Vernon Reservoir

Tooele, Utah 84074

Vernon Reservoir

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"This is a surprisingly large desert reservoir with only a little shade and few facilities. There is a small, isolated Forest Service campground with vault toilets nearby. But there is no drinking water at either the campground or the reservoir, so anglers need to come prepared.

Fishing Index: Vernon Reservoir’s main claim to Utah fishing fame is that it is one of the first reservoirs near the Wasatch Front to be free of ice in the early spring and thus is one of the first to be planted with fish. Vernon tends to get warm in late summer as irrigators take water out, so it gets most of its heavy quota of planted catchable rainbows early in the year, making it one of the better spring fisheries within an hour’s drive of Salt Lake City. It can get heavy pressure. Most folks fish from shore with bait, but it is large enough for small fishing boats to try some trolling or for those in canoes to get out and do some paddling. Key Species: Rainbow trout."

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Trail Type
Best Spring, summer, and fall
Season & Limits
Uinta National Forest
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