Sites A-Z

  While it is not an all inclusive list of the thousand or so bodies of water in Utah, it is a good start. 
Try scuba diving Utah's more unknown dive sites and it may be a rewarding adventure. 

 

 Anderson Meadow Reservoir
   

Anderson Meadow Reservoir
Ashley Twin Lakes

Baker Dam Reservoir
Barney Lake
Bear Lake
Beaver Meadow Reservoir
Belmont Hot Springs
Big East Lake
Big Lake
Big Sandwash Reservoir
Birch Creek Reservoir
Blanding City Reservoir
Blue Lake
Bridger Lake
Brough Reservoir
Browne Lake
Browns Draw Reservoir
Butterfly Lake

Calder Reservoir
Causey Reservoir
China Lake
Clevland Reservoir
Cook Lake
Currant Creek Reservoir

Dark Canyon Lake
Deer Creek Reservoir
DMAD Reservoir
Donkey Reservoir
Duck Fork Reservoir

East Canyon Reservoir
East Park Reservoir
Echo Reservoir
Electric Lake

Fairview Reservoir
Ferron Reservoir
Fish Lake
Flaming Gorge Reservoir
Forsyth Reservoir

Grantsville Reservoir
Gunlock Reservoir
Gunnison Bend Reservoir
Gunnison Reservoir

Homestead Crater
Hoop Lake
Hoover Lake
Huntington Lake North
Huntington Reservoir
Hyrum Reservoir

Joes Valley Reservoir
Johnson Valley Reservoir
Jordanelle Reservoir

Kens Lake
Kents Lake
Kolob Reservoir
Koosharem Reservoir

LaBaron Reservoir
Lake Mary
Lake Powell
Little Creek Reservoir
Little Dell Reservoir
Lloyds Reservoir
Long Park Reservoir
Lost Creek Reservoir
Lower Browns Reservoir
Lower Box Reservoir
Lower Gooseberry Reservoir
Lyman Lake

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Manning Meadow Reservoir
Mantua Reservoir
Marsh Lake
Marshall Reservoir
Matt Warner Reservoir

Meadow Hot Spring
Meeks Cabin Reservoir
Mill Hollow Reservoir
Mill Meadow Reservoir
Miller Flat Reservoir
Millsite Reservoir
Minersville Reservoir
Mirror Lake
Mona Reservoir
Monticello Reservoir
Moon Lake

Navajo Lake
Newcastle Reservoir
Newton Reservoir
Nine Mile Reservoir

Oaks Park Reservoir
Otter Creek Reservoir

Palisades Lake
Panquitch Lake
Paradise Park Reservoir
Pelican Lake
Pine Lake
Pineview Reservoir
Piute Reservoir
Porcupine Reservoir
Posey Lake
Puffer Lake
Pyramid Lake

Quail Creek Reservoir

Recapture Reservoir
Red Creek Reservoir (Duchesne)
Red Creek Reservoir (Iron)
Red Fleet Reservoir
Redmond Lake
Riverton Reservoir
Rex's Reservoir
Rockport Reservoir
Rush Lake

Salem Pond
Sand Hollow Reservoir
Sand Lake
Scofield Reservoir
Scout Lake
Seabase
Settlement Canyon
Sevier Bridge Reservoir
Sheep Creek Reservoir
Smith and Morehouse
Spanish Oaks Reservoir
Spirit Lake
Stansbury Lake
Starvation Reservoir
Stateline Reservoir
Steinaker Reservoir
Strawberry Reservoir

Three Creeks Reservoir
Tibble Fork Reservoir
Tony Grove
Trial Lake
Tropic Reservoir

Upper Enterprise Reservoir
Upper Stillwater Reservoir
Utah Lake

Wall Lake
Washington Lake
Whitney Reservoir
Wide Hollow Reservoir
Willard Bay Reservoir
Woodruff Creek Reservoir

Yankee Meadow Reservoir

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

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Anderson Meadow Reservoir

Longitude / Latitude 112°26'01"W 38°12'38" N

Getting There
Anderson Meadow Reservoir is accessible from a gravel road across the north slope of Circleville Mountain also passing by Kents Lake and LaBaron Lake. Both originates and terminates at intersections with U-153, the road from Beaver to Junction. From the west, exit I-15 at Beaver and travel up Beaver Canyon on U-153 for about 12 miles to the FS-137 turnoff, at Little Cottonwood Campground. Travel on FS-137 for another 6 miles to Anderson Meadow Reservoir. From the east, travel up U-153 (this segment is unpaved) from US-89 at Junction for 12 miles to FS-173, and go 7 miles on FS-137 to Anderson Meadow Reservoir.

Accommodations
Anderson Meadows Campground, maintained by the Forest Service, is adjacent to the reservoir and offers camping at a nominal charge. It has 10 campsites with drinking water, vault toilets, and charges user fees. There are other USFS campgrounds in the vicinity as well as several private campgrounds in Beaver

Lake Info
Lake elevation (feet) 9,355
Depth (feet) maximum 21 mean 8.7
Length (feet) 1,395 Width (feet) 795
Shoreline (feet) 3,600

Visibility: 6-8 feet
Summer Water Temperature °F
Aquatic life: Rainbow and fingerling brook trout

Thoughts
As of this writing (2007) the lake appears to be quite shallow 8-10' due to drought conditions. With the winter of 2007 being above normal I would expect this reservoir to fill to its max depth.

 

 


 

 
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Ashley Twin Lake

Longitude / Latitude 40º43'28"N 109º48'2"W

About
Ashley Twin Lakes is northwest of Vernal in the shadow of Marsh Peak, one of the highest mountains in the southeast Uintas. The area is a moderately popular summer recreation area, being surrounded by coniferous forests and towering peaks. It is comprised of two natural lakes in the High Uintas that were united when a dam was built to raise the water level.

Getting There
Ashley Twin Lakes is accessible from Red Cloud Loop in the Ashley National Forest. The loop begins as 3500 West St. in the Vernal\Maeser area. Travel north on this road as it climbs into the Uintas. At the National Forest Boundary. the road becomes FS-18. About 13 miles after entering the National Forest, turn left on a less traveled road (FS-027). This turn should be signed to the lake and/or to Marsh Peak. Follow this road for 5 miles which terminates at the lake. The last few miles the road is very rough. It is very rocky and not maintained. Driving can be hazardous during inclement weather. The road at one time did continue on past the lake, but this area is now restricted.

Accommodations
There are no facilities at the lake. All visitors should pack out all waste. The nearest campground is operated by the USFS at Oaks Park Reservoir, 20 miles north and east on the Red Cloud Loop, which has primitive latrines, picnic areas, and campsites. Primitive camping is available at the lake and there are a significant number of improved campgrounds in the area.

Lake Info
Lake elevation (feet) 9,355
Depth (feet) maximum 20 mean 10
Length (feet) 2,200 Width (feet) 800
Shoreline (miles) 1.4

Visibility: 6-8 feet
S
ummer Water Temperature °F
Aquatic life: Brook trout, cutthroat trout, rainbow trout, clams, aquatic earthworms, and caddyfish.

Thoughts
As of this writing (2007) the lake appears to be quite shallow 8-10' due to drought conditions. With the winter of 2007 being above normal I would expect this reservoir level to rise. Given the high altitude and shallow depth I would be hesitant to make the trip just to try it out. If you are in the area it could be a fun diversion/adventure dive from the normal spots.

 

 

 
 

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Baker Dam Reservoir

Longitude / Latitude 37°22'38"N 113°38'32"W

About
Baker Dam Reservoir is a small impoundment on the Santa Clara River in extreme southwestern Utah.

Getting There
Baker Reservoir is 14 miles north of the Gunlock Reservoir, through the town of Gunlock, on the county's "Gunlock to Veyo" road. Or, Baker Dam can be reached by driving approximately 20 miles north of I-15 (Exit 6) in St. George to Veyo on UT-18, then 3.8 miles south on the Gunlock Road. The turn-off is signed.

Accommodations
The BLM's Baker Reservoir campground is adjacent to the reservoir, and has 10 campsites with picnic areas, vault toilets, drinking water, but no boat ramp. Usage fees are charged. Cabins and meals may be available in the vicinity.

Lake Info
Lake elevation (meters / feet) 1,484 / 4,869
Depth (feet) maximum 55 mean 18.4
Length (feet) 2,850 Width (feet) 900
Shoreline (miles) 1.04

Visibility: 6-8 feet
Summer Water Temperature 65-70 °F
Aquatic life: Rainbow, brown trout, redside shiner, mountain sucker, green sunfish, crayfish, snails and annelids.

Thoughts
At the time (1993) it was leaking and may have been drained but looking at aerial photos it still has water in it. Probably not worth it unless you are camping there due to the brush and trees in the water.

 

 


 

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Barney Lake

Longitude / Latitude 38°29’04”N 112°05’11”W

About
Barney Lake is east of Marysvale on the Sevier Plateau. It is very remote. It should not be confused with like-named Barney Lake on the Aquarius Plateau.

Getting There
Barney Lake is not readily accessible. From the west or the north, access is from Monroe via FS-078. Go south, then southeast out of town, following signs to Monrovian Park. At Monrovian Park, continue on FS-078 as it turns to gravel and climbs to the top of the plateau. About 7 miles past Monrovian Park, the Paiute ATV trail joins the route, and 12 miles past Monrovian Park the road (FS-083) to Manning Meadows Reservoir and Barney Lake branches to the right. From the east, take the gravel road 1/2 mile north of the Greenwich church (on U-62 6 miles south of Koosharem) to the west and up onto the Sevier Plateau and becomes FS-069. The Paiute ATV Trail follows this route. Approximately 1 mile past the turn off to Lower Box Creek Reservoir, turn right on FS-078. Proceed to the junction of FS-078 and FS-083, approximately 3-4 miles. From the FS-078/FS-083 junction, go several miles south on FS-083, past Manning Meadows Reservoir, to the turn off to Barney Lake. The road to the reservoir is approximately 1/2 mile long.

Accommodations
Camping is possible in the area. Usage is light. There are no improved Forest Service Campgrounds in the area, and the nearest private campgrounds are in Koosharem and Monroe. Please respect this site and carry out all of your trash. Bury human wastes at least 8" deep and at least 300' from the nearest body of water.

Lake Info
Lake elevation (feet) 10,049
Depth (feet) maximum 16.4 mean 10.5
Length (feet) 1,000 Width (feet) 400
Shoreline (feet) 2,800

Visibility: 5-7 feet
Summer Water Temperature °F
Aquatic life: Bonneville cutthroat, tiger trout and brook-brown trout cross

Thoughts
B
arney Lake is a small, shallow natural lake. Given the remote access, high altitude and shallow depth, I would call this site questionable.

 


 

  
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Bear Lake

  Dive flag is required since motorized watercraft is allowed on this reservoir.

About
Bear Lake is a large natural lake on the Utah/Idaho border. Bear Lake is often called the Caribbean of the Rockies for its intense turquoise-blue water. The unique color is due to the reflection of the limestone deposits suspended in the lake.

Getting There
Bear Lake is accessible from U-30 between Lakeville and Garden City and US-89 from Garden City into Idaho. A gravel road provides access to the east shore from Laketown. The road proceeds north into Idaho and intersects with an asphalt road which circumscribes the remainder of the lake. "On water recreation" is extensive and diversified.
On Bear Lake's Eastside area, Cisco Beach attracts divers with its rocky bottom and a steep drop-off close to shore. Cisco Beach is about 10 miles north of Laketown, Utah.

Cisco Beach: 41°57'15"N 111°16'37"W

The Wreck: 41°57'10"N 111°16'43"W

The "Car Lot": In 2011 local divers located dozens of vehicles submerged in the 30's to form an 'artificial reef'. Once coordinates are available I will post them.

Accommodations
There are three Utah State Parks on the lake. Bear Lake Marina is on US-89 two miles north of Garden City. Bear Lake Rendezvous Beach is on the south shore near Laketown, and Bear Lake Cisco Beach (Eastside) is 10 miles north of Laketown. The Marina is a well-developed boating facility with 176 slips that can be rented by day or season, but has only 15 campsites and a small swimming area. Rendezvous Beach has 138 campsites, a mile of beach, concessionaires and small boat rentals. Cisco Beach has primitive camping, swimming, and bathroom facilities. It is much more remote than the other two. Toilets and showers are available at the Marina and Rendezvous only. Idaho State Park is immediately north of the state line on the east side of the lake. Another Idaho State Park is located on the north end of the lake. Several commercial accommodations are available in the area.

Lake Info
Lake elevation (feet) 5,924
Depth (feet) maximum 208 mean 94
Length (miles) 29.5 Width (miles) 11.3 Shoreline (miles) 77.2

Summer Water Temperature 55-65 °F State Parks Current Conditions or Current Conditions
Visibility: 20-30 feet
Aquatic life: Cutthroat and Lake trout, Bonneville cisco, Bonneville whitefish, Bear Lake whitefish and Bear Lake sculpin.

Thoughts
In 2012 Cisco Beach was upgraded from primitive camping to designated campgrounds on a first come, first served basis. You can no longer create your own camp space. New fire rings have also been installed at Cisco Beach. Camp fires will only be allowed in the 56 fire rings. Campers will no longer be allowed to build their own fire pits.
 Bear Lake is one of the best dive sites the state has to offer during the summer. Altitude is not extreme and the water between June and September is nice. I have never had poor visibility at Bear. Cisco Beach has some unique features that give you something to look at. Volcanic rock formations for a wall, a gentle drift dive from north to south, a cave (note you must be trained in overhead environments before even considering entering) and new in 2008 a wreck. For the wreck enter the water about 75 yards south of the main entrance. What is great is there is an area marked off for divers but I would still fly a diver’s flag.

 

 

 
 

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Beaver Meadows Reservoir 

Longitude / Latitude 40°54'03"N 110°03'08"W

About
Beaver Meadows Reservoir is an intermediate size reservoir on the north slope of the Uintas.

Getting There
Beaver Meadow Reservoir is easily accessible from US-43 south via gravel road from McKinnon, Wyoming. Travel due south on a county road from McKinnon approximately 7 miles to the Wasatch National Forest. This road becomes FS-221. Continue south for 2 more miles and turn right on FS-058. Proceed west for approximately 4.5 miles to the reservoir. An alternate route would be to continue on FS-058 past Hoop Lake to Beaver Meadow Reservoir (approximately 5 miles).

Accommodations

There are no recreational facilities at the reservoir however; the area is popular for primitive camping around the reservoir. There are improved camping areas in the area.

Lake Info
Lake elevation (feet) 9,385
Depth (feet) maximum 37 mean 17.7
Length (feet) 1,600 Width (feet) 700 Shoreline (feet) 5100
V
isibility: 3-5 Feet
Summer Water Temperature °F
Aquatic life: Not stocked by the DWR, but populations of native fishes may be present in the lake.

Thoughts
As of 2007 this was a mere puddle. Not worth the trip to get wet.

 

 
 

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Belmont Hot Springs

Longitude / Latitude  41°51'20"N 112°09'28"W
 

About
Belmont Hot Springs (a.k.a Udy Hot Springs) is located 1 mile (1.6 km) southwest of Plymouth in northeastern Box Elder County near the Malad River.  The large lake (Main Pond) contains several springs and is the most conspicuous feature of the springs, but a series of smaller ponds given names such as “Indian Pool,” (Indian Spring) Morning Glory Hole,” and “Mud Pots” are present south of the large lake. Belmont is one of the few hot deep SCUBA certification sites in the Western United States.

Getting There
Take I-15 north past Tremonton to exit 392. Go east (from I-15) to the first stop sign, take a right, and then go south about one mile. You will see the Camperworld Hot Springs sign; turn right (west) and go about two blocks to the entrance of the resort on your left.

Accommodations
Swimming pool with additional hot tubs, playground and picnic pavilions. All the necessary water, sewer and electrical hookups for RVs. Divers can use the clubhouse changing rooms and showers.

Lake Info
Lake elevation (feet) 4,319
Depth (feet) maximum 30
Length (feet) 370 Width (feet) 140 Shoreline (feet) 952
Visibility: 5-15 Feet
Water Temperature 90-125 °F (closed to diving May-October due to high water temperatures)
Aquatic life: Fingerling trout

Thoughts
While Belmont is limited in depth it is a great place to go to just get wet or to refresh before a trip. Owners are working on building up the banks of Indian Springs to add some additional depth. Currently it's around 18'. Lay on the platform and let the little guppies swim around a nibble on your hands or look for errant golf balls from the 1st and 9th tee box.
Indian Springs is the smaller of the two ponds. The sediment tends to settle quicker at Indian than in the Main pond. There is a platform in Indian Springs that sits at 18 feet.
The Main pond is larger and tends to be 2-5 degrees cooler than that of Indian Springs. The deepest point is the south end near the large buoy.
Two training platforms have been installed for student to conduct skills assessments. Caution, sitting in about four feet of water are resting areas construction of chain link fencing. Caution should be used when surfacing near the platforms.
Certified divers not associated or sponsored by a dive facility will be required to show proof of insurance prior to diving. i.e.: Dive Alert Network (DAN), Dive Assure or other providers.

Just remember that the resort is closed to diving May-October due to high water temperatures.

 

 
 

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 Big East Lake

Longitude / Latitude 39°56'05"N 111°38'21"W

About
Big East Lake is south of Utah Valley, between Loafer Mountain and Mount Nebo. It is the largest of the Payson Lakes, a group of about a half-dozen lakes in the Payson Canyon

Getting There
Big East Lake is accessible from the Nebo Loop Road, a paved Forest Service road. Exit I-15 in Payson (exit 154), go south to US-6, then east on 6 for about .5 miles to the Nebo Loop Road (there is a small sign). (There is an old brick school on a hill surrounded by large trees at the intersection.) Travel on the Nebo Loop Road for about 10 miles up Payson (Peteetneet) Canyon to the Payson Lakes Campground and Big East Lake. Parking areas are well marked.

Accommodations
Recreational facilities are well developed at the lake, and include lawns, flush toilets, and picnic areas. The nearby campground has over 70 sites, but it is usually full during summer weekends. Fees are charged ($7) for camping, and the entrance gate is locked at 10:00 pm. Campsites can be reserved through Mistix. There are complete services and a private campground in Payson, and several other USFS campgrounds in Payson Canyon. Camping outside the lake campgrounds is permitted with several overflow areas close to the area.

Lake Info
Lake elevation (feet) 7,870
Depth (feet) maximum 29
Length (feet) 1690 Width (feet) 845 Shoreline (feet) 4,092
Visibility: 3-5 Feet
Summer Water Temperature 64 °F
Aquatic life: Rainbow trout and fingerling brook trout

Thoughts
Dived this in the 80's and I think the max depth is more like 10-15 feet and the vis was closer to 3 feet. This was revisited by a friend in 2008 and the conditions were….well OK. Visibility was around 6-8 feet once you get away from the swimming area. The only place you find depth is near the dam which was measured at 20 feet. Careful of the monofilament line from fishermen and when surfacing under the float tubers. If you're in the area and happen to have gear and happen to feel the need to get wet. Well……

 

 

 
 

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Big Lake

Longitude / Latitude 38°39'30" N 111°58'00" W

About
Big Lake is a small, remote, shallow natural lake in a high meadow located southeast of Richfield on the Sevier Plateau in a little-known part of the state. The area is popular for camping, hunting hiking and fishing. There are several other small lakes in the area.

Getting There
Big Lake is accessible from FS-068, the road between Annabella and Glenwood. From Annabella, head due east out of town (the road is unpaved) for 5 miles to a road on the right, which becomes FS-068 and goes to Big Lake. From Glenwood, go east out of downtown on the paved road, which bends south, turns to gravel, and reaches the junction with FS-068 after about 4 miles. Travel on FS-068 for about 9 miles to Big Lake, which is on the north side of the road.
Good maps are recommended.

Accommodations
There are no recreational facilities at the reservoir, although the area offers itself to primitive camping. If you camp, remember to haul out all of your garbage. There are no Forest Service Campgrounds in the area, and the nearest private campground is in Richfield.

Thoughts

 

 

 
 

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Big Sand Wash Reservoir

Spearfishing Permitted with restrictions
Longitude / Latitude 40°18'02" N 110°13'17" W

Dive flag is required since motorized watercraft is allowed on this reservoir.

About
Big Sand Wash Reservoir is in the Uinta Basin north of Duchesne and Roosevelt. It is a large reservoir and is popular for water recreation. It is located on a terrace along the Lake Fork River, receiving river water via canal.

Getting There
Big Sand Wash Reservoir is located on U-87 one mile north of the town of Upalco in the Uinta Basin. From US- 40, turn north at milepost 98.2 (about 9 miles east of Duchesne), northwest on old US-40 towards Bridgerland. Follow this road for a mile, then north-east and north on a paved country road for about 8 miles to U-87. Turn left on U-87 and continue north for 2 miles, through Upalco, to where U-87 bends to the northwest. At the bend, continue due north on an unpaved county road for 0.75 miles to the boat ramp access. Pedestrian access is possible from U-87.
At milepost 105 (16 miles east of Duchesne), there is a sign to a Big Sand Wash Boat ramp south of the highway. This is not Big Sand Wash Reservoir.

Accommodations
There are numerous USFS campgrounds north of the reservoir along the Lake Fork and Yellowstone Rivers. There is a private campground in Roosevelt

Lake Info
Lake elevation (feet) 5,885
Depth (feet) maximum 102 mean 31
Length (feet) 9,500 Width (feet) 3,900 Shoreline (mile) 6.5
Visibility: 6-8 Feet
Summer Water Temperature °F
Aquatic life: Fingerling rainbow trout and fingerling cutthroat trout

Thoughts

 

 
 

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Birch Creek Reservoir 

Longitude / Latitude  41°30'23"N 111°19'45"W 

About
Birch Creek Reservoir #2 is an intermediate sized reservoir on the east slope of the Monte Cristo Range. It provides some summer recreational opportunities, and has a much smaller sister reservoir, about 1/2 mile downstream.

Getting There
Birch Creek Reservoir #2 is easily accessible from U-39. The turnoff is about 36 miles east of Huntsville, exactly two miles west of the Woodruff Creek Reservoirs turnoff, and 8 miles west of Woodruff. Turn north and follow the gravel road to the northwest up Birch Creek about one mile to the reservoirs. The turnoff is poorly marked, but with a good map the road is not difficult to find.

Accommodations
There is a picnic area with primitive toilets between the two reservoirs. Monte Cristo Campground, a USFS facility, is about 13 miles west of the Birch Creek turnoff on U-39. It is open from June through September, and has 53 tent sites, picnic areas, and primitive toilets. Fees are charged for campground use.

Lake Info
Lake elevation (feet) 6915
Depth (feet) maximum 81 mean 35
Length (feet) 4137 Width (feet) 859 Shoreline (mile) 2.05
Visibility: 6-8 Feet
Summer Water Temperature °F
Aquatic life: Fingerling rainbow and cutthroat trout
Note: By midsummer the reservoir is drained down to the conservation pool (about 25 feet deep) exposing 35 vertical feet of muddy banks.

 

 

 
 

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Blanding City Reservoir

Longitude / Latitude  37°40'06"N 109°29'52"W  

 

Swimming, scuba diving, camping and boating are prohibited.

 

About
Blanding City Reservoir is on the south slope of the Abajo Mountains. The Mormon pioneers settled the area in the late 1800's, and diverted clear water from the mountain streams for culinary use.

Getting There
Blanding City Reservoir #4 is 4 miles north of Blanding. From downtown Blanding, travel north out of town near 400 West. The asphalt road winds through the desert past Reservoirs #2 and #3 and culminates at reservoir #4.

Accommodations

Lake Info
Lake elevation (feet) 6,600
Depth (feet) maximum 46 mean 21
Length (feet) 2,600 Width (feet) 2,100 Shoreline (mile) 1.2
Visibility: 12-15 Feet
Summer Water Temperature °F
Aquatic life: Rainbow trout

 

 


 

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Blue Lake

Spearfishing Permitted with restrictions

Longitude / Latitude 40°30'06"N 114°02'02"W

About
Blue Lake is an oasis in the Utah West Desert, south of Bonneville Salt Flats, approximately 15 miles south of Wendover, Nevada. Geothermal springs of fresh water support a relatively rich wetland environment and feed several pools, of which Blue Lake is the deepest. The surroundings consist of salt flats, rocky outcrops, and desert scrub vegetation. The property is part of the Utah Test and Training Range (U.S. Air Force), but the site is operated by the state of Utah as a wildlife management area with open access to the public. Because the pools remain warm year round, the site attracts wildlife as well as scuba divers.

Getting There
From Salt Lake City travel on I-80 west to Wendover Nevada. Once in Wendover travel to HWY 93 which is located across from the Pepper Hotel and Casino. Travel south on HWY 93 for approximately. 14 miles to the Blue Lake sign. Turn east and travel down a rough wash board road for approximately 5 miles. The dirt road as it's mostly just annoying small bumps.

Accommodations
There are no facilities located at Blue Lake.
Overnight camping is allowed and no permits are required.
Accommodations can be found in Wendover.

Lake Info
Lake elevation (feet) 4,254
Depth (feet) maximum 58 mean 43
Length (feet) 1103 Width (feet) 592 Shoreline (feet) 2,678
Visibility: 5-30 Feet
Summer Water Temperature 80 °F
Aquatic life: Blue Gill, Largemouth Bass and Tilapia

Thoughts
Blue Lake is one of the mainstays of Utah diving. Fall through spring offer the best conditions both in and out of the water. While during summer months the water is quite warm the infestation of horse flies makes the journey unbearable without large amounts of DEET.
From the entry area in about 15' of water there is a yellow rope line connecting two training platforms.
Heading to the north platform you'll notice two ropes tied to the northeast corner post. Don't forget to phone home from the call box on the northwest corner.
Following the upper rope will guide you to a sunken 24' boat standing on its stern.
Off the side of this boat you'll notice a metal praying mantis sculpture.
Off the starboard side there is a sunken canoe. Head from the boat to the canoe bow and proceed another 30-40 feet you'll find a metal turtle sculpture.
Take a compass heading of 240 degree and look for the sunken bi-plane sculpture in the large hot pot. Approximately 50 yards from the boat. If you go over a large ridge and locate the very large pots you've gone too far. Just north of the plane is a 50 gallon drum with a bowling ball representing a hippo. There used to be a surface marker for the plane but last time I was there is had been removed. (Oct 2010)
From the north platform following the lower rope it will lead you to a smaller boat sitting on the bottom.
There is a guideline that will lead you from the boat to the shark sculpture. Just past the shark you'll find a bomb tail piece.
Other things to find are the gravel pits which are the deepest part of Blue Lake.
I wasn't able to find the floating manikin head the last time I was out but I heard it's still there. It's in a small 'canyon' that is running along the north side.

