONSERVATION VALUES.
    • Human use often leaves lasting impressions on the land.
    • PRACTICE LEAVE NO TRACE CAMPING.
    • Campfires on the ground sterilize the soil and can harm plants.
    • DO NOT HAVE CAMPFIRES. PLEASE CONTAIN WITH A FIRE PAN OR A STOVE.

    • Stone fire rings and collecting firewood on-site have a lasting negative impact on the environment.

    • DO NOT BUILD CAMPFIRE RINGS OR BURN WOOD FROM THE PRESERVE.

    • Off-road vehicles scar the landscape and disturb animals, plants, and other people.

    • NO OFF-ROAD VEHICLE USE.

    • Camping in the parking lot can cause unsightly and unpleasant crowding.

    • NO CAMPER-TRAILERS ON SITE. DO NOT REMOVE CAMPER SHELLS FROM TRUCKS.

    • Trash lasts a long time in the desert.

    • PACK OUT ALL YOUR TRASH.

  • PIT TOILET

    • There is a pit toilet on site. Please don’t put any other kind of waste in besides human produced waste and biodegradable toilet paper. It costs extra every 6 months if other trash has to be sucked out. Pack out your waste. An on-site pipe safe is available for your donation of to cover the cost of cleaning out. Consider becoming a member. You can donate now by clicking the above “donate” button.

  • FEE-FREE CAMPING

    • Currently no fee is required to camp. Please help us keep it that way by practicing responsible use of this site so that we may use it for years to come.

    • Use has increased SIGNIFICANTLY over the years. Please limit any camping on site to a week or less.

    • This area requires constant maintenance. Pitch in! If you see trash, pick it up. Contact UOL for volunteering opportunities if you want to get more involved!

    • Donations cover all costs for maintaining this area. Please consider donating.

  • RISK

    • USE THIS AREA AT YOUR OWN RISK. BE CAREFUL, AND HAVE FUN!​