Mill Hollow Campground

Heber City, Utah

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In the farming- and ranching-heavy West, where “whiskey is for drinking and water is for fighting,” Mill Hollow Reservoir is something of an odd duck. Created in 1962, it’s maintained by the Department of Wildlife Resources and Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest for recreational use. Where many other reservoirs capture water from early-spring runoff and release it slowly over the course of the summer for irrigation, water is never released from Mill Hollow for agriculture. As a result, this is a tremendously popular family fishery. Crowds are heavy, but the hatchery truck makes frequent stops to deposit catchable-sized rainbow, brook, and tiger trout. From the end of June through August, the lake is planted about once a week with one or more of those species, which average about 10 inches at planting time. While the reservoir has winter-killed in the past, most years it does not, and any holdovers will start reaching the 14- and 15-inch-plus range.
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In the farming- and ranching-heavy West, where “whiskey is for drinking and water is for fighting,” Mill Hollow Reservoir is something of an odd duck. Created in 1962, it’s maintained by the Department of Wildlife Resources and Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest for recreational use. Where many other reservoirs capture water from early-spring runoff
and release it slowly over the course of the summer for irrigation, water is never released from Mill Hollow for agriculture.

As a result, this is a tremendously popular family fishery. Crowds are heavy, but the hatchery truck makes frequent stops to deposit catchable-sized rainbow, brook, and tiger trout. From the end of June through August, the lake is planted about once a week with one or more of those species, which average about 10 inches at planting time. While the reservoir has winter-killed in the past, most years it does not, and any holdovers will start reaching the 14- and 15-inch-plus range.

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Activity Type: Campgrounds
Nearby City: Heber City
Campsites: 28
Season: July-October
Additional Use: Hiking
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: 435-654-0470, tinyurl.com/uwcnfcamping; reservations: 877-4446777, recreation.gov
Fees per Night: $20/night
Facilities: Vault toilets, drinking water
Driving Directions: Directions to Mill Hollow Campground

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