 

 

 
 

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Bridger Lake

Longitude / Latitude 40°57'46" N 110°23'09"W

 About
Bridger Lake sits in valley on the north slope of the Uinta Mountains. It is a small, natural lake in the Smith's Fork valley. It is in a cluster of four lakes and reservoirs just south of the Wyoming state line (Bridger Lake, Marsh Lake, and China Lake.)

Getting There
Bridger Lake is in the Smith's Fork drainage, 30 miles east of U-150 on the North Slope Road (FS-058). It is also accessible from Mountain View, Wyoming. Go south from Mountain View on the paved road towards Robertson (not towards Lonetree). At the second 90o bend to the west (about 5 miles from Mountain View), leave the highway,
continuing south on a gravel road that becomes FS-072. Bridger Lake is 2 miles south of the Wyoming State Line. The lake is 1/2 mile south of the turnoff to Stateline Reservoir. Located at the lake are the Bridger Lake Guard Station and the Bridger Lake Campground on the west shore. The route to the lake is well marked.

Accommodations
Bridger Lake Campground, administered by the Forest Service, has been refurbished (1993). It has 30 campsites, each with a fire pit, barbeque grills, and drinking water. There are two vault toilets, and two of the campsites have been developed with cement pads with a concrete pathway to the restroom facilities for those individuals with special needs. Reservations can be made through the national reservation system for camping in National Forest camp areas. User fees are charged. There are several other USFS campgrounds in the vicinity, including Stateline, Trail Head, Marsh Lake, China Meadows, and Smiths Fork Trail Head. This area provides access to the popular High Uinta Wilderness, so campgrounds are heavily used in the summer.

Lake Info
Elevation (feet) 9,364
Depth (feet) maximum 15 mean 13
Length (feet) 2,200 Width (feet) 700 Shoreline (feet) 4,200
Visibility: 4-6 Feet
Summer Water Temperature °F
Aquatic life: Rainbow trout

 

 

 
 

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Brough Reservoir

Longitude / Latitude 40°15'14" N 109°42'12" W

 Dive flag is required since motorized watercraft is allowed on this reservoir.

About
Brough Reservoir is stream feed reservoir located in the Uinta Basin southwest of Vernal.

Getting There
Brough Reservoir is accessible from U-88 between Ouray and US-40. The turnoff to U-88 is 15 miles west of Vernal and 15 miles east of Roosevelt on US-40. Approximately 3.7 miles south of US 40, U-88, a gravel road to the west is an access road to the reservoir. The reservoir is about 1 mile to the west and then 1 mile south.
Access is possible from U-88 approximately 2 miles further south near a small farming community. Another gravel road leads west and north to the reservoir.

Accommodations
There are no improved camping areas or facilities located adjacent to the reservoir.

Lake Info
Elevation (feet) 5,010
Depth (feet) maximum 55 mean 31
Length (feet) 3402 Width (feet) 2001 Shoreline (feet) 12,999
Visibility: 7-10 Feet
Summer Water Temperature °F
Aquatic life: Rainbow trout, cutthroat trout, smallmouth bass and largemouth bass

  

 

 
 

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Browne Lake 

Longitude / Latitude 40°51'47" N 109°48'60"W

About
Browne Lake (pronounced "Brownie") is a small lake on the north slope of the eastern High Uintas.

Getting There
Browne Lake is about 10 miles west of U-44. From near milepost 15 on U44, turn west on the Sheep Creek Geologic Loop. A sign says "Browne Lake 10". Follow the Sheep Creek Road for three miles, and then turn west again on a gravel road also signed to Browne Lake. This is the North Slope Road. Follow it for five miles to the turnoff to Browne Lake on the left. The lake is two miles south on this road.

Accommodations
The campground has privies, drinking water, picnic areas and charges user fees.

Lake Info
Elevation (feet) 8,289
Depth (feet) maximum 25 mean 12
Length (feet) 3000 Width (feet) 800 Shoreline (miles) 1.4
Visibility: 10-12 Feet
Summer Water Temperature °F
Aquatic life: Brook trout, rainbow trout, cutthroat trout and sculpins

 

 

 

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Browns Draw Reservoir
Spearfishing Permitted with restrictions

Longitude / Latitude  40°25'35.91"N 110° 7'13.34"W

About 
Browns Draw
Foot access only around reservoir. Please honor access agreement as posted.

Getting There
Take S.R. 121 10 miles north from Roosevelt to 9000 West, then left 6 mi. west near Boulder Blvd. 

Accommodations
The campground has privies, drinking water, picnic areas and charges user fees.

Lake Info
Elevation 6065 (feet) 
Depth (feet) 42 maximum  mean 
Length (feet)  Width (feet)  Shoreline 4686 (acres)  
Visibility:  Feet
Summer Water Temperature °F
Aquatic life: Brown Trout, Cutthroat, Rainbow and Whitefish     

 


 

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Butterfly Lake

Longitude / Latitude 40°43'20"N 110°51'59"W

 About
Butterfly Lake is a small natural lake in the western portion of the High Uintas.

Getting There
Butterfly Lake is on U-150 (the Mirror Lake Highway) at Hayden Pass (three miles north of Mirror Lake). The lake entrance is well marked.

Accommodations
Recreational facilities at the reservoir include Butterfly Campground, with latrines, day-use areas and 20 campsites. There are numerous other campgrounds along the Mirror Lake Highway, but it is not uncommon for all to be full on summer weekends.

Lake Info
Elevation (feet) 10,340
Depth (feet) maximum 13 mean 5
Length (feet) 700 Width (feet) 500 Shoreline (feet) 2300
Visibility: 10-12 Feet
Summer Water Temperature °F
Aquatic life: Rainbow and albino trout and fingerling brook trout

Diving Butterfly Lake is beyond recreational diving limits with regards to its altitude. If you’re considering diving this lake please have training in diving extreme altitudes  .

 

 

 

 
 

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Calder Reservoir

Longitude / Latitude 40°43'22"N 109°11'06"W

Dive flag is required since motorized watercraft is allowed on this reservoir.
About
Calder Reservoir is a small lake in the Diamond Mountain area northeast of Vernal. It is in the middle of a chain of three lakes
Getting There
Calder Reservoir is accessible from Jones Hole Road northeast of Vernal. Go east out of Vernal on 500 North, following signs to Jones Hole, Diamond Mountain, and Brown's Park. Two miles west of town, the road bends north and drops into the Brush Creek valley, then climbs for many miles to Diamond Mountain (a plateau). Seven miles after reaching the top of the plateau (and 27 miles out of Vernal), turn left on an unpaved road marked "Crouse Reservoir 5 Browns Park 15". Follow this road for two miles to the crest of a hill, then angle left at a fork in the road to Crouse and Calder reservoirs. After 4 miles or so, Calder Reservoir should be visible on the left and Crouse on the right. It is also possible to remain on the right fork of the road (to Browns Park) to Crouse Reservoir, then go west for one mile to Calder Reservoir.

 

 

 

Accommodations
There are no public or private campgrounds in the area. Users should pack out all refuse. This is private land and being a guest is a privilege.

Lake Info
Elevation (feet) 7291
Depth (feet) maximum 38 mean 17
Length (feet) 4510 Width (feet) 1310 Shoreline (feet) 11810
Visibility: 4-6 feet
Summer Water Temperature 60-65 °F
Aquatic life: Rainbow trout
 
 
 

 
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Causey Reservoir
Spearfishing Permitted
Longitude / Latitude 41°17'55"N 111°35'17"W

 

 

 

Dive flag is required since motorized watercraft is allowed on this reservoir.

About
Causey Reservoir is located on the South Fork of the Ogden River above Huntsville. It is one of the most scenic and beautiful reservoirs in Utah. The reservoir is nestled in steep valley terrain the main body branching into three distinct canyons
Getting There
Causey Reservoir is east of Ogden in Ogden Canyon. Travel on U-39 up Ogden Canyon to Huntsville, and continue for eight more miles to a turnoff on the right. Follow this improved gravel road for two miles to the reservoir. The turnoff should be well marked, as there is a Boy Scout Camp on the north arm of the reservoir. Access to the reservoir is limited, as some portions of the shore are privately owned, restricting land access to most of the reservoir.
Accommodations
The Forest Service once maintained latrines at the reservoir, but they have fallen victim to vandals. A Weber County Park is located just below the dam, with drinking water, camping, and latrines.
Lake Info
Elevation (feet) 5692
Depth (feet) maximum 182 mean 65
Length (miles) 2.5 Width (feet) 469 Shoreline (miles) 7.3
Visibility: 12-15 feet
Summer Water Temperature °F
Aquatic life: Rainbow and cutthroat trout
 
 

 
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China Lake
Longitude / Latitude 40°56'25"N 110°24'15"W
About
China Lake is one of many lake basins created by irregular deposition of glacial deposits called moraines.
Getting There
China Lake is 30 miles east of U-150 on the North Slope Road (FS-058). It is also accessible from Mountain View, Wyoming. Go south from Mountain View on U-410, a paved road, towards Robertson (not towards Lonetree). About 5 miles from Mountain View, leave the highway, and continue south on a gravel road that becomes FS-072. FS-072 and FS-058 join at China Meadows Campground. Access to China Lake is from FS-058, 1/4 mile west of the campground. The lake is 1/4 mile north of the road, accessible by trails and an old jeep road which is closed to motor vehicles. The route to the China Meadows area is well marked, but there are no signs to the lake itself.
Accommodations
The area immediately around the lake offers primitive camping. China Meadows Campground, administered by the Forest Service, has 13 campsites, with latrines.  There are several other USFS campgrounds in the vicinity, including Trail Head, Marsh Lake, Bridger Lake, and Smiths Fork Trail Head. This area is a popular access route to the High Uinta Wilderness, so campgrounds are heavily used in the summer.
Lake Info
Elevation (feet) 4498
Depth (feet) maximum 45 mean 20
Length (feet) 2800 Width (feet) 400 Shoreline (feet) 770
Visibility: 12-15 feet
Summer Water Temperature °F
Aquatic life: Arctic grayling
 
 

 
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Cleveland Reservoir
Longitude / Latitude 39°34'51"N 111°14'28"W
Dive flag is required since motorized watercraft is allowed on this reservoir.
About
Cleveland Lake is a reservoir in Huntington Canyon.
Getting There
Cleveland Reservoir is directly accessible from U-31 which follows the shoreline for about a mile. The lake is 19 miles east of Fairview and 29 miles northwest of Huntington. A sign on the highway identifies the lake.
Accommodations
There are no recreational facilities at the lake. Visitors are required to pack out their own trash. Old Folks Flat, a Forest Service campground, is 9 miles southeast on U-31. It has 6 campsites and picnic tables. Usage fees are charged. There are other Forest Service Campgrounds in Huntington Canyon, on U-264, on the road to Joes Valley, and on Skyline Drive north of U-264.
Lake Info
Elevation (feet) 8812
Depth (feet) maximum 56 mean 33
Length (feet) 3700 Width (feet) 2000 Shoreline (miles) 2.5
Visibility: 5-7 feet
Summer Water Temperature °F
Aquatic life: Unknown
 
 
 
 
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Cook Lake

Longitude / Latitude 38°10'38"N 111°32'21"W

 About
Cook Lake is an small, natural lake on the west side of Boulder Mountain in south-central Utah. It is one of the hundreds of lakes on the mountain.         

Get ting There
Cook Lake is ten miles east of Posey Lake Road on the Boulder Mountain Road (FR-178). The Posey Lake Road runs from Loa to Escalante, and the Boulder Mountain Road turnoff is about 11 miles south of Loa. Cook Lake is on the east side of the road. The existing road bypasses the lake, but the old road goes right past it. Turn on the old road, a sharp left, just before the final incline up the cliff to the top of the mountain. If you get to the top (a flat area of miles and miles rolling meadows interspersed with groves of trees), turn around and go back down the cliff and make a half right (onto the old road) at the bottom (0.5 miles from the beginning of the descent). The lake is 0.5miles north of the main road on the old road.

Accommodations
There are no USFS campgrounds in the vicinity, although primitive camping is possible throughout the area. Heavy recreational use has scarred the west side of the lake. Campers should choose a preexisting campsite and build small fires on preexisting fire sites. There is an RV park in Bicknell.

Lake Info
Elevation (feet) 10,580
Depth (feet) maximum 18 mean 8
Length (feet) 1790 Width (feet) 300 Shoreline (feet) 3980
Visibility: 8-10 feet
Summer Water Temperature °F
Aquatic life: Brook trout, rainbow trout and arctic grayling

Diving Cook Lake is beyond recreational diving limits with regards to its altitude. If you're considering scuba diving this lake please have training in diving extreme altitudes.
 
 

 
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Currant Creek Reservoir 

 

 

 

Longitude / Latitude  40°19'60"N 111°03'20"W  

Dive flag is required since motorized watercraft is allowed on this reservoir.

About
Currant Creek Reservoir is a large reservoir built as part of the Central Utah Project (CUP) and supplements Strawberry Reservoir.

Getting There
Currant Creek Reservoir is easily accessible from US-40 between Fruitland and Strawberry Reservoir. At milepost 59.3, the highway is in the bottom of Currant Creek Canyon, with large signs directing traffic to the turnoff in the canyon bottom. Travel up-canyon for about 14 miles on an improved gravel road to the reservoir.

Accommodations
There are no services at the reservoir, but a lodge on US-40 at the turnoff has information, gasoline, groceries.

Lake Info
Elevation (feet) 7683
Depth (feet) maximum 123 mean 53
 Length (feet) 8200 Width (feet) 2250 Shoreline (feet) 25920
 Visibility: 8-10 feet
 Summer Water Temperature °F
 Aquatic life: Unknown 

 

 


 

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Dark Canyon Lake

Longitude / Latitude 38°27'24"N 109°11'51"W
About
Dark Canyon Lake is a small lake on the eastern slope of the La Sal Mountains at the base of Mt Peale.
 Getting There 
 Dark Canyon Lake is approximately 48 miles southeast of Moab or 14 miles north of La Sal.. From mile post 118 on US-191 (about eight miles south of Moab) turn east on Old Airport Road and follow pass the turnoff to Kens Lake, which should be visible about 11 miles south of Moab, to the La Sal Mountain Loop road. There is a junction approximately 3 miles south of the road to Kens Lake, but continue on past the junction, up Brumley Ridge into the La Sal Mountains, to the Geyser Pass Road approximately 8 more miles. The Geyser Pass Road is a well maintained gravel road that leads southeast to Geyser Pass (approximately 7 miles).
After Geyser Pass turn south on FS-129 which follows the ridgeline past Mount Mellenthin and turns eastward, before Mount Peale, to the lake (approximately 5 miles). Travel over the La Sal Mountains via this route produces some of the most spectacular panoramas of this area. Take the time to stop and enjoy some of these views, especially westward towards Moab and Kens Lake. Continuing on past Dark Canyon Lake on FS-129 will eventually lead you to U-46 and to La Sal, Utah.

 Accommodations
  Some private recreation developments are in the area on the private lands to the north. Camping is permitted, but in a primitive setting, unless use of private facilities are arranged. 

Lake Info 
Elevation (feet) 9950
 Depth (feet) maximum 30 mean 11
 Length (feet) 600 Width (feet) 500 Shoreline (feet) 3000

  Visibility: 15-20 feet
Summer Water Temperature °F
Aquatic life: Brook trout, arctic grayling and rainbow trout
 

 

 


 

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Deer Creek Reservoir

Spearfishing Permitted

Longitude / Latitude 40°25'45"N 111°29'58"W

Dive flag is required since motorized watercraft can be present on this reservoir.

About
Deer Creek Reservoir is a large reservoir at the top of Provo Canyon in northern Utah.

Getting There
Deer Creek Reservoir is easily accessible from US-189 between Provo and Heber. The highway crosses the dam and follows the shore for about five miles.

Accommodations
Recreational facilities at the reservoir include Deer Creek State Park as well as private recreational facilities and marinas. The state park has modern rest rooms with showers, sewage disposal, a 31 unit campground, and fish cleaning stations. The park is located two miles north of the dam on US-189 (milepost 20) with well-marked entrances. Private facilities include Snow's Marina in Wallsburg Bay (milepost 21), the Deer Creek Island Resort (milepost 24) with a restaurant, boat rentals, boat launch areas, picnic areas, swimming areas, gasoline and sundries. An additional state-owned beach facility with public rest rooms is just north of the resort. There are numerous USFS campgrounds up the North Fork up Provo Canyon on U-92, and Wasatch State Park in Midway (north of the reservoir and US-189 in the Heber Valley) also offers camping.

Lake Info
Elevation (feet) 5417
Depth (feet) maximum 137 mean 65
Length (miles) 5.7 Width (miles) 1.2 Shoreline (miles) 18.4
Visibility: 7-10 feet
Summer Water Temperature °F Current Water Conditions
Aquatic life: Smallmouth Bass and Walleye

Thoughts
In the spring avoid the east part of the lake as the runoff ruins visibility. One of the better areas is around sailboat beach, head toward the dam. Many divers will dive around the 'island' near the state park entrance.

Open to sparfishing with restrictions: You may not use spearfishing to take largemouth and small mouth bass from April 1 through the fourth Saturday of June:

 

 
 

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DMAD Reservoir

Longitude / Latitude 39°23'54"N 112°28'22"W

About
DMAD Reservoir is a large reservoir in the eastern Sevier Desert near Delta.
Getting There
DMAD Reservoir is between Delta and Lynndyl on US-6. Access is several miles south of the airport on US-6. Access to the dam is from a dirt road at the south end of "the river dip"–the 1/2 mile stretch of US-6 that dips into the Sevier River Valley. This road to the reservoir is marked with a small wooden sign. The turnoff, at the south end of the river dip, is 4.5 miles northeast of Delta and 12 miles south west of Lynndyl. Access to the north shore of the reservoir is from several roads leaving US-6 several miles north of the river dip.
The land that is now submerged by the reservoir was not cleared of trees and vegetation before flooding,making recreation somewhat hazardous and unappealing but if visibility could be found this would make for some interesting diving. At this time I don't see it happening.
Accommodations
The area immediately around the lake offers primitive camping. There are no public campgrounds in the area, but there are several RV Parks in Delta
Lake Info
Elevation (feet) 4665
Depth (feet) maximum 24 mean 9
Length (miles) 1.8 Width (miles) 0.25 Shoreline (miles) 6.3
Visibility: 3-5 feet
Summer Water Temperature °F
Aquatic life: Catfish, white bass, carp, walleye and white crappie
 
 

 
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Donkey Reservoir

Longitude / Latitude 38°12'10"N 111°29'32"W

About
Donkey Reservoir is one of about a dozen lakes and reservoirs on the north slope of Boulder Mountain in south-central Utah. These lake basins are the result of uneven glacial scouring at the base of a 500 foot cliff.

Getting There
Donkey Reservoir is at the top of the slope from the Fremont River to Boulder Mountain, necessitating a long climb on primitive roads. Just recently the roads have been improved, but the last mile to the reservoir remains primitive and requires a vehicle with high clearance. From downtown Teasdale, go south and east for approximately 1.5 miles. Turn right on a gravel road marked with a sign for Donkey Reservoir and other lakes.
Within 2 miles the road begins the ascent on Boulder Mountain. It is a seven mile, fairly continuous climb, to gain 3,000 feet in elevation. Take the left fork at the junction to Coleman Lake. You will pass Bob's Hole, a small lake, on the way and Round Lake near the top. A few hundred yards past Round Lake take the right fork which will lead you past a series of impoundments and culminate at Donkey Reservoir at the top. The upper reaches of the road are primitive, suitable only for hikers, horses, mountain bikes, and high clearance vehicles. Good maps, particularly the Teasdale and Blind Lake 7.5' quads, are extremely helpful. The road during inclement weather can become very slick and impassable.
Accommodations
There are no improved USFS campgrounds in the vicinity, although primitive camping is possible throughout the area. There is an RV park in Torrey
Lake Info
Elevation (feet) 10157
Depth (feet) maximum 26 mean 9
Length (feet) 2520 Width (feet) 630 Shoreline (feet) 5510
Visibility: 12-15 feet
Summer Water Temperature °F
Aquatic life: Brook trout and cutthroat trout
Diving Donkey Reservoir is beyond recreational diving limits with regards to its altitude. If you're considering scuba diving this lake please have training in diving extreme altitudes.
 
 
 
 
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Duck Fork Reservoir
Longitude / Latitude 39°10'10"N 111°26'57"W
Dive flag is required since motorized watercraft can be present on this reservoir.

About
Duck Fork Reservoir is an intermediate-sized artificial lake owned by the DWR. It is located in a meadow in Ferron Canyon, high on the east side of the Wasatch Plateau.

Getting There
Duck Fork Reservoir is accessible on a dirt road from Ferron, travel east past Millsite Reservoir, and continue on the gravel road as it ascends Ferron Canyon, enters a narrow side canyon and climbs to a high bench area. Ferron Reservoir is 25 miles west of Ferron City. From Mayfield, travel up the canyon, crossing the plateau on Skyline Drive at 10,500', and descend into Ferron Canyon. Ferron Reservoir is 23 miles east of Mayfield. The Ferron Canyon route is likely to be the better maintained road. From Ferron Reservoir, turn north, below the dam, and follow this road for 5 miles as it goes northeast and then west to Duck Fork Reservoir. The area around the reservoir receives light recreational usage.

Accommodations
Primitive camping is permitted in the area, and there are latrines at the reservoir. Cottage rental and USFS camping are available at Ferron Reservoir.

Lake Info
Elevation (feet) 9305
Depth (feet) maximum 35 mean 18
Length (feet) 2250 Width (feet) 1400 Shoreline (miles) 1.3
Visibility: 12-15 feet
Summer Water Temperature °F
Aquatic life: Endangered Bonneville cutthroat trout and rainbow trout.
 
 

 
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East Canyon Reservoir
Spearfishing Permitted with restrictions

Longitude / Latitude 40°54'20"N 111°35'20"W

Dive flag is required since motorized watercraft can be present on this reservoir.

About
East Canyon Reservoir is a large reservoir behind the northern Wasatch Front.

Getting There
East Canyon Reservoir is in East Canyon between I-80 and I-84. The all year access is U-66 from Morgan (Exit 103 off I-84). Alternate routes U-65 from the south (Exit 134 off I-80 in Parley's Canyon) or the north (Exit 115 off I-84 in Henefer). U-66 follows the north shore of the reservoir, while U-65 follows the east shore. There is access to the southern half of the west shore by a gravel road off U-65. Driving time is about 1/2 hour from the mouth of eitherParley's or Weber Canyons.

Accommodations
Facilities include modern rest rooms with showers, sewage disposal, a 31 unit campground with a large overflow area, and fish cleaning stations. A concessionaire provides a snacks and boat rentals. The park is located on U-66 on the north shore of the reservoir, one mile west of the junction with U-65. Entrances are well marked. There are no other campgrounds in the area, and little public land for ispersed camping. East Canyon Resort is located near the southern end of the reservoir. The resort has a wide range of facilities available to the public.

Lake Info
Elevation (feet) 5690
Depth (feet) maximum 197 mean 75
Length (miles) 3.5 Width (miles) 1.4 Shoreline (miles) 9.94
Visibility: 12-15 feet
Summer Water Temperature °F Current Water Conditions
Aquatic life: Rainbow trout, cutthroat trout, brown trout, and craw fish

Thoughts
Fun place to dive just to get wet and have a crawfish fry. Find a place off the side of the road and dive in. try to avoid were the all the shore fishermen go. We found a cove just before the state park and had some fun.

Open to spearfishing with restrictions: You may not use spearfishing to take largemouth and small mouth bass from April 1 through the fourth Saturday of June.

 

 

 
 

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East Park Reservoir

Longitude / Latitude 40°47'12"N 109°32'53"W

About
East Park Reservoir is an intermediate-sized reservoir on the south slope of the eastern High Uintas. It is one of the more accessible reservoirs in the High Uintas, being about 8 miles from US-191 by paved forest road.

Getting There
East Park Reservoir is about thirty miles north of Vernal, easily accessible from US-191. At milepost 220.7 on US-191 (about 22 miles north of Vernal and 15 miles south of the Flaming Gorge Jct (US-191 and U-44)) turn west on FS-018, a paved road, signed to East Park and Red Cloud Loop. Follow this road for about 7 miles, to a fork in the road, and take the right fork for the final mile to the reservoir.

Accommodations
Recreational facilities at the reservoir include East Park Campground, a USFS facility, which was rebuilt with flush toilets, picnic areas, and campsites.

Lake Info
Elevation (feet) 9017
Depth (feet) maximum 22 mean 19
Length (miles) 1.1 Width (miles) .4 Shoreline (miles) 3.0
Visibility: 3-6 feet
Summer Water Temperature °F
Aquatic life: Rainbow and Brook Trout

 

 

 
 

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Echo Reservoir

Spearfishing Permitted with restrictions

Longitude / Latitude 40°57'00"N 111°24'19"W

Dive flag is required since motorized watercraft can be present on this reservoir.

About
Echo Reservoir is a large reservoir south of Echo Junction on the Weber River. I-80 hugs its western shore for about three miles, making it one of the most visible reservoirs in the state.

Getting There
Echo Reservoir is easily accessible from old US-189 on the east side of the reservoir. Take I-80 to either Exit 164, drive into downtown Coalville and go north to the reservoir, or take Exit 169 at Echo and go south. The road follows an abandoned railroad grade that has been converted into a recreation trail. The road and trail hug the base of the canyon wall along the reservoir. There are numerous access points along old US-189. I-80 is on the west side. There is a scenic overlook, but reservoir access is difficult.

