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Oak Grove Campground and Children's Forest & Kiln

Area: Leeds, Utah (Silver Reef)
Course: Out and back
Terrain: Dirt Road
Distance: 50ft from parking
Map: see details below
GPS Route: none needed
 

Description
This is a mere 50 feet out of your vechile. You can journey through well maintained rock trails to find bubbling brook and plant identifitcation throughout the Children's Forest At The Kiln. The Forest is en route to the Oak Grove Campground. The campground features 150' ponderosa pines, dozens of them that shade the area. I was up there today and it was 82 deg. F in July when I left campground and when I landed in Saint George a mere 30 min later it was 102! The campground is at 6200' above sea level so you get nice breeze and cool temps in the shade. It is $5 self-pay to camp in campground. It does have a bathroom and lots of space for kids and adults to explore while in the shadow of Pine Valley Mountain.

Directions
Heading on I-15 North from St. George you'll drive until you get to exit 22, Leeds/Silver Reef where you'll exit. You'll then drive 1.5 miles from exit and take a left on Oak Grove Road which goes under the freeway Northwest toward Pine Valley Mountain. After you turn you'll then drive another 1.5 miles and the road will turn to gravel. Continue on gravel road for 2.8 miles at which time you'll see the sign for the Children's Forest At the Kiln. Continue on another 7 miles up to the Oak Grove Campground the signage is good. Road is narrow so if pulling a trailer or if you are driving a bus, watch it. Most sites look like they are tent friendly or tent trailer but not large trailers you'll hit a ponderosa if you're not careful.

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External Links

Pine Valley Mountain


Children's Forest and Plant Identification Journey


Bubbling Brook at Children's Forest




The Kiln (created in late 1800s)








Creek at Oak Grove Campground


Image of trees and rock on fringes of campground