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LAKE CANYON REC AREA, UT

part ofManti-La Sal National Forest, US Forest Service
Photo: LAKE CANYON REC AREA
Status: Closed through Sat May 31 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Lake Canyon Recreation Area can be found along Utah's scenic Energy Loop, on top of the Wasatch Plateau. It is located just off Highway 31, approximately 18 miles east of the town of Fairview. The recreation area is situated between Huntington and Cleveland reservoirs, at an approximate elevation of 9,000 feet. The area is a paradise for anglers and off-road vehicle enthusiasts.

Natural Features:

The area is situated in a broad mountain valley, surrounded by the scenic peaks of the Wasatch Plateau. Stands of aspen and pine trees provide limited shade, and grasses, sagebrush and summer wildflowers fill the meadows.

Recreation:

Huntington Reservoir has great tiger and cutthroat trout fishing, while Cleveland Reservoir offers great fishing for rainbow trout. Both reservoirs are perfect for canoeing and kayaking, however boat ramps are not available.

The extensive Lake Canyon OHV Trail System offers many miles of exciting trails and three beginner loops, making the area accessible to riders of all skill levels. Horseback riding, hiking and mountain biking are popular as well.

Electric Lake is nearby, offering boating, water skiing and fishing for tiger and cutthroat trout. A boat ramp is on-site there.

Facilities:

This expansive, yet primitive recreation area contains several campsites that can accommodate groups ranging in size from 20 to 150 people. Approximately 50 additional single-family campsites are dispersed throughout the area.

Vault toilets are provided, but there is no water, electricity or garbage service available within the recreation area. Visitors should bring their own water and pack out all garbage.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Vault Toilets
  • Campfire Rings
  • Canoeing
  • Fishing
  • Group Camping
  • Group Cooking Facilities
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding Trails
  • Host
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Lake Access
  • Mountain Biking
  • Off-Road Vehicle Trails
  • Parking Area
  • RV Parking
  • Tables
  • Trailheads
  • Wildlife Viewing
Know Before You Go
  • Drinking water is not available within the recreation area
  • Campsites are available on a first-come, first-served basis for $5 per vehicle when the area is not reserved; additional sites may also be available
  • Off-road vehicle use is prohibited within the campground
  • Click here for more information on the Manti-La Sal National Forest
  • Don't Move Firewood: Help prevent the spread of tree-killing pests in our national forests by obtaining firewood near your destination and burning it on-site. For more information visit don'tmovefirewood.org.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
39.58, -111.26
39°34'48"N, 111°15'36"W

The recreation area is located just south of Utah Highway 31, on Miller Flat Road. The Miller Flat road connects Highway 31 with Joe's Valley Reservoir 21 miles to the south.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

LAKE CANYON REC AREA
115 WEST CANYON RD, BOX310
FERRON UT 84523

Phone Number:

Information: (435)384-2372
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