Accommodations
There is a public recreation area about two miles north of downtown Coalville on old US-189. It has a boat launching area and latrines. One-half mile north of the public facility is a large private marina and campground. The marina has many large trees, making it one of the more pleasant portions of the shoreline. It has an improved boat ramp, camping, boat rentals, a convenience store, and toilet facilities. This is a privately owned operation, and fees are charged for all activities.

Lake Info
Elevation (feet) 5560
Depth (feet) maximum 110 mean 50
Length (miles) 4.2 Width (miles) 7.6 Shoreline (miles) 10.2
Visibility: 9-12 feet
Summer Water Temperature °F
Aquatic life: Rainbow and Brook Trout

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Electric Lake

Spearfishing Permitted with restrictions

Longitude / Latitude 39°36'26"N 111°13'12"W
Dive flag is required since motorized watercraft can be present on this reservoir.

About
Electric Lake is a large reservoir on Huntington Creek high on the east slope of the Wasatch Plateau.

Getting There
Electric Lake is accessible from U-31 and U-264. U-31 follows the south shore for about 0.5 miles near the dam (21 miles east of Fairview City and 27 miles northwest of Huntington), U-264 follows the north shore for 1/2 mile (6 miles east of jct U-31 and 9 miles west of jct U-96).
Accommodations
There are two Forest Service campgrounds near the lake: Flat Canyon Campground, 1 mile west on U-264, with 13 campsites and picnic tables, and Old Folks Flat campground, 6 miles southeast on U-31, with 6 campsites and picnic tables. Both campgrounds charge fees.
Lake Info
Elevation (feet) 8575
Depth (feet) maximum 217 mean 84
Length (miles) 1.2 Width (miles) .3 Shoreline (miles) 10.2
Visibility: 4-6 feet
Summer Water Temperature °F
Aquatic life: Cutthroat trout
 
 
 
 
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Fairview Reservoir
Longitude / Latitude 39°38'23"N 111°18'24"W
About
Fairview Lake is the larger of the Fairview Lakes– on the north end of the Wasatch Plateau. Lake #2 is intermediate-sized; the lakes are privately owned and have summer homes on their northeast shore.
Getting There
The Fairview Lakes are located near U-31 between Fairview and Huntington. From Fairview, travel 10 miles up U-31 to U-264. Turn left (east) on U-264, follow it for about 2 miles and turn right (south) on Skyline Drive at Beaver Dam Reservoir. Follow Skyline Drive for 1/2 mile, and turn right (south) on a primitive road for 1 mile to Fairview Lakes.
From Huntington, follow U-31 for about 35 miles, (3 miles north of Huntington Reservoir) to Skyline Drive. Turn right (north) and follow Skyline Drive for about 3 miles to the primitive road, and turn left (south) for one mile. Huntington Reservoir is directly accessible from U-31 which follows the shoreline for about a mile. The lake is 16 miles east of Fairview City and 32 miles northwest of Huntington City.
Accommodations
There is a private campground at the lake managed by the Fairview Lakes Association with campsites, privies, a restaurant, and a gravel boat ramp. Flat Canyon campground, two miles east of Beaver Dam Reservoir on U-264, has 13 campsites and picnic tables. Usage fees are charged.
Lake Info
Elevation (feet) 8975
Depth (feet) maximum 40 mean 21
Length (feet) 3750 Width (feet) 1580 Shoreline (miles) 1.6
Visibility: 9-12 feet
Summer Water Temperature °F
Aquatic life: Rainbow trout
 
 

 
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Ferron Reservoir
Longitude / Latitude 39°08'23"N 111°27'02"W
About
Ferron Reservoir is on the east side of the Wasatch Plateau at the headwaters of Ferron Creek. There is a small, private resort on the south shore.
It is also called Indian Creek Reservoir.
Getting There
Ferron Reservoir is directly accessible from the road between Ferron and Mayfield. This is an improved gravel road crossing some of the most rugged terrain on the Wasatch Plateau. From Ferron, travel west past Millsite Reservoir, and continue on the gravel road as it ascends Ferron Canyon, enters a narrow side canyon and climbs to a high bench area. Ferron Reservoir is 25 miles west of Ferron City. From Mayfield, travel up the canyon, crossing the plateau on Skyline Drive at 10,500', and descend into Ferron Canyon. Ferron Reservoir is 23 miles east of Mayfield. The Ferron Canyon route is the better maintained road.
Accommodations
Facilities consist of a Forest Service Campground and a private resort; both are on the shoreline of the reservoir. Ferron Campground has 30 campsites with picnic tables, fire pits, privies, and drinking water. Trash must be carried out, so plan accordingly. Usage fees are charged. Skyhaven Resort has cottage rentals, boat rentals, horse rentals, bicycle rentals, a convenience store, and a cafe.
Lake Info
Elevation (feet) 9472
Depth (feet) maximum 30 mean 12
Length (feet) 2710 Width (feet) 1910 Shoreline (miles) 1.6
Visibility: 6-9 feet
Summer Water Temperature °F
Aquatic life: Rainbow and cutthroat trout
 
 
 
 
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Fish Lake
Spearfishing Permitted
Longitude / Latitude 38°32'45"N 111°42'15"W
Dive flag is required since motorized watercraft can be present on this reservoir.
About
Fish Lake is the largest natural mountain lake in Utah. It is on the Fish Lake Plateau (the sixth highest mountains in the state), in central Utah. It is a natural body of water in a deep, wide graven valley.
Getting There
Fish Lake is easily accessed from U-25, which runs from U-24 (between Salina and Loa) to Fish Lake.
Accommodations
Facilities consist of public and private campgrounds, housekeeping cottages, and picnic grounds. USFS campgrounds include Doctor Creek (29 family sites and 2 group sites), Mackinaw (53 family sites and 15 group sites) and Bowery (31 family sites and 12 group sites). All have flush toilets and have fees for use. Private resorts include Bowery Haven and Fish Lake Lodge/Lakeside Resort. Both offer boat rentals, launching ramps, rustic and modern cabins, groceries, gas, RV park facilities, and campgrounds. Bowery Haven also has an eight room motel and a cafe. Nightly rates in the past have been around $10 for tent or RV camping, $30 – 60 for housekeeping cabins, and >$100 for large cabins. Reservations should be made several months in advance.
Lake Info
Elevation (feet) 8843
Depth (feet) maximum 175 mean 85
Length (miles) 5.3 Width (miles) 1.1 Shoreline (miles) 12.3
Visibility: 20-30 feet
Summer Water Temperature °F
Aquatic life: Rainbow trout, lake trout, splake, a cross of brook and lake trout, brook trout, yellow perch, Utah sucker, brown trout, kokanee salmon and mottled sculpin
Thoughts
Fish Lake has to be one of the better sites to dive in Utah but can be chilly. Best times are July through the first week in September.
Along the western shore is the most common places to dive. You'll find a plant barrier that you will swim over then drop down. Look for fish to inhabit this grassy plant. Look for lost fishing tackle and an occasional antique bottle. If diving from a boat, head to the east side where the wall is steeper and the lava formations are a nice feature. There is said to be some pinicles toward the south end but I have yet to locate them.
 
 
 
 
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Flaming Gorge Reservoir
Spearfishing Permitted

Dive flag is required since motorized watercraft can be present on this reservoir.

About
Flaming Gorge Reservoir is one of the largest bodies of water in Utah. It was built to impound spring floods in the Green River and store them for year-round use for Arizona, Nevada, and southern California. The reservoir is second only to Lake Powell in size and recreational popularity.

Getting There
Accesses to Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area are on US-191 between Green River, WY and Vernal, UT.
Access from the north and west is also possible on Wyoming Highway 414, from I-80 at Fort Bridger, WY to Manilla, UT. Recreational areas are concentrated along the south side of the Flaming Gorge and Red Canyon on U-44, which connects US-191 to W-414. Access areas are well marked.

 

 

 

Accommodations
There are dozens of campgrounds in the recreation area. For further recreational information, contact the Recreation Area Headquarters. There is a private campground in Manilla.
Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area 784-3445
Flaming Gorge KOA (Manilla) 784-3184
Reservoir Administrators Department of the Interior 524-5403
Lake Info
Elevation (feet) 6023
Depth (feet) maximum 436 mean 212
Length (miles) 42.6 Width (miles) .3 Shoreline (miles) 208
Visibility: 20 – 40 feet
Summer Water Temperature 60-68 °F
Aquatic life: Rainbow, cutthroat, brown trout, kokanee, smallmouth bass and channel catfish
Thoughts
Flaming Gorge has to be one of the top three places to dive in Utah. With slot canyons, walls, pinnacles and plenty of marine life. The most popular areas are those around Osprey Island (Mary Ann Island), Gilligans Island, Mustang Ridge, Dutch John Draw, Cart Creek Bridge, or the area near the Glades.
Osprey Island and Gilligans have some of the most natural features with the walls and pinnacles. There is still a cave line running from near the dock to both sides of Osprey. Osprey is accessible from the surface. If you dive to the dam side of Osprey and drop down the wall listen for unique sound of the turbines from the dam and look for some cool caverns. The max depth on this side is deep. 400+
Gilligans Island has more walls and pinnacles but diving from a boat is best.
Mustang Ridge is another wall with slots and caverns. Be careful to not venture to far into the slots as some narrow quite quickly. This is typically 90' max.
The area near the Glades is an easy shore entry and most of the time you can drive right to or into the water. Dives in this area are typically around 40' max.
Cart Creek Bridge is a great dive with more walls. Parking on the left side coming from Cedar Creek and you'll have to carry your gear down the trail. Maybe 100 yards. If not crowded with fisherman gearing up is quite easy. Explore the arm up stream
If you like to brave the cold there is an old truck off the Cedar Creek Marina boat ramp at about 100'. Special permission is required to dive the marina and don't plan on it during the summer due to high usage. Winter time they may let you when usage is low.
The area around Buckboard is reportedly one the better spots to shoot Burdot. Most success has been reported around dusk as the Burdot come up from depth to feed.
There is a 1949 Ford Truck that lies on the slope just off Cedar Springs Boat Ramp in about 100' of water. I would be very hesitant to attempt this dive during any season where there may be boat traffic with its close proximity to the ramp. Special permission must be obtained from the Park Ranger.
Visitor Center Parking 40°54'52"N 109°25'32"W
Mustang Ridge Parking 40°55'49.20"N 109°26'19.77"W
Osprey Island 40°55'1.80"N 109°25'34.21"W
Dam Cavern 40°54'51.58"N 109°25'25.94"W
Gilligans Island Spires 40°55'1.98"N 109°25'55.64"W
Cart Creek Bridge 40°54'34.63"N 109°26'7.96"W
Mustang Ridge 40°45'33.14"N 109°26'5.36"W
Dutch John Draw
The Glades
Pillars Point 40°55'28.78"N 109°38'11.03"W
Buckboard 41° 8'36.95"N 109°32'31.09"W
Spearfishing restrictions in place. Consult regulations before taking game.
 
 
 
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Forsyth Reservoir

 

 

 

Longitude / Latitude 38°31'40"N 111°31'40"W

Dive flag is required since motorized watercraft can be present on this reservoir.
About
Forsyth Reservoir is northwest of Loa at the base of the Fish Lake Mountains.
Getting There
Forsyth Reservoir is accessible from U-72. From U-24 in the Loa area, go north on U-72 to Fremont Town and continue north for seven more miles. The reservoir is 1/2 mile west of the highway. The north arm is accessible from FS-018, and the south end from several unpaved roads opposite the FS-206 turnoff. From the north, Forsyth Reservoir is 23 miles south of I-70 on U-72.
Accommodations
The nearest campground, Elkhorn, is located on the north slope of Thousand Lake Mountain, 7 miles east of Forsyth Reservoir. Go east of FS-206 (the road to Cathedral Valley in Capitol Reef N.P.) from its junction with U-72 for 7 miles, continuing on FS-206 after FS-022 to Cathedral Valley branches to the left. The campground has 6 campsites, vault toilets, and picnic facilities. No fees are charged. The Inn, an RV park, offers modern facilities in the town of Fremont, 7 miles to the south.
Lake Info
Elevation (feet) 7989
Depth (feet) maximum 80 mean 26
Length (miles) 1.3 Width (miles) .3 Shoreline (miles) 3.4
Visibility: 10-15 feet
Summer Water Temperature °F
Aquatic life: Unknown
 
 
 
 
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Grantsville Reservoir
Spearfishing Permitted with restrictions
Longitude / Latitude 40°32'32"N 112°30'13"W
About
Grantsville Reservoir is an intermediate size reservoir at the base of the Stansbury Mountains in western Utah. It is an unusual reservoir in that it is not built in a valley, but is a horseshoe-shaped dam on a slope.
Getting There
Grantsville Reservoir is accessible from the Grantsville-Rush Valley Road, a paved road running south from Grantsville along the west side of the Tooele Army to St. John and U-199 in Rush Valley. North Willow [Creek] Road (gravel) runs due west from the Grantsville-RushValley Road, 4 miles south of U-138 in Grantsville and about 1.3 miles north of South Willow [Creek] Road. Grantsville Reservoir is 1/2 miles west of the intersection and 1/4 mile south of North Willow Road.
Accommodations
Tooele County built a campground immediately west of the reservoir in the summer of 1993. They have 10 acres of land with trees and privies. The campground is accessible from North Willow Road. There are also some USFS campgrounds in South Willow Creek, including South Willow Campground, Lower Narrows and Upper Narrows and North Willow Canyon.
Lake Info
Elevation (feet) 5026
Depth (feet) maximum 63 mean 50
Length (feet) 3300 Width (feet) 1800 Shoreline (miles) 1.6
Visibility: 6-9 feet
Summer Water Temperature 75°F
Aquatic life: Rainbow Trout
Thoughts
Grantsville is a place you can dive 'just to get away from SLC.' at a low cost. While Seabase is shorter and has more marine life variety, Granstville has some visibility depending on the time of year. Definitely avoid spring runoff. The lake level is down during irrigation season. Best time is fall when irrigation slows and the water level stabilizes. Besides seeing fish you may find some fishing tackle or sun glasses.
 
 
 
 
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Gunlock Reservoir
Longitude / Latitude 37°15'30"N 113°46'28"W
About
Gunlock Reservoir is an intermediate size reservior of the Santa Clara River in extreme southwestern Utah. There is an annual two day speed racing event which draws approximately 1000 visitors.
Getting There
Gunlock Reservoir is located about 20 miles northwest of St. George. Access from the south is via old US-91 to the Paiute Indian Reservation (the town of Shivwits) and north for five miles to Gunlock. From the north, travel south on the Legacy Loop Highway (U-18) to Veyo, then southwest to Gunlock. All access routes are paved.
Accommodations
Gunlock State Park encompasses the reservoir. Gunlock Reservoir has high recreational use pressures.
Although there is a Utah State Park established at the south end, recreational facilities are limited. There is parking, picnic tables, campgrounds, and restroom facilities.
Lake Info
Elevation (feet) 3584
Depth (feet) maximum 115 mean 77
Length (miles) 1.8 Width (miles) 1.8 Shoreline (miles) 5.1
Visibility: 9-12 feet
Summer Water Temperature 65-70 °F Current Water Temperature
Aquatic life: Largemouth Bass, Black Crappie, and Bluegill. There is also an abundant crayfish population.
 
 
 
 
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Gunnison Bend Reservoir
Longitude / Latitude 39°21'03"N 112°37'07"W
Dive flag is required since motorized watercraft can be present on this reservoir.
About
Gunnison Bend Reservoir is a moderate sized reservoir in the eastern Sevier Desert immediately downstream from Delta, Utah.
Getting There
Gunnison Bend Reservoir is west of Delta on US-6. The simplest access is directly west of Delta–cross the railroad tracks on the viaduct, and continue straight ahead (due west) to the reservoir (this requires a right turn, continuing on a county road as US-6 bends south, then a left turn to continue on a smaller road as the county road bends north). Other access is from the south, on US-6 just west of the Sevier River bridge. This road leads to the peninsula and up the west side of the reservoir to the county park.
Accommodations
The county park on the west side of the lake has a sanded beach, a boat ramp, and picnic areas. There are several RV Parks in Delta
Lake Info
Elevation (feet) 4619
Depth (feet) maximum 24 mean 9
Length (miles) 1.9 Width (miles) .47 Shoreline (miles) 6.4
Visibility: 1-2 feet
Summer Water Temperature: 65-70 °F
Aquatic life: Channel catfish, walleye, bluegill, yellow perch, carp, white bass, white crappie and largemouth bass

 

 
 

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Gunnision Reservoir

Longitude / Latitude 39°13'13"N 111°42'06"W
About
Gunnison Reservoir is an large reservoir at the south end of the Sanpete Valley in Central Utah.
Getting There
Gunnison Reservoir is accessible from US-89 immediately north of Sterling via an access road opposite from and immediately south of the road to the Palisade State Park. The road follows Six mile Creek across the valley floor in a northwest direction for about 1.5 miles before crossing the river below the dam and continuing up the west side of the reservoir. The west side of the reservoir is also accessible going west out of Manti. The east side of the reservoir is probably accessible from the abandoned railroad grade for about 1.5 miles.
Accommodations
There are no recreational facilities at the reservoir. The nearest campground is Palisade State Park, located east of US-89, across from the access road to Gunnison Reservoir. It has 53 campsites, a sandy beach (on Palisade Reservoir), modern rest rooms with hot showers, a group camping area, and a pavilion. Usage fees are charged. There are private campgrounds in Gunnison, Sterling and Manti.
Lake Info
Elevation (feet) 5390
Depth (feet) maximum 28 mean 15
Length (feet) 19,536 Width (miles) 1.03 Shoreline (miles) 9.7
Visibility: 1-2 feet
Summer Water Temperature: 60-65 °F
Aquatic life: Unknown
 
 
 
 
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Homestead Crater
Longitude / Latitude 40°31'25"N 111°29'06"W
About
The Homestead Crater began forming about 10,000 years ago. Water from snow melting on the Wasatch Mountains seeped deep within the earth. Two miles below the surface, the earth's interior heated the water and sent it skyward. As it percolated upward, it picked up minerals and they eventually formed the beehive shaped limestone deposit called the Homestead Crater. The hole at the top of the dome lets in sunlight and fresh air while the interior stays heated by the mineral water.
Getting There
Salt Lake City/Ogden: Take I-80 eastbound up Parley's Canyon. Exit at US-40/US-189 and go south past the Jordanelle Reservoir. Just after descending from the dam, turn right towards Midway/Wasatch Mountain State Park on Creek Road. Continue through the 'round a bout' (second spoke). At the stop sign turn left. Resort entrance is on the right for the Activity Center and the resort main entrance is second. Either one will get you there. Or you can follow the signs to the resort.
From Utah County, take I-15 to the Orem 800 North exit. Go east on US-189 up Provo Canyon and continue past Deer Creek Reservoir. Immediately after the lake, turn left on U-113towards Charleston/Midway. At the stop sign in Midway, turn left and follow the signs to the Homestead Resort.
Accommodations
Accommodations can be found right at the resort, nearby Midway or in Heber City. The Homestead Resort offers a variety of accommodations simple rooms to homes and condos.
Lake Info
Elevation (feet) 5714
Depth (feet) maximum 65 mean
Length 60 (feet) Width 60 (feet) Shoreline (feet)
Visibility: 20-40 feet
Summer Water Temperature: 95°F
Aquatic life: A number of plastic figures, a wagon wheel and a sunken bench
 
 
 
 
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  Hoop Lake
Longitude / Latitude 40°55'20"N 110°07'02"W
About
Hoop Lake is a natural lake on the north slope of the High Uintas.
Getting There
Hoop Lake is accessible from Lonetree, Wyoming. Approximately 1.5 miles east of Lonetree, turn south on the Cedar Basin Road to the national forest. A point of interest along the way is "Hole in the Rock". Travel approximately 7 miles to the intersection of FS-058. Continue southward approximately 3-4 miles past "Hole in the Rock", to the reservoir.
Accommodations
Recreational facilities at Hoop Lake Campground, a USFS facility, include toilet facilities, picnic areas, a swimming area and 44 campsites. User fees are charged.
Lake Info
Elevation (feet) 9194
Depth (feet) maximum 36 mean 29
Length (feet) 4000 Width (feet) 3600 Shoreline (miles) 12,000
Visibility: 4-8 feet
Summer Water Temperature: 55-60 °F
Aquatic life: Brook, cutthroat, rainbow trout, and suckers
 
 

 
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Hoover Lake
Longitude / Latitude 40°40'46"N 110°52'11"W
About
Hoover Lake is a small, natural lake in the western High Uintas.
Getting There
Hoover Lake is a two mile hike from the Moosehorn Campground, just south of Mirror Lake. Follow the trail (beginning across U-150 from the campground) to the east, around Fehr Lake, south to Shepherd Lake, and then continue on south for a few hundred meters to Hoover Lake. The trail appears to go directly to Hoover Lake. To drive closer to the lake, take the Murdock Basin turnoff (about 21 miles east of Kamas and 10 miles southwest from Mirror Lake). Follow FS-027 and then FS-137 (gravel roads) for about 8 miles. At the end of the road, hike due west for a few hundred meters through the forest to the lake.
Accommodations
There are no recreational facilities at the lake, but there are campgrounds on U-150. Visitors at the lake should pack out their trash, and properly dispose of any human waste.
Lake Info
Elevation (feet) 9,900
Depth (feet) maximum 25 mean 10
Length (feet) 1,600 Width (feet) 700 Shoreline (miles) 3,700
Visibility: 15-20 feet
Summer Water Temperature: 55-65 °F
Aquatic life: Brook trout and arctic grayling
 
 

 
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Huntington Lake North
Longitude / Latitude 39°20'50"N 110°56'48"W
 Dive flag is required since motorized watercraft can be present on this reservoir.
About
Huntington Lake North is in Castle Valley, one mile north of Huntington City.
Getting There
Huntington Lake North is accessible via Huntington State Park, one mile north of Huntington City on U-10.
Accommodations
Access to the lake is restricted to the park area. The park charges a fee for day use and for camping. Facilities include a boat launch, picnic pavilions, handicapped-accessible flush toilets, showers, and 30 campsites.
Lake Info
Elevation (feet) 5,839
Depth (feet) maximum 56 mean 25
Length (feet) 4,600 Width (feet) 2,700 Shoreline (miles) 2.5
Visibility: 7-10 feet
Summer Water Temperature: 65-70 °F
Aquatic life: Largemouth bass and Utah chub
 
 
 
 
 
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Huntington Reservoir
Longitude / Latitude 39°35'24"N 111°16'24"W
About
Huntington Reservoir is in Huntington Canyon high on the east side of the Wasatch Plateau.
Getting There
Huntington Reservoir is directly accessible from U-31 which follows the shoreline for about a mile. The lake is 16 miles east of Fairview City and 32 miles northwest of Huntington City.
Accommodations
Facilities in the area are primitive. Visitors are required to pack out their own trash. There are Forest Service Campgrounds in lower in Huntington Canyon, on U-264, on the road to Joes Valley, and on Skyline Drive north of U-264. A parking area is provided at the dam site, and toilets are provided at a parking area at the Lake Guard Station (Miller Flat and Joes Valley access road).
Lake Info
Elevation (feet) 9014
Depth (feet) maximum 85 mean 22
Length (miles) 1.2 Width (miles) .22 Shoreline (miles) 2.5
Visibility: 5-8 feet
Summer Water Temperature: 60-65 °F Current Water Temperature
Aquatic life: Tiger trout
 
 

 
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Hyrum Reservoir
Longitude / Latitude 41°37'14"N 111°51'28"W
About
Hyrum Reservoir is in Cache Valley, in the city of Hyrum. It is one of the few urban reservoirs in the state.
Getting There
Hyrum Reservoir is in the town of Hyrum in Cache Valley. Routes from US-89 to the reservoir are well marked .
Accommodations
Hyrum State Park is located adjacent to the reservoir and has restrooms, drinking water, overnight camping and utility hook-ups. In addition, there is a private development for recreation located in close proximity to the reservoir.
Lake Info
Elevation (feet) 4,664
Depth (feet) maximum 82 mean 39
Length (miles) 1.7 Width (miles) .44 Shoreline (miles) 4.4
Visibility: 10-15 feet
Summer Water Temperature: 65-70 °F Current Water Temperature
Aquatic life: Goldfish, channel catfish and yellow perch
 
 
 
 
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Joes Valley Reservoir
Longitude / Latitude 39°17'30"N 111°16'47"W
About
Joe's Valley Reservoir is located on the eastern slope of the Wasatch Plateau in the Manti-La Sal Mountains
Getting There
Joe's Valley Reservoir is directly accessible from U-10 near Castle Dale via U-57 on the south or U-29 on the north. Proceed west for approximately 12 miles from Orangeville through Straight Canyon to the reservoir. The reservoir is nestled in a north/south valley with relatively steep terrain on the east and west slopes.
Accommodations
Two camping areas are located at the reservoir. Near the boat ramp is a trailer camping area with 17 sites available. Fire rings, standing grills, tables and vault rest rooms are located outside the parking area with parking for boat trailers in the area. There are no electrical hookups or dump station present, but dump stations are available at Castle Dale. Two campgrounds (46 site and 18 site) are located in one general area on the west side of the reservoir. Single and multiply family units are provided. Fire rings, standing grills, tables, vault toilets, water and asphalt pads are available. Some of the sites are under the a Reservation System and reservations are recommended on holidays and weekends. Several fisherman parking areas and rest room facilities are located at convenient places around the reservoir. In addition there are a significant number of summer homes being developed in the area.
Lake Info
Elevation (feet) 6,880
Depth (feet) maximum 168 mean 44
Length (miles) 3.14 Width (miles) .95 Shoreline (miles) 9.4
Visibility: 9-12 feet
Summer Water Temperature: 60-65 °F
Aquatic life: Albino, rainbow, splake trout and large mouth bass
 
 
 

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Johnson Valley Reservoir

Longitude / Latitude 38°36'45"N 111°39'05"W

About
Johnson Valley Reservoir is northeast of Fish Lake on the Fish Lake Plateau.

Getting There
Johnson Valley Reservoir is most easily accessed from U-25 at Fish Lake. Continue past Fish Lake on FS-640, which raps around the north shore. An alternate access is on FS-036, a paved road beginning 2 miles north of Fremont on U-72.

