Fishlake National Forest
The Fishlake National Forest in central Utah features majestic stands of aspen encircling open mountain meadows that are lush with a diverse community of forbs and grasses.
The Fishlake National Forest in central Utah features majestic stands of aspen encircling open mountain meadows that are lush with a diverse community of forbs and grasses. Fish Lake, from which the forest takes its name, is considered by many to be the gem of Utah. The largest natural mountain lake in the state, it offers trophy fishing and bird watching.
The mountains of the Fishlake are a source of water for many of the neighboring communities and agricultural valleys in the region. A “working forest,” the Fishlake is managed for livestock grazing and timber management. In the coming years, increased interest in mineral, oil and gas reserves may extend to portions of the Fishlake National Forest.
Hunting, fishing and off-highway vehicle use are among the most popular forms of recreation enjoyed by forest visitors. Most visitors view the Forest while traveling by vehicle. Two scenic byways and several backways traverse the Forest, offering splendid vistas.
The Paiute ATV Trail is an extensive off road vehicle trail system managed cooperatively by the Trail Committee, the Forest Service, and the Bureau of Land Management and features a 260-mile loop with an additional 500 miles of marked side trails.
Some visitors also enjoy horseback riding or hiking. There are 100 miles of groomed snowmobile trails and many open areas for your exploring pleasure.