From I-15 take exit-354/1100-S ramp 2.11 miles to US-89,and drive 65 miles through Logan Canyon to Garden City. Also from Evanston, WY you can take SR89/SR16 north for 55 miles and turn west onto SR30 for another 14 miles to Laketown.
Bear Lake State Marina: 1 mile north of Garden City on U.S. 89. The marina has a large concrete boat ramp, water, restrooms, showers, and boat rentals. There is no camping allowed at the marina.
Rendezvous Beach: 2 miles NW of Laketown on Hwy 30, full hookups, water, showers, restrooms. There is 1.25 miles of sandy beach, concessionaires, and boat rentals.
Bear Lake Cisco Beach (Eastside): 10 miles north of Laketown that include campsites, bathroom facilities, and 3 concrete boat ramps.
Idaho State Park: immediately north of state line on east side.
From Duchesne, head east 9 miles on US 40, and turn north at milepost 98.2. 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 north on an unpaved road for 0.75 miles to the boat ramp. At milepost 105, there will be a sign to a Big Sand Wash boat ramp south of the highway.
From I-15 heading south take exit-272, and head east on 800 North for about 30 miles up Provo Canyon to the south end of the lake. Dogs are not allowed in the park or reservoir. There are 3 different State Park locations to choose from. The 1st park is located two miles north of the dam milepost 20. The second is Rainbow Bay area, and the third is Deer Creek Island Resort milepost 24 with a restaurant & boat rentals.
This trail begins at Soldier Hollow and the Deer Creek Dam and follows the westside of the reservoir.
Deer Creek Trail
The all year access is U-66 from Morgan exit 103 off I-84. Alternate routes are exit 134 off I-80 in Parley's Canyon, or the north exit 115 off I-84 in Henefer. There is access to the southern half of the west shore by a gravel road. It will take about 1/2 hour from the mouth of either Parley's or Weber Canyons. Dogs are not allowed on the south slope of Parley’s Canyon, but are allowed at East Canyon Reservoir. Activities include cross-country skiing, swimming, ice fishing, and water skiing. Recreational facilities include a wide concrete boat ramp, modern rest rooms with showers, sewage disposal, camping with a large overflow area, and fish cleaning stations. The park charges a fee for day use and camping. Concessions provide snacks and boat rentals. The park is located on the north shore of the reservoir. There were are a large number of wave-runners on the lake the day I was here, and the park was turning people away after a launch limit of 90 boats. (801) 829-6866
From I-80 Eastbound take exit 162, drive into Coalville and go north to the reservoir, or take exit 169 at Echo and go south. I-80 is on the west side. There is a public recreation area about two miles north of downtown Coalville. 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.
GPS-North Shore-N.39.38.56-W.111.14.31-South Shore-N.39.36.03-W.111.12.85
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, but there is no boat ramp at this access. U-64 follows the north shore for 1/2 mile, 6 miles east of jct.-31 and 9 miles west of jct. U-96. There are latrines and a concrete boat ramp at the north shore site. Both state highways are maintained year-round, making the area popular for winter recreation. Activities include fishing, swimming, nordic skiing, sledding and snowmobiling. The reservoir is large enough for waterskiing, but the water is too cold for most skiers. The reservoir contains cutthroat trout.
Access to Flaming Gorge; Cedar Springs Marina is near the dam at the lower end of the lake on US-191 between Green River; Lucerne Valley Marina is near the central section of the lake near Manilla; To reach Buckboard Marina from Evanston head east on I-80 for 77 miles and take exit 83 to CR-37. Drive south for 10 miles to SR-530 and turn south. Drive another 18.25 miles to the turnoff on your left 1.31 miles to the marina. This marina includes camping, restrooms, launch ramp, and a dump station.
Water Temperature-6/7/08-62 : 9/6/10-77
Gunlock Reservoir is located about 20 miles northwest of St. George. Drive west on Sunset Blvd. to Shivwits. Turn on the road going right for 5 miles to the reservoir. From the north, travel south on the Legacy Loop Highway (U-18) to Veyo, then southwest to Gunlock. Because of the low elevation and southern location, winter temperatures are mild, extending the water recreation season into the spring and fall. There is a boat ramp, parking, picnic tables, and restroom facilities. Fishing, waterskiing, and swimming are all common activities on the reservoir, along with a minimal amount of windsurfing. There is an annual two day speed racing event that draws 1,000’s of visitors.