Accommodations
Recreational facilities at the reservoir consist of picnic facilities at Johnson Reservoir Park, on FS-036 1 mile east of the junction with FS-640. The Forest Service maintains a free campground at the junction of FS-036 and FS-640 (Piute Parking Area-48 tent sites but no drinking water), and an improved campground between Fish Lake and Johnson Valley on FS-640 (Frying Pan Flat–11 campsites, fee charged). Housekeeping cabins are available nearby at Fish Lake. 

Lake Info
 Elevation (feet) 8,819
Depth (feet) maximum 21 mean 14
Length (miles) 3.14 Width (miles) .95 Shoreline (miles) 9.4
Visibility: 9-12 feet
Summer Water Temperature: 60-65 °F
Aquatic life:

 

 

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 Jordanelle Reservoir

Spearfishing Permitted

Dive flag is required since motorized watercraft can be present on this reservoir.

Longitude / Latitude 40°36'01"N 111°24'54"W
About
Jordanelle Reservoir is a relatively new, large reservoir located on the Provo River about six miles north of Heber City.
Getting There
Jordanelle Reservoir is easily accessible from US-40, US-189 and U-32.
 Accommodations
There are currently two developed components of the park, Rock Cliff and Hailstone sites. Public facilities opened at the Rock Cliff site include a nature center, elevated boardwalk systems, and restrooms with individualized shower rooms, group-use pavilions, 50 walk-in camping sites and limited non-motorized trails. It is located on the Provo River at the east end of the reservoir.
Hailstone, located on the west shore of the reservoir, was developed as the primary access to the water. Facilities at this site include, camping areas, group pavilions, R.V. camping, marina with 76 slips, general store, restaurant, jet ski dock, two boat ramps, fish cleaning stations and access to several recreational trails.
Lake Info
Elevation (feet) 6,166
Depth (feet) 292 maximum 109 mean
Length 10.8 (miles) Width 1.0 (miles) Shoreline 25.0 (miles)
Visibility: 9-12 feet
Summer Water Temperature: 65-70 °F Current Water Temperature
Aquatic life: Brook, brown, cutthroat, rainbow trout and smallmouth bass
Thoughts
Shore diving around Jordanelle has little to look at in regards to natural formations unless you like submerged trees. You can dive the old road which runs down the middle. There is the old power plant but it is outside of recreational diving depth limits. One of the better spots I've found has been in the arm heading toward Kamas. Before the lake was formed there were some cliffs that are now underwater. Since this is a popular boating and personal watercraft area be careful to not surface away from your flag.
A cutting device or two is strongly recommended with all of the monofilament line from fishermen and the submerged shrubs and trees. 
 
 

 
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Kens Lake
Spearfishing Permitted
Longitude / Latitude 38°28'40"N 109°25'46"W
About
Kens Lake is an off stream reservoir at the foot of the west slopes of the La Sal Mountains in eastern Utah. It is a intermediate-sized reservoir, built on the floor of Spanish Valley near Moab. It is also called Mill Creek Reservoir.
Getting There
Kens Lake is 13 miles southeast of Moab. From mile post 118 on US-191 (about eight miles south of Moab) turn east on Old Airport Road and follow the sign to Kens Lake, La Sal Mountain Loop, and Redrock Speedway.
After one mile, turn right where Old Airport Road terminates. Go south for 1.5 miles to Flat Pass Road, an unmarked, unpaved road on the left. At this point, the dam should be visible about a mile to the east. Flat Pass Road reaches Kens Lake in about two miles.
Accommodations
The lake offers fishing, swimming and picnicking. Portable privies are provided year-round, and the BLM is considering installing permanent toilet facilities. It is possible to launch a boat on the lake, but boating is restricted to trolling and non-motorized craft. Motorized vehicles are restricted to designated roads. The lake is close from 11:00 PM to 5:00 AM, but camping is permitted in designated areas. The lake has no riparian habitats or other common lakeside scenery, but the 1,000 feet of slickrock bluffs bordering the Spanish Valley are impressive.
Lake Info
Elevation 5,048 (feet)
Depth (feet) 70 maximum 33 mean
Length 2,690 (feet) Width 1,440 (feet) Shoreline 7,000 (feet)
Visibility: 6-8 feet
Summer Water Temperature: 70-75 °F
Aquatic life: Rainbow trout and some brown trout
 
 
 
 
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Kents Lake
Longitude / Latitude 38°14'00"N 112°27'09"W
About
Kents Lake is high in the Tusher Mountains east of Beaver. It is a small reservoir in a high meadow. There are two other lakes in the immediate vicinity: Upper Kents Lake and Lower Kents Lake. Both are considerably smaller and shallower than Kents Lake itself. Kents Lake should not be confused with Kens Lake near Moab.
Getting There
Kents Lake is accessible from FS-137, a gravel road across the north slope of Circleville Mountain also passing by Anderson Meadow Reservoir and LaBaron Lake. FS-137 both originates and terminates at intersections with U-153, the road from Beaver to Junction. From the west, exit I-15 at Beaver and travel up Beaver Canyon on U-153 for about 10 miles to the FS-137 turnoff, at Little Cottonwood Campground. Travel on FS-137 for another 3 miles to Kents Lake. From the east, travel up U-153 (this segment is unpaved) from US-89 at Junction for 12 miles to FS-173, and go 10 miles on FS-173 to Kents Lake. It may be better, though longer, to stay on U-153 until the 2nd junction with FS-173 in Beaver Canyon, then backtrack on FS-173 to Kents Lake.
Accommodations
Kents Lake Campground, maintained by the Forest Service, is adjacent to the reservoir and offers camping at a nominal charge. It is located in an aspen forest and has 17 campsites, drinking water and vault toilets. There are also several private campgrounds in Beaver.
Lake Info
Elevation 8,790 (feet)
Depth (feet) 30 maximum 20 mean
Length 1,500 (feet) Width 1,125 (feet) Shoreline 4,300 (feet)
Visibility: 3-6 feet
Summer Water Temperature: 60-65 °F
Aquatic life: Brook and rainbow trout
 
 

 
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Kolob Reservoir
Longitude / Latitude 37°26'18"N 113°03'09"W
About
Kolob Reservoir is on the Upper Kolob Plateau upstream from the Zion Narrows in Zion National Park (ZNP). It is an intermediate size reservoir fed by many springs. Much of the surrounding highland is deeply dissected by canyons, resulting in the reservoir seeming unusually large for its location. It is also known as Kolob Creek
Getting There
Kolob Reservoir is on the road that follows North Creek and continues to Cedar City. It begins as a paved road at U-9 in Virgin, UT (between I-15 and Zion National Park). It goes north, skirting the west boundary of ZNP and finally crossing to the east side of the Kolob section of the park. As it leaves the park, about 15 miles north of Virgin, it becomes gravel. Kolob Reservoir is about 20 miles north of Virgin on this road. Access from the north is more complicated, with access to this road possible from a gravel road following Murie Creek (three miles north of Kanarraville at Exit 57) or from U-14 (approximately six miles east of Cedar City) in Cedar Canyon. The later road is paved for the ascent to the summit. As you travel up this road the panorama's that unfold are unsurpassed in the State. Good maps or detailed directions are recommended if using these routes.
Although the reservoir shoreline is privately owned public access is virtually unrestricted.
Accommodations
There are no public campgrounds in the vicinity, although primitive camping is available in the area. RV parks are available in Springdale and Hurricane.
Lake Info
Elevation 8,118 (feet)
Depth (feet) 51 maximum 20 mean
Length 1.0 (miles) Width 11.3 (miles) Shoreline 4.3 (miles)
Visibility: 6-10 feet
Summer Water Temperature: 60-65 °F
Aquatic life: Brook, rainbow, and cutthroat trout
 
 

 
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Koosharem Reservoir
Longitude / Latitude 38°36'05"N 111°50'20"W
About
Koosharem Reservoir is at the north end of Grass Valley, south of Salina and north of Koosharem. The reservoir shoreline is privately/publicly with unrestricted public access. Current water use if for agriculture and a cold water fishery.
Getting There
Koosharem Reservoir is directly accessible from U-24 between Salina and Loa near milepost 38. The reservoir is 2 miles north of the U-24/U-62 junction near Koosharem and 13 miles south of the U-119/U-24 junction.
Accommodations
There are limited recreational facilities at the reservoir. Vault toilets are provided. It is possible to launch a boat in the reservoir, and primitive camping is possible along the shore. No fees are charged for use. There are no Forest Service Campgrounds in the area, and the nearest private campground is in Koosharem.
Lake Info
Elevation 6,995 (feet)
Depth (feet) 20 maximum 12 mean
Length 13.6 (feet) Width .77 (feet) Shoreline 1.5 (miles)
Visibility: 9-12 feet
Summer Water Temperature: 50-60 °F
Aquatic life: Rainbow trout and Utah chub
  

 
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LaBaron Reservoir
Longitude / Latitude 38°13'30"N 112°23'50"W
About
LaBaron Lake is high in the Tushar Mountains east of Beaver. It is a small, shallow natural lake in a high meadow. It is also known as Laron Reservoir, Blainey Reservoir and LaBaron Lake Reservoir.
The reservoir shoreline is 80% publicly owned and administered by the Fish Lake National Forest with unrestricted public access. The remaining 20%, on the east side, is privately owned and is being developed into recreational homes
Getting There
LaBaron Lake is accessible from FS-137, a gravel road across the north slope of Circleville Mountain also passing by Kents Lake and Anderson Meadow Reservoir. FS-137 originates and terminates at separate junctions with U-153. From the west, exit I-15 at Beaver and travel up Beaver Canyon on U-153 for about 10 miles to the FS-137 turnoff, at Little Cottonwood Campground. Travel on FS-137 for another 10 miles to LaBaron Lake. From the east, travel up U-153 (this segment is unpaved) from US-89 at Junction for 12 miles to FS-173, and go three miles on FS-173 to LaBaron Lake.
Accommodations
Recreational facilities at the reservoir consist of one vault toilet, and the area offers itself to primitive camping. There are Forest Service Campgrounds at Anderson Meadows and Kents Lake, 4 and 8 miles west of LaBaron Lake on FS-173. Both charge fees and have about 10 campsites, drinking water and vault toilets. City Creek Campground is on U-153 8 miles east of the Lake. There are also several private campgrounds in Beaver.
Lake Info
Elevation (feet)
Depth (feet) maximum mean
Length (miles) Width (miles) Shoreline (miles)
Visibility: 9-15 feet
Summer Water Temperature: °F
Aquatic life: Brook trout, rainbow trout and arctic grayling
 
 
 
 
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Lake Mary
Longitude / Latitude 40°35'17"N 111°35'17"W
About
Lake Mary is a high elevation glacial lake in Big Cottonwood Canyon east of Salt Lake City within the Brighton Ski Resort. The reservoir shoreline is 95% publicly owned by the Wasatch-Cache National Forest. Public access is unrestricted.
Fishing is allowed from the shore only and swimming and wading in the lake are prohibited.
Getting There
Lake Mary is on the hiking route from Brighton to Alta. Access is easiest from the top of Big Cottonwood Canyon. Exit I-215 at Exit 7 (South of I-80 and east of I-15) and follow signs to Big Cottonwood Canyon and Brighton Ski Resort. At the top of the canyon, locate the Sunset Peak Trailhead and follow the trail about 0.75 miles to the lake.
Accommodations
Redman Campground, administered by the USFS, is between Brighton and Solitude Ski Resorts, and has 37 campsites, drinking water, toilets and picnic sites. Spruces Recreation Area is several miles down canyon and has 90 campsites.
Lake Info
Elevation 9,528 (feet)
Depth (feet) 90 maximum 30 mean
Length 1,584 (feet) Width 898 (feet) Shoreline 4,092 (feet)
Visibility: 8-12 feet
Summer Water Temperature: 55-65 °F
Aquatic life: Brook trout and Redside shiner.
 
 
 
 
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Lake Powell
Spearfishing Permitted
Longitude / Latitude 37°15'17"N 111°00'00"W
About
Lake Powell is the largest reservoir in Utah. It stretches from two miles south of the state line in Arizona upstream approximately 186 miles to Canyonlands National Park in Utah. It is known as an aquatic playground in the desert. It is named after John Wesley Powell, who led the first exploration of the Colorado River. Not long after Powell's voyage, permanent settlements were established at the easiest and most reliable river crossings.
Getting There
Lake Powell is accessible from U-95 near Hite, U-276 at Hall's Crossing and Bullfrog Bay, and US-89 just north of the Arizona Border.
Accommodations
Too numerous to list. Please contact Glen Canyon National Recreation Area (602) 645-2471
Recreation for camping information.
Lake Info
Elevation 3,700 (feet)
Depth (feet) 560 maximum 132 mean
Length 186 (miles) Width 25 (miles) Shoreline 1,000 (miles)
Visibility: 15-20 feet
Summer Water Temperature: 60-70 °F Current Water Temperature
Aquatic life: Rainbow trout, striped bass, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, bluegill, walleye, the channel and black bull head catfish, green sunfish, black crappie, flannelmouth, humpback suckers , redside shiner, Colorado squawfish, speckled dace flathead minnow and threadfin shad Crayfish are found commonly in Lake Powell also.
Anasazi Canyon: N 37° 8.822' W 110° 56.411'    
Annie's Canyon: N 37° 22.942' W 110° 44.435'
Brown's Canyon: N 37° 20.923' W 110° 51.590' 
Bullfrog Marina: N 37° 31.517' W 110° 43.893'    
Cathedral Canyon: N 37° 6.653' W 111° 1.111' 
Cedar Canyon: N 37° 36.193' W 110° 35.524' 
Cottonwood Canyon: N 37° 14.750' W 110° 52.674'
Crystal Springs Canyon: N 37° 32.220' W 110° 38.743'
Driftwood Canyon N 37° 7.069' W 111° 1.265'    
Escalante River N 37° 17.530' W 110° 52.420'  
Forbidding Canyon N 37° 6.869' W 110° 58.426' 
Hall's Crossing Marina N 37° 28.060' W 110° 42.914'
Hansen Creek N 37° 32.296' W 110° 39.201'    
Hidden Passage Canyon N 37° 10.575' W 110° 55.604'
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ceberg Canyon N 37° 19.818' W 110° 45.897'       
Knowles Canyon N 37° 34.652' W 110° 35.571'
Lake Canyon N 37° 25.147' W 110° 42.095'
LLewelyn Gulch N 37° 13.403' W 110° 53.156' 
Long Canyon N 37° 20.772' W 110° 51.145'   
Moqui Canyon N 37° 29.029' W 110° 38.436' 
Rainbow Bridge N 37° 4.635' W 110° 57.854'
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eflection Canyon N 37° 10.814' W 110° 54.653' 
Ribbon Canyon N 37° 15.242' W 110° 51.925'  
San Jaun River N 37° 10.741' W 110° 53.600' 
Seven Mile Creek N 37° 37.496' W 110° 34.084' 
Slick Rock Canyon N 37° 20.808' W 110° 43.919'
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mith Fork N 37° 33.695' W 110° 37.877' 
The Rincon N 37° 18.696' W 110° 46.991'
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wilight Canyon N 37° 7.798' W 110° 57.575'   
Warm Springs Canyon N 37° 36.500' W 110° 35.955'
Spearfishing restrictions in place, consult guidelines before taking game.
 
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Little Creek Reservoir
Longitude / Latitude 41°40'34"N 111°13'48"W
About
Little Creek Reservoir is an intermediate size reservoir on the east slopes of the Monte Cristo Range south of Bear Lake. The reservoir shoreline is mostly privately owned. However, the first 1/4 mile of shoreline to the right of the dam (looking upstream) and the first 1/8 mile to the left are owned by the BLM. Public access is unrestricted.
Getting There
Little Creek Reservoir is easily accessible from the town of Randolph. From downtown, go west up the canyon for about two miles.
Accommodations
There are privies at the south end of the dam, but no other recreational facilities are available. Although, there is no improved boat ramp, it is possible to launch small boats on the south shore near the dam. It should be noted that by late summer the reservoir is usually completely dry and the area is not notably scenic. The nearest campground is at Rendezvous Beach on the south shore of Bear Lake.
Lake Info
Elevation 6,393 (feet)
Depth (feet) 17 maximum 10 mean
Length 2,109 (feet) Width 1,875 (feet) Shoreline 1.4 (miles)
Visibility: 9-12 feet
Summer Water Temperature: 65-70 °F
Aquatic life: Rainbow trout
 
 
 
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Little Dell Reservoir
Longitude / Latitude 40°46'25"N 111°41'55"W
About
Although a recreation component was not developed as part of original plan for the reservoir, plans are proceeding forward to develop a recreational plan associated with the reservoir. There are certain constraints mandated by a Salt Lake City Watershed Ordinance. These include: no potable water services directly from the lake, no swimming, bathing or washing within the lake, picnicking limited to restricted areas, no operations of motorized boats and limited day-use only.
Getting There
Little Dell Reservoir is located in Salt Lake County about 13 miles east of Salt Lake City in the western Wasatch Mountains. It is located adjacent to State Highway 65 approximately 1 mile northeast of I-80.
Accommodations
There is no plan to allow camping within the project lands but camping facilities are located at Affleck Park, 3 miles north of the reservoir. Facilities at Affleck Park include picnic tables, open play and camping areas and trails in the canyon areas.
Lake Info
Elevation 5,798 (feet)
Depth (feet) 200 maximum 82 mean
Length 6,582 (feet) Width 1,791 (feet) Shoreline 16,100 (feet)
Visibility: 20-25 feet
Summer Water Temperature: 70-75 °F
Aquatic life: Reservoir has not been stocked with game fish, Dell Creek and Parleys Creek contain populations of brook trout, brown trout and native cutthroat trout.
 
 
 
 
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Lloyds Reservoir
Longitude / Latitude 37°51'08"N 109°21'48"W
About
Lloyds Reservoir is on the east slope of the Abajo Mountains. Twenty-eight million years ago, molten rock pushed up through the horizontal strata of this area of what is now the Colorado Plateau. Also known as Loyds Lake or Monticello Reservoir. The reservoir shoreline is privately owned. Currently public access is unrestricted.
Getting There
Lloyds Lake is two miles southwest of Monticello. Travel west from downtown on Blue Mountain North Creek Road (FS-105) which goes high in the Abajos. One half mile past a secondary school on the right (at 200 W in Monticello), turn left on a gravel road and go one mile to the reservoir.
Accommodations
The area immediately around the lake offers primitive camping. There are two USFS campgrounds several miles west on FS-105. Dalton Springs is 4 miles west and has 16 campsites, picnic areas, drinking water, and vault toilets. User fees are charged. Buckboard, 5 miles west, is more primitive and has 13 campsites. There are several private campgrounds in Monticello.
Lake Info
Elevation 7,055 (feet)
Depth (feet) 66 maximum 34 mean
Length 5,527 (feet) Width 1,742 (feet) Shoreline 20,000 (feet)
Visibility: 4-8 feet
Summer Water Temperature: 65-70 °F
Aquatic life: Rainbow trout
 
 

 
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Long Park Reservoir
Longitude / Latitude 40°46'20"N 109°46'06"W
About
Long Park Reservoir is a large reservoir on the north slopes of the Uintas. The reservoir shoreline is owned by the Ashley National Forest, and public access is unrestricted. Reservoir water is used entirely for irrigation, and 75% of the volume of the reservoir is drained by mid-summer for agricultural purposes in the Lucerne Valley, but the remaining 25% is retained as a conservation pool.
Getting There
Long Park Reservoir is off the North Slope road of the Uintas, 14 miles west of U-44. From near milepost 15 on U-44, turn west on the Sheep Creek Geologic Loop. A sign says "Long Park Reservoir 14". Follow the Sheep Creek Road for three miles, then turn west again on a gravel road also signed to Long Park Reservoir. This is the North Slope Road. Follow it for nine miles to the turnoff to Long Park Reservoir on the right. The lake is two miles north on this road.
It is also accessible from the west by turning south near milepost 28 east of Burntfork, Wyoming on W-414.Follow this gravel road up Birch Creek and across the north slope for 16 miles to the Long Park turnoff.
Accommodations
Improved privies are located at the top of the boat ramp, and primitive camping is possible throughout the area.
The nearest campground is at Browne Lake, about 8 miles southeast on Sheep Creek Road, with toilet facilities, campsites, and picnic areas.
Lake Info
Elevation 8,646 (feet)
Depth (feet) 96 maximum 46 mean
Length 9,070 (feet) Width 3,735 (feet) Shoreline 24,533 (feet)
Visibility: 8-12 feet
Summer Water Temperature: 60-65 °F
Aquatic life: Rainbow trout
 
 
 
 
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Lost Creek Reservoir
Longitude / Latitude   41°11'30.15"N 111°23'35.91"W
About
Getting There
This quiet, secluded reservoir is in Morgan County and is easily accessed off of I-84. The reservoir is only a one-hour drive from most of the Wasatch Front. From the Ogden area can access the reservoir from I-84. Salt Lake City travelers can access the reservoir by traveling east on I-80, turning onto I-84 at Echo Junction and then heading west on I-84.
No matter which area you come from, take the Croydon exit off of I-84 at the Devil's Slide area in Weber Canyon. Travel through the small town of Croydon and head north 10 miles up the canyon to the reservoir.
Accommodations
Facilities include boat ramp and pit toilets. Only non-motorized boats are allowed on the lake. No garbage removal is available. There is no day-use fee and no camping is allowed.
Lake Info
Elevation (feet) 6022'
Depth (feet) maximum mean
Length (miles) Width (miles) Shoreline 365 (acres)
Visibility: 15-25 feet
Summer Water Temperature: 65-72 °F
Aquatic life: Rainbow Trout, Cutthroat Trout,  Brown Trout, 
 
 
 
 
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Lower Bowns Reservoir
Longitude / Latitude 38°06'35"N 111°16'12"W
About
Lower Bowns Reservoir is on the east slopes of the Boulder Mountain in south-central Utah. It is sometimes spelled Lower Browns Reservoir, Lower Bounds Reservoir, or simply referred to as Bowns Reservoir (Lower). Upper Bowns reservoir is usually known as Oak Creek Reservoir.
The reservoir shoreline is owned and administered by the Dixie National Forest with unrestricted public access.
Getting There
Lower Bowns Reservoir is accessible FS-181, a gravel road intersecting the Boulder Mountain Highway (U-12) 1.5 miles south of the Wildcat Ranger Station. The intersection is 19 miles north of Boulder Town and 15 miles south of Torrey.
Accommodations
Lower Bowns Reservoir Campground is adjacent to the lake and maintained by the Forest Service. primitive campsites, vault toilets and picnic areas. There are more developed USFS campgrounds along U-12, and an RV Park in Torrey. It can be seen from the overlook between mileposts 109 and 110.
Lake Info
Elevation 7,450 (feet)
Depth (feet) 45 maximum 15 mean
Length 2,600 (feet) Width 1,250 (feet) Shoreline 1.3 (miles)
Visibility: 10-15 feet
Summer Water Temperature: 65-70 °F
Aquatic life:
 
 
 
 
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Lower Box Reservoir
Longitude / Latitude 38°28'42"N 111°59'12"W
About
Lower Box Creek Reservoir is west of Greenwich on the Sevier Plateau. It lies just downstream of Upper Box Creek Reservoir, 1/2 mile upstream, and they are often labeled as "Box Creek Reservoirs" on maps. An alternate name is "Box Creek Reservoir (Lower)". The reservoir shoreline is publicly owned and administered by the Fish Lake National Forest with unrestricted public access.
Getting There
Lower Box Creek Reservoir is most easily accessed from Greenwich. If you are coming from the north or west, however, it is also accessible from Monroe. Take the gravel road 1/2 mile north of the Greenwich church (on U-62, 6 miles south of Koosharem) to the west. This road climbs up onto the Sevier Plateau and becomes FS-069. After about 9 miles a primitive road leads south to Lower Box Creek Reservoir.
Access is from Monroe via FS-078. From downtown Monroe, go south, then southeast out of town, following signs to Monrovian Park. At Monrovian Park, continue on FS-078 as it turns to gravel and climbs to the top of the plateau. About 16 miles past Monrovian Park and .5 miles beyond the 23nd FS-068 junction, the road to Lower Box Creek Reservoir branches to the right.
Accommodations
There are no recreational facilities at the reservoir, although there are pleasant groves of aspen for primitive camping. There are no Forest Service Campgrounds in the area, and the nearest private campgrounds are in Koosharem and Monroe.
Lake Info
Elevation 8,466 (feet)
Depth (feet) 23 maximum mean
Length 2,000 (feet) Width 600 (feet) Shoreline 4,600 (feet)
Visibility: 3-6 feet
Summer Water Temperature: 60-65 °F
Aquatic life: Rainbow and brook trout
 
 
 
 
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Lower Gooseberry Reservoir
Longitude / Latitude 39°42'30"N 111°17'30"W
About
Lower Gooseberry Reservoir is located in a sagegrass meadow on the north side of the Wasatch Plateau. Although the immediate vicinity of the reservoir is primary a sage-grass community, it is nestled in the high mountains with aspen and conifer forests in the immediate vicinity. There are a number of summer recreational homes in the area with plans for continued development in the area. The shoreline is owned and managed by the Bureau of Reclamation with unrestricted public access.
Getting There
Lower Gooseberry Reservoir is directly accessible from state highway 31 between Fairview and Huntington. From Fairview, travel 10 miles east on U-31. Take highway U-264 near the top of the mountain. Shortly after leaving U-31 as U-264 turns eastward towards Electric Lake , a gravel road goes north to the reservoir. It is well marked and proceeds past a forest service campground and ranger station to the reservoir (3-4 miles).
Accommodations
Recreational facilities are limited and primitive in the area. Visitors are required to pack out their own trash. There is a Forest Service Campgrounds located in the forested area prior to the reservoir. The camping area provides 10 camping units with vault toilets, fire pits, tables, and drinking water.
Lake Info
Elevation 8,424 (feet)
Depth (feet) 16 maximum 4 mean
Length 4,488 (feet) Width 845 (feet) Shoreline 1.8 (miles)
Visibility: 6-10 feet
Summer Water Temperature: 60-65 °F
Aquatic life: Rainbow and cutthroat trout
 
 

 
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Lyman Lake
Longitude / Latitude 40°56'20"N 110°36'44"W
About
Lyman Lake is a small lake in on the north slope of the High Uintas. The shoreline is owned by the Wasatch-Cache National Forest. Public access is unrestricted, but camping is not permitted outside the campground. Little Lyman Lake, 100 meters downstream, is much smaller and has a USFS campground on the south shore.
Getting There
Lyman Lake is about 17 miles east of U-150 on the North Slope Road (FS-058) of the Uintas. The route from U-150 is well signed.
Accommodations
Little Lyman Lake Campground, on Little Lyman Lake, is administered by the Forest Service, and has 10 campsites, running water, and primitive latrines.
Lake Info
Elevation 9,311 (feet)
Depth (feet) 25 maximum 10 mean
Length 2,400 (feet) Width 800 (feet) Shoreline 1.0 (miles)
Visibility: 15-20 feet
Summer Water Temperature: 60-65 °F
Aquatic life: Brook, rainbow and albino rainbow trout.
 
