Sheepherder's Camp

This is a primitive campsite with breathtaking views, located just up the canyon from Southern Utah University's campus and a short way down the canyon from the SUU Mountain Center. The sheepherder’s camp has a covered pavilion and fire pit area great for small outdoor gatherings during the months of June - October (NOTE: This site is not accessible due to snowy and muddy roads during the months of November - May).

The road to this location is 0.5 miles off SR 14 and unpaved. This location is truly rustic, it does NOT have running water, trash removal, or a restroom. Everything you need must be brought in, and also removed INCLUDING bathroom waste. During the summer months this is also an active sheep grazing area, but the camping area is enclosed and separate from the sheep.

Sheepherder's Cabin Availability

Area Amenities

  • One covered pavilion with 6 metal picnic tables with the capacity to seat up to 45 people.
  • One fire pit with space to seat up to 10-12 people (bring your own camp chairs.)
  • Flat areas for up to 4 large tents.
  • Parking for 1-8 vehicles (max).
  • Daytime capacity 45 people (max).
  • Overnight capacity 30 people (max).
  • Bathrooms
  • Trash Removal
  • Running Water

Rental Rates

Reservation Type Rate Tax (11.77%) Total
Public Reservations - Daily Rate $30.00 $3.53 $33.53
Public Reservations - Nightly Rate $55.00 $6.47 $61.47
* SUU Event Reservations - Daily Rate $25.00 N/A $25.00
* SUU Event Reservations - Nightly Rate $40.00 N/A $40.00
** SUU Class Reservations FREE N/A FREE

* SUU Events include meetings, retreats, and other gatherings of SUU Faculty, Staff & Student Clubs. A T# or INDEX must be provided with your reservation request to receive this discounted rate. 

** SUU Class Reservations include any gathering for academic purposes. Class reservations must be made by SUU faculty.