Gunnison Bend Reservoir is west of Delta on US-6. Just west of Delta you cross the railroad tracks on the viaduct, and continue straight to the reservoir. Take 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. The county park on the west side of the lake has a sanded beach, a boat ramp, and picnic areas.
Huntington State Park
Water Temperature-5/28/09-65 : 10/1/09-60
From Price, take UT-10 south, and the reservoir will be on your the left 1 mile before you reach Huntington. Jet-skiing is available at the State Park. The park charges a fee for day use and camping. Facilities include a boat launch, picnic pavilions, handicapped-accessible flush toilets, showers, and campsites.
Water Temperature-6/3/09-67 : 9/20/10-66
From Brigham City drive northeast on HWY-89 for about 12.50 miles, turn off onto 6800-S and drive east for 2.6 miles. Turn north onto 2400-W for .14 mile, and right onto 6600-S for .74 mile. Turn north onto 1800-W for 1 mile to Hyrum State park on your right.
From Price, go south on UT 10 for 26 miles through Huntington to a right fork onto UT 29. Drive through Orangeville and turn right at the T-intersection. Drive up Straight Canyon 12 miles west to the reservoir. The reservoir provides fishing for rainbow, cutthroat, splake, brown and lake trout. There is a full service marina, general store and restaurant located at the reservoir. Two camping areas are located at the reservoir. Near the boat ramp is a trailer camping area is available. Fire rings, standing grills, tables and vault rest rooms are located outside the parking area. There are no electrical hookups or dump station present. Two campgrounds are located in one general area on the west side of the reservoir. Single and multiple family units are provided. Several pull off areas and rest rooms are located at convenient places around the reservoir. There are also a number of summer homes being developed inthe area.
From I-80 heading east from Park City take exit 248 onto HWY 40 south for about 11 miles to the State Park exit. There is fishing for rainbow trout, cutthroat trout, brown trout, and smallmouth bass. Activities include camping, boating, watersports, swimming, hiking, and mountain biking.
Rock Cliff Campground: 13 mi. NE of Heber and 2 mi. west of Francis on Hwy 32, open all year, 50 tent camping units (no RVs, motor homes or trailers) reached by elevated boardwalk or trail through the aspens, group-use pavilions with group camping available by advance reservation, Nature Center, water, showers. Excellent area for fishing from float tubes as you just walk down a paved road which goes right into the water. The bay is in a sheltered canyon. Parking is somewhat limited.
Hailstone located on the west shore of the reservoir, exit 8 on US 40 between Park City includes a marina, general store, restaurant, personal watercraft launch ramp, boat ramp, and day-use cabanas.
Keetley Point Campground: is walk-in only, modern restrooms, tent sites in a scrub oak draw NW of park entrance road. Each site has a concrete pad, an 8-foot aluminum table, stand-up grill and fire pit.
McHenry Creek Campground: Tent/recreation vehicle sites with no utilities. Campground is sheltered between scrub oak stand and a quiet, perennial creek. Each site has a concrete pad, 8-foot aluminum table, stand-up grill, fire pit, and tent pad. A camp service center provides modern restrooms, hot showers, mini-laundromat.
RV Campground: These campsites are overlooking the reservoir. Each site has a concrete pad, 8-foot aluminum table, stand-up grill, fire pit, and electric and water hookups. Access is by a paved, pull-through drive or single spur. The campground is serviced by modern restrooms and a camp-service center.
From Hanksville, take UT 95 south, turn right 1 mile past the Hite Crossing Bridge. For Bullfrog, follow UT 276 to the right and head south. There’s a ferry at Bullfrog/Hall’s Crossing. Concessionaires offer boat tours, and provide boat and houseboat rentals at developed areas. You can catch very large rainbow trout upstream from Lees Ferry. There is excellent camping on flat sites along the lakeshore. Primary game species are largemouth and striped bass, black crappie, catfish, bluegill, rainbow trout and walleye.
From Brigham City drive east on HWY-89 straight to the reservoir. Take a left onto Main Street and head north. The reservoir will be on the right hand side. There is a launch ramp on the west side of the reservoir, fuel, and limited groceries. This is a good place to go to get away from the crowds. I'm not quite sure if waverunners are allowed on the Reservoir. I did see some waterskiers being pulled behind a boat though.