 

 
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Manning Meadow Reservoir
Longitude / Latitude 38°29'38"N 112°04'00"W
About
Manning Meadow Reservoir is east of Marysvale on the Sevier Plateau. Some maps list it as Manning Meadows Reservoir. It is somewhat remote. The reservoir shoreline is publicly owned and administered by the Fish Lake National Forest with unrestricted public access.
Getting There
Manning Meadow Reservoir is not very easily accessed. From the west or the north, access is from Monroe via FS-078. Go south, then southeast out of town, following signs to Monrovian Park. At Monrovian Park, continue on FS-078 as it turns to gravel and climbs to the top of the plateau. About 12 miles past Monrovian Park, the road (FS-083) to Manning Meadows Reservoir and Barney Lake branches to the right. From the south or east, take the gravel road 1/2 mile north of the Greenwich church (on U-62 6 miles south of Koosharem) to the west and up onto the Sevier Plateau and becomes FS-069. After about 10 miles (near the Box Creek Reservoirs) turn left on FS-078 and continue about 5 miles to the road to FS-083. From the FS-078/FS-083 junction, go several miles south on FS-083 to Manning Meadow Reservoir, which is on the east (left) side of the road.
Accommodations
There are no recreational facilities at the reservoir, although the area offers itself to primitive camping. There are no Forest Service Campgrounds in the area, and the nearest private campgrounds are in Koosharem and Monroe.
Lake Info
Elevation 9,750 (feet)
Depth (feet) 49 maximum 18 mean
Length (miles) Width (miles) Shoreline 1.32 (miles)
Visibility: 6-10 feet
Summer Water Temperature: 60-65 °F
Aquatic life: Splake and Bonneville cutthroat trout
 
 
 
 
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Mantua Reservoir
Longitude / Latitude 41°30'12"N 111°55'57"W
About
Mantua Reservoir is at the top of Box Elder Canyon East of Brigham City. It is pronounced "man' a way", and is also known as Brigham City Reservoir. The reservoir shoreline is 100% publicly owned and administered by Brigham City. Public accessibility is 100% open, but access by vehicle is limited.
Getting There
Mantua Reservoir is accessible from US 89 between Brigham City and Logan. It is on the Brigham City side of Sardine Summit at the top of Box Elder Canyon, east of Brigham City. It is only about two miles long and the reservoir is very visible from the highway. At the top of the canyon, turn off the highway into the community of Mantua, (if you miss this turn, go another mile and make a hard right at the north end of town) turn left at a "T" intersection, and the reservoir is on the right.
Accommodations
There are presently no facilities at the reservoir, but there is a wide, gravely area that is used as a boat ramp.
Lake Info
Elevation 5,159 (feet)
Depth (feet) 20 maximum 14 mean
Length 1.12 (miles) Width 1.02 (miles) Shoreline 2.1 (miles)
Visibility: 6-10 feet
Summer Water Temperature: 65-70 °F
Aquatic life:
 
 
 
 
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Marsh Lake
Longitude / Latitude 40°57'29"N 110°23'42"W
About
Marsh Lake is a small lake in the Smiths Fork valley, four miles from the Wyoming state line. It is in a cluster of four lakes and reservoirs, also including Stateline Reservoir, Bridger Lake, and China Lake. The reservoir shoreline is 100% publicly owned by the Wasatch-Cache National Forest. Public access is unrestricted. The passage of water through the lake is unregulated by man.
Getting There
Marsh Lake in the Smiths Fork drainage, 30 miles east of U-150 on the North Slope Road (FS-058). It is also accessible from Mountain View, Wyoming. Go south from Mountain View on the paved road towards Robertson (not towards Lonetree). At the second 90o bend to the west(about 5 miles from Mountain View), leave the highway, continuing south on a gravel road that becomes FS-072. FS-072 and FS-058 join at China Meadows Campground. Marsh Lake is 2 miles north of the campground on FS-072 (and 4 miles south of the Wyoming State Line). The route to the China Meadows is well marked.
Accommodations
Marsh Lake Campground, administered by the Forest Service, has 32 campsites, drinking water, and primitive latrines. There are several other USFS campgrounds in the vicinity, including Stateline, Trail Head, Bridger Lake, China Meadows, and Smiths Fork Trail Head. This area is a popular access to the High Uinta Wilderness, so campgrounds are heavily used in the summer.
Lake Info
Elevation 9,335 (feet)
Depth (feet) 35 maximum 15 mean
Length 3,200 (feet) Width 600 (feet) Shoreline 1.3 (miles)
Visibility: 12-18 feet
Summer Water Temperature: 60-65 °F
Aquatic life: Rainbow, albino rainbow, and brook trout
 
 

 
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Marshall Reservoir

Longitude / Latitude 40°40'32"N 110°52'25"W

About
Marshall Lake is a small, natural lake in the western High Uintas. It is near the Mirror Lake area, but accessible from the Murdock Basin Road. It has two sister lakes, Shepherd and Hoover. The lake shoreline is owned by the Wasatch-Cache National Forest, and public access is unrestricted.

Getting There
Marshall Lake is accessible by a two mile hike from the Moosehorn Campground, just south of Mirror Lake. Follow the trail to the east and south to Shepherd Lake, then go due south along the base of the escarpment (a good map and a compass are helpful) for several hundred meters to Marshall Lake. To get there by vehicle take the Murdock Basin turnoff (about 21 miles east of Kamas or 10 miles southwest from Mirror Lake). Follow FS-027 and then FS-137 (gravel roads) for about 8 miles. About 1/2 mile before the end of the road, (there are probably no signs) there is a turnoff which leads due west for about 1/4 mile to the lake. The lake is approximately 100 yards to the northwest.

 

 

 

Accommodations
There are no recreational facilities at the lake, but there are campgrounds on U-150. If you camp in the area, pack out your trash.
Lake Info
Elevation 9,990 (feet)
Depth (feet) 36 maximum 14 mean
Length 1,150 (feet) Width 1,000 (feet) Shoreline 3,900 (feet)
Visibility: 15-20 feet
Summer Water Temperature: 60-65 °F
Aquatic life: Brook trout
 
 

 
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Matt Warner Reservoir
Longitude / Latitude 40°46'24"N 109°17'49"W
About
Matt Warner Reservoir is a medium sized lake on Pot Creek in extreme northeastern Utah. Although it is far removed from any metropolitan areas, it is near Flaming Gorge National Recreational Area and is a popular fishing spot. This area is also prime elk habitat. Elk herds are commonly seen while driving around the area. The reservoir shoreline is primarily privately owned, but public access is unrestricted.
Getting There
Matt Warner Reservoir is accessible from US 191 between Vernal and Dutch John. From an intersection between mileposts 224 and 225 (10.5 miles south of the U-44/US-191 intersection and 4 miles north of the Red Cloud Loop turnoff ), turn east on an improved gravel road (FS-048, signed to Diamond Mountain) and follow it for about 8 miles to where the main road turns right. Go straight, follow the road as it makes a sharp bend to the left, then bears due north for 0.5 miles and another road branches off to the right. Take this right fork for just over three miles, and turn north on an unimproved dirt road for one mile to the reservoir.
Another route is on the Jones Hole Road from Vernal. Travel west on 500 N in Vernal as it goes out of town and winds up Diamond Mountain. Twenty-two miles from Vernal, turn left on a gravel road marked Highway 44 9, Little Hole. (US-191 was originally U-44, and the BLM has not updated the sign). Follow this road for five miles, then turn north on another gravel road where the main road forks to the west. (If in doubt, use a compass). This road joins the above mentioned right fork after two miles, (turn right) and turn left in 2.5 miles to the reservoir.
Because of the lack of signs, a compass and the USGS 1:100,000 Dutch John map are highly recommended. The DeLorme's Utah Atlas and Gazetteer is a reasonable substitute.
Accommodations
Recreational facilities at the reservoir include latrines and a boat ramp. There are no private or public campgrounds nearby.
Lake Info
Elevation 7,540 (feet)
Depth (feet) 23 maximum 10 mean
Length 8,458 (feet) Width 530 (feet) Shoreline 5.0 (miles)
Visibility: 10-15 feet
Summer Water Temperature: 60-65 °F
Aquatic life: Rainbow trout
 
 

 
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Meadows Hot Springs 
Longitude / Latitude 38°51'50"N 112°30'27"W
About
Getting There
Take the Meadow exit 158 south of Fillmore on I-15, turn to the east after exiting. You will pass a Chevron station on the right and be heading south. Keep going south out of the town of Meadow (about 1.5 miles) until you pass the last buildings on the left. Shortly after passing the buildings on the left you will see a well graded dirt road on the right. This road will take you back over I-15. On this road you will see several roads heading off in different directions, just stay on this road heading west until you get to the parking area, you can‘t miss it. The spring is located about 150 yards from the parking area.
Accommodations
Since this is private property no overnight camping is allowed. Accommodations can be found in nearby Fillmore.
Lake Info
Elevation 4,767(feet)
Depth (feet) 20 maximum mean
Length (feet) Width (feet) Shoreline (feet)
Visibility: 20 feet
Summer Water Temperature: 95 °F
Aquatic life:
Thoughts
This is a fun little warm spring to go to when you're tired of the regular stuff around during the winter, or just stop by on your way back from diving Sand Hollow. While neither pond is very deep it's still fun just to dive.
 
 

 
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Meeks Cabin Reservoir
Longitude / Latitude 41°00'23"N 110°34'59"W
About
Meeks Cabin Reservoir is a large reservoir built by the Bureau of Reclamation in the late 1970's to provide agricultural water to southwestern Wyoming. Only the extreme upstream end of the reservoir is in Utah.
Getting There
Meeks Cabin Reservoir is in the Blacks Fork drainage, 21 miles east of U-150 on the North Slope Road (FS-058). The road bends north at Blacks Fork. Continue north rather than turning right to continue on the North Slope Road. The reservoir is about 3 miles orth of the North Slope Road turnoff. It is also accessible from Robertson, Wyoming. From Robertson, go west for 4.5 miles to where the pavement ends. The road forks into three gravel roads. Take the left fork, which is likely the most heavily traveled. The reservoir is 13 miles south on this road.
Accommodations
Meeks Cabin Campground, administered by the Forest Service, is on the west sine of the lake in Wyoming with 25 campsites, running water, and toilet facilities.
Lake Info
Elevation 8,720 (feet)
Depth (feet) maximum 68 mean
Length 13,190 (feet) Width 2,641 (feet) Shoreline (miles)
Visibility: 6-10 feet
Summer Water Temperature: 55-60 °F
Aquatic life: Brook, rainbow, and cutthroat trout
 
 
 
 
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Mill Hollow Reservoir
Longitude / Latitude 41°29'22"N 111°06'18"W
About
Mill Hollow Reservoir is in an isolated recreation area in the Provo River drainage south of the Uinta Mountains. The shoreline is owned by the Uinta National Forest and public access is unrestricted.
Getting There
Mill Hollow Reservoir is south of U-35 between Woodland and Tabiona. 11 miles east of Woodland or five miles west of Wolf Creek Summit, turn south off U-35 onto an improved gravel road to Mill Hollow Reservoir, campground, and guard station. The reservoir is 3.5 miles south on this road. The route is well marked from U-35.
Accommodations
There is a USFS campground at the lake which has 46 camping units, fishing areas, a swimming area, drinking water, and privies.
Lake Info
Elevation 8,843 (feet)
Depth (feet) 36 maximum 18 mean
Length 1,426 (feet) Width 1,162 (feet) Shoreline 3,800 (feet)
Visibility: 6-10 feet
Summer Water Temperature: 60-65 °F
Aquatic life: Brook, rainbow and albino rainbow trout
 
 
 
 
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Mill Meadow Reservoir
Longitude / Latitude 38°30'24"N 111°33'53"W
About
Mill Meadow Reservoir is northwest of Loa at the base of the Fish Lake Mountains. The reservoir shoreline is administered by the Fishlake National Forest and publicly/privately owned. Public access is unrestricted. The shore within 1/4 mile of the dam is on BLM land, and the shore near the center of the reservoir is privately owned.
Getting There
Mill Meadow Reservoir is accessible from U-72. From U-24 in the Loa area, go north on U-72 to Fremont Town and continue north for 2.5 miles to FS-036, a paved road to Johnson Valley Reservoir. Mill Meadow Reservoir is 2 miles up this road. From the north, travel 27 miles south on U-72 from Fremont Junction to FS-036.
Accommodations
Recreational facilities are limited at the reservoir with only restrooms and unimproved campsites. The nearest USFS campgrounds are near Johnson Valley Reservoir on FS-036. The Inn, an RV park, offers modern facilities in Fremont Town, 7 miles to the south.
Lake Info
Elevation 7,681 (feet)
Depth (feet) 66 maximum 33 mean
Length 8,531 (feet) Width 1,499 (feet) Shoreline 4.7 (miles)
Visibility: 3-6 feet
Summer Water Temperature: 60-65 °F
Aquatic life: Rainbow and cutthroat trout, Utah chub, redside shiner, and the Utah sucker
 
 

 
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Miller Flat Reservoir
Longitude / Latitude 39°32'25"N 111°14'32"W
About
Miller Flat Reservoir is located in on the east side of the Wasatch Plateau at the base of Bald Mountain. The reservoir is owned and operated by the Huntington-Cleveland Irrigation Company. The shoreline is owned primarily by the irrigation company but there are certain areas owned by the USFS. Public accessibility is currently unrestricted.
Getting There
Miller Flat Reservoir is accessible from U-31 between Fairview and Huntington. A gravel road located between Huntington and Cleveland reservoirs is the turnoff point from U-31. It is approximately 16 miles east of Fairview City and 32 miles northwest of Huntington City. The road is well marked and Miller Flat Reservoir is approximately 3-4 miles south. This road continues past the reservoir and terminates at Joes Valley Reservoir.
Accommodations
Recreational facilities are limited and primitive in the area. Visitors are required to pack out their own trash. There are Forest Service Campgrounds in the area but not in close proximity to the reservoir.
Lake Info
Elevation 8,462 (feet)
Depth (feet) 64 maximum 40 mean
Length 4,987 (feet) Width 2,001 (feet) Shoreline 4.1 (miles)
Visibility: 10-15 feet
Summer Water Temperature: 65-70 °F
Aquatic life: Rainbow trout
 
 

 
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Millsite Reservoir
Longitude / Latitude 39°06'00"N 111°12'01"W
About
Millsite Reservoir is in Castle Valley at the mouth of Ferron Canyon. it does not receive a great deal of recreational use, although there is a state park at the facility. High bluffs at the mouth of Ferron Canyon provide a spectacular backdrop to the reservoir. Public access is somewhat restricted.
It is also a good area for watching eagles.
Getting There
Millsite Reservoir is within Millsite State Park, 2 miles west of U-10 in Ferron City on Canyon Road (100 S).
Accommodations
The park charges a fee for day use and for camping. Facilities include a boat launch, picnic pavilions, showers, flush toilets, drinking water, a sandy beach, and 20 campsites. An intriguing nine hole golf course is adjacent to the park.
Lake Info
Elevation 6,211 (feet)
Depth (feet) 102 maximum 46 mean
Length 7,284 (feet) Width 3,498 (feet) Shoreline 36.4 (miles)
Visibility: 6-10 feet
Summer Water Temperature: 65-70 °F Current Water Temperature
Aquatic life: Rainbow and cutthroat trout and bluehead sucker
 
 

 
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Minersville Reservoir
Longitude / Latitude 38°14'08"N 112°48'48"W
About
Minersville Reservoir is a large reservoir in the desert west of Beaver and east of Minersville. It is one of the larger reservoirs in western Utah, and has a State Park providing aquatic recreational in an area where there are few such facilities. The reservoir shoreline is private and public lands, but public access is unlimited.
Getting There
Minersville Reservoir is 12 miles west of Beaver (I-15 Exit 109 or 112) on U-21. From Minersville, the reservoir is six miles east on U-21. Access to the north shore of the reservoir is a dirt road from Adamsville to its junction with U-21, the junction being 2 miles west of the dam and 3.5 miles east of Minersville.
Accommodations
Recreation is concentrated to the reservoir itself, as the surrounding area is low desert. Minersville State Park has a sanded beach, a concrete public boat ramp, a 29 unit campground, flush toilets, hot showers, and picnic areas. The State Park is located along the southeastern shore of the reservoir with associated boating, swimming, fishing, and waterskiing. There is a private campground in Beaver
Lake Info
Elevation 5,503 (feet)
Depth (feet) 44 maximum 26 mean
Length 3.4 (miles) Width .7 (miles) Shoreline 7.9 (miles)
Visibility: 8-10 feet
Summer Water Temperature: 65-70 °F
Aquatic life: Rainbow trout, cutthroat trout, Utah chub and smallmouth bass
 
 
 
 
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Mirror Lake
Longitude / Latitude 40°42'18"N 110°53'13"W
About
Mirror Lake is a natural lake in the western High Uintas. Utahns' are more familiar with Mirror Lake than perhaps any other natural mountain lake in the state. The shoreline is owned by the Wasatch-Cache National Forest, and public access is unrestricted.
Getting There
Mirror Lake is easily accessible from U-150 about 31 miles east of Kamas. The highway passes very near the lake, and is often referred to as "The Mirror Lake Highway". There is a USFS campground directly on the lake , and many others in the vicinity. Large signs on U-150 direct travelers to the lake.
Accommodations
Recreational facilities at the lake include Mirror Lake Campground, with latrines, day-use areas and 94 campsites.
Lake Info
Elevation 10,020 (feet)
Depth (feet) 41 maximum 14 mean
Length 2,550 (feet) Width 1,275 (feet) Shoreline 1.3 (miles)
Visibility: 9-12 feet
Summer Water Temperature: 55-60 °F
Aquatic life: Rainbow and albino rainbow trout
Diving Mirror Lake is beyond recreational diving limits with regards to its altitude. If you're considering scuba diving this lake please have training in diving extreme altitudes.
 
 

 
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Mona Reservoir
Longitude / Latitude 39°52'24"N 111°51'53"W
About
Mona Reservoir is a large reservoir at the north end of Juab Valley in Central Utah, located near I-15 between Santaquin and Nephi and west of Mount Nebo. The reservoir is privately owned, and access is restricted.
Getting There
Mona Reservoir is accessible from the Mona-Goshen Road. This is a paved road running from I-15 (Exit #236) east to Mona, across Currant Creek, then bending north towards Goshen, following Currant Creek's canyon through Long Ridge and arriving at US-6 in downtown Goshen. The turnoff to Mona Reservoir is 7 km northwest from Mona and 10 km south from Goshen. The dam is 2 km east on a dirt road. Boats can be launched at the dam, and vehicles can travel north or south along the reservoir.
Accommodations
This is a private reservoir and was once closed to public use, so please be considerate and pick up litter, etc. There is are private campgrounds in Nephi, but no public camping in the area.
Lake Info
Elevation (feet)
Depth (feet) maximum mean
Length (miles) Width (miles) Shoreline (miles)
Visibility: 1-5 feet
Summer Water Temperature: 70-75 °F
Aquatic life: Smallmouth bass and yellow perch
 
 

 
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Monticello Reservoir
Longitude / Latitude 37°53'40"N 109°28'00"W
About
Monticello Lake is a tiny reservoir in the lower Abajo Mountains. The reservoir shoreline is publicly owned by the Manti-La Sal National Forest. Public access is unrestricted. In addition to Monticello Lake , approximately 2 miles to the west is Race Track Reservoir.
Getting There
Monticello Lake is 8 miles west of Monticello. Travel west from downtown onto the Blue Mountain North Creek Road (FS-105) and goes high in the Abajos. Monticello Lake is on the right side of the road, one mile past Buckboard Campground.
Accommodations
The area immediately around the lake offers primitive camping. There are two USFS campgrounds east on FS-105. Dalton Springs is 2 miles east and has 16 campsites, picnic areas, drinking water, and vault toilets. User fees are charged. Buckboard, 1 miles east, is more primitive and has 13 campsites. There are several private campgrounds in Monticello.
Lake Info
Elevation 8,600 (feet)
Depth (feet) 18 maximum 5 mean
Length 1,584 (feet) Width 528 (feet) Shoreline 2,112 (feet)
Visibility: 9-15 feet
Summer Water Temperature: 65-70 °F
Aquatic life: Rainbow and brook trout.
 
 

 
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Moon Lake
Longitude / Latitude 40°34'46"N 110°30'21"W
About
Moon Lake is a large natural lake located on the south slope of the Uintas. The reservoir shoreline is entirely publicly owned, and public access is unrestricted.
Getting There
Moon Lake is accessible from Mountain Home in the Uinta Basin (north of Duchesne). Go north out of Mountain Home across the Indian Reservation. The road turns to gravel just past Mountain Home, but is paved after it enters the National Forest. This road leads directly to the reservoir, which is about 15 miles northwest of Mountain Home.
Accommodations
Moon Lake Campground, a USFS facility, has 57 campsites, toilets, and picnic areas. Moon Lake Resort has lodging, a convenience store, boat rentals, and a volleyball court.
Lake Info
Elevation 8,083 (feet)
Depth (feet) 73 maximum 46 mean
Length 19,292 (feet) Width 3,937 (feet) Shoreline 7.8 (miles)
Visibility:
Summer Water Temperature: °F
Aquatic life: Some brown and rainbow trout and mountain whitefish
 
 

 
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Navajo Lake
Longitude / Latitude  37°31′30″N 112°46′03″W  / 37.525; -112.7675
About
Navajo Lake is a small lake in northwestern Kane County in southern Utah. Recreation includes fishing, boating, swimming, and lodging facilities. The lake was formed by a lava floe across the eastern end of the valley. The lake drains into both the Great Basin and the Colorado River drainage systems through sinkholes in the lake floor.
Getting There
Navajo Lake is located 26 miles east of Cedar City, Utah on Highway 14.
From Cedar City go 25 miles east on UT 14 then turn southwest for 3 miles on Forest Rd 053
Accommodations
24 campsites with 3 double sites, and 8 walk-in tent sites in a sparcely forested setting near the shores of Navajo Lake. Lodging is also available at Navajo Lake Lodging
Lake Info
Elevation 9,042 (feet)
Depth (feet)  25 maximum  12 mean
Length 3 (miles) Width .5 (miles) Shoreline (miles)
Visibility:
Summer Water Temperature: 55 °F
Aquatic life: Brook trout, Splake trout, Rainbow trout and Utah Chub
 
 
 
 
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Newcastle Reservoir
Spearfishing Permitted with restrictions
Longitude / Latitude 37°38'58"N 113°31'15"W
About
Newcastle Reservoir in located in the northern foothills of the Pine Valley Mountains in southwestern Utah. This reservoir should not be confused with Grass Valley Reservoir, a small reservoir high in the Pine Valley Mountains, listed on some maps as New Castle Reservoir. The reservoir shoreline is privately owned by the Newcastle Irrigation Company with unrestricted public access.
Getting There
Newcastle Reservoir is on an improved secondary road between the communities of Newcastle and Pinto. Access is easiest from Newcastle. From U-56, travel 5 blocks south in Newcastle and turn east (left). The road winds up a wide canyon for about 1.5 miles, then climbs the canyon wall at the dam. Access to the reservoir is possible on primitive roads past the dam on the left.
Accommodations
Recreational facilities are primitive, although it is possible to launch a boat in the reservoir. There are no public or private campgrounds in the area. Cedar City is 30 miles east and has all services.
Lake Info
Elevation 5,443 (feet)
Depth (feet) 78 maximum 24 mean
Length (6,595 feet) Width 1,476 (feet) Shoreline 3.0 (miles)
Visibility: 7-12 feet
Summer Water Temperature: 65-70 °F
Aquatic life:
 
 
 
 
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Newton Reservoir

 

 

 

Longitude / Latitude 41°54'14"N 111°58'53"W

About
Newton Reservoir is located in Cache Valley in extreme northern Utah. It is feed by of Clarkston Creek. Newton Reservoir was the first water storage reservoir built by white settlers in Utah in 1871. The reservoir shoreline is 66% owned by the Bureau of Reclamation. Public access is unrestricted.

