Best Fishing in Utah

This list represents the most popular fishing in Utah. Use this list to plan your next Utah fishing trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

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#1. Uinta Mountains - North Campgrounds


The Uinta Mountains - North area is, well, chock-full of mountains. Of course, if you spend time in the place, you’ll find that the region is more than just mountains. It’s an area of unique diversity…
From the guidebook "Camping Utah"
Kamas, UT - Campgrounds, Climbing, Fishing, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking
Published by Falcon Guides

#2. Southwest Utah and Escalante Area Campgrounds


Southwest Utah and the Escalante area (often referred to as "Color Country") is, well, full of color! It’s a vast and varied place, where rainbow hues tend to be commonplace, and campers come to share…
From the guidebook "Camping Utah"
Cedar City, UT - Campgrounds, Climbing, Fishing, Hiking, Mountain Biking
Published by Falcon Guides

#3. Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area Campgrounds


Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area is a popular place with boaters and anglers and for those who want nothing more to do than relax and enjoy the stunning scenes found there. Anglers are attracted…
From the guidebook "Camping Utah"
Manila, UT - Campgrounds, Fishing, Hiking, Mountain Biking
Published by Falcon Guides

#4. Ogden Area Campgrounds


The Ogden area is a vast and varied place located in the northwest corner of Utah. One of nine state travel regions, it is comprised of 7,129 square miles and includes part of the Utah geologic region…
From the guidebook "Camping Utah"
Ogden, UT - Campgrounds, Fishing, Hiking, Mountain Biking
Published by Falcon Guides

#5. Nephi and Richfield Area Campgrounds


The Nephi and Richfield area is a vast and varied place, with everything from barren deserts to towering forested mountains, high alpine tundra, an array of rock monoliths, wide valleys, and perhaps a…
From the guidebook "Camping Utah"
Richfield, UT - Campgrounds, Fishing, Hiking, Mountain Biking
Published by Falcon Guides

#6. Uinta Mountains - South Campgrounds


The High Uintas, the highest mountain range in Utah, stand guard over the area, with Kings Peak, the highest point in Utah, a favorite goal for many backpackers. For the most part the national forest…
From the guidebook "Camping Utah"
Duchesne, UT - Campgrounds
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#7. Bear Lake State Park Campgrounds


At Bear Lake State Park, campgrounds on the west, south, and east sides of the natural lake make sailing, swimming, and scuba diving easily accessible. And in winter, ice fishing for the unique Bonnev…
From the guidebook "Camping Utah"
Garden City, UT - Campgrounds, Fishing
Published by Falcon Guides

#8. East Canyon State Park


Located east of Salt Lake City, three campgrounds at East Canyon State Park offer fishing opportunities for anglers and water-skiing for those who enjoy the sport. Campgrounds included in this eTrail…
From the guidebook "Camping Utah"
Salt Lake City, UT - Campgrounds, Fishing
Published by Falcon Guides

#9. Dinosaur National Monument Area Campgrounds


Dinosaurs once roamed Utah. Today visitors roam as well, seeing evidence of that time and more, for this region is enhanced by more than just bones and fossils. Dinosaurland is a land of high mountain…
From the guidebook "Camping Utah"
Vernal, UT - Campgrounds, Fishing, Hiking
Published by Falcon Guides

#10. Glen Canyon National Recreation Area West Campgrounds


The southeast corner of this section of Utah ("Color Country") is the setting of the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, home to Lake Powell and the world’s largest natural bridge. Spanning 275 fe…
From the guidebook "Camping Utah"
Kanab, UT - Campgrounds, Fishing, Hiking
Published by Falcon Guides

#11. Glen Canyon National Recreation Area East Campgrounds


Offering deep canyons, mountain vistas, and the water-sports playground of Lake Powell, the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area offers something to just about everybody. These Glen Canyon Campgrounds…
From the guidebook "Camping Utah"
Mexican Hat, UT - Campgrounds, Fishing
Published by Falcon Guides

#12. Fishing Around Salt Lake City


Although Utah is the second driest state in the Union, there’s a lot of fishing here, much of it world class. Check out tiger muskies at Pineview Reservoir; lakeshore trout fishing at Silver Lake, hig…
From the guidebook "Outdoor Escapes Salt Lake City, A Four Seasons Guide"
Salt Lake City, UT - Fishing
Published by Falcon Guides

#13. Big Sand Wash Reservoir


Facilities here are primitive. They consist of a cement boat ramp and a toilet. Situated between Altamont and Duchesne in a remote part of the Uintah Basin, the main reason to come here is to fish. Th…
From the guidebook "Fishing Utah"
Altamont, UT - Fishing
Published by The Globe Pequot Press

#14. Payson Lakes


As the name implies, there are a series of small lakes just east of the town of Payson in Payson Canyon on the Nebo Loop. There are some nice developed facilities, especially at Payson Lake, which fea…
From the guidebook "Fishing Utah"
Payson, UT - Fishing
Published by The Globe Pequot Press

#15. Little Dell Reservoir


A 15-minute drive from Salt Lake City, this 249-acre reservoir does not see as much pressure as might be expected. Special regulations keep most anglers away. Key Species: Cutthroat trout and brook tr…
From the guidebook "Fishing Utah"
Salt Lake City, UT - Fishing
Published by The Globe Pequot Press

#16. Mill Creek


Its proximity to Salt Lake makes Mill Creek popular among recreationists along the Wasatch Front. However, anglers make up a small percentage of the canyon’s users. The canyon has 12 picnic areas, whi…
From the guidebook "Fishing Utah"
Salt Lake City, UT - Fishing
Published by The Globe Pequot Press

#17. Big Cottonwood Creek


Most people only pay attention to Big Cottonwood Creek as they head to Solitude and Brighton ski resorts, or if they’re on a hike in this heavily used Wasatch Front canyon. The creek runs along most o…
From the guidebook "Fishing Utah"
Solitude, UT - Fishing
Published by The Globe Pequot Press

#18. Silver Lake


At the top of Big Cottonwood Canyon east of Salt Lake City near the Brighton ski resort, Silver Lake has slowly developed into one of the premier urban fishing spots for Salt Lake Valley residents.…
From the guidebook "Fishing Utah"
Brighton, UT - Fishing
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#19. Little Cottonwood Creek


Like its sister canyon to the north, most people only view Little Cottonwood Creek as pleasant scenery on their way to skiing at Snowbird or Alta ski resorts or on a hike in the Wasatch-Cache National…
From the guidebook "Fishing Utah"
Snowbird, UT - Fishing
Published by The Globe Pequot Press

#20. Jordan River


This river flows 37 miles through the Salt Lake Valley from Utah Lake to the Great Salt Lake. It is named after the biblical river that flowed from a freshwater to saltwater lake. Once one of the more…
From the guidebook "Fishing Utah"
Riverton, UT - Fishing
Published by The Globe Pequot Press