Water Temperature-5/28/09-59 : 9/2/10-67
From Price, head south on UT-10 to Ferron, and turn right on Ferron Canyon Road for 2 miles. The park charges a fee for day use and camping. Facilities include a boat launch, picnic pavilions, showers, drinking water, a sandy beach, and campsites.
From Beaver, head west on UT 21 for 12 miles to the entrance on the southwest side of the reservoir. Minersville State Park has a sanded beach, a concrete public boat ramp, hot showers, and picnic areas.
From I-15 take exit 233 east through town and turn north. Follow Goshen Canyon Road to the west side of the reservoir. After 5 miles, turn right on a dirt road to the reservoir. There is no boat ramp but you can put a boat in from the flat gravel area along the west side of the lake or at the dam. There are no facilities or camping located at the reservoir. The lake conatins Bullheads, Largemouth Bass, Walleye, & Wipers.
60 miles south of Richfield via HWY's 89 and 62, north of Circleville. Take the first left heading south outside of Junction just north of the cemetary up on the hill. Turn left at the stop sign and travel east 12.2 miles to the entrance of the State Park.
Otter Creek State Park-Located at the south end of the lake, includes campsites with flush toilets, hot showers, a boat ramp, picnic areas and a swimming area. Pets are allowed in the park but must be on a six-foot leash, and are not permitted on developed beaches or in the lake. The reservoir allows various activities but is mainly used for fishing and ATV's. The lake contains rainbow, brown, cutthroat, and smallmouth bass.
Otter Creek R.V. Park and Marina-Is a private resort with full hookup RV sites, cabins, boat launching, non-motorized boats for rent, a laundromat, showers, and flush toilets.
Park Hours: Summer: 6:00 a.m.–10:00 p.m. Winter: 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. The lake is open all year-round.
There is a fee for day use and camping
Contact by Phone-(435)624-3268 or email@example.com
From I-15 take exit 344 the 12th Street exit in Ogden, and drive 7 miles up Ogden Canyon to the southern end of the reservoir. There is a paved road that encircles the entire reservoir. Glass, fires, & camping are not allowed anywhere along the reservoir. There are many roadside parking areas all around the reservoir that gives you access to fishing for warm water species including planted Tiger Muskie. The only overnight camping is at Anderson Cove Campground & Jefferson Hunt on the south shoreline. Both campgrounds have picnic areas, swimming areas, boat ramps, toilets. This warm water lake gets crowded on summer weekends so the number of boat launches are limited. Reservations for camping must be made through Recreation.gov or call 877-444-6777. Boat rentals are available at Cemetery Point. Fishing, sailing, swimming, ice fishing, and water skiing are all popular.
Port Ramp Marina is located on the west shoreline, this is the most used launching facility. There is a large concrete ramp and parking lot.
Cemetery Point Marina is located in the town of Huntsville on the east shoreline. If you dock off here make sure to bring your bank account with you, they charge $10 per waverunner and an additional $10 to park at the beach area.
Water Temperature-9/25/07-62 : 8/30/09-73
From I-70, take Exit-23 (Panguich Kanab) onto US 89 and go south through Marysvale. Drive another 12 miles to the turnoff on your left. Piute Reservoir State Park is located at the north end of the lake. There is a launch ramp, and covered pavillions with picnic tables are available. Nearest fuel and groceries are in Junction just south of the lake. The lake contains Brown, Cutthroat, Rainbow, & Smallmouth Bass. Call (435) 624-3268 for any questions or concerns.
Quail Creek Reservoir
Water Temperature-5/11/08-60 : 10/13/09-62
From I-15 take exit 16, and head east on the main road for 2 miles. Turn left onto UT 318 and follow the signs to the reservoir. Because of the low elevation and southern location, winter temperatures are mild and the recreation season extends from early spring to late fall. Facilities include campsites, boat ramps, modern toilets, a fish cleaning station and covered picnic areas. Usage fees are charged.
Recapture Reservoir is on US-191 about 3 miles north of Blanding and 17 miles South of Monticello. About 4.5 miles north off US-191 is Devil's Canyon Campground, drinking water and vault toilets are available. User fees are charged.