Getting There
Newton Reservoir, north of Newton [Town] is accessible from the south on U-23 from US-89 in Wellsville. Go two miles north of Newton on 6400 West St., follow the main road as it makes a 90o bend to the right, and arrives at the reservoir in one more mile. Access is also possible from U-142 between Richmond and Clarkston. The turnoff is to the south, 1.25 miles west of U-123 and 3.5 miles east of Clarkston. Follow the road south for about one mile to the reservoir, eventually arriving at the boat ramp and dam.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accommodations
Facilities include a parking area, a picnic area, an improved public boat ramp. and privies. The nearest public campground is Hyrum State Park, and the nearest private campgrounds are in Logan.
Lake Info
Elevation 4,778 (feet)
Depth (feet) 75 maximum 18 mean
Length 11,319 (feet) Width 1,171 (feet) Shoreline 5.7 (miles)
Visibility: 3-8 feet
Summer Water Temperature: 65-70 °F
Aquatic life: Channel catfish, rainbow trout and largemouth bass
 
 
 
 
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Nine Mile Reservoir
Longitude / Latitude 39°10'30"N 111°42'30"W
About
Ninemile Reservoir is an intermediate sized reservoir at the south end of the Sanpete Valley in Central Utah. It is located alongside US-89 between Manti and Gunnison. It is also known as Highland Reservoir. The reservoir is privately owned, but access is unrestricted.
Getting There
Ninemile Reservoir is accessible from the US-89 south of Sterling at the junction with U-137. It is six miles east of Gunnison and six miles south of Manti. Access to the dam is via an unimproved road west of the US-89 immediately west of the U-137 junction.
Accommodations
Palisade State Park is one mile east of Sterling. It has 53 campsites, a sandy beach, modern rest rooms with hot showers, a group camping area, a nine-hole golf course and a pavilion. Usage fees are charged. There is also a USFS campground seven miles up Manti Canyon. There are private campgrounds in Gunnison and Manti
Lake Info
Elevation 5,402 (feet)
Depth (feet) 36 maximum 15 mean
Length 5,742 (feet) Width 2,677 (feet) Shoreline 14,174 (feet)
Visibility: 6-10 feet
Summer Water Temperature: 65-70 °F
Aquatic life: Rainbow trout
 
 
 
 
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Oaks Park Reservoir
Longitude / Latitude 40°44'58"N 109°37'13"W
About
Oaks Park Reservoir is located on the south slope of the eastern High Uintas. It is also known as Oak Park Reservoir. The reservoir shoreline is owned by the Ashley National Forest, and public access is unrestricted.
Getting There
Oaks Park Reservoir is accessible from the Red Cloud Loop road north of Vernal. Turn west on FS-018– The Red Cloud Loop–from between mileposts 220 and 221 on US-191 (about 22 miles north of Vernal and 15 miles south of the Flaming Gorge Jct (US-191 and U-44). The route is signed East Park, Red Cloud Loop. The road is paved for about three miles, after which the Red Cloud Loop branches to the left. Continue on the Red Cloud Loop, now gravel, for about ten miles, to where the road to Oaks Park Reservoir branches off to the right. It is well marked.
The reservoir is about 1.5 miles off the loop on this side road.
Accommodations
Facilities at the reservoir include a Oaks Park Campground, a USFS facility, which has primitive latrines, picnic areas, and campsites, but no drinking water. There is no boat ramp, but it is possible to launch a small boat near the dam.
Lake Info
Elevation 9,280 (feet)
Depth (feet) 42 maximum 17 mean
Length 2,001 (feet) Width 1,201 (feet) Shoreline4.1 (miles)
Visibility: 3-6 feet
Summer Water Temperature: 55-60 °F
Aquatic life: Brook and rainbow trout
 
 
 
 
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Otter Creek Reservoir
Longitude / Latitude 38°12'53"N 111°59'17"W
About
Otter Creek Reservoir is at the south end of Grass Valley, east of Circleville and south of Koosharem. The reservoir shoreline is publicly and privately owned. The public portion is administered by the Bureau of Land Management and Utah State Parks and Recreation.
Getting There
Otter Creek Reservoir is directly accessible from U-62 between Koosharem and Junction. The reservoir is 31 miles south of the U-24/U-62 junction near Koosharem and 12 miles east of the US-89/U-62 junction near Junction, Utah.
Accommodations
Otter Creek State Park, located at the south end of the lake, has complete recreational facilities, including 24 campsites with flush toilets, showers, an improved public boat ramp, picnic areas and a swimming area. In addition there are private facilities in the area.
Lake Info
Elevation 6,372 (feet)
Depth (feet) 37 maximum 20 mean
Length 6.55 (miles) Width 3,854 (feet) Shoreline 16.9 (miles)
Visibility: 6-10 feet
Summer Water Temperature: 65-70 °F Current Water Temperature
Aquatic life: Rainbow, brown and cutthroat trout, Utah chub and Utah sucker
 
 
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Palisades Lake
Longitude / Latitude 39°12'00"N 111°40'00"W
About
Palisade Lake is an intermediate sized off stream reservoir at the south end of the Sanpete Valley in Central Utah. The original dam was constructed in 1899 by Mormon Pioneers, who hauled dirt in in buckboards without the benefit of power equipment. It is nestled behind a hogback arm of the Wasatch Plateau at the edge the Sanpete Valley. It is located five miles south of Manti, and is the site of a State Park and a golf course. It is also known as Funk's Lake or Palisade Reservoir. The reservoir shoreline is 50% privately owned and 50% State Park property. Access is unrestricted, but fees are charged for use of State Park property.
Getting There
Palisade Lake is accessible from US-89 immediately north of Sterling via an access road to the state park, which winds east for about 1.5 miles to the lake. Sterling is between Manti and Gunnison.
Accommodations
The state park has 53 campsites, a sandy beach, modern rest rooms with hot showers, a group camping area, a nine-hole golf course and a pavilion.
Lake Info
Elevation 5,868 (feet)
Depth (feet) 31 maximum 18 mean
Length 2,600 (feet) Width 1,600 (feet) Shoreline 6,890 (feet)
Visibility: 6-10 feet
Summer Water Temperature: 65-70 °F Current Water Temperature
Aquatic life: Rainbow trout. Carp and bluegill may also be present
 
 
 
 
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Panquitch Lake
Longitude / Latitude 37°42'50"N 112°38'34"W
About
Panguitch Lake It is a large lake on the Markagunt Plateau, between Panguitch and Cedar Breaks National Monument. The lake is located in the Dixie National Forest in a high tourist use area near three national parks and one national monument. In recent year there has been a significant number of summer homes built in the area by residents from neighboring states in addition to Utah residents. The earliest know human use of the lake was as a fishery by the Piute Indians before the advent of the Caucasians into the area. The name Panguitch means "big fish" in the Piute language. The earliest record of Caucasians visiting the lake was in early June of 1852 when the old Indian chief, Quinarra (Kanara), requested the Mormon leaders at Parowan to visit a group of about 100 Piutes who were camped at the lake, catching fish and drying them for their winter supply of food (Woodbury, 1950). The reservoir shoreline is 45% owned by the Dixie National Forest, the remainder being privately owned. Public access is unrestricted.

Getting There
Panguitch Lake is directly accessible from U-143, 17 miles southwest of Panguitch and 16 miles east of Cedar Breaks National Monument. U-143 follows the shoreline for several miles. Campgrounds and resorts are well marked.

Accommodations
There are two USFS campgrounds south of the lake, Panguitch Lake North and Panguitch Lake South. Both have flush toilets, electrical hookups, picnic areas, family and multi-family units with tables, water, fire pits, and asphalt roadways. The south campground has mainly tent sites, while the north campground has R.V. trailer sites. Fees are charged for use. There are four private resorts on Panguitch Lake, each with many services, including gasoline and groceries.

Lake Info
 Elevation 8,208 (feet)
 Depth (feet) maximum mean

Length 2.0 (miles) Width 1.1 (miles) Shoreline 5.5 (miles)
Visibility: 10-15 feet
Summer Water Temperature: 65-70 °F
Aquatic life: Rainbow, brown and brook trout.

 

 

 

 

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Paradise Park Reservoir

Longitude / Latitude 40°40'04"N 109°54'56"W

About
Paradise Park Reservoir is located on the south slope of the High Uintas. The reservoir shoreline is owned by the Ashley National Forest, and public access is unrestricted.

Getting There
Paradise Park Reservoir is north of LaPoint in the Uinta Basin. From U-121 in LaPoint, go north on a paved road for about seven miles to a fork, take the left fork. As the pavement ends and leaves the Uinta and Ouray Indian
Reservation it enters the National Forest, becoming FS-104. The reservoir is about 16 miles into the National Forest. The route is well marked, but the road at times is very rough due to washboard development in the road.

Accommodations
Recreational facilities at the reservoir include a Paradise Park Campground, a USFS facility, which has primitive latrines, picnic areas, and 15 campsites. Usage fees were not charged when I was there.

Lake Info
Elevation 9,958 (feet)
Depth (feet) 37' maximum 20' mean
Length 4,000 (feet) Width 2,000 (feet) Shoreline 1.8 (miles)
Visibility: 6-10 feet
Summer Water Temperature: 60-65 °F
Aquatic life: Rainbow and brook trout.

 

 

 

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Pelican Lake

Longitude / Latitude 40°11'42"N 109°40'52"W

About
Pelican Lake is a natural lake in the Uinta Basin southwest of Vernal. Historically, it is noted as a world class bluegill fishery. In 1983 it produced the state record, a two pound three ounce bluegill. Old timers claim that it was one of the “little ones”.
Half of the shoreline is owned by the BLM and half is privately owned. Public access is unrestricted.

Getting There
Pelican Lake is accessible from U-88 between Ouray and US-40. The turnoff to U-88 is 15 miles west of Vernal
and 15 miles east of Roosevelt on US-40. 15 miles south of US 40, U-88 drops down a steep hill and Pelican Lake
is clearly visible. Access is possible from U-88 itself to the east shore of the lake. Various farm roads provide access to other parts of the lake.

Accommodations
There is a BLM camping area on the south side of the lake which will accommodate approximately 18 units and provides a concrete boat ramp. Facilities are limited at the lake but the lake is in close proximity to Roosevelt
and Vernal. In addition there is a convenience store and cafe located on the highway just to the northeast of the
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Pine Lake 

Longitude / Latitude 37°44'26"N 111°57'20"W

About
Pine Lake is located on the west slopes of the Table Cliff Plateau in south-central Utah. The reservoir shoreline is owned and administered by the Dixie National Forest with unrestricted public access.

Getting There
Pine Lake is accessible on FS-132, which intersects the road from Bryce Canyon to Antimony (formerly U-22) 11 miles north of U-12 and 25 miles south of Antimony. Pine Lake is 6 miles east of U-12 on FS-132.

Accommodations
Pine Lake Campground is adjacent to the lake and maintained by the Forest Service. It has 33 campsites and 2 group sites. Facilities include vault toilets, water, and cemented fire pits. Usage fees are collected.

Lake Info
Elevation 8,192 (feet)
Depth (feet) 20 maximum 14 mean
Length 2,700 (feet) Width 2,000 (feet) Shoreline 1.2 (miles)
Visibility: 10-15 feet
Summer Water Temperature: 62-68 °F
Aquatic life: Rainbow, brook and cutthroat trout

 

 

 

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Pineview Reservoir

Spearfishing Permitted

Longitude / Latitude 41°16'00"N 111°48'28"W

About
Pineview Reservoir is at the top of Ogden Canyon.
Huntsville is a small community on the lower of two peninsulas on the reservoir. It was partially inundated when the reservoir was created, and the cemetery eventually had to be moved from the tip of the peninsula when wave action began unearthing coffins. The shoreline is 98% owned by the Wasatch-Cache National Forest, and public access is 100% open.

Getting There
Paved roads encircle the reservoir, but because of the undulating shoreline, the roads are set back a significant distance in most areas. The south shore is accessible from U-39 between the Pineview Dam and Huntsville, the lower peninsula from West Baseline Street in Huntsville, the east and north shores from U-166 between Huntsville and Eden, and the west shore from U-162 between Eden and the Pineview Dam.

Accommodations
The two USFS campsites are on the south shore, Anderson Cove and Jefferson Hunt. Both have picnic areas, swimming areas, boat ramps, toilets, and campsites (29 at Jefferson, 96 at Anderson). Other swimming areas are on the lower peninsula (Bluffs Recreation Area) and the east shore just north of Huntsville (Middle Inlet Swim Area). Additional boat ramps (Port Recreation Area) and a private marina are on the west shore. Camping is only permitted in designated areas. Maps are available at the Ogden Ranger District offices in Ogden.

Lake Info
Elevation 4,900 (feet)
Depth (feet) 81 maximum 44 mean
Length 4.4 (miles) Width 3.6 (miles) Shoreline 24.2 (miles)
Visibility: 8-10 feet
Summer Water Temperature: 68-75 °F
Aquatic life: Yellow perch, black crappie, black bullhead, carp, bluegill, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, and tiger musky

Spearfishing restrictions in place: You may not use spearfishing to take largemouth and small mouth bass from April 1 through the fourth Saturday of June:

 

Piute Reservoir

 

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Piute Reservoir

Longitude / Latitude 38°17'22"N 112°12'28"W

About
Piute Reservoir is at the north end of Circle Valley, north of Circleville and south of Marysvale.
The reservoir shoreline is publicly/privately owned and administered by the BLM and the Piute Reservoir and
Irrigation Company with unrestricted public access.

Getting There
Piute Reservoir is directly accessible from Piute Reservoir State Park located on US-89 between Marysvale and Junction.

Accommodations
Piute Reservoir State Park, located at the north end of the lake, has limited recreational facilities. Primitive camping on BLM land is the only camping available at the reservoir. There are private campgrounds available in Junction, Circleville and at the Big Rock Candy Mountain, about 12 miles north on US-89. There is a public campground at the Otter Creek State Park a few miles to the east.

Lake Info
Elevation 5,996 (feet)
Depth (feet) 66 maximum 33 mean
Length 6.9 (miles) Width 1 (miles) Shoreline 17.8 (miles)
Visibility: 6-10 feet
Summer Water Temperature: 65-70 °F Current Water Temperature
Aquatic life: Smallmouth bass, brown and rainbow trout

 

Porcupine Reservoir

 

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Porcupine Reservoir

Spearfishing Permitted with restrictions 

Longitude / Latitude 41°31'10"N 111°44'08"W

About
Porcupine Reservoir is located on the Little Bear River above Avon in Cache Valley. It is located in a steep narrow canyon on the East Fork of Little Bear River. It is named after Porcupine Creek, which joins the East Fork of the Little Bear River at the reservoir.
The reservoir shoreline is privately owned, but public access is unrestricted.

Getting There
Porcupine Reservoir is east of Paradise (in southern Cache Valley) in the Bear River Range. From Paradise, go south thorough Avon until you cross the East Fork of Little Bear River. Turn east on a well traveled road up the
canyon. The road turns to gravel, but the reservoir is only about two miles up the canyon.

Accommodations
There are no recreational facilities at the reservoir and only primitive camping is available at the reservoir. Most areas for camping are located below the dam in the canyon. The area is primarily privately owned, with the
land adjacent to the reservoir privately owned. Therefore there are no USFS facilities in direct proximity to the
reservoir. The nearest public campgrounds are Hyrum State Park in Hyrum. There are USFS campgrounds up
Blacksmith Fork east of Hyrum on U-242. Private campgrounds are available in Logan.

Lake Info
Elevation 5,381 (feet)
Depth (feet) 139 maximum 65 mean
Length 1.7 (miles) Width .66 (miles) Shoreline 4.2 (miles)
Visibility: 12-16 feet
Summer Water Temperature: 65-70 °F
Aquatic life: Cutthroat, brook trout, and splake

 

 

 

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Posey Lake 

Longitude / Latitude 37°56'14"N 111°41'43"W

About
Posey Lake is a very small reservoir on the south slopes of the the Aquarius Plateau in south-central Utah.The reservoir shoreline is owned and administered by the Dixie National Forest with unrestricted public access.

Getting There
Posey Lake is accessible via several different forest service roads from the Escalante, Boulder and Loa areas.
The easiest route is probably FS-153 from downtown Escalante. Follow this gravel road northward for 20 miles
to FS-154, which passes Posey Lake. Continuing on northward this road will lead you to Loa and other surrounding communities in Wayne county. Other access routes can be determined from a Dixie National Forest
map or by Google maps.

Accommodations
Posy Lake Campground is adjacent to the lake and maintained by the Forest Service. It has 23 campsites,
vault toilets and picnic areas. Usage fees are collected.

Lake Info
Elevation 8,676 (feet)
Depth (feet) 20 maximum 5 mean
Length 1,100 (feet) Width 600 (feet) Shoreline 3,200 (feet)
Visibility: 8-12
Summer Water Temperature: 60-65 °F
Aquatic life: Rainbow and brook trout

 

 

 

Puffer Lake

 

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Puffer Lake
 

Longitude / Latitude 38°19'09"N 112°21'38"W

About
Puffer Lake is high in the Tushar Mountains east of Beaver. While it is not particularly large, it is the largest natural lake found in the Tushars. Puffer Lake and the surrounding area is entirely privately owned by the Puffer Lake Resort, but public access is permitted through agreements with DWR.

Getting There
Puffer Lake is 18 miles east of Beaver and 16 miles west of Junction on U-153. The highway from Beaver is paved, while the highway from Junction, although steep, is gravel and maintained in good condition. Some time ago efforts were made to widen and improve the road from the reservoir towards the east.

Accommodations
Facilities at the resort include: camping, cottage rental, boat rental, boat launching, fishing, picnicking, showers, horseback riding, and a convenience store. The nearest USFS campground, Mahogany Cove, has 7 campsites, vault toilets, and picnic facilities. Fees are charged. It is 7 miles west of Puffer Lake on U-153. There are also several private campgrounds in Beaver.

Lake Info
Elevation 9,672 (feet)
Depth (feet) 50 maximum 15 mean
Length 3,609 (feet) Width 1,640 (feet) Shoreline 1.5 (miles)
Visibility: 9-15 feet
Summer Water Temperature: 55-60 °F
Aquatic life: Rainbow, brook and cutthroat trout

 

Pyramid Lake

 

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Pyramid Lake 

Longitude / Latitude 40°39'11"N 110°53'56"W

About
Pyramid Lake is located on the eastern edge of Murdock Basin a thousand feet below the peak rising quickly to the west. It is located in an area of solitude and beauty with several other small lakes in the area at the base of Murdock Mountain. The reservoir shoreline is owned and administered by the Wasatch National Forest with unrestricted public access.

Getting There
Pyramid Lake is accessible via State Highway 150 east out of Kamas, Utah. Approximately 22 miles east of Kamas take the Murdock Basin Road, a gravel road. This a relatively good road to Murdock Basin but the road past
Pyramid Lake becomes very rocky and a high clearance vehicle should be utilized. Travel on this road for approximately 5.0 miles. This should bring you into Murdock Basin and near a junction in the road. To reach the lake turn left and travel about 0.2 miles to a trailhead area. The lake is a few hundred yards up the slope to the west. You can continue past the junction for about 0.3 miles to another junction. The road to the left goes to Pyramid Lake (turn left shortly after the junction for approximately 0.4 miles) or Echo Lake (continue straight ahead for approximately 0.6 miles).

Accommodations
Camping is strictly primitive although there are no improved campgrounds in the immediate area, there are several campgrounds within a short driving distance of the basin.

Lake Info
Elevation 9,700 (feet)
Depth (feet) 10 maximum 3 mean
Length 1,200 (feet) Width 800 (feet) Shoreline 3,200 (feet)
Visibility: 7-10 feet
Summer Water Temperature: 65-70 °F
Aquatic life: Brook trout

 

 

Quail Creek Reservoir

 

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Quail Creek Reservoir

Longitude / Latitude 37°11'04"N 113°22'56"W

About
Quail Creek Reservoir is located in extreme southwestern Utah. The reservoir shoreline is publicly owned and public
access is unrestricted

Getting There
Quail Creek Reservoir is on U-9 about 3 miles east of I-15 (at exit 16) and 4 miles west of Hurricane.

Accommodations
Quail Creek State Park is on the south side of the reservoir and is accessible from U-9. Facilities include 23 campsites, an improved boat ramp, modern toilets, a fish cleaning station and two covered picnic areas. Usage
fees are charged in all areas of the park.

Lake Info
Elevation 2,985 (feet)
Depth (feet) 190 maximum 68 mean
Length 8,125 (feet) Width 4,875 (feet) Shoreline 40,071 (feet)
Visibility: 10-15 feet
Summer Water Temperature: 65-72 °F Current Water Temperature
Aquatic life: Rainbow trout, largemouth bass, bluegill and Threadfin shad

 

 

 

Recapture Reservoir

 

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Recapture Reservoir

Spearfishing Permitted with restrictions 

Longitude / Latitude 37°40'05"N 109°26'26"W

About
Recapture Reservoir is located on the south slope of the Abajo Mountains. Twenty-eight million years ago, molten rock pushed up through the horizontal strata of this area of what is now the Colorado Plateau. The lava blistered the horizontal rock strata, and eventually burst through the surface. The area has since been uplifted and eroded, leaving a rugged mountain range. The Mormon pioneers settled the area in the late 1800's, and diverted water from the mountain streams for
irrigation.
The reservoir shoreline is 80% publicly owned by the BLM. The west end of the reservoir is on private land.
Public access is unrestricted.

Getting There
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ecapture Reservoir is on US-191 about 3 miles north of Blanding and 17 miles South of Monticello. Highway 191 crosses the dam, and unimproved roads lead down to the reservoir.

 Accommodations
The area immediately around the reservoir offers primitive camping. About 4.5 miles north of US-191 is Devil's Canyon Campground, a USFS facility with 32 campsites, drinking water and vault toilets. User fees are charged. There is one private campground in Blanding and several in Monticello.

 Lake Info
Elevation 6,068 (feet)
Depth (feet) 113 maximum 35 mean
Length 6,500 (feet) Width 1,400 (feet) Shoreline 14,200 (feet)
Visibility: 3-8 feet
Summer Water Temperature: 65-70 °F
Aquatic life: Brook and rainbow trout and bullheads

 

 

Red Creek Reservoir (Duchesne)

 

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Red Creek Reservoir

Longitude / Latitude 40°18'33"N 110°51'13"W

About
Red Creek Reservoir is a medium sized reservoir north of Fruitland in the Uinta Basin. It should not be confused with another Red Creek Reservoir above Paragonah in Iron County. The reservoir shoreline is 100% privately owned.

Getting There
Red Creek Reservoir is easily accessible from US-40 in Fruitland. Turn north on the road across the street from the Fruitland store/gas station and continue for about seven miles. The road essentially terminates at the reservoir.

Accommodations
There are no services at the reservoir, but gas and supplies are available in Fruitland. The area is entirely private land. You are a guest here, so treat the area with due respect. Any camping should be done such that there is minimal impact to the area.

Lake Info
Elevation 7,224 (feet)
Depth (feet) 95 maximum 40 mean
Length 614 (feet) Width 1,850 (feet) Shoreline 2.89 (miles)
Visibility: 6-10 feet
Summer Water Temperature: 55-60 °F
Aquatic life: Rainbow trout

 

Red Creek Reservoir (Iron)  

 

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Red Creek Reservoir

Longitude / Latitude 37°51'49"N 112°40'33"W

About
Red Creek Reservoir is on the face of the Markagunt Plateau as it drops into Paragonah. There is another
reservoir of this name in north of Fruitland in Duchesne. The reservoir shoreline is owned and administered by
the Dixie National Forest with unrestricted public access.

Getting There
Red Creek Reservoir is accessible from FS-078, a gravel road leading up the face of the Markagunt Plateau.
Access is easiest from downtown Paragonah, where FS-078 begins, bearing due east. Red Creek Reservoir is 8
miles up Red Creek Canyon from Paragonah. Access is also possible from the north shore of Panguitch Lake,
where FS-076 begins and eventually meets the other terminus of FS-078. This is a 12 mile route on graded dirt road.

Accommodations
There are no improved recreational facilities at the reservoir except for restroom facilities. The nearest private or Forest Service campgrounds are at Panguitch Lake. There are no public or private campgrounds in the
Paragonah/Parowan area.

Lake Info
Elevation 7,794 (feet)
Depth (feet) 31 maximum 22 mean
Length 4,265 (feet) Width 984 (feet) Shoreline 10,033 (feet)
Visibility: 7-12 feet
Summer Water Temperature: 65-70 °F
Aquatic life: Rainbow trout

 

Red Fleet

 

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Red Fleet Reservoir

Spearfishing Permitted

Longitude / Latitude 40°34'34"N 109°25'19"W

About
Red Fleet Reservoir is a large reservoir at the base of the Uinta Mountains in Eastern Utah. The reservoir is named for the Navajo Sandstone buttes surrounding the reservoir that look like a fleet of ships. It is also called Tyzack Reservoir. The shoreline is owned by the State of Utah, and public access is unrestricted.

Getting There
Red Fleet Reservoir is accessible from US-191 (formerly U-44) between Flaming Gorge and Vernal. Travel north of Vernal for about nine miles to the road to the reservoir, and go west on this road for about two miles. A boat launch area is on the right on a gravel road shortly after turning off US-191, but the main park facility is further east. Usage fees are charged for use of all park facilities. The route to the park is well marked.

 

 

 

Accommodations
Recreational facilities are well developed at Red Fleet State Park. There are 29 campsites, a swimming beach,
a picnic table, a concrete boat ramp, modern rest rooms, sewage disposal, and a fish cleaning station. There is another state park at Steinaker Reservoir, USFS campgrounds north of the Steinaker along US-191, and private campgrounds nearby in Vernal

Lake Info
Elevation 5,608 (feet)
Depth (feet) 145 maximum 50 mean
Length 1.7 (miles) Width 0.6 (miles) Shoreline 15.4 (miles)
Visibility: 6-10 feet
Summer Water Temperature: 68-74 °F Current Water Temperature
Aquatic life: Rainbow and brown trout, largemouth bass, bluegill, flannelmouth sucker and mountain sucker

 

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Redmond Lake

Longitude / Latitude 38°59'40"N 111°52'25"W

About
Redmond Lake is a moderately large, spring-fed reservoir in the town of Redmond. Beyond being a warm
water fishery, its shallow, turbid water does not support recreational use. The reservoir shoreline is privately
owned by the Redmond Irrigation Company, but public access is unrestricted.

Getting There
Redmond Lake is accessible from U-256 (Old US-89) in Redmond. The current US-89 route bypasses Redmond, so several miles north or south of town, turn onto U-256 leading to Redmond. The lake is about a quarter mile southwest of town.

Accommodations
There are no recreational facilities at the lake but it is feasible to launch a small boat on the northern side.

Lake Info
Elevation 5,110 (feet)
Depth (feet) 10 maximum 5 mean
Length 5,053 (feet) Width 2,533 (feet) Shoreline 2.8 (miles)
Visibility: 1-3 feet
Summer Water Temperature: 65-70 °F
Aquatic life: Northern pike, largemouth bass, centrarchids, and channel catfish, black bullhead, carp and yellow perch. 

 

 

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Riverton Reservoir

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About

Getting There

Accommodations

Lake Info

 

 

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Rex Reservoir

Longitude / Latitude 38°47'04"N 111°46'30"W

 About
Rex Reservoir is southeast of Salina on the Fishlake Plateau nestled in an area of low rolling hills amidst the oak, pinyon, and juniper trees. The reservoir shoreline is publicly owned and administered by the Fish Lake National Forest with unrestricted public access.

 Getting There
Rex Reservoir is on FS-050 and FS-053, accessible from I-70 in Salina Canyon and U-24 south of Sigurd. Exit
I-70 at Gooseberry Valley (Exit 81, 7 miles east of Salina) and travel south on FS-640, a paved road. About 4 miles
south of I-70, leave the paved road, turning right on FS- 037 .5 miles later, turn left on FS-050 and follow it for 8
miles to Rex Reservoir.
From U-24, travel south from Sigurd past the junction with U-119. Approximately 9 miles further south is the first
of two exits to the east that will lead to FS-053. Travel north and east for about 1 mile where the road forks.
Take the north fork, FS-056, and travel another 2 miles. There is a sign directing your travel to the reservoir from
this point . The road proceeds to the north and unites again with FS-053. The distance to the reservoir is  approximately 5 miles.

Accommodations
There are no recreational facilities at the reservoir, although the area offers itself to primitive camping. There
are no Forest Service Campgrounds in the area, and the nearest private campgrounds are in Salina

Lake Info
Elevation 7,250 (feet)
Depth (feet) 38 maximum  21 mean
Length 2,059 (feet)  Width 686 (feet) Shoreline 5,590 (feet) 

Visibility: 6-10 feet
Summer Water Temperature: 60-70 °F
Aquatic life: Rainbow trout

 

 

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Rockport Lake
Spearfishing Permitted

Longitude / Latitude 40°46'34"N 111°23'43"W

About
Rockport Lake, also called Wanship Reservoir, is a large reservoir on the Weber River midway between Kamas
and Coalville. The reservoir shoreline is owned entirely by the state of Utah. Public access is unrestricted, but fees are charged to use park facilities. The reservoir is named after the town of Rockport, which was inundated by the reservoir.

Getting There
Rockport Lake is located just south of I-80 at Wanship (Exit 156), 40 miles east of Salt Lake City. The dam is about 1.5 miles south of the junction. This road was once US-189, but UDOT has recently renumbered it as state highway U-32. It is also accessible from the Kamas area, to the south.

Accommodations
The campground area is reached by driving to the south end of the reservoir, then returning north on the east shore on U-32. The route is well marked, paved, and open all winter. These two roads provide access to 85% of the shoreline. Recreational facilities at the reservoir include an improved boat ramp, 200 campsites, toilets, and a
swimming area. Silver Sails, a concessionaire, offers boat rentals, recreational equipment and miscellaneous
supplies.

Lake Info
Elevation 6,038 (feet)
Depth (feet) 150 maximum  64 mean
Length (16,368 feet)  Width 4,000 (feet) Shoreline 37,065 (feet) 

Visibility: 9-15 feet
Summer Water Temperature: 65-70 °F  Current Water Temperature
Aquatic life: Rainbow trout and smallmouth bass

Spearfishing restrictions in place: You may not use spearfishing to take largemouth and small mouth bass from April 1 through the fourth Saturday of June:

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Rush Lake

Longitude / Latitude 40°26'40"N 112°23'00"W

About
The lake is at the northern end of Rush Valley near Stockton, where the formation of a sandbar on Lake Bonneville has blocked drainage further north. Rush Lake is several miles south of Tooele. It is also known as Rush Reservoir.
Rush Lake was created when shore currents on Lake Bonneville deposited a spit, which extended across the
gap between the Oquirrh Mountains and South Mountain, eventually sealing off the Rush Valley portion of Lake
Bonneville from the main body of the lake.

Getting There
Rush Lake is accessible from U-36 from the town of Stockton (5 miles south of Tooele and 5 miles north of the
U-73 jct). From downtown Stockton, go west on an improved gravel road towards a small mountain (South
Mountain) This road crosses the sandbar and provides access to various points along Rush Lake.

Accommodations
There are no permanent recreational facilities at the lake. The BLM has had portable latrines on the site for several years. It is possible to launch a boat on the lake during wet years. There are no private campgrounds in the area, but there are USFS campgrounds up South Willow Creek in the Stansbury Mountains. From Rush Lake, follow the gravel road to the west, after five miles it intersects the St. John-Grantsville Road (paved). Go north on this road for about three miles, and South Willow Canyon is to the west (left). The campgrounds are several miles up the canyon on the gravel road.

Lake Info
Elevation 5,000 (feet)
Depth (feet) 16 maximum  3 mean
Length 1,953 (feet)  Width 390 (feet) Shoreline 4,453 (feet) 

Visibility: 1-5 feet
Summer Water Temperature: 65-70 °F
Aquatic life: Some largemouth bass may be present

 

 

 

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Salem Pond

Longitude / Latitude 40°03'06"N 111°40'26"W

About
Salem Pond is one of many natural ponds in the south end of Utah Valley. These are small, spring-fed bodies of
water at the base of the mountains. Salem Pond is noteworthy because the town of Salem was built around the pond, making it one of the few natural lakes in the state that has been surrounded by a residential area. City
parks surround the pond, and pedestrian bridges cross it.
After 135 years of sediment accumulation, the once clear pond had become murky and chocked with aquatic
vegetation and algae. The average depth of the lake had been reduced to only 7 feet. A joint project with Salem
City, Mountainlands Association of Governments, the Utah Division of Water Quality, and the federal EPA was
instituted to revitalize the pond. Between 1988 and 1993, it was drained, the fish were killed, a new drain was built at the bottom of the dam, 135 years of sediments were dredged, the storm sewer was diverted onto an adjacent
wetland, and the duck population was brought under control.

Getting There
Salem Pond is easily accessible from US-6 in Salem, which is between Spanish Fork and Payson. There is a
historical marker at the pond, so drive through town and stop at the sign for the historical marker. Most of the pond
is south of the highway, so one can turn south into town anywhere. It is not difficult to find, as most streets in town
terminate at the pond.

Accommodations
There is a private campground in Payson, and several USFS campgrounds in Payson Canyon. Camping at the pond is discouraged.

Lake Info
Elevation 4,590 (feet)
Depth (feet) 23 maximum  14 mean
Length 1,900 (feet)  Width 686 (feet) Shoreline 4,800 (feet) 

Visibility: 6-12 feet
Summer Water Temperature: 65-70 °F
Aquatic life: Rainbow trout and grass carp

 

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Sand Hollow Reservoir

Longitude / Latitude 37° 7'9.37"N 113°22'59.37"W

About
Sand Hollow, Utah, is the state's newest reservoir, completed in March 2002, and has become one of Utah's most popular dive sites.

The scuba and swimming area is south of the boat ramp and is marked with buoys. The scuba area has a maximum depth of 45' depending on time of year. In 2006 a local dive shop placed a Cessna 310 airplane in the reservoir at a depth of 40 feet. There is also a Peak Performance Buoyancy Course for testing your buoyancy skills. The reservoir is open to diving year round.

Getting There
Sand Hollow is located approximately 15 miles east of St. George, and seven miles east of the I-15 Hurricane Exit. Visitors should exit I-15 at Exit 16 (Highway 9), travel east four miles and turn right on Turf Sod Road, travel one mile and turn left on the new Sand Hollow access road for two miles, turn left and proceed to the park.

Accommodations
The Park is open seven days a week from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m… There is a $7.00 entrance fee per vehicle. Primitive camping is available for $9.00 or the main campground with hookups for RV's is available for $21.00.

Lake Info
Elevation 3,000 (feet)
Depth (feet) 95' maximum   mean
Length (miles)  Width (miles) Shoreline (miles) 

Visibility: 15-20 feet
Summer Water Temperature: 75-80 °F  Current Water Temperature
Aquatic life: Bass and bluegill

Thoughts
Sand Hollow is one of the best places to dive in Utah. With swim/dive park you don't have to worry about boats overhead. The occasional kayaker will ask where the fish are.
There are a few attractions to see at Sand Hollow. There is a twin engine Cessna, and old VW style bus, sign pointing to various locations, a buoyancy course and unique sand rock formations.
While the Cessna is quite the surface swim it's well worth it. Sunken in about 40' of water you'll have ample time to explore.
After exploring the Cessna, from the tail take a heading of 270 degree and kick about 80 yards. You'll find the sunken VW Bus. It's sitting in about 30' of water on top of a ridge. Heading from the plane once you locate a small wall you're on the edge.
After exploring the bus locate the guideline tied to the bumper and follow it to the buoyancy course. Drop down or swim up through the vertical pipe, then head to the sloping pipe, then drop down and go through the hoops.
Afterwards locate the guidelines and follow it back to the sign or the training platform.
This circuit can be done starting from shore or the plane. The guideline from the bus to the plane has been broken so it may be hard to locate unless your navigation skills are on.
Watch your air; even though it's shallow it's not hard for newer divers to get low on air somewhere around the buoyancy course. If you do it right the whole circuit can be done on an aluminum 80.
In 2014 Washington County S&R Team sank a small boat near Birthday Rock as part of an exercise weekend.

 


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Sand Lake
Spearfishing Permitted

Longitude / Latitude   40.7691389 -109.9599978

About
 

Getting There
From Roosevelt continue on US191/US40 east to 8500 East, turn left (north) approximately nine miles, turn right on US121, travel two miles to Deep Creek / Paradise Road, turn north approximaetly 2 miles to a slight right on Deep Creek Road. Approximatley 2 miles a slight left back onto Paradise Road. Travel 18 miles to FR104, travel 4.4 miles to FR459. FR459 7.6 miles to the trail head.

Accommodations

Lake Info
Elevation 10,420 (feet)
Depth (feet)  maximum    mean
Length  (miles)  Width  (miles) Shoreline  (miles) 

Visibility: 
Summer Water Temperature: °F
Aquatic life: 

 

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Scofield Reservoir

Longitude / Latitude 39°46'10"N 111°09'10"W

About
Scofield Reservoir is located in Carbon County in Central Utah. 

Getting There
Scofield Reservoir is accessible from US-6 between Spanish Fork and Price via U-96 or from U-31 between Fairview and Huntington via U-264. The route is well marked on a State highway map.

Accommodations
Scofield Reservoir is the site of a State Park. The park provides for camping (both trailers and tents), garbage disposal, water, barbeque pits, flush toilets, hot showers, a fish cleaning station and boat ramps at both camping areas. There are two sites that comprise the park, the Madsen Bay Unit and the Mountain View Unit. In addition a sanitary dump site is available with a convenience store and other support services available in Scofield on the south shore of the reservoir. Facilities are available at the State Park from May through November.

Lake Info
Elevation 7,618 (feet)
Depth (feet) 66 maximum   26 mean
Length 4.9 (miles)  Width 2.1 (miles) Shoreline 15.5 (miles) 

Visibility: 6-10 feet
Summer Water Temperature: 70-75°F   Current Water Temperature
Aquatic life: Rainbow, cutthroat, and probably some brown trout. Black crawdads are also present.

 

 

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Scout Lake

Longitude / Latitude 40°43'19"N 110°53'03"W

About
Scout Lake is a natural lake in the western High Uintas. It is located with the boundaries of Camp Steiner, a Boy Scouts of America camp. Consequently, it receives a substantial impact from recreational use during the entire summer period.
The shoreline is owned by the Wasatch-Cache National Forest, and public access is unrestricted.
Motorized boats are prohibited.

Getting There
Scout Lake is easily accessible from U-150 about 33 miles east of Kamas. There is a roadway entrance through the Camp Steiner entrance which is clearly marked, but the preferred access route for the public is from the trailhead north of Camp Steiner.

Accommodations
There are no public recreational facilities at the lake, only those provided by and for Camp Steiner. There are
numerous campgrounds in the area for use by the public.

Lake Info
Elevation 10,380 (feet)
Depth (feet) 17 maximum  10 mean
Length 1,450 (feet)  Width 1,150 (feet) Shoreline 3,800 (feet) 

Visibility: 10-15 feet
Summer Water Temperature: 55-60 °F
Aquatic life: Rainbow trout

Diving Scout Lake is beyond recreational diving limits with regards to its altitude. If you're considering scuba diving this lake please have training in diving extreme altitudes.

 

 

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Seabase

Longitude / Latitude 40°38'48"N 112°31'30"W

About
Bonneville Seabase is a geothermal heated, salt water, high altitude mini ocean with marine tropical fish. It is the only one of its kind for dive training. Seabase has three habitats. White Rocks Bay is the smallest and shallowest habitat and is covered during winter months to help with water temperatures and ambient temperatures.  Habitat Bay is the largest habitat and the Abyss is the newest and deepest habitat at a depth of 62 feet with platforms for safety stops and a platform at 60 feet.

Getting There
Take I-80 westbound from Salt Lake City, use exit 84 and go south on Highway 138 for 5 miles. Turn into Seabase on the east side of the road.

Accommodations
Overnight accommodations can be found at nearby hotels in Grantsville, Tooele or Lake Point. Seabase offers overnight camping or 'trailer' rentals for a fee.
Changing rooms, showers, gear rinsing stations and a snack bar. Equipment rentals are available including Nitrox and rebreathers.

Lake Info
Elevation 4293 (feet)
Depth (feet) 62 maximum   20 mean
Length (miles)  Width (miles) Shoreline (miles) 

Visibility: 5-10 feet
Summer Water Temperature: 85 °F
Aquatic life: Angels, Groupers, Sharks (Nurse), Tangs, Puffers, Jacks, Bats, Monos, Scats, Damsels, Silver Sides

Website: Seabase

 

 

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Settlement Canyon Reservoir

Longitude / Latitude 40°30'37"N 112°17'33"W

About
Settlement Canyon Reservoir is an small reservoir at the base of the Oquirrh Mountains. It is at the foot of
Settlement Canyon, a narrow, steep canyon immediately south of Tooele.
The reservoir is close enough to the city that Howard Clegg, former president of the Settlement Canyon Irrigation
Company, said "any kid in town could go up there and fish if he had a little ambition"
The reservoir and surrounding area are privately owned, and public use is a privilege. Remember you are a guest.

Getting There
Settlement Canyon Reservoir is accessible from U-36 just south of Tooele. From downtown, go south on Main
Street. At the south end of town the road meets the Oquirrh Mountains and bends towards the west, the residential area ends, and there is a white, windowless Masonic Lodge on the left. Turn left at the lodge, and go up the canyon for about 1/2 mile to the reservoir.  

Accommodations
Legion Park Campground is located one mile up the canyon from the reservoir. There are no other private or public campgrounds in the area.

Lake Info
Elevation 5,340 (feet)
Depth (feet) 65 maximum  25 mean
Length 1,172 (feet)  Width 625 (feet) Shoreline 4,140 (feet) 

Visibility: 10-15 feet
Summer Water Temperature: 65-70 °F
Aquatic life: Brook, rainbow and brown trout

 

 

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Sevier Bridge Reservoir
Spearfishing Permitted with restrictions

Longitude / Latitude 39°21'39"N 111°58'10"W

About
Measured by surface area, the Sevier Bridge Reservoir is the fourth largest artificial body of water in the state. It is
located in a long, narrow valley between the Valley Mountains and the San Pitch Mountains, between Gunnison and I-15. It is also known as Yuba Lake.
The reservoir shoreline is about 50% privately owned, with BLM comprising the remaining 50%. Public access is unrestricted.

Getting There
Sevier Bridge Reservoir is accessible from many points on U-28 north of Gunnison, as well as from old US-91 north of Scipio. Northern accesses are favored because the south end of the reservoir is often shallow or dry.
Old US-91 passes by Yuba Lake State Park, near the dam. Exit I-15 at exit #202 and go south, or exit at #188
(Scipio), and take the frontage road on the west side of the freeway which intersects old US-91 via an underpass a
few miles north of Scipio.
There are numerous accesses along U-28 from about 15 miles south of Levan (Painted Rocks access) to near
Fayette. Access is also possible from a network of unpaved roads on the west side of the reservoir.

Accommodations
Yuba Lake State Park has a sanded beach, a boat ramp, a 27 unit campground, flush toilets, hot showers, and
picnic areas. Painted Rocks State Access (midway between Gunnison and Levan on U-28) has a primitive
campground and a boat ramp. Primitive camping has been allowed north of the state park, but abuse of
the area has forced a change in current policies. In addition there is a private campground in Gunnison

Lake Info
Elevation 4,978 (feet)
Depth (feet) 74 maximum   21 mean
Length 19 (miles)  Width 3.1 (miles) Shoreline 34.8 (miles) 

Visibility: 1-5 feet
Summer Water Temperature: 65-70 °F  Current Water Temperature
Aquatic life: Channel catfish, yellow perch, walleye, northern pike, carp and Utah sucker

 

 

 

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Sheep Creek Lake

Longitude / Latitude 40°53'20"N 109°50'34"W

About
Sheep Creek Lake, perched on the bluff above Sheep Creek Canyon near Flaming Gorge. The shoreline is owned by the Ashley National Forest, and public access is unrestricted.

Getting There
Sheep Creek Lake is on the North Slope Road of the Uintas, about 10 miles west of U-44. From near milepost 15 on U-44, turn west on the Sheep Creek Geologic Loop. A sign says Sheep Creek Lake 10. Follow the Sheep Creek
Road for three miles, and then turn west again on a gravel road also signed to Sheep Creek Lake. This is the Spirit Lake
Road. It begins at the southwest corner of the loop. Go west on Sheep Creek Road (FS-221) for about 6 miles to
the turnoff for Browne Lake. Continue on the gravel road on the right, which should be marked to the Sheep Creek
Lake. The turnoff to Sheep Creek Lake is about 1.5 miles past the turnoff. Follow this road about one mile to the
lake.
It is also accessible from the north and west via the state highway from Manila to Mountain View, Wyoming. Access points to forest service lands include roads from Lonetree, Burnt Fork and west of Manila at Antelope Junction. These roads will eventually combine with FS-221 which will lead to the lake.

Accommodations
There is no boat ramp and limited other facilities. Browne Lake Campground has privies, campsites, picnic areas and drinking water.

Lake Info
Elevation 8,600 (feet)
Depth (feet) 17 maximum  10 mean
Length 4,593 (feet)  Width 801 (feet) Shoreline 1.9 (miles) 

Visibility: 12-17 feet
Summer Water Temperature: 60-65 °F
Aquatic life: brook, cutthroat trout and rainbow trout

 

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Smith and Morehouse
Spearfishing Permitted with restrictions

Longitude / Latitude 40°45'31"N 110°06'09"W

About
Smith and Morehouse Reservoir is in the upper reaches of the Weber River. The shoreline is owned by the Wasatch-Cache National Forest, and public access is unrestricted.

Getting There
Smith and Morehouse Reservoir is east of Oakley on the paved road that follows the Weber River. The route is
well marked from Oakley.

Accommodations
The campground at the lake was inundated when the dam was raised, but campgrounds are currently available
both above and below the reservoir. They provide campsites, with picnic areas, drinking water, and restrooms.

Lake Info
Elevation 7,960 (feet)
Depth (feet) 30 maximum   mean
Length 3,199 (feet)  Width 801 (feet) Shoreline 6,989 (feet) 

Visibility: 3-8 feet
Summer Water Temperature: 55-60 °F
Aquatic life: Rainbow trout

 

 

 

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Spanish Oaks Reservoir

Longitude / Latitude  40.072156  -111.599138

About
Spanish Oaks Reservoir is part of Utah's Urban Pond or Community Fisheries program.

Getting There
From I-15 take Exit 261, head southeast 6 miles, turn right on Powerhouse Road., 1 mile on the left hand side, you will see a turn off for the reservoir

Accommodations
Numerous accomodations are located in Spanish Fork and the surrounding communities.

Lake Info
Elevation  (feet)
Depth (feet) 18 maximum  13 mean
Length  (feet)  Width  (feet) Shoreline 5 (acres)
Visibility: 6-10 feet
Summer Water Temperature: 55-60 °F
Aquatic life: Rainbow trout, small mouth bass
 

 

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Spirit Lake

Longitude / Latitude 40°50'30"N 109°59'50"W

About
Spirit Lake is a small lake in the High Uintas. It is one of the few lakes in the vicinity of the ridgeline that is accessible by road.
Nearby Tamarack Lake, slightly larger than Spirit Lake

Getting There
Spirit Lake is accessible from the Sheep Creek Road southwest of Manilla. Sheep Creek Road (Also called
Spirit Lake Road) originates at the southwest corner of the Sheep Creek Geological Loop, and becomes the North
Slope Road of the Uintas. Follow this road for about 11 miles to where Spirit Lake Road bends to the south. It is
also possible to begin on U-150 in the Bear River area and take the North Slope Road to this intersection. The lake
is about 8 miles south on this road. The route is well marked.

Accommodations
Recreational facilities at the reservoir include Spirit Lake Campground, a USFS facility with toilet facilities, picnic areas, and 24 campsites. It has no drinking water. Spirit Lake Lodge is located on the western shores of the lake. It has a variety of facilities including a
convenience store with lodging.

Lake Info
Elevation 10,180 (feet)
Depth (feet) 18 maximum  13 mean
Length 2,398 (feet)  Width 801 (feet) Shoreline 5,578 (feet) 

Visibility: 6-10 feet
Summer Water Temperature: 55-60 °F
Aquatic life: Rainbow trout

Diving Spirit Lake is beyond recreational diving limits with regards to its altitude. If you're considering scuba diving this lake please have training in diving extreme altitudes.

 

 

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Stansbury Lake

Longitude / Latitude 40°38'40"N 112°18'17"W

About
Stansbury Lake is an intermediate-sized, artificial lake between Tooele and the Great Salt Lake. It is was created
as part of the landscape of Stansbury Park, a residential community. The lake is spring fed, and has no
active inlet.

Getting There
Stansbury Lake is accessible from U-36 between Tooele and I-80. Signs direct visitors from U-36 to the clubhouse, which is on the lake. From U-36, turn west on Stansbury Parkway (1/2 mile south of the U-138 jct), and immediately south on Country Club Drive, a frontage road to U-36. 1/3 miles south, turn west (left) on Club House
Drive, which passes the Club House in 1/2 mile.

Accommodations
Remember you are a guest at this facility. There are no public or private campgrounds in the area.

Lake Info
Elevation 4263 (feet)
Depth (feet) 6 maximum  6 mean
Length 5,706 (feet)  Width 1,641 (feet) Shoreline 6.3 (miles) 

Visibility: 1-3 feet
Summer Water Temperature: 65-70 °F
Aquatic life: Carp, bluegill and largemouth bass

 

 

 

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Starvation Reservoir

Spearfishing Permitted

Longitude / Latitude 40°11'00"N 110°28'00"W

About
Starvation Reservoir is a large reservoir in the Uinta Basin. It should not be confused with a Starvation Reservoir north of Blanding. The shoreline is 100% publicly owned. Access is unrestricted. The reservoir is located immediately upstream from the city of Duchesne, where the Duchesne and Strawberry Rivers meet.
The reservoir was so named because a rancher once attempted to graze stock in the area, and they all starved
to death.

Getting There
Starvation Reservoir is crossed by US 40 about 3 miles west of Duchesne. Access to the State Park is from US-40 at the west end of Duchesne (one block west of the Conoco station). Other parts of the shore are accessible
from various unpaved roads or the view area at milepost 83 (just east of the US 40 bridge).

Accommodations
Starvation State Park has 35 campsites, flush toilets, a fish cleaning station, a sandy beach, group use areas,
and showers. Primitive camping is permitted at various sites around the lake.

Lake Info
Elevation 5,712 (feet)
Depth (feet) 154 maximum   65 mean
Length 7.7 (miles)  Width 2.0 (miles) Shoreline 23 (miles) 

Visibility: 6-10 feet
Summer Water Temperature: 65-70 °F   Current Water Temperature
Aquatic life: Walleye, smallmouth bass, some brook trout and rainbow trout.

Spearfishing restrictions in place: You may not use spearfishing to take largemouth and small mouth bass from April 1 through the fourth Saturday of June:

 

 

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Stateline Reservoir

Longitude / Latitude 40°58'42"N 110°23'07"W

About
Stateline Reservoir is a large reservoir north of the Uinta Mountains. It is 1/4 mile south of the Wyoming state line, in the China Meadows area, in close proximity to three natural, moraine lakes–Bridger, China and Marsh.

Getting There
Stateline reservoir in the Smith's Fork drainage, 30 miles east of U-150 on the North Slope Road (FS-058).
FS-072 and FS-058 join at China Meadows Campground. Stateline Reservoir is 4 miles north of the campground on
FS-058. It is also accessible from Mountain View, Wyoming. Go south from Mountain View on the paved road towards Robertson (not towards Lonetree). At the second 90o bend to the west (about 5 miles from Mountain View), leave the highway, continuing south on a gravel road that becomes FS-072. The reservoir is just across the Utah state line.

Accommodations
Stateline Reservoir Campground, administered by the Forest Service, has 41 campsites, running water, and primitive latrines. There are several other USFS campgrounds in the vicinity, as this area is a popular access to the High Uinta Wilderness. Campgrounds are heavily used in the summer.

Lake Info
Elevation 9,163 (feet)
Depth (feet) 128 maximum  48 mean
Length 1.8 (miles)  Width .5 (miles) Shoreline 4.0 (miles) 

Visibility: 6-10 feet
Summer Water Temperature: 55-60 °F
Aquatic life: Rainbow trout and kokanee

 

 


 

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Steinaker Reservoir

Spearfishing Permitted

Longitude / Latitude 40°30'58"N 109°31'52"W

About
Steinaker Reservoir is a large reservoir immediately north of Vernal in northeastern Utah and provides year-round recreational opportunities. The reservoir shoreline is entirely state owned, and public access is unrestricted.

Getting There
Steinaker Reservoir is easily accessible from US-191 about four miles north of Vernal. The highway follows the east shore for about a mile. An access road leads across the north end of the reservoir to the state park, which is on the west side of the lake.

Accommodations
Recreational facilities at the reservoir include Steinaker State Park. The state park has a concrete boat launch, modern rest rooms with showers, sewage disposal, sandy beaches, a 31 unit campground, and fish cleaning stations. Entrances are well marked.