Red Fleet Reservoir
Water Temperature-5/24/09-61 : 10/12/09-60
From Vernal head north on US 191 for 13 miles, and turn right. Go west for 2 miles to the state Park entrance. 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. The red sandstone cliffs and canyon walls provide a beautiful backdrop to the blue water of the reservoir. There are campsites, a swimming beach, a boat ramp, modern rest rooms, and sewage disposal.
The lake is just north/west of Salina on US-89. Turn onto U-256 leading to Redmond, and turn left on 300 South. The lake is about a quarter mile southwest of town.
Depth Maximum-150 ft/Mean-63.7 ft
Water Temperature-6/2/09-65 : 10/2/09-60
Just south of I-80 at Wanship exit 156. There is a road that turns near the south end of the reservoir. Ice fishing is more successful, especially for yellow perch. Recreational facilities at the reservoir include an improved boat ramp, campsites, toilets, and a swimming area. Rockport Campground is open all year, group camping, water, vault toilets, showers, dump station. User fees are charged. There are several beaches all along the shoreline. Fuel is available in nearby Wanship and Oakley. Groceries are available in Coalville and Kamas.
Sand Hollow Reservoir
Water Temperature-4/26/09-61 : 9/6/10-80
From I-15 take exit 16 and travel 4.8 miles to Sand Hollow Road (3rd stoplight) and turn right. Go 4 miles and turn left at the Sand Hollow State Park entrance sign.
Depth Maximum-66 ft/Mean-26 ft
Water Temperature-7/3/08-65 : 9/2/10-63
From Price, take US 6 northwest up Price Canyon, and turn left onto UT 96 to the state park. The route is well marked on a State highway map and it is accessible year round. Scofield has traditionally been one of Utah's top fisheries, and produces decent size and quantities of trout. Campsites with showers, dump stations, fish cleaning stations, and launch ramps. Fuel and groceries are available in the town of Scofield at the south end of the lake. There is also a private RV park with full hookups. The park provides camping for both trailers and tents that include garbage disposal, water, barbeque pits, flush toilets, hot showers, a fish cleaning station and boat ramps at both camping areas. Facilities are available at the State Park from May through November. Water-skiing is common in mid summer but V8 engines are recommended because of the altitude. Snowmobiling and ice fishing winter sports are also popular.
Madsen Bay: 4 mi. N of Scofield, season 5/15-9/15, water, showers, restrooms, campfires, swimming, boating, fishing.
Mountain View: 3 mi. N of Scofield, season 5/15-9/15, water, vault toilets, showers, dump station.
Depth Maximum-154.9 ft/Mean-65.3 ft
Water Temperature-6/4/09-62 : 9/29/09-62
Access to the State Park is from US 40 about 3 miles north/west 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. The reservoir is popular for swimming, waterskiing, sailing, and off-road vehicles. It is a popular reservoir for walleye and smallmouth bass. Starvation State Park has campsites, flush toilets, a sandy beach, and showers. Primitive camping is permitted at various sites around the lake.
Lower Beach:Open all year, water, showers, dump station. There is a fee for day use and camping
Mountain View:Open all year, tent sites, group camping, water, showers, dump station.
Depth Maximum-129.9 ft/Mean- 45.9 ft
Water Temperature-5/24/09-62 : 10/12/09-60
4 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. The state park has a concrete boat launch, modern rest rooms with showers, sewage disposal, sandy beaches, and fish cleaning stations.
Located on US 40 about 25 miles SE of Heber. This lake is a very popular fishing spot that contains rainbows, cutthroat trout, and kokanee salmon. Ice fishing is also popular with larger fish being taken at this time. Facilities: launch ramps with stores and fuel, campgrounds, lodging at Strawberry Marina, boating, fishing. Strawberry Bay National Forest Campground: 29 mi. SE of Heber City off Hwy 40, season is 5/25-11/5, sites all have RV/trailer parking, water, restrooms.