Lake Info
Elevation 5,520 (feet)
Depth  (feet) 129 maximum  45 mean
Length 2.6 (miles)  Width .5 (miles) Shoreline 5.5 (miles) 

Visibility: 10-15 feet
Summer Water Temperature: 70-75 °F  Current Water Temperature
Aquatic life: Brown trout, rainbow trout and largemouth bass

Spearfishing restrictions in place; You may not use spearfishing to take largemouth and small mouth bass from April 1 through the fourth Saturday of June:

 

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 Strawberry Reservoir

 Dive flag is required since motorized watercraft can be present on this reservoir.

Longitude / Latitude  40° 10.14' N 111° 07' W

About
Strawberry Reservoir dates back to 1922 and is one of Utah's most popular fishery, receiving over 1.5 million angling hours annually and is part of the Blue Ribbon Fisheries program. Game fish in the reservoir include sterilized rainbow trout, bear lake cutthroat trout, kokanee salmon and crayfish. It is located 23 miles (37 km) southeast of Heber, Utah on U.S. Route 40. The reservoir is situated in Strawberry Valley. This valley is normally part of the Colorado River drainage. The dam was constructed to divert water into Utah Valley.
Strawberry Reservoir was the 2006 recipient of the American Fisheries Society's outstanding sport fish development/restoration Project of the Year award

Getting There
Strawberry Reservoir is located 23 miles southeast of Heber City, Utah on US Highway 40. Major improved access routes to the reservoir include the West Side Road [FS Road 131], Soldier Creek Marina road, and the Soldier Creek dam road.

Accommodations
There are four developed marinas with paved boat ramps at the reservoir: Strawberry Bay Marina, Renegade, Soldier Creek Marina, and Aspen. The Strawberry Bay and Soldier Creek Recreation Complexes are full service developments that contain campground loops, sanitary dump stations, day use areas, group pavilions and marina stores. In addition, the Strawberry Bay Recreation area contains a restaurant and a full service lodge. There are a variety of additional day use developments around the reservoir at such sites as Haws Point, Mud Creek, Chicken Creek East and West, Soldier Creek Bay, and Soldier Creek Dam. The Forest Service operates a Visitor Information Center at the junction of US-40 and the West Side road.

Thoughts:
A few good locations that I have found to date.
North East Bay 40° 10.48' N 111° 1.669' W 
Max Depth: 90 ft. 
Very good underwater topography. Numerous rock ledges and walls to see. Plenty of crawfish with an occasional fish.
Mud Creek
40° 12.031' N 111° 10.616' W  Max depth: 30 ft.

Dense population of bladderwort. For those familiar with SoCal diving it is similar to kelp. Find a path through it is part of the adventure. On the bottom are more crawfish than you can count, everywhere. 

 

 

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Three Creeks Reservoir

Longitude / Latitude 38°17'45"N 112°25'15"W

About
Three Creeks Reservoir is located in the upper reaches of the Tushar Mountains. The Tushar Mountains of the Fishlake National Forest offers a unique experience. It is one of the most beautiful and scenic areas of our
State. Evidence still remains of the Tushar Caldera that exploded thousands of years ago throwing rocks and
boulders hundreds of miles. In exploring the area one can find igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks. The
volcanic activity of the Tushar's is responsible for the highly mineralized rocks which can be found in the area.
Minerals which occur are gold, silver, pyrite and uranium.
The reservoir shoreline is 70% owned and administered by the Fish Lake National Forest with unrestricted public access. The south lobe of the lake falls on a school section which was sold into private ownership.

Other points of interest in the area are the old mining areas of Frisco and Kimberly besides several other lakes and
reservoirs for fishing and camping.

Getting There
Three Creeks Reservoir is accessible via U-153, 17 miles east of Beaver or 18 miles west of Junction. The highway from Beaver is paved, while the highway from Junction is gravel, but a fairly good road.

Accommodations
The nearest USFS campground, Mahogany Cove, is 7 miles west on U-153, and offers camping at a nominal charge. It has 7 campsites, drinking water and vault toilets. There are also several private campgrounds in Beaver. There are also some private lodge areas associated with Elk Meadows Ski Resort or Puffer Lake that provide lodging and recreational activities.

Lake Info
Elevation 8,613 (feet) 
Depth (feet) 84 maximum  35 mean Length 2,953 (feet)  Width 14,776  (feet) Shoreline 11,483 (feet)   Visibility: 10-15 feet
Summer Water Temperature: 60-65 °F
Aquatic life: Rainbow trout

 

 

 

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Tibble Fork Reservoir

Longitude / Latitude 40°28'57"N 111°38'35"W

About
Tibble Fork Reservoir is a small reservoir north of Mount Timpanogos in the Wasatch Front. The view from the reservoir of the north end of Mount Timpanogos is quite spectacular.

Getting There
Tibble Fork Reservoir is about eight miles up American Fork Canyon. From the north, exit I-15 at U-92 (Exit 287), and follow it east across the north end of Utah Valley and up American Fork Canyon. From the south, go north on US-89 (State St.) to Pleasant Grove (Exit I-15 in Lindon and go east to State St.). Turn north on U-146. The intersection is poorly marked, but it has a small sign directing you to Timpanogos Cave National Monument. The Purple Turtle and Daylight Doughnuts are located on this corner. Follow U-146 to U-92 and go up the canyon.
About 3 miles past Timpanogos Cave, turn left on U-144 and go two more miles to the reservoir. All routes to
the reservoir are paved, and plowed year round.

Accommodations
Recreational facilities at the reservoir include parking areas and latrines. There are numerous USFS campgrounds in the vicinity, including Granite Flat (above Tibble Fork towards Silver Lake Flat Reservoir) and Mile Rock, Warnick, and Martin, which are along U-144 below the reservoir.

Lake Info
Elevation 6,392 (feet) 
Depth (feet) 36 maximum  12 mean Length 2,086 (feet)  Width 360 (feet) Shoreline 5,040 (feet)   Visibility: 10-15 feet
Summer Water Temperature: 55-60 °F
Aquatic life: Rainbow and albino rainbow trout.

 

 

 

 

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Tony Grove Lake 
 

Longitude / Latitude 41°53'25"N 111°38'25"W

About
Tony Grove Lake is a small, glacial lake in the Bear River Range in extreme northern Utah. The reservoir shoreline is 100% publicly owned by the Wasatch-Cache National Forest. Public access is unrestricted.

Getting There
Tony Grove Lake is accessible from US-89 in Logan Canyon. The turnoff is at the Tony Grove Guard Station, 22 miles northeast of downtown Logan and 17 miles west of Garden City. Follow a gravel road (FS-003) for about
eight miles to the lake. The route is well marked.

Accommodations
Tony Grove Campground, administered by the Forest Service, has 37 campsites, a swimming area, running water, and primitive latrines.

Lake Info
Elevation 8,043 (feet) 
Depth (feet) 36 maximum   13 mean Length 2,187 (feet)  Width 781 (feet) Shoreline 5,360 (feet)   Visibility: 15-20 feet
Summer Water Temperature: 65-70 °F
Aquatic life: Rainbow and albino rainbow trout.

 

 

 

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Trial Lake 
 

Longitude / Latitude 40°41'00"N 110°57'15"W

About
Trial Lake is at the headwaters of the Provo River, in the Mirror Lake area of the Uintas. The shoreline is owned by the Wasatch-Cache National Forest, and public access is unrestricted.

Getting There
Trial Lake is accessible from U-150 about four miles east of Mirror Lake and 32 miles west of Kamas. The lake is about 1/4 mile from the paved highway, and is marked.

Accommodations
Trial Lake Campground is on the east shore of the lake, with 60 campsites, picnic areas, and primitive toilets.
There are several other USFS campgrounds along U-150 throughout the area.

Lake Info
Elevation 9,840 (feet) 
Depth (feet) 60 maximum  26  mean Length 2,378 (feet)  Width 1,201 (feet) Shoreline 6,398 (feet)   Visibility: 10-15 feet
Summer Water Temperature: 60-65 °F
Aquatic life: Rainbow, albino rainbow and brook trout

 

 

 

 

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Tropic Reservoir

Longitude / Latitude 37°36'10"N 112°15'23"W

About


Getting There
T
ropic Reservoir is accessible on FS-087, which intersects U-12 11 miles east of US-89 and 3 miles west
of the Bryce Canyon entrance. Tropic Reservoir is 8 miles south of U-12 on FS-087.

Accommodations
King Creek, a Forest Service campground at the reservoir, has 34 campsites and picnic areas. Facilities include tables, fire pits, toilets, water and a sanitary dump station for recreational vehicles. Fees are charged for use. The reservoir and campground are nestled in groves of tall pines and unsurpassed scenic beauty.

Lake Info
Elevation 7,835 (feet) 
Depth (feet) 30 maximum  10 mean Length 7,809 (feet)  Width 1,202 (feet) Shoreline 3.0 (miles)   Visibility: 5-10 feet
Summer Water Temperature: 60-65 °F
Aquatic life: Rainbow trout

 

 

 

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Upper Enterprise Reservoir

Longitude / Latitude 37°31'05"N 113°52'20"W

About
Upper Enterprise Reservoir is in the Bull Valley Mountains in extreme southwestern Utah. Lower Enterprise Reservoir is immediately downstream and is a moderate sized body of water.
Some maps and agencies refer to the larger reservoir as only Enterprise Reservoir. 
The reservoir shoreline is owned by the Dixie National Forest with unrestricted public access.
This is one of the most distinctive campgrounds in the State. It is nestled in an area of unique rock formations that provide a nonstop recreational resource for kids.

Getting There
Upper Enterprise Reservoir is on a paved secondary road west of the town of Enterprise. Travel west out of town for six miles to a place called Hebron. At Hebron, turn south (left) on another paved road and continue for five miles to the Honeycomb Rocks Campground, from which both reservoirs are accessible.

Accommodations
Honeycomb Rocks Campground is on a peninsula bordered by the lower reservoir to the east and the upper reservoir to the west. It has flush toilets, 21 campsites, drinking water, a boat ramp, and fishing areas. Usage fees are charged.  There are no private campgrounds in the area.

Lake Info
Elevation 5,761 (feet) 
Depth (feet) 60 maximum  49 mean Length 1.18 (miles)  Width 1.03 (miles) Shoreline 7 (miles)   Visibility: 3-8 feet
Summer Water Temperature: 65-70 °F
Aquatic life: Rainbow trout

 

 

 

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Upper Stillwater Reservoir

Longitude / Latitude 40°33'43"N 110°41'57"W

About
Upper Stillwater Reservoir is a large reservoir on the south slope of the High Uintas. It is the uppermost reservoir in a chain of diversions and tunnels that store and divert Uinta water to Wasatch Front irrigational interests. Currant Creek and Strawberry Reservoirs are also facilities that are involved in this process that are linked together via diversion structures.

Getting There
Upper Stillwater Reservoir is easily accessible from U-87 near Mountain Home. From Mountain Home take FR-134, an asphalt surface road, proceeds west from the city. Travel for approximately 22 miles in a northwest direction to reach the reservoir. FR-134 continues past the reservoir to U-35 just north of Hanna, a distance of approximately 12 miles on a gravel road. At the reservoir an access road leads across Rock Creek below the dam and up the east slope to the boat launching area at the reservoir. A trailhead into the wilderness area north of the reservoir is on the western side of the reservoir.

Accommodations
Recreational facilities near the reservoir include public campgrounds and some private recreational opportunities. There are numerous USFS campgrounds in route to the reservoir in addition to the one located adjacent to the reservoir.

Lake Info
Elevation 8,176 (feet) 
Depth (feet) 167 maximum   103 mean
Length 7,000 (feet)  Width 2,000 (feet) Shoreline 18,000 (feet)   Visibility: 10-15 feet
Summer Water Temperature: 60-65 °F
Aquatic life: Rainbow trout

 

 

 

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Utah Lake 

Longitude / Latitude

About

Getting There

Accommodations

Lake Info
Elevation (feet) 
Depth (feet) maximum   mean Length (miles)  Width (miles) Shoreline (miles)  
Visibility: 
Summer Water Temperature: °F  Current Water Temperature
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Wall Lake  
 
 

Longitude / Latitude 40°41'54"N 110°57'34"W

About
Wall Lake is at the base of Mount Watson and Notch Mountain, both of which rise over 1,000 feet above the lake in nearly sheer walls. This area is the extreme headwaters of the Provo River. The stream flowing into Wall Lake from Clyde Lake and several smaller lakes is the actual source of the Provo River, but it is not named such until it is downstream from Trial Lake. The lake is known for its deep, clear waters.

Getting There
Wall Lake is not accessible by motor vehicle, but is only a short hike in from the Trial Lake area (on U-150 about four miles east of Mirror Lake and 32 miles west of Kamas) or the Crystal Lake Trailhead (above Washington Lake adjacent to Trial Lake). From the Trial Lake dam, hike for 1.5 miles on the Notch Mountain Trail, which follows the west side of Trial Lake and follows the stream to Wall Lake. There is a shorter route (approximately 1 mile) from the Crystal Lake Trailhead. It is located by continuing past Trial Lake and turning right as the road divides at  Washington Lake. Proceed northward for approximately another mile to the parking area. The trail to Wall Lake leaves the parking lot on the eastern side in a northern direction.

Accommodations
Trial Lake Campground is on the east shore of Trial Lake, with 60 campsites, picnic areas, and primitive toilets.
There are several other USFS campgrounds along U-150 throughout the area in addition to primitive camping allowed in the Washington Lake area. Primitive camping is available anywhere in the area, but be sure to camp an appropriate distance from the nearest water body and carry out all waste.

Lake Info
Elevation 10,160 (feet) 
Depth  (feet) 128 maximum   31 mean
Length 2,600 (feet)  Width 1,600 (feet) Shoreline 1.32 (miles)  
Visibility: 15-20 feet
Summer Water Temperature: 65-70 °F
Aquatic life: Rainbow, Yellowstone cutthroat trout and Brook trout

Thoughts
Wall Lake is clear but cold due to elevation. Typically it's best to attempt such a dive in July or August when water temperatures reach its peak. My first dive was in the 90's and returned in 2004. Diving along the south side along the cliffs is the best. The 'wall' dive has some unique features with most of the marine life hanging around the cliffs. Note this is a hike to lake so it is best to have some surface support ie: Sherpa’s to help haul gear.

Diving Wall Lake is beyond recreational diving limits with regards to its altitude. If you're considering scuba diving this lake please have training in diving extreme altitudes. 

 

 

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Washington Lake

Longitude / Latitude 40°40'32"N 110°58'01"W

About
Washington Lake is just west of Trial Lake in the Mirror Lake area of the High Uintas.

Getting There
Washington Lake is in the Trial Lake area located on U-150 about four miles east of Mirror Lake or 32 miles east of Kamas. Turn left at the Trial Lake turnoff and turn left again after about 0.25 miles, follow the road for about 0.5 miles. The lake is northwest of the junction near Washington Lake. It is possible to drive a vehicle to the lake, but unless the road has been improved, high clearance vehicles are recommended.

Accommodations
Although primitive camping is allowed in the area of Washington Lake, Trial Lake Campground is on the east
shore of Trial Lake, with 60 campsites, picnic areas, and primitive toilets. There are several other USFS campgrounds along U-150 throughout the area. Call the Kamas Ranger District for complete backcountry camping
information and regulations.

Lake Info
Elevation 10,000 (feet) 
Depth (feet) 53  maximum  20 mean
Length 3,600 (feet)  Width 1,400 (feet) Shoreline 1.59 (miles)  
Visibility: 8-12 feet
Summer Water Temperature: 60-65 °F
Aquatic life: Brook, rainbow, cutthroat trout, redside shiners and Utah chub

Diving Washington Lake is at the recreational diving limits with regards to its altitude. If you're considering scuba diving this lake please have training in diving at altitude.

 

 

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Whitney Reservoir

Longitude / Latitude 40°50'06"N 110°55'44"W

About
Whitney Reservoir is in the headwaters of the West Fork of the Bear River in the western High Uintas. It is located at the base of Moffit Peak, nestled at the base of several ridges that climb rapidly above the reservoir. During early spring and summer this area displays great scenic beauty. Snow drifts that have accumulated near the upper ridges is usually present late into summer. From here, the Bear flows north to Wyoming. The river crosses the 111th meridian several times as it meanders through Utah and Wyoming before it enters into Idaho. It eventually turns south and works its way back through Utah and into the Great Salt Lake.

Getting There
Whitney Reservoir is west of the Mirror Lake Highway, U-150, after it drops down from Hayden Pass and follows the Middle Fork Bear River towards the Wyoming State Line. Whitney Road, FS-032, a gravel road running from U-150 to and beyond Whitney Reservoir, is found about 1.5 miles north of Hayden Fork Campground and 1.5 miles south of Stillwater campground. It climbs the valley wall with a several switchbacks to the plateau. Continue on this fairly good gravel base road for approximately five miles to the West Fork of the Bear River. Shortly after crossing the river take FS-069 which leads south to the reservoir. This road will pass the Whitney Guard Station which is viable from the junction (about 0.5 miles in) and continues about two miles further to Whitney Reservoir. The route around the reservoir is not maintained as well and travel can be difficult to Beaver Lake or the south end of the reservoir.

Accommodations
There are no campgrounds at the lake, but primitive camping is permitted. Register with the Kamas Ranger
Station and familiarize yourself with the backcountry use regulations and follow them. There are numerous USFS campgrounds along U-150, both north and south of the Whitney Road turnoff.

Lake Info
Elevation 9,260 (feet) 
Depth (feet) 70 maximum   30 mean
Length 6001 (feet)  Width 1601 (feet) Shoreline 2.6 (miles)  
Visibility: 10-15 feet
Summer Water Temperature: 55-65 °F
Aquatic life: Brook, rainbow and cutthroat trout

 

 

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Wide Hollow  Reservoir

Longitude / Latitude 37°47'14"N 111°38'13"W

About
Wide Hollow Reservoir is an intermediate-sized reservoir of the Escalante RIver in southern Utah.
The reservoir shoreline is primarily privately owned with a State Park located on the southeastern corner. The Escalante State Park is noted for colorful deposits of mineralized wood and dinosaur bones. Currently there are no restriction on public access.

Getting There
Wide Hollow Reservoir is a short distance from U-12 and is accessible via a gravel road. From downtown Escalante, travel 1.5 miles west and turn north. The reservoir is 3/4 miles north of U-12.

Accommodations
Escalante Petrified Forest State Park is the only public camping facility in the area. Access is from U-12 between downtown Escalante and Wide Hollow Reservoir. It has 24 campsites, vault toilets and picnic areas. Usage fees are collected.

Lake Info
Elevation 5,931 (feet)
Depth (feet) 23 maximum  16 mean
Length 3,200 (feet)  Width 2,200 (feet) Shoreline 1.6 (miles)  
Visibility: 10-15 feet
Summer Water Temperature: 70-75 °F
Aquatic life: Rainbow trout

 

 

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Willard Bay Reservoir

Spearfishing Permitted

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About
Willard Reservoir is a portion of the Great Salt Lake that was diked off and dewatered. It was then filled with water from the Weber River that would otherwise have flowed into the Great Salt Lake, and stored for irrigation and other uses as may be needed on the northern Wasatch Front. It is located west of Willard and Willard Peak, and is bounded by I-15 on its extreme eastern end. It is readily viable from I-15 and is directly adjacent to the Great Salt Lake. At 10,000 surface acres, this is by far the largest reservoir in the most northern part of Utah.
It is also known as Willard Bay Reservoir or Arthur V. Watkins Reservoir.

Getting There
Willard Reservoir is accessible from I-15 between Ogden and Brigham City. The primary recreation area is at the Willard Exit (Exit 360). It is only a short distance west of the freeway to the recreation area. A recreational area on the southern part of the reservoir is just three miles west of I-15 at Exit 354. Both locations are well marked and easily accessed on paved roads.

Accommodations
Facilities at the reservoir include marinas for either daily or seasonal slip rental, campsites (62 in the north, 30 in the south), modern rest rooms, hot showers, fish cleaning stations, picnic areas, swimming areas, and concessionaires with gas, refreshments, groceries, and sundries. The south site also has boat rentals. The north area is open all year, while the south area is closed during the winter.

Lake Info
Elevation 4,223 (feet) 
Depth (feet) 36 maximum   19 mean
Length (miles)  Width (miles) Shoreline (miles)   Visibility: 1-3 feet
Summer Water Temperature: 70-75 °F Current Water Temperature
Aquatic life: Black crappie, channel catfish, black bullhead, bluegill, walleye, spot tailed shiner, sand shiner and white bass.

 

 

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Woodruff Creek Reservoir

Longitude / Latitude 41°27'50"N 111°19'54"W

About
Woodruff Creek Reservoir is an intermediate size reservoir on the east slope of the Monte Cristo Range. It should not be confused with Woodruff Narrows Reservoir, a part of the Bear River in Wyoming, just over the state line from the town of Woodruff.

Getting There
Woodruff Creek Reservoir is easily accessible from U-39. The turnoff is about 38 miles east of Huntsville, exactly two miles east of the Birch Creek Reservoirs turnoff, and 6 miles west of Woodruff. Turn south and follow this gravel road to the southwest up Woodruff Creek for about four miles to the reservoir. The turnoff is poorly marked, but the road is not hard to find.

Accommodations
Monte Cristo Campground, a USFS facility, is about 15 miles west of the Woodruff Creek Reservoir turnoff on U-39. It is open from June through September, and has 53 tent sites, picnic areas, and primitive toilets. Fees are charged for use.

Lake Info
Elevation 6,852 (feet) 
Depth (feet) 93 maximum  33 mean
Length 8,038 (feet)  Width 781 (feet) Shoreline 4.5 (miles)  
Visibility: 5-10 feet
Summer Water Temperature: 60-65 °F
Aquatic life: Rainbow trout, cutthroat trout, whitefish, and mountain sucker

 

 

 

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Yankee Meadow Reservoir

Longitude / Latitude 37°45'03"N 112°46'01"W

About
Yankee Meadow Reservoir is north of Brian Head on the face of the Markagunt Plateau as it drops into Parowan. It is a small reservoir in a high meadow surrounded by coniferous and aspen forests.
The reservoir shoreline is owned and administered by the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources while the water ownership and management is controlled by the Parowan Reservoir Company. Public access to the reservoir is unrestricted, but camping is restricted in direct proximity to the reservoir by fencing.

Getting There
Yankee Meadow Reservoir is accessible from FS-049, a gravel road leading up the face of the plateau. Access is easiest from Parowan on U-143. Approximately 3.5 miles south of Parowan, turn left on a paved road up First Left Hand Canyon to Vermillion Castle Campground and Yankee Meadow Reservoir. At the campground, the road turns to gravel. Yankee Meadow is about 8 miles from U-143. Access is also possible from FS-048, up Second Left Hand Canyon (1/4 mile further south on U-143) and FS-048 from the top of the Markagunt Plateau, from 5 miles east of Cedar Breaks and 11 miles west of Panguitch Lake.
The latter route may be snow covered until early summer in years of heavy snow accumulation. FS-047 is better maintained than FS-048. It should be noted that one of the most scenic drives in Utah is from U-143 north on FS-048, the Sidney Valley Road. Just before the road begins its decent off the Markagunt Plateau at an elevation of just over 11,000 feet above sea level, the road passes adjacent to an area that looks over the Escalante Desert. The first few hundred yards down the dugway, from the plateau top, may appear challenging but is passable.

Accommodations
There are no improved recreational facilities at the reservoir. The nearest USFS campground, Vermillion Castle, is 6 miles down canyon. It has 10 campsites, lacks drinking water and has vault toilets. There are no private campgrounds in the area, but primitive camping is allowed in the area.

Lake Info
Elevation 8,656 (feet) 
Depth (feet) 26 maximum  16 mean
Length 2,100 (feet)  Width 1,125 (feet) Shoreline 4,790 (feet)  
Visibility: 8-15 feet
Summer Water Temperature: 60-65 °F
Aquatic life: Brook and rainbow trout

Longitude / Latitude 40°40'04"N 109°54'56"W
About
Paradise Park Reservoir is located on the south slope of the High Uintas. The reservoir shoreline is owned by the Ashley National Forest, and public access is unrestricted.
Getting There
Paradise Park Reservoir is north of LaPoint in the Uinta Basin. From U-121 in LaPoint, go north on a paved road for about seven miles to a fork, take the left fork. As the pavement ends and leaves the Uinta and Ouray Indian
Reservation it enters the National Forest, becoming FS-104. The reservoir is about 16 miles into the National Forest. The route is well marked, but the road at times is very rough due to washboard development in the road.
Accommodations
Recreational facilities at the reservoir include a Paradise Park Campground, a USFS facility, which has primitive latrines, picnic areas, and 15 campsites. Usage fees were not charged when I was there.
Lake Info
Elevation 9,958 (feet)
Depth (feet) 37' maximum 20' mean
Length 4,000 (feet) Width 2,000 (feet) Shoreline 1.8 (miles)
Visibility: 6-10 feet
Summer Water Temperature: 60-65 °F
Aquatic life: Rainbow and brook trout.
Longitude / Latitude 40°11'42"N 109°40'52"W
About
Pelican Lake is a natural lake in the Uinta Basin southwest of Vernal. Historically, it is noted as a world class bluegill fishery. In 1983 it produced the state record, a two pound three ounce bluegill. Old timers claim that it
was one of the “little ones”.
Half of the shoreline is owned by the BLM and half is privately owned. Public access is unrestricted.
Getting There
Pelican Lake is accessible from U-88 between Ouray and US-40. The turnoff to U-88 is 15 miles west of Vernal
and 15 miles east of Roosevelt on US-40. 15 miles south of US 40, U-88 drops down a steep hill and Pelican Lake
is clearly visible. Access is possible from U-88 itself to the east shore of the lake. Various farm roads provide access to other parts of the lake.
Accommodations
There is a BLM camping area on the south side of the lake which will accommodate approximately 18 units and provides a concrete boat ramp. Facilities are limited at the lake but the lake is in close proximity to Roosevelt
and Vernal. In addition there is a convenience store and cafe located on the highway just to the northeast of the
lake.
Lake Info
Elevation 4,797 (feet)
Depth (feet) 18 maximum 9 mean
Length 2.0 (miles) Width 1.13 (miles) Shoreline 7.5 (miles)
Visibility: 12-18 feet
Summer Water Temperature: 70-75 °F
Aquatic life: Black bass and bluegill