Depth Maximum-14 ft/Mean-9.4 ft
Water Temperature-4/23/09-60 : 9/10/10-67
Utah Lake State Park is at the west end of Provo's Center Street. From Exit 258 off I-15, a road follows the shore behind the steel mill, from 2000 North in Orem, or northwest from Geneva Road at about 400 S in Orem. Lindon Boat Harbor is off of I-15 exit 276 turn right and go under freeway to railroad tracks at 200 South. Turn left and go to the end. Turn left at 2000 West. The road makes a sharp turn to the right and will take you straight to the harbor. West of Lehi is Saratoga Springs which has a new boat ramp that charges $8 for day-use. Redwood Road follows the west shore fairly closely for about 22 miles. The road around the west side of West Mountain, from Genola to the Benjamin area, follows the shore closely for about 11 miles, offering easy access to rocky beaches. The lake is accessible by all of these sites, as well as Hobble Creek from the overpass on the west frontage road of I-15 between Exits 265 and 263.
Utah Lake is one of the largest natural freshwater lakes in the western United States. The average depth is only about 10 feet. This allows winds to constantly stir up bottom sediments, resulting in turbid water. The lake is popular for fishing, boating, sailing, and waterskiing. There are abundant supplies of fish including carp and bullhead in the lake. Camping at the lake itself is allowed in most areas.
Utah Lake State Park: group camping, water, restrooms, showers, dump station. There is a fee for day use and camping.
Lakeside Campground is 0.5 miles east of the state park on Center Street in Provo.
Lindon Boat Harbor: Boat ramps, pinic tables, water, portable toilet. Future expansion will include sailboats for rent, fishing ponds stocked for kids, and a BMX track. There is a fee for day use.
Take Exit-357 off I-15, and turn left at the crossroad a short distance west of the freeway to the entrance of the State Park. The southern marina is just 3 miles west of I-15 at Exit 351. Willard Bay State Park: is open all-year. There is a fee for day use and camping. The park includes rest rooms, hot showers, covered pavillions, & sandy beaches.
Depth Maximum-74 ft/Mean-21.3 ft
Water Temperature-5/27/09-60 : 9/29/09-62
From I-15 take exit 202 and go south for 5 miles to the north/west beach. There are outhouses, picnic tables and designated fire pits. Fish include catfish, northern pike, perch, rainbow trout, and walleye. There is a fee for day use and camping.
Oasis campground on the south/west shore offers covered pavillions with picnic tables, camping area, drinking water, flush toilets, hot showers, a boat ramp with loading docks. There is a sandy beach on the north/west shore with a fee station. There is no OHV riding allowed on the beach other than to gain access to the off-road trails to the west and south of the Reservoir.
Painted Rock is on the east side of the reservoir just off HWY 28, between Levan and Gunnison. The campground offers covered picnic tables, restrooms, drinking water, and a boat ramp with loading docks.
You can gain access to Eagle View Campground by boat only, which offers a sandy beach with campsites, covered picnic tables, reservable boat docks, restrooms, garbages, firepits, and solar lighting.
Petroglyphs & rock art can be viewed by boat at Painted Rocks just north of the boat ramp
Make a Reservation call 1-800-322-3770 or go to www.stateparks.utah.gov (an additional fee is charged to make a reservation)
Lakes by distance from 7800-S and 4000-W One-Way
Utah Lake-Pelican Bay Marina-28 Miles/West Side Beach-36 Miles
East Canyon Reservoir-43 Miles
Jordanelle Reservoir-44 Miles
Deer Creek Reservoir-51 Miles
Rockport Reservoir-52 Miles
Echo Reservoir-57 Miles
Pineview Reservoir-62 Miles
Willard Bay-65 Miles
Mona Reservoir-66 Miles
Hyrum Reservoir-89 Miles
Scofield Reservoir-98 Miles
Electric Lake-101 Miles
Yuba Reservoir-104 Miles
Bear Lake-116 Miles
Starvation Reservoir-121 Miles
Huntington Lake-131 Miles
Gunnison Bend Reservoir-132 Miles
Big Sand Wash Reservoir-141 Miles
Redmond Lake-145 Miles
Millsite Reservoir-156 Miles
Joes Valley Reservoir-159 Miles
Steinaker Reservoir-186 Miles
Piute Reservoir-191 Miles
Red Fleet Reservoir-196 Miles
Flaming Gorge/Buckboard Marina-198 Miles
Otter Creek Reservoir-210 Miles
Quail Creek Reservoir-283 Miles
Minersville Reservoir-294 Miles
Sand Hollow Reservoir-294
Recapture Lake-297 Miles
Gunlock Reservoir-313 Miles
Lake Powell-317 Miles to Bullfrog Bay